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Ketchikan Private Wildlife & Exploration Tour

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Excursion Overview

Experience an authentic, friendly, and personalized tour

Explore Ketchikan with the comfort, ease, flexibility, and relaxed pace of a private tour, ensuring your family and friends are the only guests in the van! This tour offers the ultimate flexibility to modify the itinerary on the go with your dedicated local guide...spending more time at locations of interest, leading to a more meaningful and fulfilling journey.

Your dedicated local guide will offer you their undivided attention, answering questions, and providing knowledge of Ketchikan. A personalized approach ensures a higher quality experience catered to the desires and comfort of your group.

Depending on your group's interests, destinations for possible bears, eagles, seals, and salmon sightings are always high on the list. Locations along the inner passage for purple and orange starfish, crabs, hermit crabs, sea anemones, whales, and more. Perhaps a guided stroll through a Native village to view and learn the meaning and stories behind the magnificent indigenous totem poles is more your speed. Explore the Herring Bay Sawmill for an unclose look at an industry that has shaped Alaska. Waterfalls, salmon ladder, and when the season is right wild edible berries, local flora, mushrooms, and more..

Enjoy an authentic experience that is, fun, friendly, and not scripted!

Please Note: This tour can accommodate up to 11 guests. Email [email protected] if you have a larger party. Groups of up to 22 can be accommodated on multiple vehicles. To request a Spanish-speaking guide, please leave a note at checkout.

Things You Need to Know


  • Private roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Fully narrated tour with your local guide, English or Spanish
  • Umbrellas are available to use as needed in case of rain
  • Binoculars
  • Bottled Water
  • Air-conditioned van for those warmer Alaskan days
  • Seat belt-equipped van
  • Clean touring van with clean windows


  • Dress in warm layers, and wear comfortable shoes
  • Camera recommended

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 3 hours - private tour to the locations below
  • Totem Park, Herring Bay Sawmill, and Bifrost blacksmithing (Ten dollar charge per person at the entry, not included in tour price). The totem park and sawmill are on the same property, the entry fee is for all three sites.
  • Herring Cove and Waterfalls
  • Buggie Beach to discover the Inner Passage sea wildlife

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets 10 minutes prior to departure time in front of your cruise ship. Guest docking at Ward Cove will be picked up and returned to Ward Cove. 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 into and out of the van/coach. This tour does not have a wheelchair lift but foldable 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 Native Village and Herring Cove viewing area.

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing is always recommended for Alaskan weather. Sneakers are recommended for the terrain.

Yes, this tour is offered in Spanish! Please leave a comment at checkout to request the tour in Spanish.

There are no age restrictions for this tour.

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

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife-watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed!

Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour. There are restroom stops available at the Saxman Native Village and Herring Cove viewing area.

If your group is larger than 11 guests, please email [email protected] to check for availability. Up to 22 guests can be accommodated in multiple vehicles.


Guest Reviews


3 total


Gilda M

On Jun 2024

Bisnca nuestra guia nos encanto fue genial u nos hizo un recorrido increible!! Mil gracias!!!

Brenda D

On Sep 2023

Had an amazing time on this tour and it covered everything we wanted to see during our brief time in Ketchikan. Transportation was clean and comfortable, our guide was friendly and enjoyable to spend time with and the places we stopped at were great!!! Very few crowds and just made for the perfect way to explore this quaint town (away from the cruise ship traffic). I highly recommend this experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Pedro R

On Aug 2023

Great time in Ketchikan, Bianca made us feel very special and welcome. Beautiful journey in Alaska.


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Flat rate for group

Vehicle (Max of 11 guests): $750.00

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