The Top 5 Ketchikan Alaska Tours
and honorable mentions...
Our favorite Ketchikan Excursions and attractions
After living and working here for several years, I am often asked my opinion of the Ketchikan Alaska Tours or which Ketchikan Alaska attractions are a must-see or must-do from my friends, family or perfect strangers! haha...
Since we moved to the area, we have taken nearly every one of the Ketchikan Alaska sightseeing tours, and have checked out and enjoyed the attractions in town. I have made a
Top 5 List - and honorable mentions that I hope you'll enjoy!
My Top 5 Ketchikan Excursions
- The Ketchikan Duck Tour The Ketchikan Duck Tour is one of
my personal favorite Ketchikan Tours. It is the perfect combination of historical
information, local native information, and fun! Affordable, family fun! A
90 minute city and harbor boat tour in one. Read about our personal experiences.
- The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show Another fantastic excursion, the Ketchikan Lumberjack
Show is a hand clapping, foot stomping, belly laughing good time! Amazing talent by the Lumberjacks and Lumberjills.
Located within walking distance from the Cruise Ships.
Read my review here.
- Flightseeing to the Misty Fjords or to the Bear Viewing sites.
This one is pricy but worth every penny and is a highly recommended shoretrips during your visit to Ketchikan. The views of glacially carved mountains, waterfalls, lakes,
wildlife, & the rainforest from high above are simply breathtaking, an experience of a lifetime! See
photos & descriptions of our recent trip.
- Alaska Hummer Adventures A 4 hour, Indiana Jones meets Jeeves type tour
- this is a perfect custom tour where you decide what to do and see! A knowledgeable guide is included as well as an awesome Hummer H2
and you can go anywhere you wish on the island - hiking, totem pole parks, to the beach, wildlife viewing, shopping, your wish is their command.
Read about our experiences.
- Bering Sea Crab Fisherman's Tour
Are you a Deadliest Catch Fan? This is the tour for you! What an amazing tour - and very popular Ketchikan Alaska excursions!! A boat tour like no other - several crab traps
are pulled, giving you an up close view of many species of crabs, octopus, longlines, etc. Oh, and the eagle show has to be
the best in Alaska! Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Read about our recent trip.
Honorable Mention Ketchikan Alaska Tours
- Zipline Tours. There are several zipline tours available in Ketchikan and ziplining is always a favorite when on
vacation. Fly through the rainforest canopy among the sights & sounds of
the pristine rainforest below. See eagles, bears & wildlife!
- Totem Pole Park Tours. Ketchikan has the largest collection of authentic Totem
Poles in all of Southeast Alaska. With two totem pole parks, a native
village, and a preservation center you will have no trouble finding an
informative tour to enjoy.
- Snorkel Alaska Tours. An adventurous, unique experience in Ketchikan's underwater world. View many varieties of
Sea Stars, Starfish, Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, and more on this excursion. Tide pools & cliffs for free diving await.
- Wildlife Viewing Tours. Man, oh man, does Ketchikan have incredible wildlife!! Eagles, Bears,
Deer, Sea Creatures, Salmon, Shore birds, you name it, you'll find it here!
Bear Viewing Tours are incredibly popular Ketchikan Alaska tours and Ketchikan is one of the best places for black bear viewing in Alaska!
- Ketchikan Walking Tour. Whether you're looking for a free
Ketchikan Walking Tour map, a
do-it-yourself audio tour, or a guided walking tour, you can't go wrong. The town is full of incredible history that many
people miss during other Ketchikan Alaska tours. Visit Creek Street, see totem poles, City Park, Thomas Basin Harbor, and many
panoramic views around town.
- Adventure Kart Expedition. Experience Ketchikan's rainforest first hand as you zoom around in the drivers
seat of your own specialty built Adventure Kart. Will it be muddy or dry? Either way, it's incredibly fun! Stop at amazing waterfalls,
panoramic views, and learn all about Ketchikan on this amazing tour! Read about our personal experiences on the Adventure Kart Tour!
- Fishing Trips. My favorite pastime in
Ketchikan is Fishing!!! I would have never believed I
would become the fisherwoman I have but I love, love, love fishing in Ketchikan! You will never tire of the
Ketchikan Alaska excursions available for catching salmon, halibut, rockfish, prawns, crab, cod, and more!
- Rainforest Tours. Many opportunities
exist to explore the temperate rainforest
portion of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in North
America. You can go hiking on your own, exploring the many established
hiking trails around town, take an organized hiking tour
or enjoy a guided walk
around the Rainforest Sanctuary.
Harley Davidson Tour. Get off the bus and explore Ketchikan by motorcycle! Enjoy the feel of the wind in your hair
as you explore the most popular Ketchikan Alaska attractions. Your knowledgeable guide shares their love of the area while showing you
- Sea Kayak Trips.
A true wilderness experience, kayaking in Ketchikan is a fun way
to get away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the solitude and peace of
your gorgeous surroundings. Keep a eye open for wildlife!
Adventure Zodiak Tours. For the adventurous spirits, on this Ketchikan Alaska Tour you get to drive
your own motorized inflatable boat/skiff (Zodiak-type) around the Ketchikan
waterways, exploing coves, seeing the Ketchikan rainforest at water-level, and
spotting many forms of wildlife!
Boat Trips. I know, you've just come off of a big boat, why
would you want to get on another boat? Because the many boat tours
available will take you into spots your cruise ship could never go and certainly
with only 35 miles of roadway in Ketchikan, places you can't get to by vehicle! There
lighthouse tours, Misty Fjords National Monument
tours, guided, narrated tours of the island, and Fishing charters available.
As you can see, there are plenty of Ketchikan Alaska Tours to choose from and
every one of them offer you a unique opportunity to experience Ketchikan. Whichever Ketchikan Alaska Shoretrip you choose, you won't be disappointed!
Visitors to the Ketchikan Alaska Tours page may also be interested in the following pages:
Cruise Ship Calendar - Find out how many people will be in town
Ketchikan Webcam - View multiple live views of Ketchikan
Creek Street Ketchikan - Photos & details of the most popular street in Ketchikan