KETCHIKAN TOURS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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Misty Fjords National Monument via Seaplane Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $389 / person

Explore the impressive Alaskan scenery that is, Misty Fjords National Monument on a sixty-minute flight through this glacially carved terrain. Cascading waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, and a lush forest of spruce, hemlock, and READ MORE...

Deluxe Misty Fjords National Monument Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $375 / person

The best way to experience the stunning beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument and view some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska is from the window seat of a floatplane. Come sail through the sky and take a peek a READ MORE...

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing Tour

  • 4.9
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $345 / person

Take a ride to Misty Fjords National Monument on an iconic Alaskan floatplane! You will enjoy an hour of flightseeing over this massive wilderness area outside of Ketchikan, accompanied by your expert pilot guide. Get ready f READ MORE...

Ketchikan Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $350 / person

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience and fly to the Misty Fjords National Monument on our Executive Class De Havilland floatplane. It has been called 'The Grand Canyon of the North' and is, simply put, breathtaking. READ MORE...

Ketchikan Magical Old Growth Creek Trek

  • 5.0
  • 3.5 hrs

  • $150 / person

Experience Ketchikan with this unique hiking tour. Come join us on a lovely 3.5-mile roundtrip hike through an Alaska State Park into the Tongass National Forest. This tour will benefit anyone who is visiting Alaska by cruise READ MORE...

Ketchikan Wilderness Zodiac Quest

  • 5.0
  • 3.25 hrs

  • $249 / person

Take control of your own raft and set sail through the George Inlet Fjords! All qualified drivers will have the opportunity to navigate a Zodiac boat through the inlet. Take in the rugged beauty of Southeast Alaska and marvel READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $180 / person

Looking for an up-close view of Ketchikan's rich assortment of marine life? Only 5 miles from town, our premier snorkeling destination awaits, featuring shallow tide pools teeming with marine life and steep underwater rock w READ MORE...

Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

  • 4.9
  • 3 hrs

  • $219 / person

Ever wanted to see what real crab fishing is like? Well now's your chance to experience it first hand with the crew from the Aleutian Ballad, featured on the Discovery Channel's TV series, Deadliest Catch! Look out for King a READ MORE...

Ketchikan Ocean Wilderness Expedition

  • 4.9
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $185 / person

Climb aboard a rugged Zodiac expedition craft and explore the deep mysterious waters of the island-studded sea passages that surround Ketchikan. Your experienced captain and an expert naturalist will take you in search of wil READ MORE...

Ketchikan Zodiac Adventure

  • 4.8
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $204 / person

This two-hour trip will take you on a journey through Alaska's Inside Passage in your own personal watercraft that you'll be driving! Follow your trained guide while they share knowledge and personal stores about the region READ MORE...

Ketchikan Expedition Black Bear Traitor's Cove

  • 4.9
  • 4.5 hrs

  • $450 / person

Come enjoy a remote black bear viewing in Traitor's Cove! In mid-summer and early fall when the salmon arrive to spawn, Traitor's Cove has a high concentration of black bears. See wildlife along the way as you travel by boat READ MORE...

Neets Bay Bear Encounter by Land & Sea

  • 4.8
  • 4.5-5 hrs

  • $399 / person

Bring your cameras for this truly Alaskan encounter. Travel by land and sea on an adventure toward Neets Bay Observatory. This pristine wilderness area is limited to a small number of visitors each year. Set amongst the s READ MORE...

Ketchikan Black Bear Express Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • $200 / person

Amongst the lumbering trees of the Tongass National Forest lies an Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary. Depart downtown Ketchikan on your quest for bear spotting as the sanctuary is a hot spot for wildlife. Navigate the forest tra READ MORE...

Ketchikan Highlights, Lumberjack Show & Saxman Native Village

  • 4.6
  • 3.5-4.25 hrs

  • $109 / person

Immerse yourself in the local history of Ketchikan with incredible performances as you explore several of Ketchikan's highlights. The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show will thrill you with a celebration of a bygone era. Tlingit READ MORE...

Ketchikan Top of the World Helicopter Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1-1.25 hrs

  • $325 / person

Enjoy this exclusive helicopter tour of the gorgeous peaks of Anvil Mountain. Take in the views Ketchikan has to offer as you fly up 1,800ft and land on the mountain top. Here you will be able to see the Canadian Rockies, the READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mahoney Falls Tour

  • 4.6
  • .75 hrs

  • $260 / person

Get amazing views of the Tongass Narrows as you take a journey by helicopter over the Ketchikan area. Take in the magnificent views of the area that may include possible viewings of eagles, mountain goats, deer, mountain lake READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mountain Lake Trek to Avalanche Chute

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $143 / person

Practice mindfulness on a small group 4-mile scenic hike to a picturesque avalanche chute. Hike along an improved gravel trail in the Tongass National Forest alongside a beautiful lake. You'll traverse gravel, large rocks, an READ MORE...

