Ketchikan Customized Private Van Tour

Get away from the crowds and take a private transit van tour through the streets of Ketchikan! This tour is fully customizable, and your private party of up to 14 will choose your own stops. Typically you'll have four main stops during the four hour duration*, but it is entirely up to you!

Your driver/guide will pick you up right from your cruise dock, a hotel, the airport, or another location at your request. You'll travel in an 11- or 14-seater transit van, following a custom route of your choosing.

One popular stop is downtown Ketchikan and historic Creek Street. Creek Street is characterized by its colorful buildings (and colorful history as a former Red Light District)! Now the street, which is actually a boardwalk mounted on stilts, is lined with locally owned shops, restaurants, and art galleries to discover.

If you choose, your tour includes admission to Saxman Native Village for a photo opportunity. The village's Totem Park houses 25 authentic Tlingit totems. Each totem's symbols tell a unique story, and this stop provides an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand about Alaska's first peoples' culture and history.

If you're interested in seeing Alaska's natural wonder, we can also take a trip along George Inlet to beautiful Beaver Falls. You'll want to have your camera ready for this scenic drive. We'll make stops for shopping and dining upon request. Be sure to ask your guide for a local recommendation!

*Please contact us if you're interested in a longer tour for an additional fee.

Duration: 4 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. (Guests docking at Ward Cove will be picked up and dropped off at Ward Cove))


  • Roundtrip transportation from your preferred location within Ketchikan
  • Private 11- or 14-seater transit van with driver guide
  • Access to Saxman Native Village totem park
  • Shopping opportunities available upon request 
  • Dining opportunities abailable upon request (food and drink are not included)


  • You are welcome to bring collapsible medical equipment with advance notice, but all guests should be somewhat mobile to ensure safe loading into the tour van. 
  • Collapsible strollers and scooters are welcome.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend layers and a waterproof outer layer. 
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Duration: 4 hours. Stops are fully customizable.

  • Pickup from your chosen location
  • Stop 1
  • Stop 2
  • Stop 3
  • Stop 4
  • Drop-off at your chosen location

Meeting Instructions:

  • Cruise ship guests will meet at the Ketchikan Visitor Center unless docking at Ward Cove.  Ward Cove guests will be picked up and dropped off at Ward Cove unless otherwise noted.  If you are staying locally, pick-up can be provided from local hotels, the airport, or other locations in town. Further details are included on your finalized ticket voucher.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • Accessibility will depend on chosen locations. If you have specific accessibility requirements, please contact us for recommendations on ideal stops. Vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and strollers with advance notice. Vehicles are not suitable for full-time wheelchair users and do not have space for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment at checkout if bringing any collapsible equipment.

Are there bathrooms available?

There are bathrooms available at various stops. Downtown Ketchikan also has several public facilities. 

What should I wear?

Layers are always key in Southeast Alaska during the summer. Ketchikan is one of the rainiest cities in the country, so please don't forget your waterproof outerwear.  Comfrotable walking shoes are always a good idea. 

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Duration: 4 hours

Number of Vehicles *

Pricing is PER vehicle

11-Passenger Vehicle: $450.00

Pricing is PER vehicle

14-Passenger Vehicle: $450.00


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