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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Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

Welcome to Southeast Exposure. Our guided tours have evolved over the years from the Tongass Narrows to our present location in Clover Pass “out the road.” Go kayaking, zip lining, biking, captain a zodiac or take in the breathtaking Misty Fjords.

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 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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Wild Wolf Tours

Rainforest Walk & Totem Park - Explore trail with old growth trees, scenic creek and waterfall. Visit the totem park and hear stories behind the totem poles and native culture. We offer quality small group tours with local guide.

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!

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!

Classic Alaska Charters

Wilderness saltwater-freshwater fishing, crabbing n shrimping, and, cruising-wildlife photo adventures for your friends, business group, or family of 4-6 persons. Outstanding overnight 5 days, 4-night private charters away from the crowds.

KTCT

We cover everything from totem pole parks and and native culture to wildlife and the rain forest. We have taken the time to extensively study our island. Be prepared to hear stories about the history, geography, native culture and nature in Ketchikan

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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Shellback Tours LLC

Book today and experience all the natural beauty Southeast Alaska has to offer. You can expect to see breathtaking scenery and on most days we will see humpback whales, bald eagles and possibly seals, sea lions, and maybe even a pod of killer whales.

Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

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

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Eagle One Enterprises

Welcome aboard to experience teeming wildlife, majestic rainforests, and beautiful coastlines in comfort during our 2.5 hour tour starting in picturesque downtown Ketchikan.

Baranof Fishing Excursions

Private Wildlife Viewing charters with Baranof Skiff Excursions focus on finding the animals you choose to observe in their natural habitat. Whales, bears, eagles, and sea mammals abound near Ketchikan, and our captains know where to find them.

Snorkel Alaska

Snorkel the Inside Passage in Ketchikan with Snorkel Alaska’s Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure. Immerse yourself in Southeast Alaska’s breathtaking underwater world as you snorkel the calm and clear waters, a truly unique experience awaits you.

  1. Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

    Welcome to Southeast Exposure. Our guided tours have evolved over the years from the Tongass Narrows to our present location in Clover Pass “out the road.” Go kayaking, zip lining, biking, captain a zodiac or take in the breathtaking Misty Fjords.  

    View WebsiteSend Email

  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 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  3. 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...

    View WebsiteSend Email

  4. Wild Wolf Tours

    Rainforest Walk & Totem Park - Explore trail with old growth trees, scenic creek and waterfall. Visit the totem park and hear stories behind the totem poles and native culture. We offer quality small group tours with local guide.  

    View WebsiteSend Email

  5. 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!  

    View WebsiteSend Email

  6. 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! 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  7. Classic Alaska Charters

    Wilderness saltwater-freshwater fishing, crabbing n shrimping, and, cruising-wildlife photo adventures for your friends, business group, or family of 4-6 persons. Outstanding overnight 5 days, 4-night private charters away from the crowds. 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  8. KTCT

    We cover everything from totem pole parks and and native culture to wildlife and the rain forest. We have taken the time to extensively study our island. Be prepared to hear stories about the history, geography, native culture and nature in Ketchikan 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  9. 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...

    View WebsiteSend Email

  10. Shellback Tours LLC

    Book today and experience all the natural beauty Southeast Alaska has to offer. You can expect to see breathtaking scenery and on most days we will see humpback whales, bald eagles and possibly seals, sea lions, and maybe even a pod of killer whales. 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  11. Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

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

    View WebsiteSend Email

  12. Eagle One Enterprises

    Welcome aboard to experience teeming wildlife, majestic rainforests, and beautiful coastlines in comfort during our 2.5 hour tour starting in picturesque downtown Ketchikan.  

    View WebsiteSend Email

  13. Baranof Fishing Excursions

    Private Wildlife Viewing charters with Baranof Skiff Excursions focus on finding the animals you choose to observe in their natural habitat. Whales, bears, eagles, and sea mammals abound near Ketchikan, and our captains know where to find them. 

    View WebsiteSend Email

  14. Snorkel Alaska

    Snorkel the Inside Passage in Ketchikan with Snorkel Alaska’s Mountain Point Snorkeling Adventure. Immerse yourself in Southeast Alaska’s breathtaking underwater world as you snorkel the calm and clear waters, a truly unique experience awaits you. 

    View WebsiteSend Email