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Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures

515 Water St, Ketchikan, AK 99901
907-617-6251
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Ranked #4 of 73 activities in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Motorcycle Trails, Tours
Owner description: The best way to get away from the crowded downtown area is on a motorcycle. Go beach combing, visit Ward Lake, Watch eagles at a Marina, oh ya, and... more » Owner description: The best way to get away from the crowded downtown area is on a motorcycle. Go beach combing, visit Ward Lake, Watch eagles at a Marina, oh ya, and the fresh air. Some days the air may be a little wetter then some but, all in all its awesome here. « less
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Key Largo, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We rented a Harley Davidson from Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures while on a cruise to Alaska. They are located right at the pier in Ketchikan, within walking distance if coming off cruise ship. Rates were reasonable and we were able to tour all of Ketchikan in our 6 hour rental and is a beautiful place. So if you are a Motorcycle... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are so proud of what our little town has to offer and that we can provide Motorcycles to those who ride. More

Redondo Beach, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Ketchikan was the first port on our Alaskan cruise, I searched Trip Advisor on things to do and found this company. Before the trip I emailed Meri and made sure we would have a reservation on the day we would be there. She responded pretty quick and took our reservation. The business is less than a five minute walk from... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure sharing our town with you as you explored it on a Motorcycle. More

North Ridgeville, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Rick and Merri went out of their way to make sure our ride in Ketchikan was a great one. They provided all the gear we needed and maps to allow us to explore the countryside away for the typical tourist area. The Harley Softtail was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in Ketchikan. When we forgot our camera in... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.I'm glad you had a great adventure while visiting Ketchikan, We would love to have you return to Ketchikan someday. More

Kirkland, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We rented a Harley883 Sportster for the day and had a blast! The checkout was quick, and we were offered coats, gloves and of course helmets. Rick and Merri were very helpful, gave us a map and told us where we should go on either end of the island. We beat the tour buses to the fish hatchery and other... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I know your time is limited when traveling via cruise ship and this is why I have tried to make renting a Motorcycle from us as quick as possible. I am glad to hear that your experience in Ketchikan was good. More

Maple Ridge, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We found this adventure on the web and we'e glad we did. The day was sunny and hot and not having ridden in a while it was a treat to take a Harley out to see the sights August 2013. The service was great and when my husband changed his mind about which type of bike he wanted, it was... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that your holiday was a great experience. We love meeting motorcyclist like yourselves. It was a pleasure having you in Ketchikan. More

Philadelphia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Thanks Merri and Rick! I found Panhandle Motorcycles online -- the cruise line I was on actually discourages scooter rentals. So I booked ahead with Merri -- this was to be a highlight of my Alaska visit. Only IT WAS EVEN BETTER! I had such a great time. Merri set me up with a map and her notes and suggestions.... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. I am saddened that the cruise Ship discourages our Rentals. I hope not too many folks have miss out because of this suggestion. They totally endorsed us when they sold tickets for us. Any how, you had a great time and I am so glad. More

Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited Ketchikan in June on a very rainy day. But we didn't let that stop our fun. My daughter and I stopped in to Panhandle Adventures and were kindly greeted by Rick and Merri. They were an amazingly friendly couple willing to talk about their quaint town. Rick assured me that the scooters were easy to handle (I was... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you experience. I am glad you didn't let a little rain spoil your ride. This is why we provide the H-D rain gear. Ketchikan is beautiful rain or shine and we love sharing it. More

Metairie, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was not one of the excursions offered by the cruise ship. My wife found out about Panhandle through an internet search. We called ahead and spoke with Merri to reserve a bike when we were making travel arrangements. Like many bikers traveling to Alaska, I’m sure; the idea of riding a Harley in Ketchikan was one of the highlights... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure talking to you too and so glad you had a great time while in Ketchikan. More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My boyfriend and I went on a guided tour on the Harley Soft tail while we were in port on a cruise. It was an excellent way to see Ketchikan and guide was great! We got to the shop just before 8am and Merri was there to fill out the paperwork, which only took a few minutes and we were... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a memorable Tour. I also am glad you didn't miss your boat, thank goodness there was a line waiting to get on the ship as well. More

Commerce Township, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I used to have a Harley and we miss it! We stepped off the cruise ship and saw the motorcycle rental sign and thought "YES!" Merri and the staff at Panhandle were so helpful about what to see and how to get there. It was a great day - and it was a unique way to see... More

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Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I love renting motorcycles to those who want that unique way to see our Forest. Glad you had a good time More

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