Race to Alaska

Ketchikan is honored to have been chosen by organizers as the finish line destination for the Race to Alaska. The first ever race was a blast, and this year’s event should prove to be even more awesome. More teams- bigger and badder watercraft, and even more daring men and women will take to the water for a 750 mile journey from the headquarters in Port Townsend, WA.

Want to be part of the action? You can armchair it with this link to the race, or you can make plans now to be here for the finish.

Ketchikan Trip Planner 2016Download a copy of our Ketchikan Travel Planner or call us at 1-800-770-3300 to help plan your Ketchikan visit.

The whole town is excited to see the return of the race and we’d love to have you join us. So if you’d rather be here live and in person, check out these great deals- because we think anyone who is an R2AK enthusiast will fit right in!


Best Western Plus Landing Hotel

Best Western Plus - The LandingWith 107 rooms and suites, this beautiful hotel is your first stop traveling via Alaska Airlines or Alaska Marine Highway, and is a proud supporter of the R2AK! Call for reservations and mention R2AK to receive 20% off their best available rate when you book. The Best Western Plus Landing also houses the two most popular local restaurants in Ketchikan and is featuring race sponsor Sailor Jerry's Spiced Rum beverages this summer. Call 800-428-8304 or 907-225-5166 for reservations.

Super 8

Super 8The spirit of the open road: you love it and — here at Super 8 — we do too. The authentic experiences, the people you meet, and the promise of unlimited possibility fuel your desire to explore. And — at the end of your day on the road — you can look for our familiar red-and-yellow sign and pull over to our renovated rooms for free breakfast and free internet. If you’ll be in Ketchikan for R2AK call the hotel directly at 907-225-9088 to secure a 15% discount, subject to availability, for your stay.

Cape Fox Lodge

Cape Fox LodgeWhether you are looking for a relaxing vacation in Southeast Alaska or are traveling on business, please join us on the Tongass Narrows for a unique vacation experience in Southeast Alaska. Sweeping views of the Tongass Narrows, downtown Ketchikan and the marina where the finish line is located from our hotel are complemented by Alaska Native art displays inside and out. R2AK enthusiasts can take advantage of 10% off room rates and 10% off in the restaurant. For more information, contact Tim Lewis, General Manager Tel: 907-225-8001 Ext 103 Email: tlewis@capefoxlodge.com

Salmon Falls Resort welcomes Race to Alaska Fans!

Salmon Falls Fishing ResortWhile in Ketchikan, take time to enjoy the reason why Ketchikan is called the Salmon Capital of the World. Fishing! The waters around the Salmon Falls Resort are unlike any other in the world. For over 30 years the Salmon Falls fishing guides have been helping people realize their dreams by catching some of the most magnificent fish in all of Southeast Alaska. Make your reservations today for any fully guided fishing package in July and enjoy an additional 10% discount off our listed promotional rates. Space is limited so call today! Visit our website or call our reservations team at 1-800-247-9059. Reference Promotion Code: R2AKSF. Promotion is based upon availability. Valid on new bookings only and available from July 1-24, 2016.

Edgewater Inn Restaurant & Marina

The Edgewater InnLocated just a few minutes away from downtown Ketchikan and conveniently located less than 2 miles from the airport. The waterfront property is nestled right along the Tongass Narrows and features a full-service restaurant and lounge which is open for lunch and dinner and features signature. Race to Alaska fans will enjoy a 15% discount off any room reservations from July 1 – 24, 2016. Book today by calling 907-247-2600 and reference promotion code R2AKEG. Discount is based upon availability. Valid on new bookings only. Not applicable to group reservations. 48-hour advance cancellation required.


Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour

During Season Two of Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award winning television series, Deadliest Catch, the Aleutian Ballad was one of the featured vessels. Today you have the opportunity to step on board and into the amazing world of Alaskan crab fishing.

One of Ketchikan’s most popular tours, the crew of the Aleutian Ballad will welcome you onboard with a special discount for R2AK friends and family! Call today 1-888-239-3816 to learn more about pricing and availability!

Wilderness Exploration & Crab Feed Tour

I caught crabs at George Inlet Lodge - Experience Alaska ToursFeel the pioneer spirit of those who live and work on Southeast Alaskan coastal waters and experience “a day in the life” of a local Alaskan. If you want to be hands on, make sure to volunteer to pull up crab pots from the abundant waters surrounding Revillagigedo Island, overflowing with delicious Dungeness Crab. No Alaskan crabbing excursion would be complete without a feast of fresh Dungeness Crab! Baby red potatoes, fresh oriental salad, and a scrumptious cheesecake with blueberry topping dessert will round out this hearty meal, a fine ending to any day on the sea. The remote location will only add to your dining pleasure at the rustic, yet elegant, George Inlet Lodge. This historic building was once an old cannery bunkhouse. R2AK fans can enjoy this special excursion for just $99 per person. Call the lodge to book at 907-225-6077 or via e-mail at: shoreex@catchcrabs.com.

Southeast Sea Kayaks

Southeast Sea KayaksSmall group sea kayaking with fun and friendly guides, for anyone who has ever dreamed of kayaking in Alaska. Your hosts Greg and Gillian are offering 10% off any of their kayak tours during your Ketchikan visit. Book online at www.kayakketchikan.com using the key code R2AK or call us at 1-800-287-1607.


Stonetree Veterinary Clinic

Stonetree Veterinary ClinicKetchikan loves its pets and Stonetree Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal clinic providing comprehensive healthcare services to pets in Ketchikan and neighboring islands. offering a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Mention Race to Alaska and receive a coupon for Microchip, Nail trim, and one month of Revolution for $50, retail value $67.