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Ketchikan Pub Crawl

4 reviews

Excursion Overview

Toast to Alaska's first city!

If you are curious to learn more about Alaska's first city this tour is a great choice. Drink with the locals as you stroll along a 90-minute walking tour through Ketchikan. Take a stroll off the beaten path as you immerse yourself in the rich culture that fills the streets. In the town that's famous for "doing business at the bar" you have the chance to listen to the infamous stories of days gone by. The prohibition era that led to the lively red-light district that was in full swing at its time.

The colorful history of Ketchikan is seen throughout its many hot spots. As you enjoy a sampler beverage at each of the several Alaskan historic pubs, you have a chance to meet some genuine characters that make Ketchikan a unique and enjoyable experience as you stroll down historic Creek Street. The final stop will entertain you with live music, a nibble on locally sourced snacks, and even a chance to relax with some new friends! Join locals and belly up to the Ketchikan bar.

Stops may include:
- The world-famous Arctic Bar, home of the happy bears!
- The Creek Street Cabaret, home of Ketchikan's amazing music scene.
- Bawden Street Brewing, utilizes local flavors to bring you amazing beers.

Things You Need to Know


  • Cocktail or beer at each stop


  • Minimum age: 21 years old
  • Legal photo ID
  • Must be able to walk a distance of 3/4 miles

Duration: 1.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • 90-minute walking tour to different historic bars in downtown Ketchikan that may include:
    - The world famous Arctic Bar
    - The Creek Street Cabaret
    - Bawden Street Brewing

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at "The Rock" statue adjacent to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau. Guests docking at Ward Cove must take the shuttle to downtown Ketchikan. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests will need to feel comfortable with a 3/4 mile walk. We encourage participants to gauge their own abilities as to whether these issues will be barriers. Please leave a comment during checkout if accessibility accommodations will be required.

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

Yes, Ketchikan experiences a lot of rain due to it being located in a rainforest. We encourage guests to wear a lightweight rain jacket and/or dress appropriately for the weather.

A small "taster" cocktail or beer choice is provided at each stop, some stops may provide full-sized drinks.

Comfortable, casual, seasonal clothing is recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are highly encouraged.

Each cruise line has different rules and regulations about bringing food onboard. Any open containers, agricultural products, and items that are not pre-packaged are generally not allowed. We recommend that you check with your ship for customs policies.

Guests will need to feel comfortable with a 3/4 mile walk. We encourage participants to gauge their own abilities as to whether these issues will be barriers.


Guest Reviews


4 total


Mary S

On Sep 2019

What a fun time plus a nice walking history tour of Ketchikan, especially if you've visited before and looking for something new. Really enjoyed each pub's specialty cocktail. Don't think because of the word "pub" it is all about beer.

Joey M

On Sep 2019

This tour is awesome. Not only did we learn about the history of the older established pubs, we also learned about the history of the town. I highly recommend this tour. You will be doing some walking. Highly recommend. Joey from Alabama.

Charles R

On Aug 2019

Great excursion. A good way to explore Ketchikan. Knowledgeable and fun tour guide, small group to share the fun, cool pubs/bars to visit with excellent beverages. Highly recommend.

Myrina Meleah A R

On Jun 2019



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Duration: 1.5 hours

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Duration: 1.5 hours

Min of 21

Adult (21+): $85.33

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