Cruise comfortably along Ketchikan’s local waterfront aboard and Alaskan built expedition vessel learning about Ketchikan’s rich maritime history, cultural highlights, and colorful past. Explore the tribal boundaries of the Metlakatla Indian Reserve, an area teeming with wildlife, in search of whales, eagles, seals, and other species.
Tour PriceAdult: $129.95 (tax included)
Children (ages 3-12): $109.95 (tax included)
Infants (2 & under): No cost. All infants must have a ticket due to coast guard regulations. Please be sure to select infant during checkout if applicable.
*Call us to inquire about our Alaska Resident discount at 907-225-8100.
Tour Duration:2 hours
Season DatesMemorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend
Tour Highlights• Experience the rich maritime culture and breathtaking views of Ketchikan aboard an Alaskan-built vessel. Enjoy front row views of the town’s unique piling built waterfront and colorful homes that cling to the rainforest mountain side.
• In the South Tongass Narrows view Thomas Basin, where the town’s residents once played baseball games on the mud flats exposed at low tide. While there, enjoy optimal views of infamous Creek Street from the upper observation deck. Next, cruise by Ketchikan’s oldest working cannery on your way to view the recently expanded US Coast Guard station – home to Alaska’s newest patrol vessels. Continuing south your captain will pause for photo opportunities and viewing of the world’s largest collection of totem poles at Saxman Native Village.
• Leave the Narrows to explore the tribal boundaries of the Metlakatla Indian Reserve, an area teaming with wildlife. Plying the waters of Nichol’s Passage, your Captain will maneuver the boat to give the best possible views as sightings occur. Whales, seals, porpoise, bald eagles and other species of wildlife are often sighted here.
• On the return trip, learn about Ketchikan’s notorious rum runners and fish pirates as you pass Whiskey Cove. A mariner’s view of Alaska’s busiest port, numerous sea plane bases, and your cruise ship will provide the tour’s final backdrop for learning how Ketchikan earned its title of “Salmon Capital of the World.”
What to Bring• Dress in warm layers and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the observation deck.
• USD Cash or Credit Card for onboard gift shop purchases. Beer, wine, additional snacks and Alaskan-made retail products are available for purchase.
Vessel Amenities• Spacious outside observation deck.
• Climate controlled interior seating with panoramic windows.
• One or more marine heads on each of our vessels. (restrooms)
Good to Know• Tour operated in all weather conditions.
• Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed.
Participation Requirements• Accessibility: Select departures may be able to accommodate guests in manual wheelchairs. Please contact Allen Marine prior to booking for additional details.
Cancellation• Cancellation Policy A $10/person processing fee will be charged for cancellations made after the booking is confirmed. No refund will be made for cancellations made less than 48-hours prior to tour departure. If the tour is cancelled by the operator for any reason, the customer will receive a full refund.
• Tour Minimums Tours do need to hit a minimum capacity to run. We will contact guests 48 hours in advance if tour has not reached the minimum.
Please Read Regarding COVID 19As the federal requirements for masking on public transportation have dropped, masks are now optional for guests. We will continue to adhere to any requirements from the Department of Transportation, the US Coast Guard, and the City and Borough of Juneau should these policies change throughout the season.