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.
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 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.
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!
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.