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Most Popular Ketchikan Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Ketchikan sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: 90-Minute Fjords National Monument Seaplane Tour
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Promising spectacular aerial views, this 90-minute seaplane tour is an exhilarating way to see the beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument while you're in port in Ketchikan. You'll take in the untamed wilderness of the Misty Fjords, soar above Alaska's dramatic glaciers and fly over snow-capped mountains on this Ketchikan shore excursion. You've seen the Inside Passage from your cruise ship – now see it from the air!

The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million-acre (920,000-hectare) piece of pristine wilderness that simply must be viewed from the air. A bird's-eye-view is the only way to truly take in the monument's majestic beauty and panoramic scale. What better way to spend your time in port in Ketchikan?

During this aerial shore excursion, you'll see soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls and miles of glacier-carved gorges. If you are lucky, you might catch a closer look at creatures big and small, from burly brown bears to agile mountain goats, harbor seals to humpback whales.

Photo opportunities will be plentiful, as the seaplane makes a water landing for better views, ideal for taking photos to show off to your fellow cruise ship passengers who will surely be jealous that you chose such a fantastic shore excursion.

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#2 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles Cruise
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The Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles Cruise takes you to the most important sights necessary to make your visit to Ketchikan memorable. This award-winning tour hits key attractions including, the Totem Bight State Park, Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area and historic Guard Island Lighthouse. You will also venture to 10 different eagle's nests, offering you ample opportunity to see the American Bald Eagle in its natural habitat.

Your morning starts off with a guided coach tour of Ketchikan and the surrounding area as you travel to Air Marine Harbor, the private dock where you will board the excursion vessel, with heated main cabin and out-door observation decks. One of the main highlights of this excursion is the amount of wildlife seen. Binoculars are provided to you as eagles will surely be crossing overhead. Don't keep your eyes in the sky too long – moon jellyfish, whales, harbor seals and blue heron also call this area home.

You'll also have the opportunity to get a closer look at the Tongass National Forest, pass by the Ward Cove Cannery, and get a glimpse of Loggerville, the “floating ghost town of Alaska”. Get exclusive views of the Guard Island Lighthouse and the Totem Bight State Park. No other tour offers the majestic view of the park and the lighthouse in the same way, which is why the tour has won the C.R.U.I.S.E award for the past several years in a row.

Throughout the tour, your captain will provide extensive insight into the region and its history. Complimentary hot chocolate"Supreme", tea, coffee, salmon spread, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies & mints is also provided to satisfy any hunger that may come about from this exciting day of sightseeing. You'll even receive a copy of the salmon spread recipe to take home to replicate!

As the tour concludes, it will be evident why this tour has been the recipient of countless awards for the past nine years. In just about 3 hours, you will see what defines Ketchikan and still have enough time to explore the downtown area on your own.

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#3 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: 30 Minute Seaplane Spectacular Tour
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Skip land and go straight from water to sky when your cruise ship pulls into port in Ketchikan. Climb aboard a seaplane, strap on your personal headset and enjoy the spectacular views on this 30-minute air tour over one of Alaska's most incredible landscapes. This aerial shore excursion will show you surrounding glacial terrain, lush forests, sky-blue lakes and waterfalls.

When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, you will be picked up at the port to start your amazing shore excursion.

Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will take you on a 30-minute seaplane tour over the treetops, following a route that takes you through what is known as the Behm Canal.

Prepare to be amazed by views of rugged mountains, tumbling waterfalls, blue lakes and the many islands that make up the Alexander Archipeligo. This flying adventure will also take you over historical parks dedicated to Alaska's natives, such as the Totem Bight Historical Park and Saxman Totem Park. You might also get lucky and see marine life, black bears, white mountain goats and eagles.

While spending time in Ketchikan, there's no better way to see the renowned beauty of Alaska than on this 30-minute seaplane spectacular tour.

This is a seasonal tour that operates from May to September.

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#4 RATED
90-Minute Fjords National Monument Seaplane Tour
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Promising spectacular aerial views, this 90-minute seaplane tour is a great way to see the beauty of the Misty Fjords National Monument. You'll take in the untamed wilderness of the Misty Fjords, soar above Alaska's dramatic glaciers and fly over snow-capped mountains.

The Misty Fjords National Monument is a 2.3-million-acre (920,000-hectare) piece of pristine wilderness that must be viewed from the air! A bird's-eye-view is the only way to truly take in the monument's majestic beauty and panoramic scale.

