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Address: 7486 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: +1 907-247-2031
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We will meet you at you cruise ship and go to where the bikes are.

The best...

We will meet you at you cruise ship and go to where the bikes are.

The best way to get away from the crowded downtown area is on a motorcycle. Go beach combing, visit Ward Lake, Watch eagles and smell the fresh air. Some days the air may be a little wetter then some but, all in all its awesome here.

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Best day of our vacation

Rick & Merri are salt-of-the-earth kind of people: welcoming & helpful. The bike was in excellent condition. They provided us rain gear & a map with notes on points of interest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Marcie V
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San Diego, California

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michigan
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My wife and I arrived in town by ship in late May 2015. The person at the information booth near the dock called this company several times and could not get through. We walked over to the bike shop and it had a "for lease" sign on the window. I called 3 times and finally got an answer. The story... More 

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

I am sorry to hear that your experience with my company was less then satisfactory. I always answer my phone unless I am helping other customers.I wish you had left a message so I could have returned your call. You are correct in the fact that we're no longer in the down town area. We relocated at the end of... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Rick & Merri are salt-of-the-earth kind of people: welcoming & helpful. The bike was in excellent condition. They provided us rain gear & a map with notes on points of interest. We booked an "on your own" excursion with them & even though we were only ported in Kechikan for 1/2 a day: it was the best 4 hours of... More 

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1 Thank Marcie V
Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I try to make sure that all my customers have as much fun as possible. More 

Midland, Texas
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The owners are so friendly! We reserved our motorcycle through email and they came and picked us up right by our cruise ship right on time! They gave us a map of Ketchikan and recommended roads to travel on and things to see. I would recommend Panhandle Motorcycles to my closest friends and family.

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

Thank you for your recommendation, it is greatly appreiceated More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely one of the most professional companies I have ever dealt with over the phone and Internet. I was blown away when we arrived on our cruise ship and were picked up by the owners. Rick and Mary add an amazing personal touch to the experience and their route suggestions are superb. Their equipment is road ready and safe. I... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It was great meeting you. More 

Columbia SC
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

During our recent Alaskan cruise, we went on a couple of excursions provided by the cruiseline. However, in Ketchikan we went a different route. My husband is an avid motorcycle rider and wanted to rent a motorcycle during our trip. An internet search found Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures. The owners met us at the Visitor Center, right where the ship was... More 

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Thank RRobison58
Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you found us too. And even more glad that your experience while in Ketchikan was awesome. More 

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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

A most friendly and accommodating staff, with an excellent selection of bikes and gear, and very reasonable rates. Everything about our visit and ride was great, and we would jump at the chance to do it again. I highly recommend Panhandle to anyone that likes to ride.

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

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you visit us. More 

Glendora, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When I first booked this I thought this would be an overly monitored, have to ride in a pack, guided tour type of thing....surprise! Merri was at the ship right when she said she would. Took us straight to shop to pick up the Heritage. Her husband Rick was there. We were greeted with a smile and very laid back... More 

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1 Thank Joseph V
Merri L, Owner at Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Rick and I loved sharing our great town with you. Please call when you head this way again. More 

Salina, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I would like to take a moment to thank Panhandle motorcycle adventures for their excellent service and for being a pleasure to do business with. Our recent vacation to Ketchican Alaska was a pure rush. Even though I forgot what time my appointment was, they went out of their way to make sure we got our rental. Very nice people... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. It was good meeting you too. More 

Fountain Valley, California
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267 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

When looking for something to do in Ketchikan, we wanted something off the beaten path, unique and away from the touristy stores downtown. I came across Panhandle Motorcycle Adventures and knew that was it. I contacted Rick and Merri and they are awesome. They set us up with a bike reservation. A week before we left, I e-mailed Merri to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I get excited when I know that my guest had a wonderful time. More 

Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband and I decided spur of the moment to rent a motorcycle and drive around Ketchikan, AK. This place was closed when we came across it while walking around town; however, there was a sign on the door with a number to call with any questions. When we called the owners were more than willing to come in and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am so glad we got to meet the two of you and most of all, that you did over came your fear of motorcycles. I am pleased to hear that you totally enjoyed Ketchikan. More 

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