Ketchikan Historic Trolley and Lumberjack Show

Guests interested in taking part in a bit of local history and culture will enjoy this guided tour with sights to see downtown Ketchikan, the Saxman Native Village, and the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show. The adventure begins with a guided walk and trolley tour through the historic Creek Street. One of the highlights of this trip is a cultural history lesson at the Saxman Native Village. Marvel at the massive totem poles which all tell an important story about the trials and tribulations of southeast Alaskan Natives.

The other highlight of the tour will immerse guests in a true Alaskan adventure come to life as you enjoy the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, an action-packed lumberjack competition. From ax throwing to log rolling and everything in between, this spirited event is set to be fun for the whole group!

Please note: There may be a short wait prior to the lumberjack show start. There are times when this tour may run in reverse order. Motorized scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.

Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)


  • Roundtrip transportation from cruise ship terminal


  • Dress in warm layers, wear comfortable shoes

Duration: 2.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 45 minutes transportation for city tour and Saxman Village
  • 30 minutes Visit Saxman Native Village photo-stop
  • 15 minutes Transfer to Lumberjack Show
  • 1 hour Lumberjack Show
  • Transportation back to cruise ship terminal or on own

**There are times when this tour may run in reverse order. There may be a short wait prior to the lumberjack show start.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Ketchikan Visitor's Center. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility and wheelchair accessible. The trails throughout the grounds of the Saxman Native Village are packed gravel. Must be able to take 4 steps into the coach. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible wheelchairs will be required on tour. If the operator is unaware beforehand of necessary accommodations, they may not be able to accommodate guests day-of.

What type of clothing should I wear?

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is always recommended for Alaskan weather.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Can I bring my own food or drink?

Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.

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Customer Reviews
Sep 2019 - Paula B.

Super fun and entertaining

Sep 2019 - Brad J.

Enjoyed the tour and the tour guide. Very interesting information given and the lumbershow was great fun!

Aug 2019 - Robert V.

It was a little cheesy but we enjoyed it. I get that cruise ship tourists are easily entertained and for people who haven't been around real tree felling and saw work, it is entertaining and I would recommend the show.

Jul 2019 - Peter H.

The Trolley was ok, nothing special, except for the totem poles. the show was fun.

Jul 2019 - Marlene D.

Loved all of it.

Jul 2019 - Karen T.

Lumberjack show was really fun. Trolley not so much. I don't guess there is a lot to see in Ketchikan but the Totem pole site needed more than the 10 minutes allotted.

Jul 2019 - Stacy F.

The lumberjacks were so much fun! Our whole family loved it. The historic trolley was good. Loved the totem poles and the history of them.

Jul 2019 - Diane P.

We really enjoyed this show. The guys were funny and the physical strength exhibited by the guys was impressive.

Jul 2019 - Christine M.

The show was interesting. Hard to understand the announcer as he talked so fast to get in all his info. The trolley was a nice vechicle. Trips features were semi interesting, guide did well and tried to make it all fun.

Jul 2019 - Katherine M.

It's a good show, a must-see when you're in town. It's fun.

Jun 2019 - Steffanie C.

Very entertaining and funny. Worth doing!

Jun 2019 - Royce P.

We had a great time. Easy to find trolley, tour was great. Lumberjack show was the highlight of the tour. Well worth the time and effort. Guys did a great job and while a bit of a line, all seats are good seats, show fun, entertaining and informative. Great skills and fun acting. All 3 generations in our group loved it.

Jun 2019 - Kathryn O.

Lumberjack Show was fun, lumberjacks were very skilled, authentic, and entertaining.

Jun 2019 - Scott B.

Great show!

Jun 2019 - Dawn M.

I loved this excursion all drama and fun. Very touristy, they stirred us all up which was funny. The expertise of these guys was immense and really showed how powerful they are. I would recommend it. The trolley tour was informative and showed us all over Ketchikan. Our guide was Mel, born and bred here which made our ride very heartwarming, learning all about the tribal days with the beautiful Totem poles, it was great

Jun 2019 - Adolph M.

Great excursion

Jun 2019 - Darlene P.

Had a great time entertaining to watch and not to bad to look at lol Would recommend

Jun 2019 - Erna L.

Great entertainment- under shelter and nice and warm with overhead heaters Trolley driver very helpful and knowledgeable

May 2019 - George B.

The woodchopping crew were very entertaining, loved every minute of it.

Sep 2018 - Robin H.

The lumberjack show was a little hokey but it was a lot of fun! These guys are amazingly talented at what they do and I have never seen anything like it. Since it was raining most of the show, the fact that there was covering enabled us to enjoy it anyway. The trolley tour of Ketchikan was good as well. Our driver was friendly and engaging. I liked that we were able to get out to Saxman Village on the trolley, otherwise we might not have seen it. We purposely picked this excursion so we could see all of these places.

Aug 2018 - LYDIA V.

I recommended the show, we enjoyed.

Aug 2018 - Scott S.

It was a cool show. Great fun for everyone. Our guide was awesome...super knowledgeable and friendly. A great experience.

Jul 2018 - Alkesh P.

Very good show and a trolley ride.

Jul 2018 - Mark C.

Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest I have seen a few Lumberjack shows. The skills exhibited by these Lumberjacks was as good as any and the show part of the competition was better than most. Trolley tour with Nate was fun and occasionally quite funny learning the history of some of the totems.

Jul 2018 - Rebecca H.

Always fun to watch

Jun 2018 - LeeAnn J.

Such a fun interactive show. A highlight of our trip

Jun 2018 - Steven B.

Mr. Ed (I called him Bob) was very good. His personal knowledge from being an Alaskan native made the tour very interesting and informative and his great sense of humor kept us laughing. We very much enjoyed his part of the tour. The lumberjack show was also a great fun time. The guys really went all out. They seemed to have as much fun as we did.

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Duration: 2.5 hours

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Adult: $84.14

Child (2-12): $73.49

Lap Child (Free under 2): $0.00


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