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Ketchikan Trolley: Wildlife, Totems & City Tour

Excursion Overview

Step back in time and settle in on board our Authentic San Francisco Cable Car Style Trolley.

Relax as you take in the sights and sounds of this bustling fishing and logging community, once known as the Salmon Capital of the World. Take in the sights of flowers in bloom at City Park, the Salmon Ladder, Creek Street, with its Red-light district and wooden boardwalks. Hear the legends and stories of bootlegger’s, brothels and dance halls.

Next, we head 9 miles south to beautiful Herring Cove where we have our own Private Viewing Platform, a quaint little cove that takes you far away from the downtown hustle and bustle. Get your cameras ready as bald eagles, seals and heron can be spotted in the area. Keep a close eye out as hungry bears, often with spring cubs can be seen feasting on a bounty of returning salmon (June -Sept.).

Back on board the trolley, we head to the Totem Park of Saxman Native Village, where the world’s largest collection of Totem Poles, their stories and art work with rich native culture await you. Browse the park and learn the stories and history of these grand historic carved works of art. Some of the poles were moved from old Cape Fox Lodge and are over 100 years old.

Learn of traditional tools, paints and techniques of totem pole carving as you watch carvers perform their craft at the carving shed. Next stop back to town, your guide concludes the tour at either Creek Street where you can stroll the boardwalk with its many shops or be dropped off in the middle of the downtown area, just minutes from your cruise ship.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Fully narrated tour with a public address system onboard
  • Park entry fees are included
  • Umbrellas are available to use as needed for tour duration


  • Dress in warm layers, wear comfortable shoes

Duration: 2-2.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 45 minutes - at Saxman Native Village
  • 45 minutes - at Herring Cove Wildlife Viewing Area
  • 30 minutes - Ketchikan city tour
  • 15 minutes - boarding and deboarding

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, booth #12, located in front of berth 2 on the dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the trolley. This tour does not have a wheelchair lift but wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. 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

There are restroom stops available at the Saxman and Herring Cove viewing area.

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

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

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

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


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Duration: 2-2.25 hours

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Duration: 2-2.25 hours

Adult (13 and up): $85.00

Child (ages 6 to 12): $62.00

Lap Child (age 0 to 5): $0.00

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