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Address: 7486 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9107
Phone Number: +1 907-247-2031
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We will meet you at you cruise ship and go to where the bikes are.

The best...

We will meet you at you cruise ship and go to where the bikes are.

The best way to get away from the crowded downtown area is on a motorcycle. Go beach combing, visit Ward Lake, Watch eagles and smell the fresh air. Some days the air may be a little wetter then some but, all in all its awesome here.

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The people at Panhandle were excellent. It rained the day of our trip (and I mean RAIN), so Panhandle told us we could cancel at no charge or we could go, it was up to us. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2016
Dan M
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Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The people at Panhandle were excellent. It rained the day of our trip (and I mean RAIN), so Panhandle told us we could cancel at no charge or we could go, it was up to us. We decided to go. They picked us up from our ship, took us to the bike of our choice, suited us up in rain... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. You two had the biggest smiles I have seen this season. The rain, (if you have experience riding in it) just adds another element to the adventure. You both were such troopers. More 

Uhrichsville, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived by ship and were to meet Merri at the pavilion at a designated time. In the meantime I decided to go early in town to shop and forego the ride with my husband. Just before our pickup I changed my mind and Merri was very patient as I ran from downtown and my husband went back on ship... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great fun and a break from the ship and shopping. Rick and Merri were exceptional owners/operators of their rental business.

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your ride. More 

El Dorado, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We arrived in Ketchikan on a cruise ship, and did not have anything planned for the day. We only have about 4 hours, and we really like to try to get away from the tourist areas when we get into port. We found the phone number for Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures and called to ask if they had any last minute... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I am always excited to share the "secret" spots with my customers.. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We rented the Harley for 2 hours but should have rented it for 1 more to see the whole area. Very nice people to do business with.

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. These is a lot to see and the time goes by too fast. More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures really went above and beyond giving us exceptional service. When we arrived in Ketchikan, we did not have an excursion planned. We considered renting a motorcycle but we were not sure if we were going to have good weather. When we got there we decided to do a short (60 minute) hike first, then called to see... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. I am so glad that you also enjoyed a hike while you where here. We have a lot of trails to explore. More 

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is our second time renting a motorcycle from Panhandle. The people were friendly and accommodating as the last time. They had just put on floor boards for my wife to try; the bike was great; The weather did not cooperate with us but it was enjoyable; The conversation with them was great and they pointed us to a great... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. I get excited when I get repeat customers. Riding in the rain just adds another element to your experience, as long as it's not pouring and unsafe. By the way, the towel was complimentary. Thank you again for your business. More 

Aston Clinton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Rick and Merri are lovely people who really do their best to provide their guests with a 5 star service. With collection from the ship, to immaculate machinery, plus all the necessary safety gear, they really do everything you could ask for. We enjoyed a fabulous day with them touring the area, and getting a great insight into life in... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. I truly wish we could ride with more of our guest. Rick just happened to be in town and we had no reservations for the rest of the day. We a so much fun with you folks. Thank you again. More 

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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Called the morning we got off of the cruise ship. Merri answered and had Rick pick us up at the dock within 20 minutes. My wife and I rented the goldwing and had a wonderful time. Rick told us of sites to see and a great place to have lunch. We were able to see more then any tour from... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

I was so glad that I had a motorcycle available for you, Thank you for the recommendation. More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Specifically booked a cruise to Alaska to pick up my 50th State riding a motorcycle (48 on my own bike, Hawaii and Alaska on rented bikes). Dealt with Merri in advance, and both Rick and Merri when we arrived in Ketchikan. As others have noted, they are a warm, welcoming couple, and everything was to our advanced arrangements allowing us... More 

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I, too, am glad the weather was nice that day. Also, congrats on riding in all 50 states. More 

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