From the air you'll see soaring cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists, sky-blue lakes, endless waterfalls and miles of glacier-carved gorges. If you are lucky, you might catch a closer look at creatures big and small, from burly brown bears to agile mountain goats, harbor seals to humpback whales.

Photo opportunities of the spectacular views will be plentiful, as the seaplane tour makes a water landing for better views, ideal for taking photos to show off to your family and friends.

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#5 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canopy Ropes and Zipline Park
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When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, spend your time in port soaring through treetops in an Alaskan rainforest! On this exciting zipline and canopy tour, you'll swing around a giant jungle gym, high above the ground, on eight different canopy ropes and seven different ziplines. It's an outdoor shore excursion with a difference that will leave your heart racing!

Spend your time in the port of Ketchikan on the adventure of a lifetime! On this shore excursion to the the Alaskan rainforest, you'll be introduced to the eight
canopy ropes and seven ziplines you'll use to travel through the treetops. You'll also get amazing photos opportunities while high above the ground. Before you start, your guides will provide the necessary safety instruction and equipment.

The zipline park is perfect for thrill-seekers of all levels. The less adventurous will have fun on gentler elements like suspended logs, rope bridges and swinging steps, while the more adventurous will enjoy the 50-foot (15-meter) climbing tower and circular staircase, allowing for great action shots of fellow companions.

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We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Ketchikan for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#6 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari
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Fill your need for adventure and excitement while in Ketchikan on this four-hour off-road Jeep and canoe tour ! Take control of a four-wheel- drive Jeep Wrangler® and drive through the rugged back roads of Tongass National Forest. Then join your companions in a Native American-style canoe to paddle across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and a nature hike await you. While driving and canoeing, keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, dear, porcupines and the occasional bear!

While you're in port, embrace Ketchikan's natural beauty on this quintessential Alaskan tour on Revillagigedo Island (the same island on which Ketchikan is located). This combo tour allows you to enjoy the great outdoors in both a Jeep and canoe!

The driving portion of your adventure starts as you are grouped with three fellow travelers for your tour of the mountainous terrain of Tongass National Forest. Follow the route through the lush rainforest and up mountain roads to admire the spectacular scenery. Through the two-way radios, your group leader and guide will offer interesting and informative commentary as you drive. Be fascinated by the area's natural history as you pass through old-growth and new-growth forests and pull-over for some fantastic. Along the way, stop to change drivers so that anyone who wants to get behind the wheel will have the opportunity.

Your Jeep adventure ends at Lake Harriet Hunt, where you'll leave the Jeep behind for a quieter form of transport – a 37-foot (11-meter), 20-person canoe! Experience this unique Alaskan ecosystem as you paddle the large, Native American-style canoe across the lake with your guide. When you reach the other side of the lake, your expert guide will lead you on a nature hike through an old-growth forest.

During your nature walk, take a break, relax and enjoy your Alaskan snack at a remote camp in Tongass National Forest! Refuel with smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with local wild-berry jam, hot chocolate, coffee and more. The tour ends with a short narrated transfer back to the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#7 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Rainforest Canoe and Nature Walk in Tongass National Forest
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When your cruise ship docks at the Ketchikan port, leave modern luxuries behind and explore Ketchikan the way the natives did on this rainforest canoe and nature walk shore excursion! Paddle through a pristine lake in the Tongass National Forest and learn about Ketchikan's Native American history. Admire the region's natural beauty on a short walk through the rainforest with your knowledgeable guide and learn about the forest's unique wildlife and lush vegetation. The canoe paddling and nature walk are suitable for all fitness levels.

After meeting your tour guide at the Ketchikan port, your Alaskan shore excursion begins with a scenic coach ride to a quiet mountain lake. Here, board a stable, easy-to-maneuver, Native American-style canoe with your group and expert guide. Paddle on a lake through the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, and keep an eye out for wildlife on shore. Learn about the interesting Native American history of the Ketchikan area.

Dock on shore and enjoy delicious Native American-style snacks, including smoked fish, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with wild berry jams and refreshing beverages. Then, follow your guide on a short nature walk through the rainforest and see native Alaskan wildlife. After the hike, board your canoe and paddle back to the dock to begin a relaxing journey to the cruise ship port.

This adventure is an exclusive opportunity to explore Southeast Alaska just like the Native Americans did!

