Ketchikan, Alaska Cruise Port

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Cruiser59716991 says ...
Favorite stop, we just did the duckboat so had a lot of time in town
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About Ketchikan, Alaska

While known as the “salmon capital of the world,” Ketchikan offers plenty to do that doesn’t revolve around fish. Thrill-seekers, for instance, can be found zip lining through the forest. 


What people said about this port:

"had 4 hrs here We took the Saxman Native Village and Lumberjack show tours." in 103 reviews.

" totem pole s were marvelous ship stay short time great town and..." in 35 reviews.

"A few old stores on Creek Street do n't take a lot of time." in 55 reviews.


1490 reviews and tips of Ketchikan, Alaska




tpost55
Contributor Level: Third Mate

We only saw the area by the port but liked it. Our daughter, son in law and their 2 kids ages 11 and 7 went to the Saxson Village and enjoyed it. They saw totem poles and the Indians put on a nice show. The shops by the port have some neat things in them. We ate lunch at Annabelles. The seafood was great.

morenita1024
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

This is the it place to get your shopping done. Great variety, budget friendly selections and genuine local vendors. This differs a lot from the other ports which are bombarded by jewelers and pricier vendors owned by the cruise lines. There is also a free white school bus that shuttles you around town. 20min waiting intervals near the cruise tram.

Visited: Aug 28, 2015

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Gertrude1
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

There is not much shopping time at all in Ketchican so if you book any excursions, make sure to shop as soon as you dock because you won't have much time afterwards. I booked the double Lumber Jack show and Saxman Village tour and that is all that I had time to do. Would have liked to browsed through some shops.

Visited: Jun 11, 2016

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nzellner
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

It would be nice to have more time here. Walk to Creek Street and read the historical markers. A trail takes you past two areas where salmon run (when in season).

Visited: Jun 25, 2016

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vivianjo52
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

The trifecta. . .so to speak. . .lol - started our day with a visit to the native Indian village (immersed ourselves in their history, dance, totem poles, etc.), then went onto the lumber jack show (cheesy like a Disney or Universal show but well worth it - these guys are pretty athletic and strong to do the skills they do with axes), finally had time to shop and wander through town, there's a nice visitor center with exhibits, free.

Visited: Apr 30, 2017

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dutchndino1
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

buy all your trinkets here as I found it the least expensive of all ports. Also bought a wonderful "Alaska" jacket for $19.95 here.

Visited: May 14, 2016

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