Ketchikan Private Mountain Lake Trek Extended Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $285 / person

Hike like a local away from the crowds on this small group tour! Only two tours a day are allowed on the route you'll be traversing. Don't miss the chance to see a small portion of Alaska's vast untouched wilderness. You'll h READ MORE...

Ketchikan Cultural Showcase, Culinary Tasting & Lumberjack Show

  • 4.5
  • 3-3.75 hrs

  • $149 / person

This action-packed tour begins with a performance at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show to celebrate and share a bygone era. Rich, Alaskan history awaits you at the Saxman Native Village. Come hungry for a culinary tasting a READ MORE...

Ketchikan Saxman Totem Park and Dungeness Crab Feast

  • 5.0
  • 3.5-4 hrs

  • $159 / person

Celebrate and discover the Tlingit culture on a visit to the Saxman Native Village. Explore the history and community as you take in the sight of magnificent totem poles that fill the park. Come hungry for knowledge and for READ MORE...

Ketchikan Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast

  • 4.8
  • 4 hrs

  • $199 / person

Looking for a truly Alaskan tour? Then join us for some favorite Alaskan activities; catching and eating delicious crab! This tour includes pulling crab pots and enjoying a fresh Dungeness crab feast in a beautiful lodge on t READ MORE...

World Famous George Inlet Lodge Crab Feast

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $90 / person

Visit an elegant historic building for a Dungeness Crab feast. George Inlet Lodge's warmth and charm provide a relaxing dining experience. Enjoy your meal with scrumptious crab and beverages, and then finish your meal with a READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mahoney Lake UTV Off Road Safari

  • 4.8
  • 3.25-3.75 hrs

  • $249 / person

Get up close and personal as you will hit the road driving your own UTV through miles of mountainous trails part of the George Inlet Fjord in the Tongass National Rainforest. Stop and soak up the magnificent views of the rem READ MORE...

Ketchikan Adventure Kart Expedition

  • 4.8
  • 3.25 hrs

  • $280 / person

Experience Ketchikan like never before on the back of an ATV! You'll get a taste of the rugged Alaskan wilderness from the driver's seat of a specially designed off-road adventure kart. Learn about the history and culture of READ MORE...

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary and Totem Park

  • 4.5
  • 2.75 hrs

  • $105 / person

After a scenic coastal drive out to the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, you'll get a chance to observe and explore the 40-acre private preserve of temperate rainforest. This tour is perfect for families who are interested in le READ MORE...

Ketchikan Backcountry Tongass SUV Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • $114 / person

This SUV driving tour through Tongass National Forest is an excellent opportunity to see the incredible wilderness of Southeast Alaska. You'll love the 2 hours spent with your expert local guide, who is passionate about prese READ MORE...

Ketchikan Rainforest Zipline, Skybridge & Rappel Adventure

  • 4.8
  • 3 hrs

  • $225 / person

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as you sail through the trees of Eagle Creek for your ultimate nature experience! While flying through the air, keep an eye out because you might just see eagles and bears! There are READ MORE...

Ketchikan Island Hummer Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $725 / Vehicle

This custom tour is exclusively what you decide it to be! Your private guide will pick you up in your very own hummer, and your adventure begins. Depending on your preference, your guide will take you hiking in the rainforest READ MORE...

Ketchikan Backcountry Jeep & Canoe Safari

  • 4.6
  • 4 hrs

  • $229 / person

Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37- READ MORE...

Ketchikan Silverking Lodge Adventure & Seafeast

  • 4.9
  • 3.5 hrs

  • $189 / person

Travel to one of Alaska's oldest fishing resorts, Clover Pass Resort via a scenic, fully-narrated drive. Cruise the Inside Passage waters by boat as you take in Southeast Alaska's sights and sounds. Your final stop is Silver READ MORE...

Ketchikan Wildlife, Sightseeing and Whale Search Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5-3 hrs

  • $189 / person

Soak in the wonders of Southeast Alaska's shining waters and stunning rainforest on an intimate adventure. Climb aboard your awaiting sea vessel and set off with your professional and friendly crew. Keep your eyes peeled as READ MORE...

