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Ketchikan Duck Tour

22 reviews

Excursion Overview

Adventure around Ketchikan on a bus that doubles as a boat!

After meeting your duck on the cruise ship dock, your 45-minute journey through the historic neighborhoods of Ketchikan will begin. You'll want to sit back and enjoy the amusing commentary, guaranteed to 'quack' you up! Have your cameras ready as you make your way through one of Alaska's most famous tunnels, on your way to the picturesque Bar Harbor.

Upon arriving at the harbor, it'll be 'all hands on duck' when the bus turns into a boat and splashes into the Tongass Narrows. Witness Ketchikan's legendary commercial fishing industry as your 45-minute adventure on the water begins. As we wade through the water, keep your eyes peeled for Alaskan wildlife. You may spot a soaring bald eagle, marine mammal, or even another duck. Throughout the adventure, your Ketchikan Duck Tour guide will engage and entertain you.

Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience aboard this Coast Guard-certified and inspected amphibian, which doubles as a boat and a bus!

Things You Need to Know


  • Informational and engaging tour guide on-board the Duck
  • Duck whistles available for purchase


  • Guests must be able to board the Duck via the boarding ladder, which is approximately 9 stairs, each 6 inch high
  • Passengers must meet at their assigned Duck 20 minutes before departure time

Duration: 1.5 hours (Roundtrip from the downtown cruise ship docks.)

  • 45 minutes - drive through historical Ketchikan neighborhoods
  • 45 minutes - boat ride through the Tongass Narrows

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets and departs from the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
    Norwegian guests and those docking at Ward Cove, please allow for 1 hour before beginning a tour post-arrival into Ketchikan. You must take a complimentary shuttle to downtown Ketchikan.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to board the Duck boat using the boarding ladder, which is 9 stairs that are approximately 6 inches high. After boarding, the entire excursion is seated. There will be a dry, secure area to store any wheelchairs, scooters, or strollers during the duration of the tour. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Clothing that can be layered is recommended.

Wildlife is abundant in Alaska. There is a good chance you may see eagles, marine mammals, or other wildlife during the tour.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Yes. Drinks and snacks are allowed on the Duck.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.


Guest Reviews


22 total


Darlene V

On Sep 2023

Fantastic! Our guide was born & raised in Ketchikan so we felt like we had an inside scoop. The captain was great also and they both had some real life stories that they shared. This gives a nice overall tour of Ketchikan!


On Sep 2023

One of the best things on our cruise. Entertaining and interesting. Would do again

Kirsten T

On Jun 2023

Great tour! Covered so much of the history and gave great suggestions for places to visit. You get a full-scope view of Alaska's First City for sure. Was the perfect start to our visit to Ketchikan.

Alexander C

On Jun 2023

Our guide was hilarious. Great tour. My 7-year-old enjoyed it! A great way to see the sites in Ketchikan!

Lilin Z

On Aug 2022

Fun and surprisingly good tour. The unique vessel gets into the water also! Kids love it.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 1.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Adult: $75.00

Child (3-12): $45.00

Infant (0-2): $15.00

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