Take to Adventure in Alaska, The Last Frontier
Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world. Come discover Ketchikan with My Next Adventure.
Book through the Cruise Line or not?
There are times that we do book directly through the Cruise Line and times we don't. In Alaska? We booked with local companies. Please see our links, bottom left, and you will find the information of the Company's we booked with. We were pleased with EVERY single one of them!
Ketchikan is an Alaskan city along the Inside Passage, it is a popular cruise route. It's known for its many Native American totem poles, you will see them throughout the town. Nearby Misty Fjords National Monument is a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snow capped mountains, waterfalls and beautiful streams filled with salmon. It's also home to amazing wildlife including black bears, wolves and bald eagles.
Ketchikan is called Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they head north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings".
You will find Ketchikan charming and beautiful, you for sure do not want to miss it.
In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.
Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.