Ketchikan Trolley: Wildlife, Totems & City Tour

  • 3.7
  • 2-2.25 hrs

  • $85 / person

Take in all the sights on this guided and narrated tour! The tour includes entry into the Saxman Native Village, which houses the world's largest collection of totem poles. You'll also enjoy a 45-minute stop at the beautiful READ MORE...

Ketchikan City Highlights, Totems & Sightseeing

  • 4.3
  • 2 hrs

  • $59 / person

Many of the Native American totems have stood tall for over a century. Join a traversing totem tour and explore the largest standing totem park in the world, Totem Bight State Historical Park. Continue on to Herring Cove, h READ MORE...

Ketchikan Highlights & Saxman Native Village Tour

  • 4.6
  • 2-2.5 hrs

  • $69 / person

Come learn firsthand about the storied history of Southeast Alaska's Native peoples with this trip to Saxman Native Village. You will see traditional canoes, observe the art of totem carving, and enjoy an exclusive performanc READ MORE...

Ketchikan Electric Bike and Hike Tour

  • 4.9
  • 4 hrs

  • $162 / person

The original South East Alaska e-bike tour! Enjoy an easy and scenic electric bicycle ride out of the bustle of town, along the coastline, to where the pavement ends at the Tongass National Rainforest begins. YouÃll explore READ MORE...

Ketchikan Customized Private Van Tour

  • 4.8
  • 4 hrs

  • $500 / Vehicle

This is a fully customizable private tour of Ketchikan! Your driver guide will pick you in your chariot for the next four hours, an 11- or 14-passenger transit van. Your party will be transported around Ketchikan in style to READ MORE...

Ketchikan Historic George Inlet Cannery & Saxman Photo Stop

  • 3.25-3.75 hrs

  • $119 / person

No visit to Alaska would be complete without seeing Ketchikan's historical attractions. Take a step back in time by visiting the George Inlet Cannery that shaped Ketchikan from 1913 until 1958 when salmon was in huge demand. READ MORE...

Ketchikan Saxman Totem Village, Herring Bay Wildlife & City Tour

  • 2-2.5 hrs

  • $85 / person

Visit the famous Saxman Native Village Totem Park where you can see the world's largest collection of totem poles. 25 authentic totem poles are on site and some are relocated from the old Cape Fox Lodge and are over 100 years READ MORE...

Ketchikan Potlatch Park, City and Wildlife Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $85 / person

Visit Potlatch Native Totem Park 10 miles north and wildlife viewing at Herring Cove 9 miles south. Enjoy the relaxing scenic coastal drive along the Tongass Narrows. Explore the carving center and stop by the Alaska Totem Tr READ MORE...

Ketchikan Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

  • 4.6
  • 2.5-3 hrs

  • $120 / person

Hop aboard with a local Alaskan captain and their crew on this beautiful wildlife-viewing cruise with guaranteed American bald eagle sightings. This tour offers a grab-bag of Ketchikan's sightseeing gems, including views of t READ MORE...

Ketchikan Duck Tour

  • 4.4
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $75 / person

It's a bus that doubles as a boat! Have a quack-tacular time on this 90-minute tour that takes you on a tour of Ketchikan via land and sea. You'll waddle through the streets of Ketchikan, before splashing into the Bar Harbor READ MORE...

Ketchikan Photo Safari

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $135 / person

Take an adventure off the beaten path into the beautiful surrounding areas of Ketchikan! Bring your cameras to capture the amazing wildlife alongside an award-winning, knowledgeable photographer. Novice or pro, this excursion READ MORE...

Ketchikan Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining Tour

  • 5.0
  • 4.5-5 hrs

  • $355 / person

This tour is perfect for serious adventurers or families seeking a personalized experience! The fishing excursion is customized for your interest and skill level with only five or six guests per boat. Light tackle is our spec READ MORE...

Ketchikan Best of Alaska Fishing Tour

  • 5-6 hrs

  • $359 / person

Seek out the best fishing in town with your experienced fishing guide. Learn and practice the secrets of using a flasher, a hoochie, or a jig to lure in your catch. Based on the tide and time of year, your guide will have y READ MORE...

Ketchikan Fly Out Fishing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 5-5.25 hrs

  • $675 / person

Experience the tranquility of a quiet lake for the ultimate Southeast Alaskan experience. Fly out in style on your authentic seaplane with your local Alaskan pilot and guide. Whether you are seasoned at fly fishing or a com READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mini Fishing and Flightseeing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $425 / person

For those adventure seekers looking to go fishing in Alaska but might not have time for a full-blown trip. This mini-fishing tour involves a plane ride through beautiful vistas to a seldom-fished lake with hungry trout, dolly READ MORE...

