Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's Native Cultural Center. It is also known as the salmon capital of the world and a paradise for sport fishermen and naturalists alike. During the summer months, the town bustles with visitors from all over the world.

Ketchikan is built along a steep hillside, with sections of the town built right over the water on pilings. The rustic boardwalk on Creek Street preserves a distinct historic feel, while the town hums with new construction to keep up with tourism.

Native art and culture flourish here due to the large population of Native Alaskans, represented by three indigenous tribes: the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Ketchikan has the largest collection of totem poles in the world, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 arts communities in America. Visitors will find an outstanding variety of shops, galleries and boutiques throughout the town.

Things to See & Do

* Salmon fishing
* Deer Park Eagle Preserve
* Creek Street
* Misty Fjords National Monument
* Deer Park Fish Hatchery

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 10.7 sq km’s
Population – 14,500 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The waterfront in Ketchikan is the dock. It is quite possible to simply walk off your ship and start shopping as soon as you hit the dock (depending on where your ship is located along the waterfront)

Transport Links – Ketchikan is served by daily jet service from Seattle and Juneau and is served by the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System.

Ketchikan's historic downtown is small and easily accessible by foot from the massive downtown dock where summer cruise ships moor, however the rest of the town stretches miles to the north and south along the waterfront. Taxi and bus service provides visitors with access to outlying areas and to tourist destinations outside of town.

Cruises departing Ketchikan, Alaska

Wilderness Discoverer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 4 July 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Discoverer.

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Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Ketchikan to Sitk

Departs 4 July 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Wilderness Discoverer.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 5 July 2020 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 10 July 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Chichagof Dream.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Chichagof Dream.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 11 July 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 11 July 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Tug Swell, Alaska Super Voyage ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 22 July 2020 from on Maple Leaf Adventures onboard 80 foot Converted Tug Swell.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Tug Swell.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 25 July 2020 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Kruzof Explorer, Remote Alaska Adventure ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 27 July 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Kruzof Explorer.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Kruzof Explorer.

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Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 28 July 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Chichagof Dream.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Chichagof Dream.

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Wilderness Discoverer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 1 August 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Discoverer.

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Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Ketchikan to Sitk

Departs 1 August 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Wilderness Discoverer.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 8 August 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 8 August 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Tug Swell, Alaska Super Voyage ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 13 August 2020 from on Maple Leaf Adventures onboard 80 foot Converted Tug Swell.
10 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Tug Swell.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 14 August 2020 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 15 August 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Chichagof Dream.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Chichagof Dream.

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Kruzof Explorer, Remote Alaska Adventure ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 28 August 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Kruzof Explorer.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Kruzof Explorer.

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Wilderness Discoverer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 29 August 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Discoverer.

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Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Ketchikan to Sitka

Departs 1 September 2020 from on Alaskan Dream Cruises onboard Chichagof Dream.
8 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Sitka aboard Chichagof Dream.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 5 September 2020 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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NG Venture, Great Bear Rainforest ex Ketchikan Return

Departs 15 September 2020 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Venture.
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NG Venture, Great Bear Rainforest ex Ketchikan Return

Departs 22 September 2020 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Venture.
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Wilderness Adventurer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 9 April 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Adventurer.
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Wilderness Discoverer, Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 18 April 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Discoverer.
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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 26 May 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 5 June 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 13 June 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 25 June 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 4 July 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 15 July 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 25 July 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 4 August 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 14 August 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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Wilderness Explorer, Alaska Fjords & Glaciers ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 15 August 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Wilderness Explorer, Eastern Fjords & Glacier Bay ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 15 August 2021 from on UnCruise Adventures onboard Wilderness Explorer.
14 Night cruise departing from Ketchikan to Juneau onboard Wilderness Explorer.

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Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Ketchikan to Juneau

Departs 24 August 2021 from on Lindblad Expeditions onboard National Geographic Sea Lion.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.

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