Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska, also known as “The Salmon Capital of the World,” is a well-liked vacation spot thanks to the abundance of Alaskan wildlife, landscape, and culture. Ketchikan provides many possibilities for wildlife viewing so that visitors can witness bald eagles, black bears, orcas, and other creatures of the Alaskan environment. It is situated close to the Misty Fjords National Monument and Tongass National Forest. If the thought of a halibut and crab feast makes your mouth water, provides many chances for you to experience Ketchikan’s distinctive and mouthwatering history of food while seeing this stunning country.

We take you on excursions to discover the city and the surrounding wilderness on our Ketchikan tours. You can observe black bears and orcas in the backcountry around Ketchikan by flightseeing, cruise ships, ziplines, duck tours, or zodiac tours.

Visit the Saxman Native Village and take a walking or city tour of Ketchikan’s famed Creek Street to witness the traditional Native American totem poles that dot the landscape. The Bering Sea crab fisherman’s trip offers a view inside Southeast Alaska’s fishing sector for a flavor of the local economy. There are numerous sightseeing options in Ketchikan for people of all ages, including floatplane flightseeing tours of the Alaskan wilderness, kayaking trips through the Misty Fjords and Inside Passage, and trolley tours of the city.

Ketchikan Tours of the “First City” of Alaska

Ketchikan is a true remnant of Alaskan culture and natural beauty, from the imposing Native totem poles of Totem Bight State Park to its unspoiled natural vistas. The picturesque city of Ketchikan, which is appropriately known as Alaska’s “First City,” is nestled along the edge of some of the state’s most stunning coastal mountains. One of the largest collections of unrestored totem poles from the 19th century is kept at the Totem Heritage Center. This charming Alaskan hamlet is surrounded by a number of the Inside Passage’s fresh waterways, offering travelers fishing stops just about everywhere!

Our sightseeing tours give thousands of visitors to Ketchikan each year an exciting and adventurous vacation, making it a well-liked tourist destination. Ketchikan provides a wide range of thrilling activities, including sea kayaking, canoe safaris, ziplining, and seaplane experiences. We cordially encourage you to discover Ketchikan on one of our top-notch Alaska shore excursions listed below, where you may browse a range of local shops, go fishing, sightseeing, or ziplining, and become immersed in the lively and intriguing culture of the city. Our team of travel professionals will make sure that your time at this Inside Passage port is valuable and that everyone will remember it. Whether you wish to go flightseeing over the Misty Fjords or go on a bear sighting expedition. Our excursions from Ketchikan provide something for everyone to enjoy and have so much to offer! Start your trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, right away.

Scenic, diverse Ketchikan is a coastal island community located at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s Inside Passage.  It is surrounded by the magnificent Tongass National Forest that, at 16.7 million acres, is the largest US national forest.  

This popular destination is also Alaska’s second largest cruise port. Your choices are almost endless and guarantee that you will find your perfect day here in Ketchikan. You can enjoy superb fishing, wildlife viewing, outdoor recreation, thriving Native culture, unique shopping, and amazing scenery. offers an array of amazing experiences for the leisure-minded traveler or the adventure-seeker! 

Just 22 miles east is the Misty Fjords National Monument.  This is a natural mosaic of sea cliffs, steep fjords, blue glacial lakes, majestic waterfalls, snow capped peaks, and rock walls jutting 3,000 feet straight out of the ocean. Excursions are varied and sure to be an adventure, such as kayaking through the fjord’s protected coves and inlets, taking a day cruise to see the majestic waterfalls, sheer cliffs, and abundant wildlife and flora, or even a floatplane flightseeing tour over the stunning landscape. 

The wildlife that surrounds Ketchikan includes mountain goats, brown bears, black bears, moose, martens, wolves, wolverines, river otters, sea lions, harbor seals, orcas, and Dall porpoises. Bird species include bald eagles, herons, hummingbirds, trumpeter swans, puffins, back-legged kittiwakes, and common murres. All five Pacific salmon species are in the Alaskan waters. 

The downtown area is easily walkable.   Ketchikan’s impressive variety of shops and galleries feature work by many of the island’s resident artists. You will enjoy discovering the creations of local painters, sculptors, weavers, jewelry designers, carvers, photographers, writers, and more. 

Southeast Alaska is home to three Native groups: The Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. Each group brings their cultural traditions to influence the life here.  Ketchikan is a close‐knit community of nearly 14,000 who warmly welcome visitors who seek to explore a community rich in history and culture. 

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Saxman Native Village and Ketchikan City Tour
Misty Fjords Flightseeing
Rainforest Sanctuary Raptor Center and Totems
Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari
Zipline Adventure Park
Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles Cruise
Bering Sea Crab Fisherman’s Tour
Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition
Salmon Fishing Adventure
Hiking The Tongass National Rainforest
Adventure Kart Expedition
Back Country Zodiac Adventure
Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail
Wilderness Hike and Brew
Wilderness Cruise and Rainforest Island Adventure
Alaska Boatman Adventure
Tongass National Forest Scenic Lake Hike
Ketchikan Duck Tour
Rainforest Walk and Totem Park (2 Hours)
Rainforest Walk and Totem Park (3 Hours)
Tour the Totem Bight
Tongass National Forest Scenic River Hike
Bear Viewing Flightseeing to Traitor’s Cove
A Taste of Ketchikan
Bear Viewing Flight to Prince of Wales Island
Capturing Ketchikan
Pub Crawl
Rainforest Trail Bike and Hike
Totem Bight Park and Rain Forest Canoe
Highlights of Ketchikan
30-minute Seaplane Spectacular
Coastline Cruise
Eagle Island Kayak
Private Halibut Fishing Charter
Private Salmon Fishing Adventure
Private Eagle and Wildlife Watch
Private Alaskan Crabbing with Dinner
Private Halibut and Salmon Fishing
Private Hummer Adventure


Click Here to See All “Venture Ashore” Excursions in Ketchikan

Essential Collection:  Ketchikan Rainforest, Totems & Brew
Flightseeing…Misty Fjords Executive Flightseeing
Bear Viewing… Float Plane Excursion to Traitor’s Cove
Ketchikan City Tour and Totem Bight
Orcas Cove Kayak in Ketchikan
Coastal Cruise and Rainforest Hike
Bear Viewing and Wildlife Search
Alaska Boatman’s Adventure
Guided Fly Fishing
Jeep & Canoe Adventure
Private Half-Day Fishing for Up to 14 Passengers
Sea Kayaking – Eagle Island
Ketchikan City, Potlatch Totem Park and Wildlife Tour
See Sea Crab Fishermen at Work
Secluded Old Growth Rainforest Hike
Coastal Cruise and Kayak
Adventure Kart Expedition
Rainforest Canoe Tour
Ketchikan Photography Tour
Mountain Lake and Forest Hike
Tongass Rainforest Hiking Adventure
Private Ketchikan Highlights Tour
Backcountry SUV Tour
Authentic Alaska Fishing – Halibut Hunt
Canopy Zip Line and Rainforest Ropes Adventure
Private Seaplane to Misty Fjords…for up to 10 Passengers
Totem Bight and Canoe Adventure Combo
Private Seaplane to Misty Fjords…for up to 6 Passengers
Ketchikan City, Saxman Totem Village and Wildlife Tour
Alaskan Crab Feast and Wilderness Exploration
World Famous Alaskan Crab Galore Feast
Sea Kayaking – Clover Pass
Private: Ketchikan City, Totem Park and Wildlife Tour
Tongass Hike and Brew