Totem Bight State Park & Ketchikan Highlights

2.5 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-100
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Points of Interest

  • Creek Street
  • Totem Bight State Park
Shopping Opportunities, Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

You'll depart your ship and begin your guided two-and-half hour tour with a scenic motorcoach ride in and around Ketchikan. You'll see Alaska's busiest waterfront, bustling with floatplanes and boats, and drive by infamous Creek Street, Ketchikan's former red-light district during the Gold Rush. Then, you'll travel along beautiful North Tongass Highway, passing salmon canneries and a pulp mill that was once the largest of its kind in the world.

After your city tour, your guide will introduce you to Totem Bight State Park, where an awesome sight awaits. Established in 1938, this unique park offers you a glimpse into the native Tlingit and Haida Indian cultures. Start by walking along a winding trail through a forest of mighty hemlock. You'll come to an old Indian campsite filled with colorful totem poles, each one telling its own fascinating tale. Totem carving is a time-honored craft, passed down over generations. Native carvers, using traditional hand-made tools, recreated the totems, restoring those that were badly damaged by time and weather.

Explore further to see a replica of a 19th century Clan House, or community house. These structures served as homes to several families at once, with each headed by a house chief of the same lineage. You'll get to step inside and learn more about the rich Native Alaskan culture.

Then, it's time to enjoy a coffee and some shopping at the Alaska Totem Trading Company before re-boarding your motor coach for your return ride back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Tour operator is authorized under special use permit to conduct tours in the Tongass National Forest.

Snack: Cookies

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

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Tour to Totem Bight State Park

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Totem Bight State Park

Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Alaska Totem Trading

Time at site:
00:25
Free time at site:
25
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Tour back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
53
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes