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Saxman Native Village City & Wildlife Tour

By Northern Tours
Free cancellation available
2h 15m
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Engaging outing to learn firsthand about indigenous people

  • Totem poles & carving demonstration at Saxman Native Village

  • Chance to see wildlife like bears & eagles near Herring Bay

  • Entertaining tales about seedy past surrounding Creek Street

  • Opportunity to see Black Bears & Bald Eagles

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Ketchikan and Saxman Totem Village

  • What's included

    Entrance fees

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from downtown cruise ship docks in Ketchikan

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time inside the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, booth #12.

What you can expect

Uncover a slice of the Inside Passage on this guided excursion around Ketchikan. Explore the ancient traditions of indigenous people at the Saxman Native Village, learn about the seedy history of a former bootlegger neighborhood, and look for iconic Alaskan wildlife including black bears.

Join your guide in downtown Ketchikan, where you can hop aboard a comfortable bus just outside the visitor information building. Cruise south along the forest-fringed waters of the Tongass Narrows to reach the totem poles and preserved clan house of the Saxman Native Village. Watch wood carvers create ornate designs on new totem poles, snap photos of existing pieces, and look for unique souvenirs among the hand-crafted goods in the village store.

Back on the bus, make a loop around Herring Bay to look for salmon-seeking black bears and nesting bald eagles, returning to Ketchikan with plenty of time to take a walk down the waterfront shops and restaurants of Creek Street. Learn how this charming collection of clapboard buildings was once filled with bootleggers and brothels, and take time to stop in at the galleries and cafes that have taken their place before you head back to downtown and part ways with your guide.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Saxman Native Village
  • 2706 S Tongass Hwy
  • Ketchikan Alaska

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau-Booth #12
  • 131 Front Street
  • Ketchikan Alaska 99901
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