Local Attractions & Touring Options
The scenic beauty, world-class sport fishing and diverse cultural heritage have made Ketchikan one of the most popular visitor destinations along Alaska’s majestic Inside Passage. Our quaint island community is easily accessible by the State’s Ferry System, which departs from Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia on a weekly basis.
Alaska Airlines also offers multiple daily flights in and out of Ketchikan from SeaTac International Airport in Seattle. The average flight time by jet is just 90 minutes one way covering the full 700 mile trek. Our remote Southeast Alaskan community is nestled on Revillagigedo Island and is famously dubbed the “Salmon Capital of the World”.
Receiving close to a million cruise ship passengers each year, Ketchikan is only 22 miles away from Misty Fjords National Monument. Misty Fjords is a wonder in and of itself, truly a must see local attraction best experienced by charting an Alaskan bush plane. During this memorable excursion, you’ll soar through multiple sheer granite cliffs protruding straight from the oceans floor while witnessing the spender of dramatic waterfalls fed by numerous surrounding lakes.
If fishing for salmon or halibut is on your bucket list of things to do while in town, we highly recommend booking a local fishing charter. Reel in the action and experience catching the local lifestyle, you can even arrange to ship your fully processed seafood home on a desired date. Rest assured your fresh seafood will arrive frozen and ready to enjoy months after your Alaskan expedition! Other popular saltwater species in our area include the rock cod, sablefish, Dungeness crab and spotted prawns just to name a few.
Sightseeing is one of the easiest ways to enjoy learning about our City’s history and Native culture all in the comfort of a coach style bus or private touring option. Saxman Native Village is located a few miles south of downtown and contains the largest collection of standing Totem Poles in the world. Visit the cedar-made Clan House, Native Carving Shed and Gift Shop while you’re there and view splendid active bald eagle’s nests by perusing the park area on foot. This is a must see local attraction!
We encourage all of our guests to inquire at the front desk and we’ll certainly point you in the right direction for an enjoyable extracurricular activity during your stay with us.