Ketchikan City Tour Excursion Reviews

Tour the town of Ketchikan, the first city on the Inside Passage, by visiting local attractions and learning about Alaskan history and culture.
Super cute town with lots to do, especially if you're on a cruise ship with limited time.
Sail Date: June 2019
Super cute town with lots to do, especially if you're on a cruise ship with limited time. Downtown is a 5 minute walk. Besides restaurants and shopping they have a lumberjack show, city tours and easy self guided walking tours. The ... Read More
Super cute town with lots to do, especially if you're on a cruise ship with limited time. Downtown is a 5 minute walk. Besides restaurants and shopping they have a lumberjack show, city tours and easy self guided walking tours. The people are very friendly and of course the salmon is out of this world. The visitors center is the place to start when you're looking for something to do. All tours usually start there. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day, 65 degrees. We did a tour of the entire city including Potlatch Park, Tongass National Forrest and Totem Bight State Park. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Quick city tour then out to the salmon spawning area, next up was a stop at Creek Street.
Sail Date: September 2018
Quick city tour then out to the salmon spawning area, next up was a stop at Creek Street. We had the choice to get out at Creek Street or go back to the ship, get got off to explore more.
Quick city tour then out to the salmon spawning area, next up was a stop at Creek Street. We had the choice to get out at Creek Street or go back to the ship, get got off to explore more. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
It is easy to get into town from the ship.
Sail Date: August 2018
It is easy to get into town from the ship. We walked around the town a little before our tour. We found the office and got out tickets. Unfortunately our shuttle was 30 mins late. The tour guide as knowledgeable but it was hard to hear her ... Read More
It is easy to get into town from the ship. We walked around the town a little before our tour. We found the office and got out tickets. Unfortunately our shuttle was 30 mins late. The tour guide as knowledgeable but it was hard to hear her over the sound of the old engine. She took us to a river and we did get to see some eagles but it wasn't quite what we were expecting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved touring around the city.
Sail Date: July 2018
Loved touring around the city. In the morning we had the opportunity to tour the city on foot. The colorful buildings throughout the town were impressive. We saw some salmon in the waterways as we walked through the town.
Loved touring around the city. In the morning we had the opportunity to tour the city on foot. The colorful buildings throughout the town were impressive. We saw some salmon in the waterways as we walked through the town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus tour of the coastal part of the city.
Sail Date: July 2018
Bus tour of the coastal part of the city. Saw some bald eagles but missed out on other wildlife such as bears and salmon.
Bus tour of the coastal part of the city. Saw some bald eagles but missed out on other wildlife such as bears and salmon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
In a nutshell, 90 minute tour that ended away from the ship 60 minutes later.
Sail Date: July 2018
In a nutshell, 90 minute tour that ended away from the ship 60 minutes later. Wasn’t as advertised, 30 minutes short and didn’t seeor hear everthing that was advertised.
In a nutshell, 90 minute tour that ended away from the ship 60 minutes later. Wasn’t as advertised, 30 minutes short and didn’t seeor hear everthing that was advertised. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We wanted to see some of the local area, but none of the offered excursions meshed with our ...
Sail Date: June 2018
We wanted to see some of the local area, but none of the offered excursions meshed with our schedule of Ketchikan City Kayaking, so we booked this local area tour on the pier. Great value ($55 ea), comfortable mini-bus for 10, saw ... Read More
We wanted to see some of the local area, but none of the offered excursions meshed with our schedule of Ketchikan City Kayaking, so we booked this local area tour on the pier. Great value ($55 ea), comfortable mini-bus for 10, saw wildlife, learned the local history and lifestyle challenges. Also stopped at Saxman Native village and included entry into Dolly's House on Creek Street. Excellent guide, highly recommend this 2+ hour tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A nice 2.5 hour tour and gave the highlights including many totem poles.
Sail Date: June 2018
A nice 2.5 hour tour and gave the highlights including many totem poles.
A nice 2.5 hour tour and gave the highlights including many totem poles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was rainning, The tour wnet to 2 places only and lasted no more than 30 minutes.
Sail Date: May 2018
It was rainning, The tour wnet to 2 places only and lasted no more than 30 minutes. Cost benefit was ridiculously bad.
It was rainning, The tour wnet to 2 places only and lasted no more than 30 minutes. Cost benefit was ridiculously bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Terrific walking tour with Joe.
Sail Date: May 2018
Terrific walking tour with Joe.
Terrific walking tour with Joe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
We walked the town, read all the information signs, went to the lumberjack show.
