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Ketchikan Activities

Ketchikan is a special town with plenty of activities to offer your entire family.

A favorite activity for most of our guests is exploring the historical downtown area of Ketchikan where you will find many adventurous & educational things to see and do within a short distance. You can always stop by the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau near the cruise ship dock and pick out a few activities like zip-lining, catch a lumberjack show, ride the dune buggies, hike Deer Mountain, scuba dive, visit the Saxman Village, take a amphibious duck tour, ride the horse drawn trolley, charter a floatplane, and much more

During the summer months Salmon can be found in giant schools fighting their way up Ketchikan Creek to spawn. While taking a stroll down Creek Street you can view our historic red-light district, it's hard not to imagine the fortune-seeking miners, hardy loggers, boastful fishermen, migrant tradesmen, enterprising entrepreneurs and professional ladies making their place in what this glowing young city had to offer in the olden days.

If you or someone you know is not interested in fishing check out the links below for some great Ketchikan activities & Ketchikan Tours.

Get a taste of the Real Unadulterated Alaska

Pilot a custom built, motorized inflatable into your exclusive Alaskan Coastal Adventure. You'll follow your guide into beautiful places so remote most locals don't even know they exist. On this adventure you can search for bears, eagles, whales and seals. Our professional tour guides will tell you stories about the Saxman Native Village and the George Inlet Cannery. Recharge at our beautiful wilderness camp for a snack before you head back to Ketchikan. We offer the following trips, Alaska coastal expedition, Family fun day, Romantic Alaska and a 2.5 hour adventure.

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Mountain Point Snorkeling Tour

Immerse yourself in Southeast Alaska's breathtaking Underwater World as you snorkel the calm and clear waters surrounding Mountain Point. The Mountain Point Snorkeling Tour is available May through September in Ketchikan, Alaska. This is a truly unique experience!

Stay toasty warm in a state-of-the-art, 1/4 inch / 7mm wetsuit complete with hood, boots and gloves as you hover among Alaska's diverse and colorful marine life. Thanks to the Japanese Kiroshio Current, long summer days and the lack of glaciers in this area surface temperatures reach a surprising 65 degrees in summer! After a short ride from Ketchikan you will be outfitted with all the appropriate equipment and you will be given a brief orientation. Your group will then enter the water from the rocky beach at Mountain Point.

You can observe a multitude of multicolored invertebrates including urchins, sea cucumbers and sea stars during the one-hour guided marine life tour. Discover the incredible diverse fish that inhabit these waters while snorkeling over the kelp forest. Nudibranchs, plume worms, mollusks and crustaceans are also bountiful. Back at the shop you can enjoy a hot beverage before returning to your cruise ship.

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Alaska Seaplane Tours

View one of the most amazing places in Alaska.

Our Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour (also spelled Misty Fiords) travels through one of nature's finest masterpieces. This Adventure is an inspirational & educational experience that takes you through the glacier carved fjords while viewing Alaska Wildlife. Come join us on this Alaska Adventure Tour - The Misty Fjords Explorer!


For the ultimate Alaska Seaplane Tour, jump aboard a plane for Ketchikan Bear Viewing. We provide the very best Alaska Bear Viewing Tours on Prince of Wales Island. We deliver Ketchikan Bear Tours that no other operators can. We crafted an exclusive P.O.W. Bear Tour, which is our most popular tour & unrivaled in quality. Our Alaskan wilderness experience is one you'll tell all of your Friends and Family About!

Please Call 1st City Charters at 1-866-882-2979 to Book Your Next Ketchikan Tour