Ketchikan Totem Bight State Park Excursion Reviews

Parks such as Ketchikan Totem Bight State Park feature recreated Native Alaskan villages with traditional homes for a taste of native history and mythology.
Rebekah the tour guide made this excursion.
Sail Date: July 2019
Rebekah the tour guide made this excursion. She really made you feel comfortable and went above and beyond on the history of the park, first nations and totem poles.
Rebekah the tour guide made this excursion. She really made you feel comfortable and went above and beyond on the history of the park, first nations and totem poles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Such a beautiful art and cultural experience.
Sail Date: July 2019
Such a beautiful art and cultural experience. Great views from the park also
Such a beautiful art and cultural experience. Great views from the park also Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour itself was great.
Sail Date: July 2019
Tour itself was great. Beautiful place of history and intriguing legends. Tour guide Peggy was hard to listen to though. She took too much time to speak and lost my attention frequently.
Tour itself was great. Beautiful place of history and intriguing legends. Tour guide Peggy was hard to listen to though. She took too much time to speak and lost my attention frequently. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
very interesting.....great educational materials
Sail Date: June 2019
very interesting.....great educational materials
very interesting.....great educational materials Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Another winner tour on vacation.
Sail Date: June 2019
Another winner tour on vacation. We selected the Ketchikan 4 in 1 and we not disappointed at all. Mike, the owner was our guide. He gave us extra stops and a very nice insight into life in Ketchikan as well as native life. His knowledge of ... Read More
Another winner tour on vacation. We selected the Ketchikan 4 in 1 and we not disappointed at all. Mike, the owner was our guide. He gave us extra stops and a very nice insight into life in Ketchikan as well as native life. His knowledge of nature, the native people and their customs was impressive. Mike is such a happy, friendly guy and was very easy to talk to. We definitely made fast friends with him. We recommend this tour to everyone but especially those who are on a cruise ship and have limited time in port. You'll get a terrific overview of this lovely town and you'll still have time to walk the streets and do some shopping. Totem Bight is a very interesting tour with a history of totems. We didn't know much about them so the detailed information was welcome. The more you learn, the more interesting they become. Good overview of Alaskan Native American culture. Authentic totems, clan house and a carving shed all located in Tongass National Forrest; a breathtaking rainforest and beach with tide pools. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Then we took a bus to the Totem Bight State Park.
Sail Date: June 2019
Then we took a bus to the Totem Bight State Park. Our guide, Maxwell, was clearly new and nervous and very chatty. He spent way too much time at each totem. They all had numbers under them and it would have been better if we were given ... Read More
Then we took a bus to the Totem Bight State Park. Our guide, Maxwell, was clearly new and nervous and very chatty. He spent way too much time at each totem. They all had numbers under them and it would have been better if we were given a brochure with the number and descriptions and go at our own pace. Maybe have the guide available for questions. He was a good bus driver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We booked this tour through Viator.
Sail Date: May 2019
We booked this tour through Viator. It was a good tour and we really enjoyed Totem Bight Park. Going into the clan house was interesting and the artwork was beautiful.
We booked this tour through Viator. It was a good tour and we really enjoyed Totem Bight Park. Going into the clan house was interesting and the artwork was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We enjoyed the state park and the guide.
Sail Date: May 2019
We enjoyed the state park and the guide.
We enjoyed the state park and the guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting but Abit dry and boring
Sail Date: May 2019
Interesting but Abit dry and boring
Interesting but Abit dry and boring Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting history but we should have done something else.
Sail Date: May 2019
Interesting history but we should have done something else. If wildlife are more in season ( like salmon)
Interesting history but we should have done something else. If wildlife are more in season ( like salmon) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was fine, but we were debating between this excursion and the Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise.
Sail Date: May 2019
This was fine, but we were debating between this excursion and the Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise. I think we should have chosen the latter.
This was fine, but we were debating between this excursion and the Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise. I think we should have chosen the latter. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Interesting state park.
Sail Date: May 2019
Interesting state park. Our guide had interesting facts about the totems and the first nation peoples.
Interesting state park. Our guide had interesting facts about the totems and the first nation peoples. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a city and area tour that included the Totem State Park.
Sail Date: April 2019
We took a city and area tour that included the Totem State Park. It was a nice relaxing tour. I was a little disappointed at the small number of totem poles, but it was still informative. We also took a short (maybe 1 block long) walk ... Read More
We took a city and area tour that included the Totem State Park. It was a nice relaxing tour. I was a little disappointed at the small number of totem poles, but it was still informative. We also took a short (maybe 1 block long) walk through a forested area near the totem pole park and had an interesting explanation of the natural trees and plants of the area. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide gave us a quick tour of the city on our way to the park.