Sail Date: April 2018
We walked the town, read all the information signs, went to the lumberjack show. Everything was great. All the stores trying to sell bamboo sheets is a little odd. Typical jewelry and figurine stores everywhere.
We walked the town, read all the information signs, went to the lumberjack show. Everything was great. All the stores trying to sell bamboo sheets is a little odd. Typical jewelry and figurine stores everywhere. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour did not start until in the afternoon - would have preferred to do this earlier.
Sail Date: September 2017
The tour did not start until in the afternoon - would have preferred to do this earlier. It was very educational and interesting. We still had plenty of time to look around Ketchkan.
The tour did not start until in the afternoon - would have preferred to do this earlier. It was very educational and interesting. We still had plenty of time to look around Ketchkan. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got onto a "trolley" i.e.
Sail Date: July 2017
We got onto a "trolley" i.e. bus and drove out to a bunch of totem poles at a small native village. Looked at totem poles and came back. Ho hum.
We got onto a "trolley" i.e. bus and drove out to a bunch of totem poles at a small native village. Looked at totem poles and came back. Ho hum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Lisa did a good job of explaining the history and significance of various sites.
Sail Date: June 2017
Lisa did a good job of explaining the history and significance of various sites. Booked thru Dave - Ketchikan Taxi.
Lisa did a good job of explaining the history and significance of various sites. Booked thru Dave - Ketchikan Taxi. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked Kat to drive us around the island.
Sail Date: June 2017
Booked Kat to drive us around the island. She took us several places and talked to us about the location and history. Took us to Settlers cove and a rainforest hike. Also stopped at the Totem Pole village and taught us about first nation ... Read More
Booked Kat to drive us around the island. She took us several places and talked to us about the location and history. Took us to Settlers cove and a rainforest hike. Also stopped at the Totem Pole village and taught us about first nation art & people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The bus took a short drive through town.
Sail Date: June 2017
The bus took a short drive through town. About as exciting as a taxi ride from point a to point b.
The bus took a short drive through town. About as exciting as a taxi ride from point a to point b. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
First City Highlight Tour
Sail Date: May 2017
First City Highlight Tour
First City Highlight Tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
About a 2-hour tour led by an Alaskan native.
Sail Date: August 2016
About a 2-hour tour led by an Alaskan native. We got a nice history of the area, visited the Saxman totem area, and ended the tour at Dolly's house. We enjoyed the trip.
About a 2-hour tour led by an Alaskan native. We got a nice history of the area, visited the Saxman totem area, and ended the tour at Dolly's house. We enjoyed the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Shop owners are very nice and like to take time and answer your questions about their town and even ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Shop owners are very nice and like to take time and answer your questions about their town and even personal ones, like what brought them to Alaska, etc.
Shop owners are very nice and like to take time and answer your questions about their town and even personal ones, like what brought them to Alaska, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
(the only port we walked straight to town without a shuttle) we booked a tour from the dock, with ...
Sail Date: July 2016
(the only port we walked straight to town without a shuttle) we booked a tour from the dock, with sourdough tours (van= Richard)- we saw (and stopped at many locations) the totem poles and got an in depth story about them, we saw MANY Bald ... Read More
(the only port we walked straight to town without a shuttle) we booked a tour from the dock, with sourdough tours (van= Richard)- we saw (and stopped at many locations) the totem poles and got an in depth story about them, we saw MANY Bald Eagles, water falls, an over look where we tried to see bears and were able to tour Dolly's house on creek street, where we were dropped off to explore, with an easy walk back to the ship. Our guide was very local and knowledgeable and answered questions and truly wanted to give the guests a fun and unique experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Pleasant but tour with some interesting cultural stops.
Sail Date: July 2016
Pleasant but tour with some interesting cultural stops.
Pleasant but tour with some interesting cultural stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Really nice town.
Sail Date: July 2016
Really nice town.
Really nice town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This tour was brief but got a good view of the city.
Sail Date: June 2016
This tour was brief but got a good view of the city. The guide was pleasant was knowledgeable
This tour was brief but got a good view of the city. The guide was pleasant was knowledgeable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great trip crew made great effort to sight bears.
Sail Date: June 2016
Great trip crew made great effort to sight bears. We lucked out and saw on black bear. Additionally we saw Eagles, deer, and sea lions
Great trip crew made great effort to sight bears. We lucked out and saw on black bear. Additionally we saw Eagles, deer, and sea lions Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very basic tour just okay.
Sail Date: June 2016
Very basic tour just okay.
Very basic tour just okay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises