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Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour

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US$ 55.00
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    What to Expect
    This is considered the cultural tour of Ketchikan and explores 2 of the 3 available totem pole parks in Ketchikan.

    Start off with a 10 mile drive north of Ketchikan, viewing residential, commercial and industrial parts of town. Narrator will explain the daily life in Ketchikan and the history of the "Salmon Capital of the World". 

    Upon arrival at the Potlatch Park a 45-50 minute stop is made to visit 2 parks and museums.

    Start a narrated guided tour that includes a visit to an active totem pole carving center where  totem poles are being carved and exhibit a wide range of the tools and drawing used to create these works of art. more than 30 poles are exhibited in a setup that simulates an ancient native village with canoes, smoke house, cabins and the impressive Clan house, home to the family members of specific Tlingit or Haida clans.

    15+ antique cars are also display in fully restored condition, the Russian Museum shows an exclusive collection of guns, rifles, pistols and swords up to 5 centuries old.

    Enjoy 20 minutes in gift shop or explore at your leisure the Totem Bight State Park, with it's famous 13 pole exhibit and a more traditional clan house.

    Both parks have beach access and allow for great pictures.

    20 minute return trip will conclude tour thru the heart of town and will allow guests to descend at creek street, home to the now defunct infamous red light district or be dropped off at cruise ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ketchitour Office
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    You may choose to be dropped off at Creek St. or at your cruise ship dock.
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Snacks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Booked the trolley but upon arrival was told not enough people for the trolly so we had to do tour in van which was disappointing because wasn’t able to see anything while traveling. The guide Albert a natives Alaskan was very interesting and informative making...More

    Thank chelle594
    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    We were delighted to have a tour of tge totem poles site nd our guide, very informative. The whole area is steeped in loads of history. The city tour complimented the excursion.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Keith J
    Reviewed 6 January 2019

    Loved seeing various totem poles on this tour. The best part was seeing how they're crafted, seeing the tools used, and learning the history of them. That said, as much as I loved visiting Ketchikan once, it wouldn't be a place I would go back...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Leanne B
    Reviewed 2 September 2018

    Bob, our tour guide was born and raised in Alaska and a former P.E. teacher at the local high school. He knew all the spots on the tour to direct our views toward the salmon swimming upstream, bears and bald eagles. He gave everyone time...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank trcekids
    Reviewed 30 August 2018

    ii dind't appreciate so much to me in the gift shop..viewing everything form junk to jewels ...tho the total tours was ok.. but overall left a lot to be desired.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank jackpine2
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