Welcome to Alaska's 1st City

Ketchikan, also known as the ‘first city’, is typically the first port of call for cruise ships. It is located on Revillagigedo Island, within the Tongass Narrows, and surrounded by the Tongass National Forest. This setting provides jaw-droppingly beautiful views for those who stop and visit, making it the perfect introduction to Alaska.

Ketchikan offers the perfect blend of activities for those who visit. For outdoor adventurers, there are shore excursions such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and zip lining. Nature and wildlife viewing opportunities are in abundance here as well. Popular attractions include the nearby Misty Fjords National Monument, a majestic wilderness area that is only accessible by floatplane or boat. Or, take it easier and stroll the historic Creek Street—a boardwalk once noted for its brothels, but now home to a variety of shops, galleries, and boutiques.

Highlighted below are some of the most popular shore excursions in Ketchikan.  Please feel free to browse these shore excursions and let us know which one interests you most, or jump right in and fill out our Shore Excursions Proposal Form.

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3-4 Hours

Alaska Native Storytellers and Artists

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2 Hours

An Intimate Visit with Alaskan Native Artists

A Family holding the crabs they caught earlier in Ketchikan.

6 Hours

Crabbing or Shrimping

A family enjoying fishing on their private charter in Ketchikan.

6 Hours

Exclusive Charter

Young girl holding a fishing pole and caught fish next to her family

6 Hours

From Sea to Table

An Alaskan Native carved totem pole.

3 Hours

Historic Ketchikan and Saxman

Ketchikan guide with group in front of downtown totem

2 Hours

Historic Ketchikan by Foot

Visitors driving their karts along the wild trails of Ketchikan.

3.25 Hours

Karting Through Ketchikan

A black bear walks on a rocky path in Neets Bay

3 Hours

Neets Bay Bear Adventure

Kayaks resting on the shore in Orcas Cove.

4.25 Hours

Orcas Cove & Misty Fjords

A float plane preparing to take off in Ketchikan.

3 Hours

Prince of Wales Bear Viewing

Alaskan Native carved building in Saxman.

3 Hours

Saxman Native Village

A float plane taking off from Traitor's Cove.

3 Hours

Traitor’s Cove Bear Viewing

Guests enjoying their zipline tour in the Tongass National Forest.

3.5 Hours

Ziplining Above Bear Creek

A guest ziplining through the Tongass National Forest.

3.5 Hours

Ziplining Through the Tongass National Rainforest