Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Alaska
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 17th, 2001, 02:02 PM
jim jim is offline
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 323
Default Ketchikan tour

Is it really worth taking the Ketchikan town/Saxman village
tour, or is this something one can easily do on your own?
Most of the stops seem to be within the town itself. How
impressive is Saxman village (I've already seen the totem
collections in the UBC Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver
and the park in Sitka)?

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 17th, 2001, 10:36 PM
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 59
Default Re: Ketchikan tour

The tour we really liked in Ketchikan was the horse drawn trolley tour. It lasted about an hour. We went all over town with a guide that gave us a great background on the area and the town. This gave us enough info to head out ourselves. It was only $20 per person and well woth it. They have their ticket booth right on the pier.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 18th, 2001, 12:29 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,417
Default Re: Ketchikan tour

We enjoyed the Saxman tour and show. It gave us a broader view of Alaskan population and heritage, of which I would not have known. Once we returned to town, we did a self walking tour and went into Dolly's as well. It was great. We really tried to absorb as much as possible during our visit to Alaska.
Bon Voyage
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2001, 10:21 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 1,158
Default Re: Ketchikan tour

You really need to go with a tour to Saxman to get anything out of it since the "stories" are a significant part of the tour. You would just be looking at the poles otherwise. Totem Bight has more of "self guiding" information. I suggest if you are interested in this consider Sourdough tours who goes to both, coupon in the Ketchikan visitor guide for 2 for $50. available at the dock visitor center or call 800-7703300, OR consider a self guided walking tour to Totem Heritage Museum and Hatchery combo ticket about $10, very different as the poles are retrieved from an abandoned village. Walk up Park and return via Deermont for a loop tour, then you will come to Creek St for some more touring. Many saxman tours available at the dock, so don't go with the ship tours.
Reply With Quote


ketchikan, tour, tours, trolley

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ketchikan tour katluc Alaska 0 March 23rd, 2006 11:08 AM
Canopy tour in Ketchikan katluc Alaska 0 October 5th, 2005 03:13 PM
KETCHIKAN TOUR J P Alaska 1 July 11th, 2005 07:07 PM
your best tour in ketchikan? dusty Alaska 11 November 21st, 2004 10:33 AM
Flight Tour for Ketchikan Mark Alaska 4 May 18th, 2001 12:38 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1