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Ketchikan Sightseeing Trip

See Ketchikan the same way a local does!

Quick Details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours (at minimum)
  • Season: May – September
  • Four guest minimum / six guest max per vessel
2.5-Hour Trip (Per Person)

Sightseeing Cruise in Ketchikan

Experience the sights of Ketchikan on this sightseeing charter with Ketchikan Charter Boats! We leave from our location on the docks inside the Ketchikan Visitor’s Bureau Tour Center Booth #19. on one of our custom-made boats with one of our local, experienced captains. As you leave downtown Ketchikan, see the rainbow of homes, the crisscross of boardwalks, and our world-famous Water Street Tunnel (you can drive through, around, and over it!). And if time and conditions allow, we travel into Thomas Basin, where you can get a view of historic Creek Street right from the water.

Traveling further along the glacier-carved coastline of Ketchikan, witness the Tongass National Rainforest with its cedar, hemlock, spruce forests, and majestic mountains.

There aren’t many places you can go to in the world and experience wildlife as intimately as you can from our waters. Ravens in the air, Sitka blacktail deer and black bears on the land, and possibly orca and humpback whales, seals, sea lions, and porpoises in the water. And Southeast Alaska is home to over 15,000 bald eagles, which means some days the eagles are practically everywhere! Pass eagles in flight, active nests, and catch a glimpse of a majestic bald eagle swoop down to catch a fish on a lucky day. You never know what you might see on our Ketchikan sightseeing charter!

You also get a peek into the rich culture of Alaska’s “First City.” Seaplanes flying overhead and commercial fishing boats heading out for their big catch share our industry.  The extensive collection of Native American Totem Poles within Ketchikan shares the history, myths, and legends of the native Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people. As you travel around Pennock island, you get a feel for what it’s like for residents to commute by boat. Book online today. These tours can sell out in advance!

Where We Meet You

We meet you at your ship or as close as we are allowed with our large bright yellow sign “Ketchikan Charter Boats.” Most hotels offer courtesy shuttles. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time for your sightseeing cruise around Ketchikan.

131 Front St Booth #19
Ketchikan, AK 99901

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Layers relevant to the day’s forecast
  • Extra rain gear

Cancellation Policy

  • You may cancel reservations up to 14 days in advance. Once you are within the 14-day tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable.
  • Large group and multi-day trips are cancelable up to 30 days out. Once you are within the 30-day tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable.
  • Also, weather cancellations are at the skipper’s discretion, and if canceled, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you do not make your ship’s scheduled departure time, please call us, and we will do everything we can to reschedule. You may even reschedule for next year.