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Ketchikan, in the heart of Alaska's famed Inside Passage, offers world class fishing, outdoor adventure, Alaska Native culture, great shopping and more. 90-minutes by air from Seattle or come by cruise or ferry. Order our guide to start your adventure.
Scenic Ketchikan has long been a popular destination for independent minded travelers and sportfishing enthusiasts. Ketchikan is also Alaska’s second largest cruise port. See the largest collection of totem poles in the world and meet the descendants of the region’s first people through story, song and art. Don’t miss Misty Fjords National Monument, a stunning wilderness area that can be toured by boat or plane. Kayaking, hiking, zip lining and wildlife viewing are popular activities as is a stroll through town to see places like Creek Street, visit one of our museums or try out a local microbrew. Ketchikan’s impressive variety of shops and galleries feature work by many of the island’s resident artists. Dining options provide something for every taste and are highlighted by the availability of Alaska’s famed seafood. Salmon, halibut, crab and oysters are harvested locally, and prepared in a variety of mouthwatering dishes. Special events throughout the year range from arts events to fishing derbies and provide even more opportunity to get to know us. Our close-knit community welcomes visitors who seek to explore a community rich in history and culture. Come see for yourself why we say our lifestyle is your reward!