Cruises to Ketchikan

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Discover the Springtime Wonders of Japan & Alaska

  • 20 Apr 2021
  • 19 nights
  • Ship: Seven Seas Explorer
  • Fly Cruise
  • Flights Included

Itinerary: Tokyo, Japan, Sendai, Japan, Hakodate, Japan, Petropavlovsk, Russia, Dutch Harbour, USA, Kodiak, Alaska, Seward, Alaska, Sitka, Alaska, Skagway, Alaska, Juneau, Alaska, Ketchikan,…

Includes: Free flights included where applicable , free business class flights (in penthouse suites and higher on europe voyages) , wi-fi throughout the ship for all bookings , open bars and…

Suite from £3,100pp

Vancouver to Seward (Anchorage, Alaska)

  • 28 May 2020
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Silver Muse
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Vancouver, Canada, Ketchikan, Alaska, USA, Juneau, Alaska, USA, Skagway, Alaska, USA, Sitka, Alaska, USA, Seward (Anchorage, Alaska) United States

Includes: Beverages in suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines & spirits , open-seating dining , multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine , spacious, ocean-view s…

Inside from £1,518pp

Great Alaskan Explorer

  • 18 May 2020
  • 14 nights
  • Ship: Maasdam
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Vancouver, Canada, Ketchikan, Alaska, Haines, Icy Straight Point, Homer, Alaska, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, Vancouver, Canada

Includes: Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with private verandas, all meals throughout your cruise - five course fine dining, informal buffets and late-night snacks throughout…

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Pristine wilderness and wildlife

Black bear, Ketchikan, Alaska

Black bear, Ketchikan, Alaska

Creek Street, Ketchikan, Alaska

Creek Street, Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Poles, Saxman Village, Alaska

Totem Poles, Saxman Village, Alaska

Misty Fjords National Monuments, Ketchikan, Alaska

Misty Fjords National Monuments, Ketchikan, Alaska

Spotted Harbour Seal, Ketchikan, Alaska

Spotted Harbour Seal, Ketchikan, Alaska

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Exploring the local area 

Get a sense of Ketchikan’s history simply by walking its picturesque streets. A short stroll from the harbour is Creek Street, a wooden boardwalk on the slopes beside Ketchikan Creek. Head here to browse galleries and tourist shops, or to discover the area’s colourful past. Beyond the creek, where salmon often swim upstream, is the Totem Heritage Center. Discover Ketchikan’s native heritage as you admire intricately carved pieces of art, some of which are more than 100 years old. Learn about the area’s commercial and natural legacy at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, catch a lumberjack demonstration or tuck into some delicious local seafood.

Outstanding natural scenery 

Sculpted by ancient glaciers as they flowed over the granite, Misty Fjords National Park is a spectacularly scenic wilderness area to the east of Ketchikan. Boat and air tours are the best way to appreciate this dramatic area, which stretches more than 3,500 sq. miles across the Tongass National Forest. Float across pristine waters as you gaze in awe at the dramatic cliffs, snow-capped mountains and thick rainforests that grow on near-vertical slopes. Take to the skies to view majestic Rudyerd Bay, still-present glaciers and sparkling blue lakes which feed plunging waterfalls.

The buzz of sport-fishing 

Salmon fishing is an integral part of Ketchikan’s history, due to the vast numbers of fish migrating to the protected waters that surround it. Experience the thrill of reeling in a prize catch aboard one of the many fishing charters on offer. Experienced local guides will lead you to popular biting spots where, hopefully, you’ll have your pick of king salmon, halibut, red snapper, trout and many more varieties. If you’d rather let the professionals do the hard work, consider a tour that catches king and snow crab or octopus while you enjoy the show with a hot drink in hand.

Observing the wildlife 

The large quantity of fish surrounding Ketchikan doesn’t just lure fishermen to the area. Sharp-sighted ravens and Bald Eagles soar through the air, while hungry otters, sea lions, porpoise, Orcas and humpback whales search for their next meal in the water. Among the giant Cedar, Hemlock and towering Spruce trees, you can also spot black and brown bears, wolves, mountain goats and deer - the list goes on! Explore the forest nature trails by foot, enjoy the views from an electric-assisted bike, or kayak the coves and inlets of the Inside Passage with your eyes peeled.