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Ketchikan Low Tide Tour, Beach Bonfire & Totem Park

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Excursion Overview

Enjoy family fun at one of Ketchikan's best beaches

Be transported away from the crowds of downtown Ketchikan to a nearby beach in the beautiful Southeast Alaskan region. Set amongst the Tongass Rainforest, the area is one of the best locations for spotting bald eagles, seals, and whales from the shore.

This beach is known for it's rock and tide pools. At low tide, you can walk the nearly half mile of beach and find dozens of different types of crabs, starfish, urchin, and sea anemones. Keep your eyes peeled and you may even spot an octopus.

After exploring the beach with your local, knowledgeable guide, warm up with a toasty beach bonfire. Enjoy a sweet treat as you roast s'mores along the beach. Hot beverages will be provided as well. This tour is a great opportunity for families and suitable for guests of all ages.

Dress in warm layers and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. A camera and a pair of binoculars for closer viewing are never a bad idea! Ketchikan sees average annual rainfall between 140 and 160 inches per year and a rain jacket is recommended.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Guide for identifying tide pool creatures
  • Beach bonfire with s'mores and hot drinks


  • Dress in warm layers, and wear comfortable shoes

Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise terminal. )

  • 20 minutes - transportation to the beach
  • 1.5 hours - tidepool exploration and bonfire
  • 20 minutes - transportation to cruise ship dock

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the Liquid Sunshine Rain Gauge. Guests docking at Ward Cove will be picked up from Ward Cove (primarily Norwegian ships). Fully detailed meeting instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

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

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is always recommended for Alaskan weather. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for the terrain.

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.

S'mores, hot drinks, and round-trip transportation from the cruise ship docks.


Guest Reviews


1 total


Debbie D

On Jun 2024

I took this excursion with my six year old granddaughter, so we could have a day together. The family that runs this operation consists of four siblings, and they were so impressive! We found all kinds of sea creatures, and had lots of time to explore on our own. And then s mores. Couldn t be better!


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Duration: 2.5 hours

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Adult: $85.00

Child (Ages 0-18): $65.00

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