Top Rated Ketchikan Tours

  • Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour

    Easily among the most unique tours Ketchikan Alaska (or the Inside Passage for...

    Duration: 1.25 hours

    Tour Price:

    $144

    Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing Tour

    Easily among the most unique tours Ketchikan Alaska (or the Inside Passage for that matter) has to offer, the Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing tour lets you float above water & land as you explore the waters & coastlines of Revillagigedo. With a 20-inch air cushion below your vessel, you’ll cruise along Ketchikan’s scenic shorelines & even hover over a remote scenic beach with the opportunity to disembark for up-close exploration. Have your cameras out and your eyes ready to capture the stunning Tongass National Rainforest, Inside Passage waters, and their many curious animals on this one-of-a-kind wildlife adventure!

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  • Ketchikan Kayak Eco Tour

    Kayaking Ketchikan along the rainforest shorelines of Knudson Cove offers serene beauty, incredible...

    Duration: 4 hours
    Ketchikan Kayak Eco Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Tour Price:

    $139

    Ketchikan Kayak Eco Tour

    Kayaking Ketchikan along the rainforest shorelines of Knudson Cove offers serene beauty, incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, and the chance to experience Ketchikan Alaska like a true local! The Ketchikan Kayak Eco Tour takes you on a slow-paced journey in the protected ocean waterways of beautiful Clover Pass. Navigate around dispersed islands with enthusiastic and experienced local guides in a small-group setting away from the cruise ship crowds. This excursion is not offered by the cruise lines and limits each group size, ensuring a quality experience for everyone while kayaking Ketchikan. The calm waters allow you to enjoy a relaxed paddle along the lush temperate rainforest, which is home to a wide variety of diverse wildlife. Have your cameras ready and your eyes peeled for bald eagles, Pacific porpoises, sea lions and even whales!

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  • Misty Fjords Flightseeing

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options...

    Duration: 2 hours
    Misty Fjords Flightseeing with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Tour Price:

    $299

    Misty Fjords Flightseeing

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options out to Misty Fjords National Monument, and this is the classic float plane option that is one of our top-choices for things to do in Ketchikan. An area that is best accessed by air, Misty Fjords is a geological paradise encompassing 2.3 million acres of glacially carved cliffs and pristine, preserved wilderness. Enjoy it all from your window seat for an unforgettable plane ride that is as adventurous as it is scenic.

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  • Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

    You may have seen this tour topping the charts for things to do...

    Duration: 3 hours
    Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Tour Price:

    $199

    Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

    You may have seen this tour topping the charts for things to do in Ketchikan and with good reason. The Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's tour was rated 'Ketchikan Tour of the Year' from 2008 - 2013 and is currently ranked the #1 tour in Ketchikan on TripAdvisor. This one-of-a-kind ocean exploration tour puts you onboard an actual Alaskan fishing boat and right into some astounding scenery, wildlife and of course...crab!

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  • Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

    A high-flying, tree-top activity that receives some of the best reviews of any...

    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Rainforest Canopy Zipline Expedition with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Tour Price:

    $189

    Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

    A high-flying, tree-top activity that receives some of the best reviews of any Ketchikan shore excursion, the Rainforest Canopy Zipline is the more adventurous of the 2 ziplining tours in Ketchikan. With 8 dual ziplines and 3 skybridges, this activity is sure to deliver high-adrenaline fun in the setting of the lush Ketchikan temperate rainforest.

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  • Backcountry Zodiac Expedition

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan...

    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Backcountry Zodiac Expedition with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Tour Price:

    $169

    Backcountry Zodiac Expedition

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan shore excursion. This isn't your average guided tour - although you will have a guide leading the way, you are in the driver's seat of these 4-passenger, high-powered, zodiac vessels. Zip up and down the Ketchikan harbor exploring remote inlets, tidal pools rich with interesting marine wildlife and spot eagle after eagle along the way. There's no barrier between you and the Alaskan outdoors on this one - you're part of it!

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Tours Unique to Ketchikan

  • Alaska Lodge Adventure & Seafeast with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Explore the Island of Revillagigedo and fill your bellies to the brim on the one of a kind Alaska Lodge Adventure & Seafeast. This exciting tour is perfect for any ability level but still exciting...

    3.75 hours | $169 | More details...

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  • Lumberjack Show & Crab Feast with Alaska Shore Tours

    Here's your opportunity to see the best that Ketchikan has to offer. Combining the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and a true Alaskan crab feast at George Inlet Lodge, this tour is quintessential Ketchikan wrapped in...

    4 hours | $159 | More details...

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  • Easily among the most unique tours Ketchikan Alaska (or the Inside Passage for that matter) has to offer, the Hovercraft Eco Adventure & Wildlife Viewing tour lets you float above water & land as you...

    1.25 hours | $144 | More details...

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  • Ketchikan Pub Crawl with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    Get to know Ketchikan the way the locals experience it: through the Ketchikan bars of course! The Ketchikan pub crawl is a great way to get a taste of what the area's natives sip, how...

    1.5 hours | $79 | More details...

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  • Misty Fjords Flightseeing with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    You may know by now that Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing options out to Misty Fjords National Monument, and this is the classic float plane option that is one of our top-choices for things...

    2 hours | $299 | More details...

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  • Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    You may have seen this tour topping the charts for things to do in Ketchikan and with good reason. The Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's tour was rated 'Ketchikan Tour of the Year' from 2008 -...

    3 hours | $199 | More details...

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  • Backcountry Zodiac Expedition with Ketchikan Shore Tours

    You're in control of your own Zodiac inflatable boat on this top-rated Ketchikan shore excursion. This isn't your average guided tour - although you will have a guide leading the way, you are in the...

    2.5 hours | $169 | More details...

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