Nature & Wildlife Viewing

eagle coming up from water

We have never done a wildlife census, but regardless, it’s safe to say that animals outnumber people in Ketchikan. Located in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan is home to black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, ravens, and over 100 species of migrating birds—and that’s just above sea level! In our waters you’ll find Orca and humpback whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters, river otters, and porpoises. There are many ways to see our forest friends and sea creatures in their natural environments, so plan to get up close (but not too personal!)

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Alaska Cruises, Inc.

Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay, surrounded by towering cliffs. See waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.

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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Alaska Canopy Adventures–the leader in Alaska zipline tours! TOUR OF THE YEAR by Princess Cruises. Our courses are the largest in Alaska: longest dual-cable ziplines, sky bridges, mountain slide and 4x4 mountain ascent! www.alaskacanopy.com

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Alaska Seaplane Tours

It is our pleasure to explore Prince of Wales Island with you...enjoy the finest salmon and bear photo opportunities anywhere. Let the warm hospitality of the McCue family be your guide through Historic Ketchikan and Bear Island.

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Allen Marine Tours, Inc.

Explore Misty Fjords National Monument on a 4.5 hour narrated cruise. Deluxe, high-performance, waterjet-powered vessels seat up to 135 passengers. Charters available for groups. We’ve been turning Alaska dreams into Alaska experiences for 45+ years!

Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

A one of a kind ‘reality tour’ allowing guests an authentic first-hand view of an Alaskan fishermen’s life at sea. You will be educated & inspired as our fisheries come within your grasp. Stay warm and dry as you share an experience unlike any other.

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Classic Alaska Charters

Ketchikan Kayak Company

Relaxing and educational tours on the protected waterways and rainforest of the Inside Passage. Specializing in private party tours, we are a small, totally local tour business independent of all cruise lines.

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Northern Lights Charters

There aren’t many places you can go in the world and experience wildlife as intimately as you will from our waters: ravens in the air; bald Eagles; and possibly Orca and humpback whales, seals, sea lions

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ProMech Air

For the more discerning traveler, the Black Bears out at Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery provide us with a superb 98% viewing success rate from late July through September as they thrill visitors in their attempts to catch spawning salmon in the stream.

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Wild Wolf Tours

Rainforest Walk and Totem Park - Enjoy trails in the Tongass National Forest that few visitors get to experience. Our tours are small groups of 11 guests or less so we can offer you quality personal tour by a local native guide.

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  1. Alaska Cruises, Inc.

    Take the ultimate tour by boat and plane through Misty Fjords National Monument, one of the most majestic creations on earth! Cruise through Behm Canal and Rudyerd Bay, surrounded by towering cliffs. See waterfalls cascading into emerald waters.

    More...

  2. Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

    Alaska Canopy Adventures–the leader in Alaska zipline tours! TOUR OF THE YEAR by Princess Cruises. Our courses are the largest in Alaska: longest dual-cable ziplines, sky bridges, mountain slide and 4x4 mountain ascent! www.alaskacanopy.com

    More...

  3. Alaska Seaplane Tours

    It is our pleasure to explore Prince of Wales Island with you...enjoy the finest salmon and bear photo opportunities anywhere. Let the warm hospitality of the McCue family be your guide through Historic Ketchikan and Bear Island.

    More...

  4. Allen Marine Tours, Inc.

    • 5 Salmon Landing #215
    • Ketchikan, AK  99901
    • Phone: (907) 225-8100
    • Toll Free: (877) 686-8100
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    Explore Misty Fjords National Monument on a 4.5 hour narrated cruise. Deluxe, high-performance, waterjet-powered vessels seat up to 135 passengers. Charters available for groups. We’ve been turning Alaska dreams into Alaska experiences for 45+ years!

  5. Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour

    A one of a kind ‘reality tour’ allowing guests an authentic first-hand view of an Alaskan fishermen’s life at sea. You will be educated & inspired as our fisheries come within your grasp. Stay warm and dry as you share an experience unlike any other.

    More...

  6. Classic Alaska Charters

  7. Ketchikan Kayak Company

    Relaxing and educational tours on the protected waterways and rainforest of the Inside Passage. Specializing in private party tours, we are a small, totally local tour business independent of all cruise lines.

    More...

  8. Northern Lights Charters

    There aren’t many places you can go in the world and experience wildlife as intimately as you will from our waters: ravens in the air; bald Eagles; and possibly Orca and humpback whales, seals, sea lions

    More...

  9. ProMech Air

    For the more discerning traveler, the Black Bears out at Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery provide us with a superb 98% viewing success rate from late July through September as they thrill visitors in their attempts to catch spawning salmon in the stream.

    More...

  10. Wild Wolf Tours

    Rainforest Walk and Totem Park - Enjoy trails in the Tongass National Forest that few visitors get to experience. Our tours are small groups of 11 guests or less so we can offer you quality personal tour by a local native guide.

    More...