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Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ketchitour Office
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    You may choose to be dropped off at Creek St. or at your cruise ship dock.
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excitement, beauty and adventure all packed in one package of Ketchikan! Enjoyed the weather, drizzles and the scenic beauty of the city. The rainforest walk was a marvellous experience with exploration of totem poles.
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    I booked my excursion on the day of. Went to tour area pick up and their computer was down and dont have my booking. Showed the lady my booking and said they dont have that tour available and put us to another excursion, we said ok and gave us the itinerary. Unfortunately this
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    Booked the trolley but upon arrival was told not enough people for the trolly so we had to do tour in van which was disappointing because wasn’t able to see anything while traveling. The guide Albert a natives Alaskan was very interesting and informative making the tour a
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    We were delighted to have a tour of tge totem poles site nd our guide, very informative. The whole area is steeped in loads of history. The city tour complimented the excursion.
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    Loved seeing various totem poles on this tour. The best part was seeing how they're crafted, seeing the tools used, and learning the history of them. That said, as much as I loved visiting Ketchikan once, it wouldn't be a place I would go back to. After all, Totem poles don't
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    By: Ketchitour
    76 reviews
    Anshul G
    112
    Memories made!
    Excitement, beauty and adventure all packed in one package of Ketchikan! Enjoyed the weather, drizzles and the
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    Jotri726
    30
    Need a refund
    I booked my excursion on the day of. Went to tour area pick up and their computer was down and dont have my
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    chelle594
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    10621
    Loved the information
    Booked the trolley but upon arrival was told not enough people for the trolly so we had to do tour in van which
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    Exploration574901
    70
    Very Disappointed
    In our entire 17 day trip, this was the only tour in which we were disappointed. To begin with, the site
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    AlaskaExplorer74
    10
    OH HELL NO! Don't do it.
    Seriously the worse experience of our entire Alaska trip. My husband, kids and I rode on their rickety, dirty bus
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    James J
    indianapolis, United States
    71
    Watch out!
    We were told that we would be on the 90-minute "trolley" tour, and right before the tour began, we found out that
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    Tworobs2
    10
    Big rip off!
    Seated towards back of bus with no view and unable to hear cometary. Missed out on visiting totem pole as
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    Keith J
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    15541975
    Very interesting historic site
    We were delighted to have a tour of tge totem poles site nd our guide, very informative. The whole area is steeped
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    samcevoy
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    23587
    Some Concerns
    Driver, tour content, and narration were all fine. Very concerned about the trolley vehicle. Very hard
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    acmtn
    Middle Tennessee
    34
    Pitiful
    This was the biggest waste of money on any tour I have ever been on. We had a floatplane tour that cancelled
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    Penny G
    Orlando, Florida
    148
    Tour guide - friendly and informative
    Our tour guide Ivan was great! He knew a lot of stories on the totem poles and spoke clearly so that everyone
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    LynnKT
    Conway, Arkansas
    12140
    Do Not Waste Your Money!!!
    Horrible tour. Completely oversold the experience. Super uncomfortable trolley and needs some serious upkeep. Our
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    Leanne B
    Gainesville, Florida
    24168
    Great Way to Experience Ketchikan
    Loved seeing various totem poles on this tour. The best part was seeing how they're crafted, seeing the tools
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    Review-skiiii
    Houston, Texas
    124143
    City & "Wildlife" Tour
    Worst tour EVER. Do not recommend at all. Though my tour was scheduled for 8:30am, when I got to the shop I was
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    HytheTony
    Hythe
    3860
    Not worth it
    A bumpy ride in an old street trolley gives you a quick overview of the town. However the alleged 90-minute tour
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