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Northern Tours of Alaska

86 reviews
Ketchikan, AK, USA
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8 reviews
Explore the sights of Ketchikan aboard a San Francisco–style cable car. Traveling on this open-air vehicle, you'll see attractions such as the fish ladder and the Native American totem poles of Saxman Native Village, plus look for wildlife such as bears, seals, salmon, and bald eagles at the Herring Cove viewing area. Tour is fully narrated.
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$78.00 per adult
11 reviews
Check all the boxes with this comprehensive tour of Potlatch Park, which includes some farther-flung corners of the island. With a guide leading the way and providing commentary on the area's history of dancehalls, bootleggers, and brothels, you'll come away with a deeper understanding of the region. A stop at Herring Cove will focus on the area's wildlife, including seals, bald eagles, bears, and salmon.
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$68.00 per adult
2 reviews
Explore without the stress of navigating on this private tour through Ketchikan Gateway. Going with a guide means you can take in landscape views and listen to anecdotes along the way. Spend time exploring Potlatch Park, which showcases the history and contemporary culture of the Tlingit People whose land is occupied by Ketchikan. Afterwards, head to Herring Cove for views of the water and the opportunity to spot local wildlife.
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$725.00 per adult
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Ok so my husband and I are divided on this. he would give it 4/5 where I gave it 3/5. The guide was good and well informed. The wildlife just didn't play ball. not his fault. That's wildlife for you. We saw more bald headed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank corald723
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thought we would kill some time before our next tour. We asked if we would be back on time, and they assured us we would. We were late leaving, then had to make another stop to pick up 2 more people. Then our driver...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was not what we thought, we were looking forward to seeing wildlife and thought the Saxman Village Totems tour would allow for more inter-active with the natives, but it didn't happen. The tour guide was knowledgeable about the totems, but because of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see bears, seals, jumping salmon, all that sort of stuff, this isn't really the right tour. You'll see the occasional bald eagle since they're all over the place but only at a distance. Maybe you'll be lucky to see a bear...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Caryn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a tour that would show take us to Herring Cove for possible bear sighting. Tour length of approx 2hrs 30mins. We spent over 60 minutes at Potlatch Park . The waterfall stop is a waste of time. Then because of the stops earlier we...More

Thank 528martind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us departed an NCL cruise and made the short walk to the downtown area. We spotted the Northern Tours kiosk a short walk from the dock. We were looking for a short tour of the city and Northern Tours had just what we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Duane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last minute decision to go on this tour after arriving in Ketchikan in poor weather and visibility. But the day was enlightened by a very knowledgeable and energetic guide, Ellen. She talked about the wildlife and Indian culture there as we were taken to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jing D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased this tour onshore at a booth after arriving by cruise ship. We told the guy at the booth we wanted to go to saxman village and he sold us this tour. The guide was disinterested . We were taken to a little creek...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NewZealandAnne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative. Fantastic scenery and wildlife. Enjoyed everything we saw on this visit. Would have liked to seen more of the culture.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t always complete reviews but I want to do you a favor. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR! They were 30 mins late. What should have been a 2 hr tour turned into a 3 hr tour. Wildlife viewing was literally in the middle of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Yes when you can walk directly into town as the ships all dock right in the heart of downtown. Northern Tours of Alaska by far was the best tour company that showed me the best 2 plus hours. Remember the ships are only there... More
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