Ketchikan Guided Fly Fishing Tour

  • 5.0
  • 5.5 hrs

  • $350 / person

Fly fishing is one of Alaska's favorite past times, and Ketchikan is one of the best places to try your hand. Take a drive out to a pristine Alaskan stream, where your expert guide will give you tips for catching trout in thi READ MORE...

Ketchikan Salmon Fishing Private Charter

  • 5.0
  • 4 hrs

  • From: $1,300 / Charter

Alaska is world famous for excellent salmon fishing, and there's no better location than Ketchikan. This port is affectionately known by Alaskans as the "Salmon Capital of the World," and you will soon see why! After you meet READ MORE...

Ketchikan Halibut Fishing Private Charter

  • 5.0
  • 5 hrs

  • From: $1,560 / Charter

Ketchikan is world-renowned for excellent fishing, and this private tour provides a can't-miss opportunity to catch halibut from the deck of a small charter boat. After your small group meets your guide, you'll sail out to th READ MORE...

Ketchikan Exclusive Sightseeing Private Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $725 / Vehicle

Enjoy the sights of Ketchikan at your leisure on this customizable tour. Private groups of 7-11 people can choose from a variety of local destinations to visit. You will have options for wildlife viewing, waterfalls, scenic p READ MORE...

Ketchikan Private Wildlife & Exploration Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $750 / Vehicle

Explore Ketchikan with the comfort, ease, flexibility, and relaxed pace of a private tour, ensuring your family and friends are the only guests in the van! This tour offers the ultimate flexibility to modify the itinerary on READ MORE...

Ketchikan Small Group Private Tour

  • 4.8
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $425 / Vehicle

Enjoy the beauty of Ketchikan at your leisure on this customizable tour. Small groups of up to 6 people can choose from a variety of local destinations to visit. You will have options for wildlife viewing, waterfalls, scenic READ MORE...

Ketchikan Sea Kayak Eco-Tour

  • 4.9
  • 4 hrs

  • $162 / person

Enjoy a slow-paced journey along vibrant rainforest shorelines where the mountains meet the sea! This unique Alaska small group eco-tour explores protected ocean waterways around small islands. Led by experienced guides, this READ MORE...

Ketchikan Private Potlatch Totem Park, City & Herring Cove Wildlife Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $950 / Vehicle

Take this fun-filled private adventure that offers a visit to Potlatch Native Totem Park 10 miles north and wildlife viewing at Herring Cove 9 miles south. This is a breathtaking scenic coastline tour that offers an opportuni READ MORE...

Ketchikan Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing

  • 4.9
  • 1.25 hrs

  • $189 / person

Looking for a truly unique Alaskan tour? Riding a hovercraft is a totally exciting way to experience Ketchikan and it's not like a boat or an ATV. This small group, guided hovercraft tour will take you out to Alaska State Par READ MORE...

Ketchikan Mountain Lake Helicopter Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1 hrs

  • $390 / person

This tour will provide passengers with a view of the pristine, mountain-fed waterfalls, and opportunities for black bear and mountain goat sightings as you fly over the Tongass National Forest. Soar over beautiful Ketchikan READ MORE...

Herring Cove Helicopter Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1 hrs

  • $260 / person

See Ketchikan from the sky on this gorgeous scenic flight tour to Herring Cove. While airborne, you'll have the opportunity to take in the dramatic landscape of the region, and maybe even see some wildlife from up above!

Ketchikan Roundabout Tour via Helicopter

  • 4.8
  • .75 hrs

  • $182 / person

After a short transfer from your cruise ship to the airbase, you'll have the opportunity to take in the highlights of Ketchikan from up above! Bring your camera to capture these incredible moments from the sky!

Ketchikan Mahoney Falls Combo Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $455 / person

Combining our Mahoney Falls and our Top of the World tour, experience Ketchikan like never before! You will get to take in the breathtaking 1,500ft Mahoney falls and the Tongass National Rainforest. Your guide will then take READ MORE...

Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe & Nature Trail

  • 4.5
  • 3.5 hrs

  • $139 / person

Experience this rare opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska by canoe as the original explorers did. No experience is required only an adventurous spirit as you board a 37-foot Alaskan Native-style canoe on a lake surrounded READ MORE...

Ketchikan Orcas Cove Kayaking Adventure Tour

  • 4.7
  • 3 hrs

  • $169 / person

Journey by boat to the remote Orcas Cove, leaving the town behind. Sea Kayak with friendly guides to witness the beautiful wilderness area not accessible by road. This unique excursion offers excellent opportunities to see w READ MORE...

