Welcome to Ketchikan Alaska

An insider's guide to exploring the
"Salmon Capital of the World"

Welcome to the Experience Ketchikan Alaska site! My family absolutely loves exploring Ketchikan. We fish the waters, hike the rainforest, take every opportunity to view wildlife, & enjoy every minute of it! Our adventures are my inspiration to create this website and share our experiences with you.


Welcome to Ketchikan Alaska Sign The Welcome to Ketchikan Sign has greeted visitors since the 1920's


When my husband and I first visited Ketchikan Alaska we thought we would be here for a six month seasonal job – no longer, just long enough to explore the island, learn & enjoy all of its secrets and be on our way!

Who would have imagined years later we still call it home!


There are few places that have such amazingly lush & breathtaking Rainforests


Hiking in Ketchikan's rainforest - the Tongass National Forest Hiking in the Ketchikan Alaska Rainforest


Majestic wildlife every where you look....


Wildlife in Ketchikan Photo by Steve Hillebrand/USFWS


Absolutely gorgeous Native Art & Totem Poles


Ketchikan Alaska has outstanding Native Alaskan Art & Totem Poles The Totem Poles and Native Alaska Art is incredible!


And of course natural beauty....


Alaska's State Flower, the Forget-me-not, found on a Ketchikan Hike The Alaska State Flower, the Forget-me-not


Let's not forget about the fishing!!!


The best halibut fishing in the world is found in Ketchikan Alaska! Oh, how I Love to fish for Halibut in Ketchikan!

With such stunning beaches & vistas


The beaches & mountains in Ketchikan Alaska A Ketchikan beach with a view of the Tongass Narrows


And such gorgeous city views...


The City of Ketchikan from the water View of Ketchikan from the water


Ketchikan has a vacation experience for everyone, whether it's a quick stop on a Cruise Ship or an extended stay.  World class fishing, plush rainforests, wildlife viewing, breathtaking vistas, outdoor recreation opportunities, incredible excursions, and so, so much more!

The pages on this site will provide visitor information to help you plan your visit to the best Southeast Alaska cities. My family has explored this fascinating island, experiencing most everything Ketchikan has to offer. I share our experiences and adventures with you and know you will enjoy Ketchikan as much as we do.

Whether you are here for a few hours, one day, one week or more, your exploration options are infinite.  But I hope you won’t just come for the day. There is truly so much to do, see, & experience here that you will want to stay longer, I can assure you of that!

Ketchikan has touched me in ways I would have never imagined and I hope I can share some of this magic with you in this website.

So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and prepare to experience Ketchikan Alaska as an insider.  But be forewarned – this little taste will make you want to visit! I'll see you soon... :-)