Sea Kayaking in Ketchikan
Ketchikan is Alaska's first city, also known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." Built
out over the water and climbing weathered stairways, Ketchikan
clings to the shores of Tongass Narrows and drapes the mountains
with a cheerful air.
the main attractions - Creek Street, the Tongass Historical
Museum, Totem Bight and Saxman Village - there's one other thing
we highly recommend you do. A floatplane flightseeing trip to
breathtaking Misty Fjords National Monument is a transforming
adventure not to be missed.
Copyright: State of Alaska/Frank Flavin
The souvenir photos
you'll take from the pontoons of the plane are worth the trip
alone. Or go on a Ketchikan shopping spree. There are numerous
galleries exhibiting Native Art and works by talented local
artisans. Jewelry and souvenir shops line the docks. And you
can find everything from locally canned and smoked salmon to
Russian nesting dolls.
Misty Fjords Copyright: State of Alaska/Matt Hage