Ketchikan Rainforest Island Adventure

  • 4.6
  • 4 hrs

  • $189 / person

Explore this beautiful unspoiled land in the Tongass National Forest and then take a short boat ride along the coast to catch some of the native wildlife. Your captain will point out marine life and interesting features along READ MORE...

Ketchikan Fast Boat Adventure

  • 4 hrs

  • $189 / person

Join the fun and pilot your own military-grade inflatable fast boat through the coastal waters of Ketchikan. Seek out an adventure along Southeast Alaska's jagged coastlines, as bald eagles soar overhead and you explore the READ MORE...

Ketchikan Rainforest Canoe & Totem Park Adventure

  • 4.0
  • 4 hrs

  • $189 / person

A perfect combination of adventure and Alaskan Native history. Explore and discover Totem Bight State Historical Park, 11 acres of lush rainforest featuring historical totem poles. Journey to Lake Harriet Hunt and climb abo READ MORE...

Ketchikan Pub Crawl

  • 4.8
  • 1.5 hrs

  • $85 / person

Feel like a local in this fun, informative, and entertaining walking tour that allows you to drink with the locals while you learn about the rich history of Ketchikan. Stops vary but may include local favorites such as the Ar READ MORE...

Ketchikan Low Tide Tour, Beach Bonfire & Totem Park

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $85 / person

Explore one of the best beaches of Ketchikan at low tide. Stroll along one of Ketchikan's best locations for spotting bald eagles, seals, and whales from land, this beach is known for its rock and tide pools. At low tide, yo READ MORE...

Ketchikan Private Saxman Totem Park, City & Herring Cove Wildlife Tour

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $950 / Vehicle

Enjoy this 2.5-hour private tour and visit one of the most popular sites in Ketchikan, the Saxman Totem Village. With 25 authentic totems carved by Tlingit and Haida natives, it's the largest totem park in Ketchikan. Your jou READ MORE...

Ketchikan Coastal Boat and Kayak Tour

  • 4.5
  • 3 hrs

  • $191 / person

Explore Alaska's coastline and feel like a local on this boat and kayak tour that has a maximum of 6 guests per tour! Experience the amazing intertidal ecosystem from a paddle distance away in the tranquility of the Tongass N READ MORE...

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About Ketchikan

Best Ketchikan Tours & Excursions:

1. Misty Fjords National Monument Tour

2. Ketchikan Creek Street & City Tour

3. Wilderness Exploration and Crab Feast 

4. Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show & Saxman Native Village

5. Mahoney Lake UTV Off-Road Safari

6. Neets Bay

7. Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

8. E-bike and Hike Tour

9. Silverking Lodge

10. Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining

 

Ketchikan Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Ketchikan has to offer. When you buy Ketchikan shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Ketchikan?

The best excursions in Ketchikan are:

 

Which Ketchikan excursions are best for kids and families?

Ketchikan is a wonderful destination for children, with lots to learn and explore. The best tours for kids and families are:

 

Is the Misty Fjords National Monument worth visiting?

Yes! The Misty Fjords National Monument offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska, including lush forests, snow-capped mountains, and abundant wildlife. The best tour is the Ketchikan Deluxe Misty Fjords Tour.

 

Can I see bears in Ketchikan?

Ketchikan is home to many black bears. The best tours for bear watching are:

 

About Ketchikan:

Known for its lumber and booming commercial fishing industry, Ketchikan has been dubbed the Salmon Capitol of the World. The Misty Fjords National Monument is also a large draw for the area and you can experience the beauty and wonder of the Misty Fjords with Flightseeing Tours via Seaplane, commonly called Floatplanes in Alaska. The Misty Fjord Tours are the most popular excursions and best things to do in Ketchikan. If you want to grab a bite to eat as well, there are Flightseeing and Crab Feast tours, which combine the wonders of flying over beautiful and mountainous Ketchikan followed by an unlimited feast of fresh Dungeness crab. Other popular excursions include visits to the Saxman Totem Native Village, the famous Lumberjack Show, Tongass National Forest tours, and other more active excursions including kayaking, zipline adventures, and offroad ATV tours.

 

Ketchikan, the southeasternmost city in Alaska is also the fifth most populous city in the state with a population of around 8,000 residents. It was established in 1885 by Mike Martin and named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the city. During the first half of the 20th century, Ketchikan was infamous for its red-light district with brothels on either side of the creek. This area is known as Creek Street and is now home to museums and gift shops.