Ketchikan, Alaska is the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage! This is one of my favorite stops on Alaska cruises. 

The Population as of 2021 is around 8,037 residents.

Top Five things to do in Ketchikan Alaska

There are so many amazing things to do in this neat town. 

The Must-do Thing in Ketchikan

My favorite excursion is the Misty Fjords by Floatplane ride. 

Top Five things to do in Ketchikan Alaska

Top 5 excursions in Ketchikan, Alaska 

Misty Fjords Flightseeing 

I have personally done this excursion and it’s one of my favorite things on earth to do. Every flight is absolutely amazing and unique based on weather conditions and wildlife.

Top Five things to do in Ketchikan Alaska

Ketchikan Black Bear & Wildlife Exploration

This is a great walking tour through bear country. The guide will teach you about the plants and wildlife in the area; which you are likely to see more than bears. Enjoy the bear viewing area where you will get to see these magnificent creatures in their element.

Ketchikan Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

This boat ride takes you into the world’s largest temperate rainforest, the Tongass National Forest. Admire the Alaska Native totem poles, Guard Island Lighthouse, and wildlife. You are guaranteed to see American bald eagles on this tour!

Top Five things to do in Ketchikan Alaska

Jewelry & Art Shopping

Many of our clients don’t take a shore excursion in Ketchikan instead they walk around and shop. There are great deals on jewelry and art right in town.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show & Crab Feast

The rustic experience takes you to the Lumberjack Sports Arena. So much fun for all ages watching ‘Jacks’ compete in events of strength and agility.

Best Restaurant in Ketchikan

My favorite restaurant is The Alaska FishHouse.

You can see the menu here.

If you want to shop while on an Alaskan cruise some of the best shopping and the biggest number of shops are in Ketchikan. You can find a wide variety of shops selling everything from fossils to t-shirts. 

When you are ready to plan your Alaskan adventure we will be delighted to make sure you get everything included on your wishlist. Reach out to our Journey Planners here.