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Ketchikan Historic George Inlet Cannery & Saxman Photo Stop

Excursion Overview

Discover several of Ketchikan's historical attractions

Enjoy the scenic drive through Downtown Ketchikan with a guided photo stop in Saxman Native Village. Browse the park, look for the world's largest collection of totem poles, and learn the stories and history of these grand artistic works built by the Tlingit and Haida. Visit the carving center on-site and observe the carvers performing their craft using traditional tools and paints.

The George Inlet Cannery took a big part in Ketchikan's industrial era. During its operational years from 1913 to 1958, a massive amount of canned salmon products were produced here and it self-sustained a community of 200 people. Visit this historical place with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the cannery industry and its contributions to the history of Ketchikan. There were 13 operating canneries in Ketchikan at one point and they made canned salmon along with packaged other marine life including halibut, geoducks, Dungeness crab, sea cucumbers, and more.

Explore the little cove where the Cannery still sits today after the tour. Walk along the rainforest trail, and stop by the various historical buildings with original equipment along the canning line and exhibit rooms.

No history lesson of Ketchikan can be complete without a tasting of some of the most popular local delicacies. A menu of small bites including freshly caught seafood, locally grown ingredients, and wild-caught game paired with Alaskan brewed beer round off this fun-filled day. Savor the flavors of Ketchikan as you are surrounded by pristine sightseeing and breathtaking waterfalls. Be sure to grab your own locally made coloring book to remember your adventures from the day!

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation (for guests docking at Ward Cove, you will be picked up from Ward Cove, do not take the shuttle to downtown Ketchikan)
  • Access to Saxman Native Village totem park and carving center
  • Access to the George Inlet Cannery including the historic buildings, canning line, exhibit rooms, and rainforest trail
  • Appetizers include locally sourced ingredients and one beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available)
  • A coloring book filled with cannery, marine life, and other Ketchikan landmark designs
  • Gift shop shopping opportunity


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

Duration: 3.25-3.75 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • Saxman Native Village
  • George Inlet Cannery*
  • Rainforest trail
  • *The sequence of tour elements in George Inlet Cannery may vary by tour.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at your ship's gangway. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers. Please note, if your cruise ship is docking at WARD COVE, the tour operator will pick you up from WARD COVE.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. This tour is not recommended or suitable for guests traveling in wheelchairs, scooters, or walkers. Guests must be able to walk along uneven surfaces and up to the length of their cruise ship.

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

Please dress warmly and appropriately for the weather. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


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Duration: 3.25-3.75 hours

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Duration: 3.25-3.75 hours

Ages: 12+

Adult: $119.00

Child (Ages 3-11): $109.00

Ages 2 years old and younger

Infant: $0.00

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