Ketchikan Saxman Totem Village, Herring Bay Wildlife & City Tour

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.

Please note: Child price is valid for ages 6-12. 5 and under are free.

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


  • 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. Tour includes the following stops and activities:

  • 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 inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, booth #17, located in front of berth 2 on the dock.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb into and out of the van/coach. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour. This tour does not have a wheelchair lift but foldable wheelchairs and walkers are welcome.

Are there any restrooms available on this tour?

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

What type of clothing should I wear?

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

Are there any age restrictions for children?

There are no age restrictions on this tour.

Can I bring a backpack?

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

Can I bring my own food or drink?

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

Do you offer tours for large groups?

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

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Duration: 2-2.5 hours

Number of Passengers *

Adult (13 and up): $76.00

Child (Ages 6-12): $51.00

must be able to sit on parent’s lap

Lap Children (Ages 0-5) : $0.00


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