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Ketchikan Port of Call

Known as the 'Salmon Capital of the World' and the rainiest town in southeast Alaska, the port of Ketchikan is named after the Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. The town boasts the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, which can be viewed at the Saxman Village, Totem Bight and the Totem Heritage Center.
Other attractions include The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, Eagle Spirit Gallery, Scanlon Gallery, the Misty Fjords and the WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge where visitors can enjoy spectacular views over the city.
Cruise ships dock in the centre of town but when the port is crowded, ships may be required to anchor in the bay and tender passengers into Ketchikan.


Contact

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
Tel: +1 800 770 3300
www.visitketchikan.com
info@visit-ketchikan.com

Transport

Just outside the dock is a building where tour operators and excursion operators run excursions as well as transport to attractions that are located just outside of the town. Taxis can be easily hailed from the docks. Hourly buses are also available throughout the city, while Air Taxis provide scheduled commuter service, as well as lake trips and charter flights.

Attractions

There are plenty of wonderful natural and historic attractions in Ketchikan to keep visitors busy, such as Neets Bay in Tongass National Forest, Deer Mountain, Misty Fjords, while culture vultures will love the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, Saxman Village, Totem Bight and the Totem Heritage Center.

Restaurants

Annabelle's Keg and Chowder House - stylish eatery or gastropub for diners to choose from

Pioneer Cafe - classic American diner food

Bar Harbor Restaurant - great seafood eatery

Best Dish

Salmon

Shopping

Those with a penchant for shopping should look no further than Creek Street where all the best boutiques and specialist stores can be found. The galleries along Stedman Street, such as Blue Heron, also provide some wonderful shopping opportunities.

Best Buy

A hand-carved totem pole

Excursions

Visit Neets Bay in Tongass National Forest and watch the Black bears

Go hiking in Deer Mountain

Go sea-kayaking

Go deep sea fish

Admire the Misty Fjords by air

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