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#8 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Eagle Island Sea Kayaking
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Spend your time in port in Ketchikan paddling through the waters of the Pacific Ocean and discovering Alaska's Eagle Island. On this shore excursion, you'll have the opportunity to glimpse a vast array of wildlife, such as Alaskan starfish, bald eagles, humpback whales and orca whales. A perfect opportunity to explore Ketchikan's beautiful scenery awaits!

When your cruise ship docks in Ketchikan, a minivan will provide transport to the majestic waterfront facility in Clover Pass. You'll receive a brief safety introduction before you receive your tandem kayak and enter the protected waters of Clover Pass. The tranquil waters offer the perfect opportunity for both novice and experienced kayakers to build confidence in their skills.

Eagle Island is part of Tongass National Forest, which takes up most of southeastern Alaska and surrounds the Inside Passage. The forest offers splendid scenery and the perfect background to see local wildlife as you paddle around Eagle Island. Bald eagles soar overhead, seals swim and salmon jump into sight. If you're lucky, you may even spot humpback whales and orcas. No experience is necessary for this sea kayaking shore excursion from Ketchikan – just a thirst for Alaskan adventure!

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We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Ketchikan for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#9 RATED
Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Zodiac Boat Wilderness Adventure
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Be the captain of your own Zodiac boat on this Alaskan wilderness shore excursion while in port in Ketchikan. Follow your guide along beautiful bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets in search of wildlife such as whales, seals, eagles and bears. Stop by a beach for a warm snack and take home an Alaskan boatman certificate to commemorate your amazing experience.


This small-group tour is limited to four people, ensuring you'll received personalized attention from your guide.

When your cruise ship docks at the Ketchikan port, you'll be picked up and taken to the launch site for a safety orientation session from your experienced guide. When you and your group of up to four are ready, hop in your 14-foot (4-meter) Zodiac boat and follow your guide on an Alaskan wilderness adventure.

You'll spend 1.5 hours cruising along secluded bays, past lush islands, and deep into inlets. During your exhilarating ride, keep an eye out for wildlife including whales, seals, eagles, sea lions and bears along the shore. Your boat is fully equipped with console steering, and can reach speeds of up to 29 mph (47 kph)!

Make your way to a beach for a rest break. Soak in views of the beautiful landscape as you enjoy hot cocoa, tea and cookies.

On your return ride, hand the helm over to your fellow boatman and sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Passing rocky islands, watch for humpback whales and orca, who frequently surface here, and venture deep into bays and inlets where salmon-filled streams attract black bears on shore.

You'll receive an Alaskan boatman certificate to commemorate this amazing wilderness experience. At the end of your tour, you'll be taken back to the port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Ketchikan port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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#10 RATED
Ketchikan Super Saver: Off-Road Jeep and Canoe Safari Combo
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Fill your need for adventure and excitement while in Ketchikan on this four-hour off-road Jeep and canoe tour ! Take control of a four-wheel- drive Jeep Wrangler® and drive through the rugged back roads of Tongass National Forest. Then join your companions in a Native American-style canoe to paddle across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and a nature hike await you. While driving and canoeing, keep your eyes open for bald eagles, moose, deer, porcupines and the occasional bear!

Embrace the natural beauty of Ketchikan on this quintessential Alaskan tour on Revillagigedo Island (the same island on which Ketchikan is located). Enjoy the great outdoors in both a Jeep and a canoe!

The driving portion of your tour starts as you are grouped with three fellow tour participants for your adventure on the mountainous roads of Tongass National Forest. In your 4WD Jeep Wrangler, follow the route through lush rainforest and up mountain roads to view magnificent scenery. By means of your two-way radio, your group leader and guide will provide you with interesting and informative commentary along the way.

Be fascinated by the area's natural history as you pass through old-growth and new-growth forests. Learn about the timber industry's reforestation methods while you stop for some fantastic views and photo opportunities. Along the route, you will stop to change drivers so that everyone who wants to drive will get the opportunity.

The Jeep portion of the tour ends at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, change modes of transportation from Jeep to canoe! Experience the unique Alaskan ecosystem as you make your way across the lake with your guide in a large, easy-to-paddle, 37-foot (11-meter) canoe. This Native American-style vessel comfortably seats up to 20 people. When you reach the other side of the lake, your expert guide will lead you on a nature hike through an old-growth forest.

During the nature walk, you'll make your way to a remote camp in Tongass National Forest, where you'll enjoy an Alaskan snack. Refuel with smoked salmon, clam chowder, fresh bread rolls with local wild-berry jam, hot chocolate, coffee and more.

Your tour ends with a short narrated transfer back to base camp, and then on to your original departure point.

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