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Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour

Take a beautiful 2 hour tour north of town on our historical trolley or our modern shuttles buses, visit the Potlatch Park and the Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan Alaska. City tour included.

Departing from downtown cruise ships, tour offers a leisurely 10 mile drive along the Coastal State highway north of town. Upon arrival at the totem pole parks, guide will narrate and show Potlatch Park which has over 30 totem poles, a clan house or longhouse, a totem pole carving center and an antique car collection plus the Russian museum exhibiting an interesting collection of antique and rare guns and pistols. With over 45 minutes at the parks you can explore the State Park or visit a unique gift shop.

per adult from




90 to 120 minutes


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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Snacks
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is considered the cultural tour of Ketchikan and explores 2 of the 3 available totem pole parks in Ketchikan.

    Start off with a 10 mile drive north of Ketchikan, viewing residential, commercial and industrial parts of town. Narrator will explain the daily life in Ketchikan and the history of the "Salmon Capital of the World". 

    Upon arrival at the Potlatch Park a 45-50 minute stop is made to visit 2 parks and museums.

    Start a narrated guided tour that includes a visit to an active totem pole carving center where  totem poles are being carved and exhibit a wide range of the tools and drawing used to create these works of art. more than 30 poles are exhibited in a setup that simulates an ancient native village with canoes, smoke house, cabins and the impressive Clan house, home to the family members of specific Tlingit or Haida clans.

    15+ antique cars are also display in fully restored condition, the Russian Museum shows an exclusive collection of guns, rifles, pistols and swords up to 5 centuries old.

    Enjoy 20 minutes in gift shop or explore at your leisure the Totem Bight State Park, with it's famous 13 pole exhibit and a more traditional clan house.

    Both parks have beach access and allow for great pictures.

    20 minute return trip will conclude tour thru the heart of town and will allow guests to descend at creek street, home to the now defunct infamous red light district or be dropped off at cruise ship.
  • Departure Point :
    Ketchitour Office
    Return Detail :
    You may choose to be dropped off at Creek St. or at your cruise ship dock.
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Ketchitour

Activity ID: V-31765P2

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