Sail Date: September 2018
Our guide gave us a quick tour of the city on our way to the park. She provided great information at the state park of both the natural surroundings, the clan house and the totem poles. I felt like I understood the purpose and design of ... Read More
Our guide gave us a quick tour of the city on our way to the park. She provided great information at the state park of both the natural surroundings, the clan house and the totem poles. I felt like I understood the purpose and design of totem poles so much better after the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very informative and educational, but too dry for young children.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very informative and educational, but too dry for young children.
Very informative and educational, but too dry for young children. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not very big but you can take a bus there and back and only 5 dollars per person
Sail Date: August 2018
Not very big but you can take a bus there and back and only 5 dollars per person
Not very big but you can take a bus there and back and only 5 dollars per person Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good tour of the city and Totem Bight.
Sail Date: July 2018
Good tour of the city and Totem Bight. We.especially enjoyed learning a lot about the Native American culture.
Good tour of the city and Totem Bight. We.especially enjoyed learning a lot about the Native American culture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Lumberjack Show was what we saw first and the grandkids loved it.
Sail Date: July 2018
The Lumberjack Show was what we saw first and the grandkids loved it. Fun way to start the day. Our guide to Totem Bight was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot as we went.. She gave us plenty of time for pictures. Stop was too ... Read More
The Lumberjack Show was what we saw first and the grandkids loved it. Fun way to start the day. Our guide to Totem Bight was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot as we went.. She gave us plenty of time for pictures. Stop was too short to really see around Ketchikan. Would have liked to spend some more time there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
great excursions.
Sail Date: July 2018
great excursions. my husband loves looking at totems, couldn't have made a better choice.
great excursions. my husband loves looking at totems, couldn't have made a better choice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
mislead about native ranger guide which it turned out was not available.
Sail Date: July 2018
mislead about native ranger guide which it turned out was not available. mislead about the price which included Totem Bight Park, but not the separate admission. However, the Totem Bight Park was exceptional even without the services of a ... Read More
mislead about native ranger guide which it turned out was not available. mislead about the price which included Totem Bight Park, but not the separate admission. However, the Totem Bight Park was exceptional even without the services of a native guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had previously visited this port, so were looking for something different to do.
Sail Date: June 2018
We had previously visited this port, so were looking for something different to do. If it's your first visit to Ketchikan, you may want to choose something else. It takes about 1/2 hour on the bus to travel to the park. On the way, ... Read More
We had previously visited this port, so were looking for something different to do. If it's your first visit to Ketchikan, you may want to choose something else. It takes about 1/2 hour on the bus to travel to the park. On the way, the guide will point out parts of the town. You will likely see some wildlife - we saw bald eagles, and there is the chance to see more. At the state park, you take a short walk to the totems. The guide explains the stories told by the totems; I found this fascinating. You also get to go into the authentic native-American clan house. There is walking required and it is a gravel and dirt trail. From there, they take you to a gift shop for what feels like the obligatory shopping opportunity. They do serve you a cookie, probably to tempt you to buy more of them. All in all, this was interesting and I felt like I learned more about totems, so was glad I took it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Truly beautiful and interesting.
Sail Date: June 2018
Truly beautiful and interesting. Kids and adults enjoyed!
Truly beautiful and interesting. Kids and adults enjoyed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The park was very nice.
Sail Date: June 2018
The park was very nice.
The park was very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide was Chessa, who is very good and funny.
Sail Date: June 2018
Our tour guide was Chessa, who is very good and funny. We learned a lot about totem poles we would have missed just wandering around the state park without a guide.
Our tour guide was Chessa, who is very good and funny. We learned a lot about totem poles we would have missed just wandering around the state park without a guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lovely tour guide, mr.
Sail Date: June 2018
Lovely tour guide, mr. Ed, lots of information about area and native customs, good walk around saw two tribal houses and lots of totem poles, again this is not far from the port and you could get a taxi and pay the $5 to get in park which ... Read More
Lovely tour guide, mr. Ed, lots of information about area and native customs, good walk around saw two tribal houses and lots of totem poles, again this is not far from the port and you could get a taxi and pay the $5 to get in park which is a lot cheaper than any cruise trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises