Nature & Wildlife Viewing

eagle coming up from water

We have never done a wildlife census, but regardless, it’s safe to say that animals outnumber people in Ketchikan. Located in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan is home to black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, ravens, and over 100 species of migrating birds—and that’s just above sea level! In our waters you’ll find Orca and humpback whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, river otters, and porpoises. There are many ways to see our forest friends and sea creatures in their natural environments, so plan to get up close (but not too personal!)

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Alaska Cruises, Inc.

Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay, surrounded by towering cliffs. See waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.

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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

40 acre reserve located at picturesque Herring Cove, only 8 road miles from Ketchikan. This pristine environment is home to eagles, black bear, seals, birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary

Alaska Seaplane Tours

It is our pleasure to explore Prince of Wales Island with you...enjoy the finest salmon and bear photo opportunities anywhere. Let the warm hospitality of the McCue family be your guide through Historic Ketchikan and Bear Island.

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Allen Marine Tours, Inc.

Explore Misty Fjords National Monument on a 4.5 hour narrated cruise. Deluxe, high-performance, waterjet-powered vessels seat up to 135 passengers. Charters available for groups. We’ve been turning Alaska dreams into Alaska experiences for 45+ years!

Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

A one of a kind ‘reality tour’ allowing guests an authentic first-hand view of an Alaskan fishermen’s life at sea. You will be educated & inspired as our fisheries come within your grasp. Stay warm and dry as you share an experience unlike any other.

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Classic Alaska Charters

Lighthouse, Totems & EAGLES Excursions

Award-winning wildlife adventure: Guaranteed abundant eagles, 10 eagles nests, Totem Bight Park, Vallenar Wildlife Viewing Area & Guard Island Lighthouse. "Tour Guide of the Year" 10 years and 5 STAR Rated!

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Northern Lights Charters

There aren’t many places you can go in the world and experience wildlife as intimately as you will from our waters: ravens in the air; bald Eagles; and possibly Orca and humpback whales, seals, sea lions

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Orca Song Tours

Tour the real Ketchikan with a 4th generation local and see how we really live. Every place has a story and we love to show you and tell you about our colorful town! Flat rate up to 6 people, 2-3 hr tours, intimate & private, each tour is unique!

Wild Wolf Tours

Rainforest Walk and Totem Park - Enjoy trails in the Tongass National Forest that few visitors get to experience. Our tours are small groups of 11 guests or less so we can offer you quality personal tour by a local native guide.

  1. Alaska Cruises, Inc.

    Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay, surrounded by towering cliffs. See waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.

    More...

  2. Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

    40 acre reserve located at picturesque Herring Cove, only 8 road miles from Ketchikan. This pristine environment is home to eagles, black bear, seals, birds and other species attracted by the major salmon runs in the abundant marine estuary

  3. Alaska Seaplane Tours

    It is our pleasure to explore Prince of Wales Island with you...enjoy the finest salmon and bear photo opportunities anywhere. Let the warm hospitality of the McCue family be your guide through Historic Ketchikan and Bear Island.

    More...

  4. Allen Marine Tours, Inc.

    • 5 Salmon Landing #215
    • Ketchikan, AK  99901
    • Phone: (907) 225-8100
    • Toll Free: (877) 686-8100
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    Explore Misty Fjords National Monument on a 4.5 hour narrated cruise. Deluxe, high-performance, waterjet-powered vessels seat up to 135 passengers. Charters available for groups. We’ve been turning Alaska dreams into Alaska experiences for 45+ years!

  5. Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

    A one of a kind ‘reality tour’ allowing guests an authentic first-hand view of an Alaskan fishermen’s life at sea. You will be educated & inspired as our fisheries come within your grasp. Stay warm and dry as you share an experience unlike any other.

    More...

  6. Classic Alaska Charters

  7. Lighthouse, Totems & EAGLES Excursions

    Award-winning wildlife adventure: Guaranteed abundant eagles, 10 eagles nests, Totem Bight Park, Vallenar Wildlife Viewing Area & Guard Island Lighthouse. "Tour Guide of the Year" 10 years and 5 STAR Rated!

    More...

  8. Northern Lights Charters

    There aren’t many places you can go in the world and experience wildlife as intimately as you will from our waters: ravens in the air; bald Eagles; and possibly Orca and humpback whales, seals, sea lions

    More...

  9. Orca Song Tours

    Tour the real Ketchikan with a 4th generation local and see how we really live. Every place has a story and we love to show you and tell you about our colorful town! Flat rate up to 6 people, 2-3 hr tours, intimate & private, each tour is unique!

  10. Wild Wolf Tours

    Rainforest Walk and Totem Park - Enjoy trails in the Tongass National Forest that few visitors get to experience. Our tours are small groups of 11 guests or less so we can offer you quality personal tour by a local native guide.