Ketchikan Cultural Showcase, Culinary Tasting & Lumberjack Show

Come enjoy a unique culinary experience at the Saxman Native Village to learn all about Alaskan ingredients and their uses in a modern cooking environment. The culinary tasting will offer a unique setting to enhance your culinary knowledge and expand your palate with true Alaskan ingredients. Start with an Alaskan-styled charcuterie board prepared with smoked, wild game meats, artisan cheeses, and fruits; followed by two additional courses selected by the Chef.

Sit and marvel as the Chef goes through the ingredients and demonstrates the techniques used for preparing one of the dishes. All these items pair deliciously with the local wines and beers (one alcoholic beverage is included per guest).

The culinary demonstration is complemented by a cultural showcase of Alaska Native art, featuring a
variety of priceless and historical pieces from the Cape Fox Corporation Native Art Collection. Some of
these artifacts include traditional hand-carved pieces by Master Carver, Nathan Jackson, along with other items coming from the original Village of Cape Fox. Your local tour host will share Tlingit customs, traditions, and stories of the Elders as you are guided through the exhibits.

Continue enjoying all aspects of what makes Ketchikan unique with an action-packed performance at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show where you will celebrate a bygone era. Southeast AlaskaÃs rich logging history comes to life with thrilling displays of strength and agility. These world champion athletes wearing spiked boots and hard hats, compete in 12 athletic events that utilize seven-pound axes, six-foot razor-sharp saws, tree climbing gaffs, and souped-up chainsaws. This will be one hour of non-stop excitement and laughs that are unique to all of Alaska.

Please dress warmly and appropriately. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The sequence of tour elements may vary by tour. The culinary menu varies daily and based on availability of fresh products. Cameras are allowed.

Duration: 3-3.75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. (Guests docking at Ward Cove will be picked up and dropped off at Ward Cove))


  • Roundtrip transportation 
  • Access to the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show for a 1-hour performance
  • Chef demonstration of menu items with true Alaskan ingredients
  • Three-course menu (menu varies daily and based on the availability of fresh products)
  • One alcoholic beverage included per guest
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages including water, tea, and soda
  • Shopping opportunity at the gift shop


  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Duration: 3-3.75 hours. Tour times below are approximate and the order of events may vary:

  • 10-20 minutes - transportation to your first portion of the excursion
  • 60 minutes - Access to the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
  • 20 minutes - transportation to the Saxman Native Village
  • 60 minutes - Saxman Native Village culinary experience and cultural showcase
  • 20 -30 minutes - return transportation to Ward Cove and Downtown Ketchikan

Meeting Instructions:

  • Guest docking at WARD COVE will be picked up and dropped off here.  All other cruise ship guests or those staying locally will meet at the Ketchikan Visitor Center. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is fully accessible for guests with wheelchairs, scooters, and walkers. Most vehicles used have the space to accommodate collapsible equipment. There is a chairlift available upon request in advance. Please let us know at checkout if you will be bringing any medical equipment or will require the use of the lift.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

Guests must be 3 years of age or older.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

What type of clothing should I wear?

Dress warmly in layered clothing appropriate for the weather.  Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. 

What is seating like at the lumberjack show?

Seating at the lumberjack show is fully covered and heated.

Do you offer any discounts or promotions?

We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees. 

Do you offer tours for large groups?

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us at [email protected] with your group requests.

Can multiple families book this tour and be together?

Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.

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Duration: 3-3.75 hours

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Age: 12+

Adult: $139.00

Child (Ages 3-11): $129.00


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