Race to Alaska

Ketchikan is honored to have been chosen by organizers as the finish line destination for the Race to Alaska. The first ever race was a blast, and this year’s event should prove to be even more awesome. More teams- bigger and badder watercraft, and even more daring men and women will take to the water for a 750 mile journey from the headquarters in Port Townsend, WA.

Want to be part of the action? You can armchair it with this link to the race, or you can make plans now to be here for the finish.

Ketchikan Trip Planner 2016Download a copy of our Ketchikan Travel Planner or call us at 1-800-770-3300 to help plan your Ketchikan visit.

The whole town is excited to see the return of the race and we’d love to have you join us. So if you’d rather be here live and in person, check out these great deals- because we think anyone who is an R2AK enthusiast will fit right in!

2017 Race to Alaska Special Offers

Caribbean Gems

Logo Part of a family of stores that has been established in the Caribbean since 1983, Zhaveri Caribbean Gems has been a “must see” store for every visitor coming up to Alaska. Since we opened our doors in Ketchikan in 1997, we have been known as “the only complete Jeweler in Alaska.” We are authorized dealers for top tier brands such as Breitling, Omega, TAG Heuer, Mont Blanc, Ebel, Zenith, Rado, Tissot, Technomarine, Oris, TW Steel, Seiko, Citizen, Invicta, Skagen, and Pandora, to name a few.

Receive a FREE whale tail pendant and 10% off your purchase when you mention “Race to Alaska” and present a copy of this page. (Must present coupon upon entry)

Taquan Air

R2AK 2017 Discover magnificent Misty Fjords National Monument in an impeccably maintained DeHavilland Beaver floatplane, the world's most famous bush plane. View some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska from the comfort of your window seat. Enjoy a personal pilot narration with individual headsets on this once in a lifetime experience.

All Race to Alaska guests get the "Locals" rate for our Classic Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour! Take a 2 hour flight in a floatplane to spectacular Misty Fjords National Monument. Call (907) 225-8800 for more information and the current "Locals" rate – be sure to mention “Race to Alaska”

Alaska Canopy Adventures

Alaska's leader in canopy and zipline tours! Our innovative tours have been named "TOUR OF THE YEAR" by Princess Cruises since 2006, has recieved the coveted "Excellence in Tourism Award" and has been honored the "Chuck West Award" for tour innovation and showing guests the true beauty of Alaska.

Get the "Locals" rate on our Bear Creek Zipline Adventure or our Rainforest Canopy & Zipline Expedition. Call (907) 225-5503 for more information and the current "Locals" rate – be sure to mention “Race to Alaska”

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

This 40 acre rainforest reserve includes tall stands of spruce, hemlock and cedar trees with a forest floor saturated with mosses, wild flowers and a variety of berries. The sanctuary is located at picturesque Herring Cove, only 8 road miles from Ketchikan. On-site experiences include walking an easily accessible half mile trail in the Tongass, visiting the Alaska Raptor Center's aviary exhibits, watching a Native master totem-pole carver at work, and visiting a historic Alaska sawmill.

Get the "Locals" rate on our Wildlife Sanctuary & Eagle Center guided walk. Call (907) 225-5503 for more information and current ""Locals"" rate. Valid until 09/30/2017"

Ketchikan Dry Goods

KDG Logo Ketchikan Dry Goods is a locally-owned boutique and gift shop, nestled in downtown Ketchikan’s historic district. Inspired by the beauty and artistry of Southeast Alaska, KDG features a carefully curated collection of beautiful handcrafted goods. We feature local artists and artisans from throughout Alaska with many handcrafted, specialty goods.

Receive 15% off any one item when you mention the “Race to Alaska” special. (Offer is good for one item. Does not include consignment items.)

The Captain's Lady

Captains Lady R2AK A little bitty boutique nestled by the creek in Ketchikan, Alaska! We feature a collection of colorful & classy items to dazzle seafarers & landlubbers!

Receive 15% off any one item when you mention the “Race to Alaska” special. (Offer is good for one item. Does not include Local Artists items.)

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

Logo Get all your rowdy friends together and join in the Alaskan axe-tion in this amazing competition of skill and strength. The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show reflects upon southeast Alaska’s rich logging history and comes to life with thrilling displays of strength and agility. These world champion athletes wearing spiked boots & hard hats compete in 12 athletic events that utilize seven-pound axes, six-foot razor sharp saws, tree climbing gaffs, and souped up chainsaws. Your cheers will turn to roars of excitement as axes fly through the air, men free fall from tall trees, and then run atop spinning logs floating in the water. The show is held in a covered, heated, and cushioned grandstand that includes a rustic log gift shop and full concession. This will be one hour of action, excitement, and laughs that is unique to all of Alaska. This show is highly entertaining and interactive for guests of all ages.

