Historical Ketchikan & Creek Street Walking Tour

KTN-380 | Ketchikan, Alaska | See Special Notes

from $35.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Outdoor Adventures Outdoor Adventures
  • Creek Street Creek Street
  • City Walk
You will see:

Accessibility for people with disabilities Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 1.5 hours

Tour Overview

This short yet fascinating walking tour starts when you meet your very special guide of Tlingit descent who shares personal knowledge of the many changes Ketchikan has experienced over the years. During this easy stroll along nine blocks of this unique city, your guide will explain the significance of the many totem poles you will encounter on your journey, and the importance of them within Native culture.

Part of the one-and-a-half-hour walk sees you stroll along Ketchikan's infamous Creek Street, the former red light district, where you will learn of its important economic role in the city's early history. You will also learn about the infamous and historic "Married Man's Trail" and hear from your guide how it received its intriguing name. Ketchikan is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World" and its local economy relies on the fishing industry, so it's only natural that your tour guide will explain the function of one of the city's salmon ladders. Your guide will tell you of the incredible journey salmon endure as they return to their spawning ground.

As you wander the streets with purpose, learning more about this alluring city, you will be able to enjoy the plentiful and beautiful trees, shrubbery and flowers that line the route, and your guide will be on hand to discuss their importance to the Tlingit's food gathering practices. Returning to the downtown shopping area near the cruise ship pier, any questions you may have are encouraged, as your host would like you to leave Ketchikan with a better understanding of the community and its Native culture.

This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Tour Guide of the Season in Ketchikan.

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Detailed itinerary

Historical downtown walking tour

Travel time: 01:30 Transport type:Walking
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):25
Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):2000
Wheelchair accessible?:Yes Handicap Notes

This tour can accommodate electric wheelchairs and scooters, but not manual wheelchairs due to terrain.

Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Air conditioned?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes


Length of walk is approximately 9 blocks.

This tour can accommodate electric wheelchairs and scooters, as well as manual wheelchairs if participant can negotiate the entire tour on their own or with the assistance of a traveling companion. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Ketchikan is sometimes a tender port. Please be sure to read the "Passengers with Disabilities" information on the home page of Princess.com.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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