Ketchikan sits at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famed Inside Passage and in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, a 17M-acre rainforest full of cedar, Sitka spruce, waterfalls, and wildlife. The community is known for world-class fishing, beautiful scenery, and rich Alaska Native culture. Come see what there is to explore!
Get here by plane or boat. Ketchikan is just a 1.5 hour flight from Seattle, with several daily flights to and from through Alaska Airlines. Scheduled daily jet service is also available to and from Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, and Wrangell. Visitors can also get here by the Alaska Marine Highway System and Inter-Island Ferry Service.
The Salmon Capital of the World
Ketchikan is home to a century-old commercial fishery and strong fishing culture. Come catch and enjoy the best seafood in the world here! View the Misty Fjords National Monument, with blue lakes, and snow capped mountains, or see the ancient and contemporary art of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artists in museums and totem parks. From exploring the outdoors, to soaking in the rich culture, there’s something for everyone in Ketchikan. For more information on activities, accommodations, and planning your trip click the link below.Learn More
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Tlingit Tours company is a locally owned native business with strong historic and cultural background. They offer customized land excursions for all ages.Read More
Explore Ketchikan’s waters in a sustainable and adventurous way. Out to Sea Expedition Company offers eco-tours, wildlife viewing, and expedition tours on their fleet of inflatable Zodiacs. Founded by locals Delaney Murphy and Eric Lunde, their mutual love of Ketchikan’s wilderness inspired them to create a business that allows themRead More
Wildfire & Sage was born out of love for the land and all the magic it provides for us. Shelly Hill creates herbal products from tea to skin care with a focus on simple recipes and natural, locally sourced ingredients. Shelly crafts most Wildfire and Sage products using five ingredientsRead More
Ray and Michelle Troll opened the Soho Coho art gallery in 1992. It’s appropriately situated above a salmon spawning stream in K-town’s notorious former red light district. The Star Building was the biggest house-of-ill-repute on the street and featured a hardwood dance floor with a large inlaid star. The originalRead More
The Green Coffee Bean Company is an Alaska owned and operated coffee roasting company specializing in gourmet and specialty coffees and teas from around the globe. They have a cozy cafe in Ketchikan, Alaska and also sell great coffees and teas to clients all over the country. They have beenRead More
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. We’reRead More
Alaska Eagle Arts, owned and operated by Brigette Ellis, began in 1986. Brigette’s intention with the art business was the exclusive representation of contemporary Native American artist, Marvin E. Oliver and his works of art. Marvin Oliver (1946-2019) was a multifaceted artist and professor who worked in a wide rangeRead More