- 2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
The Ketchikan All In One provides both the historical and scenic parts of Ketchikan, in a fully narrated 2.5 hour seaside tour. We will share our history rich city (including Creekstreet and the salmon ladder), explore the worlds largest collection of totem poles at Saxman Native Village, have a chance to view a wide variety of wildlife at Herring Cove ( including bears, seals and eagles) and see a beautiful waterfall. We travel comfortably in deluxe 14 passenger vans.
- All taxes, fees and charges are covered
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Ketchikan Rain Gauge Directions: Located outside of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, on Berth 2 of the cruise ship dock.
ketchikan cruise ship dock
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Returns to original departure point
Your Seaside Tour begins with a short city tour where you will see; a salmon ladder, the first of its kind, and a hand dug salmon hatchery. Then the tour will continue south to the village of Saxman, which includes the worlds largest collection of Totem poles.There you will walk among the totems, learn their history and view eagles on the nest. From here a short ride to Rotary Beach, to explore tide-pools and a great opportunity to see whales (humpbacks and orcas, are numerous in what is Nicholas Passage).Sample local berries. Restrooms are available at this stop. Herring cove is ahead on the tour. At this location.There is an excellent chance to view bears, eagles , seals, heron and the thousands of salmon returning to the place of their birth, in the hatchery up stream. Truly an Alaskan sight to be seen! The next stop is a cascading waterfall to complete your tour. We have 4 tour times offered in a day: 8:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm. All tours begin and end at Ketchikan Rain Gauge located, on berth 2 of the ketchikan cruise ship dock.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infants do not occupy a seat (sits in lap)
- Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Carson gave us a remarkable tour with lots of facts and personal insights! Highly recommend this tour, especially if you can get Carson to be your guide!
Although late in the season, we enjoyed sunny, warm weather the day we visited. We had a small group in a van, with Carson as our guide. Carson was very informative and personable. He has been a resident of the area for many, many years. He was able to talk about the totems and the buildings from a first hand knowledge, having participated in some of its construction.We learned about the life cycle of salmon, and of bears, eagles and wildlife. We enjoyed our time with him and would recommend the tour to anyone.
On a rainy morning in Ketchikan, Mike's daughter met our group (her sign said Seaside Tours) at the Ketchikan Rain Gauge (actually a little building with a statue behind it, on the pier). The were friendly and ready for us, with their van. Mike drove us around town, explaining various spots, stopping often with plenty of info and colorful explanations about the local lore and local folks. He was easy-going and gregarious, laughed easily, and admitted up-front that he might not be politically correct. (That was okay, but maybe he should have reined it in a bit...) We had a very personal tour, felt like we'd met a happy local, saw interesting local sites.
We enjoyed seeing Ketchikan but were disappointed in that not much wildlife were seen.Carson was our tour guide and he was informative regarding the area.
Mike was good and enthusiastic but the bus was cramped and access dificult. Hard to compare as it was our first visit. We did see bear but from a distance. No Whales.
Our small tour was both informative and fun. Our tour guide was passionate about what he does and knowledgeable.
Local guide Mike took us to main attractions in Ketchikan plus his favorite spots or so it seemed. Ran out of time due to whale watching so Saxman Totem Village was a quick viewing, but wouldn't change the experience. Teens enjoyed his stories and stops. Salmon ladder amazing as they were running.
Best way to see Ketchikan, history, sights, and sounds you won't find in town.salmon swimming up the salmon ladder, eagles, seals and bears catching salmon in the river. Our tour guide did a fantastic narration of Saxman Totem Row Park.
We visited ketchikan on an extremely rainy day. Our guide, Mike, made the best of it. He was enthusiastic and informative. He tried hard to find us bears, but nature didn't cooperate. I would definitely recommend Mike with Seaside Tours.
We went too early in the season Jul 4 for the salmon so no bears were around. There were several eagles seen on the tour which was great. Some of the things the tour guide told us were not true - such as that salmon have a drop of water in their head from where they were born and they use that to find their way back to their birthplace. Really?!? I would rather a guide just say they didn't know than to just make up some answer! The tour guide dropped us off at Herring Cove and told us he would bring the van back to pick us up. The van did not come back but the tour guide came back on foot to get us and he left me and my husband. We started walking back to where we thought the van was and met up with the tour guide on the way. He told us that he had come back and called all his customers to walk back with him. Obviously, we did not hear! At the end of the tour, the guide said we were running late so the part of the tour to view the totem poles was very rushed. The guide told us stories about the poles but we did not get to walk around and view all the poles.
I highly recommend the all-in-one Ketchikan tour with Eli! During the tour, Eli brought us to numerous places - we saw dozens of bald eagles, the salmon ladder, a waterfall, totem park (and even witnessed a master totem pole maker at work!), sampled local jams and even saw a whale! Eli was courteous, professional and just easy to be around; I really enjoyed his Alaskan native stories and folktales... thank you Eli for a really wonderful morning!
This was a great tour. Our guide was great and told great stories. He took us to a place where there were a lot of eagles in the trees and flying, including adults and juveniles. I got great pictures and videos. I think the American bald eagle is a fascinating animal to watch.