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Things to do in Ketchikan

Ketchikan's best activities and tours! These top-rated excursions include stunning sightseeing on a helicopter or floatplane, scenic coastal explorations by boat or kayak, bear viewing at salmon-filled creeks, crab feasts galore, off-road tours and much more! Book early to secure your spot.

Check out the tour reviews, our excursion guides, and don't hesitate to contact us if you need help booking your Alaskan adventures.

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Ketchikan Kayak Eco Tour

clock icon 4h 00min Kayaking Ketchikan's rainforest shorelines of Knudson Cove offers serene beauty, incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, and the chance to experience this...
$148.03 / person icon

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Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

4.9 clock icon 3h 30min You may have seen this tour topping the charts for things to do in Ketchikan and with good reason. The...
$211.94 / person icon

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Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition

4.9 clock icon 3h 30min A high-flying, tree-top activity that is perfect for the thrill-seeking adventurer. The Rainforest Canopy Zipline features 8 lines and 3...
$201.28 / person icon

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Adventure Karts Expedition

4.9 clock icon 3h 15min There's nothing quite like this tour anywhere else along the Inside Passage cruise route! The Adventure Karts Expedition tour puts...
$222.59 / person icon

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Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour

4.9 clock icon 1h 15min Easily among the most unique tours Ketchikan Alaska (or the Inside Passage for that matter) has to offer, the Hovercraft...
$153.36 / person icon

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Misty Fjords Flightseeing

4.7 clock icon 1h 45min Ketchikan is well-known for its flightseeing tours to Misty Fjords National Monument, and this is the classic float plane option...
$318.44 / person icon

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Alaska Lodge Adventure & Seafeast

4.7 clock icon 3h 45min Explore the Island of Revillagigedo and fill your bellies to the brim on the one of a kind Alaska Lodge...
$179.99 / person icon

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Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari

4.6 clock icon 4h 00min Get your fill of action and adventure on the Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari. This Ketchikan tour puts you in...
$174.66 / person icon

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Lumberjack Show & Crab Feast

4.6 clock icon 4h 00min Here's your opportunity to experience some of Ketchikan's most iconic activities! Combining the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show and a true...
$169.34 / person icon

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About Ketchikan, Alaska

Often the first stop for northbound passengers on Inside Passage cruises, Ketchikan is a small and historic fishing town situated along the western edge of lush Revillagigedo Island. Passengers on Ketchikan cruises will find a frontier settlement tucked within the breach of the enormous Tongass National Rainforest, where wildlife including bald eagles and bears thrive among old-growth spruce trees. Even before the first outside settlers arrived, though, the area was home to a diverse group of native peoples whose legacy is prominently visible in the form of the intricate and numerous totems that still inhabit Ketchikan.

Important for guests on Ketchikan cruises, this port town offers some of the most gorgeous backcountry excursions in Southeast Alaska. One of the most iconic being the Misty Fjords Flightseeing, which allows adventurers to experience the isolated and magnificent Misty Fjords Monument via Alaska's go-to mode of transportation: floatplane! Ketchikan is also home to the popular Deadliest Catch boat tour by the daring Bering Sea fishermen that battle the high seas in search of King and Dungeness Crab.

Fans of outdoor adventure, gorgeous scenery, wildlife and native culture will find all of the above in this charming town!

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