Located at the southernmost entrance of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage, Ketchikan really is the gateway to the last frontier. Like other Alaskan destinations, Ketchikan is known for its ample salmon population, rugged beauty, and incredibly rich Native culture.
This quaint Alaskan village is often called “The Salmon Capital of the World,” making it a destination for avid anglers and seafood lovers. Here you can book fishing charters so you can dine on and even take home some of the best salmon in Alaska.
If you plan on spending some time in the area, pack your camera. The Misty Fjords National Monument is a truly phenomenal site. The snow-capped mountains and stunningly beautiful blue lakes that are often shrouded in mist will take your breath away. You’ll also have access to the Tongass National Forest, 17 million acres of rainforest with plenty of photo opportunities, like:
- Lush cedar trees
- Sitka spruce trees
- Gorgeous waterfalls
- Abundant wildlife
For those looking to experience the Native culture, there are so many ways to learn more about the area and its early inhabitants. There are several museum collections to explore, including totem parks that showcase some of the most creative ancient and contemporary poles in Alaska. And if you time your flight to the jet charter airport in Ketchikan just right, you may even catch a few visual and performing arts shows.
We recommend popping into the Visitors Bureau Services building in the heart of downtown Ketchikan when you arrive. Here you’ll find plenty of brochures and information so you can make the most of your time in Alaska.