During your visit, R2AK fans can see the show at a discounted rate. Call 907-225-9050 to make reservations!

My Place Hotel

The best choice for convenience, comfort and value, My Place is ideal for both short-term and long-term R2AK travelers! Rooms feature pillow top mattresses, microfiber bedding, and a variety of soft and firm pillows. For added convenience, all rooms offer their own My Kitchen, which includes a full-sized refrigerator, a two burner cook top, and a microwave. Also available are onsite laundry facilities! And, don’t forget to grab a snack from My Store, stocked with a variety of food and beverage items, as well as a complete line up of cookware and utensils.

Call (907) 220-9201 for reservations and mention R2AK to receive 20% off!

New York Cafe

Nestled in a well-loved historic downtown Ketchikan hotel, the New York Cafe offers a thoughtful selection of food, beer, wine, coffee and baked goods. Our neighborhood kitchen serves fresh, local seafood and American and Mediterranean cuisine with vegetarian options. We work hard to source our food locally, as much as possible. Stop by anytime for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, coffee, a glass of wine, a flight of beers or a light snack.

Provide a copy of this page or mention the R2AK KVB special and receive a FREE Specialty coffee drink of your choice.

Starboard Frames & Gifts

Our gallery features local artists and photographers and we also have jewelry and gift items, many by local artists.

Mention Race to Alaska and receive one free Alaskan magnet with your purchase of any photo or art print.

The Landing Hotel

The Landing’s well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer everything the discerning guest could need. There is high speed internet and complimentary wireless throughout the property, secure parking, a fitness center, business center, courtesy shuttle service and premium cable TV with HBO. The Landing Hotel & Restaurant also houses the two most popular local restaurants in Ketchikan. The extremely busy Landing Restaurant, open from 6am daily, serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Jeremiahs the upstairs pub featuring an open kitchen, casual dining, and is open till late. There is a cozy fireplace, full cocktail service, beers on tap and an outside deck overlooking the Tongass Narrows.

All R2AK Finishers will receive a FREE LUNCH at The Landing!  Call (907) 225-5166 for more information!  And...Receive 25% off our Best Available Rate for anyone with the R2AK. Call (907) 225-5166 to make a reservation.

Misty Fjords Air

Logo260x260 Mention this ad and receive $10.00 off per adult seat booked on our MOST POPULAR TOUR!

Join us on this once in a lifetime experience and fly to the Misty Fjords National Monument on our Executive Class DeHavilland Seaplanes. View the vast 2.3 million acres of rugged wilderness, awe- inspiring geography & spectacular beauty. It has been called 'The Grand Canyon of the North' and is, simply put, breathtaking. Our Misty Fjords Executive Tour exceeds independent traveler expectations for those seeking the ultimate wilderness experience. Onboard you are provided with microphone equipped whisper quiet noise-cancelling headsets, bubble window seating for up to 10 guests per plane – perfect for large families.

In addition, Misty Fjords Air is now offering international scheduled service between Ketchikan, AK and Prince Rupert, BC every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A quick 50 minute flight connects you to Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, VIA Rail, BC Ferries, and Alaska Marine Highway. Access shopping, cultural events, golfing, and world class fishing. Enjoy all that our sister cities have to offer. The world is at your fingertips when you fly Misty Fjords Air!

Visit our website www.mistyfjordsair.com or call us toll free 877-228-4656 for more information – mention “Race to Alaska” (Must call to receive this rate.)

SE Loan and Pawn

SE Load R2AK SE Loans and Pawn, LLC, locally owned and operated in Ketchikan, Alaska. We Buy and Sell: Gold & Silver Nuggets, Coins, Jewelry, Guns, Tools, Hunting, Fishing and Sporting Goods, Native Art, Ivory, and Antiques, Collectibles, Toys, Dolls, Gifts and Fine Art. Our inventory changes often. Come on in and take a look around.

Mention “Race to Alaska” and receive 15% off anything in the store except firearms

The Asylum Bar

Asylum R2AK Ketchikan, Alaska’s Asylum Bar is located downtown on Water Street, across from Berth 3. We offer 22 beers on tap – the largest selection of locally brewed draft beers in Alaska. And they’re only $3.50 every day! We have four different indoor and outdoor bar spaces. You can order famous Burger Queen burgers and halibut. We are family-friendly and have games and free wifi. We know you’ll enjoy your time in The Asylum!

Print this page and bring it in to receive a free mug with your $3.50 Draft Beer purchase. And if you order Burger Queen from the bar, you’ll get 10% off. (eat at the bar only)