Ketchikan (Ward Cove)

Alaska

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Cruises To Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

Its Tlingit Indian name, Kach Khanna, means “spread wings of the eagle.” Chances are you'll see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Ward Cove
    Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    AKST (Alaska Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -8 hours
  • Language
    All locals speak English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Jewelry, native crafts and stained glass.
    Shop local gifts from Ketchikan here.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions available for sightseeing, zip lining, fishing, kayaking and more!
    • Famous For
      Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "first city" because of its geographic location at the tip of the Inside Passage.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Locals rarely use umbrellas because they consider Ketchikan's frequent rain as "liquid sunshine."
    • Tip
      While in Ketchikan, grab a delicious and authentic local brew. For the best spots read, Microbrewery Tour on an Alaska Cruise.

Ketchikan TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Saxman Native Village & Lumberjack Show

Discover the rich culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans and witness a rip roaring lumberjack competition on thi...

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Saxman Native Village

Visit Saxman Native Village and experience the rich living culture of Southeast Alaska’s Native Americans....

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Totem Bight Park

Begin your journey with a scenic drive along the Tongass Narrows en route to Totem Bight State Park, home to one of the ...

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Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

Cruise past the naturally beautiful islands around Ketchikan while observing iconic Alaskan wildlife and unique points o...

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