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Ketchikan Saxman Totem Village, Herring Bay Wildlife & City Tour

Excursion Overview

Come explore the local region with visits to multiple historic sights!

Welcome to Ketchikan which is known as the totem pole capital. Your tour begins with a visit to the Saxman Native Village Totem Park which is home to the world's largest collection of totem poles. Browse the park, have fun searching for the 25 totems on site and learn the stories and history of these grand artistic works of Native Art. Observe the carvers performing their craft at the Carving Shed and learn the traditional tools, paints, and techniques they developed.

Next, enjoy the scenic 9-mile coastal drive to beautiful Herring Bay. Avoid the crowds and people and keep your eyes open for wildlife in this beautiful area. Black bears, eagles, herons, and fur seals are often spotted during the salmon spawning season. You can also see salmon just a few feet away as they fight their way upstream mostly from June through September.

Wrap up your day with a city tour passing by Creek Street and the famous "Red Light District". Your guide will talk about the ladies of the night of years ago.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship terminal
  • Fully narrated tour


  • Dress in warm layers, and wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring your camera and a pair of binoculars for closer viewing

Duration: 2-2.5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)

  • Saxman Native Village
  • Native Carving Shed
  • Village Store - Authentic Artwork
  • Herring Bay Wildlife Viewing
  • See Active Eagle’s Nests
  • Historic Red Light District “Creek Street”

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the downtown cruise terminal. You can check in at Berth 4, or inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau near Berth 2. 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.

There are no age restrictions on this tour.

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

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

Definitely! If you have a larger group, we can operate 25-passenger coaches or larger. Please contact us with your group requirements.


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Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Adult (13 and up): $85.00

Child (Ages 6-12): $64.00

must be able to sit on parent’s lap

Lap Children (Ages 0-5) : $0.00

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