Loved Ketchikan! We did not book an excursion, just walked the city, then took a short hike. Great shopping, lots of eagles. Beautiful stop with plenty to do.
OH MY...I blew my travel budget at this port which is my favorite. Bought 2 pieces of native Alaskan art, l a beautiful bentwood carved/paintned box and the other a very unique 36-38" totem. So worth this port call to visit and explore.
Visited: May 06, 2018
Lumber jack show is very good entertainment
Visited: May 16, 2017
This is a busier port. We took the city bus ($2 one way)to Totem Bight ($5 entry fee). We got there before the coach loads of people arrived and it was magical. If you let the rain stop you, you won't see anything in Ketchikan. There are plenty of souvenir shops in Ketchikan to do last minute shopping.
Visited: Jul 24, 2017
Lots of great older buildings, homes and stores. We just walked around and it was great.
Visited: May 13, 2018
Loved!! We did Misty Fjord Flight seeing on the seaplane. It was incredible! They do water landing in middle of fjord and you get out of the plane and stand on the pontoons and take the most amazing pics you will see! I would highly recommend. Town is really quaint. We walked around a bit after the flight and had ice cream. The have a town bus shuttle that you can get on anywhere in town and they drop you back off at boat.
Our final planned excursion was the 4 hour boat ride in Ketchikan to Misty Fjords. This was a long excursion that precluded us from any other activity in Ketchikan. The bulk of the ride in either direction was taken up with talks from the naturalist and native American speaker. However, the cruise through Rudyerd Bay was worth the trip! So beautiful! It was like no place I've ever seen. So green with ribbon waterfalls, seals, bald eagles, and puffins, we were fortunate enough this rainy day to have this part of the ride without precipitation. I loved it.
Visited: Jun 03, 2017
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.