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  • 2012

Best tours in Ketchikan to your Alaska cruises

Alaska is a state that is known for its gorgeous natural scenery and wide range of available activities. Whether you prefer hiking, white water rafting or fishing, there is something here for everyone, especially in the city of Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world.

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The city is located on Revillagigedo Island, approximately 240 miles from the capital, Juneau. Although Ketchikan comprises just over four square miles, there is certainly no shortage of things to do. You may want to stop by the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, the Native American Totem Pole display at Saxman Native Village or the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary.

Experience the best of Ketchikan by adding this port of call to your next Alaskan cruise. While you’re there, you can enjoy a wide range of low, medium and high-level activities that take advantage of the pristine natural surroundings:

Low level – Tour Misty Fjords National Monument
Approximately 17,000 years ago, scientists say this area was completely covered in ice. These days, it’s home to enormous glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, saltwater fjords and a vast wilderness. One of the best ways to see Misty Fjords is by float plane or boat, both of which are low-stress activities that still provide the thrill of adventure.

Medium level – Take a walk in the Ward Lake Recreation Area
As you stroll through the flat trails, you’ll notice nature and wildlife at its finest. Nature lovers can enjoy the vast spruce and hemlock forest as well as various wildlife which includes red-breasted sapsuckers, Townsend’s warblers and northern pygmy owls.

High level – Kayak through the George and Carroll Inlets
If you’re ready for a challenge, then you’ll definitely want to kayak these inlets. The water is typically quite calm so you’ll be able to focus on spotting salmon, seagulls and the waterfalls instead of keeping afloat. Although you may not have time to paddle through all 26-miles, you can certainly get a good workout in while enjoying the pristine Ketchikan landscape.

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