We didn’t do an excursion here. This is the perfect port to do all your shopping since there is a big town with many stores and restaurants. Talbots and the store next to it has some good deals. Also sockeye sams has good you knives if you want one of those. Annebelles I heard was a good restaurant to eat here and I heard the Alaskan lumberjack show was a good excursion too as well as saxman village. This is the perfect port to shop in or do a short tour.
Cute port. But also if you walk just a little bit, you can get beyond the touristy stuff and see what life is really like. First, do the Lumberjack Show (a little hokey, but entertaining and really neat to see all the techniques that lumberjacks use). From there we recommend the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center which you walked past on the way to the Lumberjack Show. After that, walk the Married Man's trail STARTING at Creek St. & Stedman so you can enjoy all the little locally owned boutiques on Creek. It ends by a salmon jumping spot. We try to steer clear of the tourist stores and only spend money only at shops that directly impact the local economy!
Visited: Jun 14, 2019
Ketchikan was a nice port to walk around in. Lots to see and do. Plenty of shops. We bought rain proof jackets there ( only $19.99) and wore them the rest of the cruise. We saw the lumberjack show and it was very good. We walked along Creek Street. We boarded the ship and enjoyed sailing away from Ketchikan. As we were sailing away we saw a whale in the distance spouting and several orca fins.
Visited: May 25, 2019
We did the the Alaska Hummer Adventure but we did not buy through the Cruise ship. We got off the boat about an hour or two after most people fled out to their excursions then went to the huts set up in front of the ship and end of pier to see what adventures awaited us. Luckily they had one last Hummer Adventure available and it was significantly cheaper then through the cruise ship. Loved our Tour guide/Driver. She was a local and was so full of original history of Alaska and Ketchikan.
Visited: Jun 30, 2019
We went to the Lumberjack show. It was very entertaining. Just a short walk from the ship.
Visited: May 15, 2019
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.
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
Very pleasant port. Don’t miss the Red Dog Saloon and other attractions.
Visited: Jun 30, 2019
Great port. We didn't do an excursion, just walked around town, including Creek Street, up Married Man's Trail, and back to the Totem Heritage Center. The Alaskan Lumberjack Show was a blast as well. Good souvenir shopping.
Visited: May 10, 2019
This the port to buy souvenirs ! I learned the hard way! Numerous shops and good prices. We went in an excursion to the rainforest sanctuary and loved it! It was very educational and informative and beautiful
Visited: Jul 14, 2019
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