Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show

Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
4.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Get all your rowdy friends together and join in the Alaskan axe-tion in this amazing competition of skill and strength. The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show reflects upon southeast Alaska’s rich logging history and comes to life with thrilling displays of strength and agility. These world champion athletes wearing spiked boots & hard hats compete in 12 athletic events that utilize seven-pound axes, six-foot razor sharp saws, tree climbing gaffs, and souped up chainsaws. Your cheers will turn to roars of excitement as axes fly through the air, men free fall from tall trees, and then run atop spinning logs floating in the water. The show is held in a covered, heated, and cushioned grandstand that includes a rustic lodge gift shop and full concession. This will be one hour of action, excitement, and laughs that is unique to all of Alaska.
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1-2 hours
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  • hqflash
    1 contribution
    Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
    This is a terrific show for all ages. Only a two to three minute walk from the cruise ship, the venue is newly updated and clean. We did not buy our tickets through the cruise line but bought them direct once we knew the date of arrival and saved about 40%. The competition was entertaining and a bit dangerous for the participants as one got injured but not seriously. They also get the crowd involved with a little humor and antics. I would go again and recommend especially for families.
    Written September 28, 2022
  • karenchase75
    San Antonio, Texas9 contributions
    Great Family Fun
    We bought tickets directly through the show because our cruise ship tour with ax throwing was sold out. The admittance process was super easy, the snacks were not expensive (they even have Dr. Pepper!), the MC was fabulous and the show fun, entertaining (a little cheesy), and a wonder at the things the lumberjacks could do. Our group (ages 16-54) enjoyed the show!
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2022
  • Lori M
    57 contributions
    Fun For Everyone
    We went back and forth about booking this show, and I am so glad we decided to squeeze it in. Book your ticket directly on their website rather than as part of an excursion - it is much less money that way. The guys do a great job of entertaining the crowd and getting everyone excited and cheering. You will laugh at their antics and root for your team to win!
    Written June 1, 2022
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free19982022
New Smyrna Beach, FL4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Our family of 5 (including teenager daughter and college-aged sons) enjoyed the show very much. It was entertaining and displayed skills and feats we’ve never witnessed before. We booked independently of the cruise shore excursion and it was easy to find and walk to the venue and get seated. Highly recommend for a unique Alaskan experience to balance out some of the other active excursions we planned. The venue is outside but covered.
Written August 20, 2022
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Brian T
Boise, ID148 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
This show delighted our whole family from 11 to 45 years of age. The storyline was easy to follow, the jokes were funny, the action thrilling and every seat was a great seat. The backdrop with bald eagles, mountains and trees was stunning as well. They are a very well-oiled machine offering a great show for a reasonable price. It's a must see in Ketchikan.
Written July 19, 2022
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,662 contributions
Aug 2022
The athletes put on a great show. While it is scripted like the WWE you can witness these men performing activities that were part of the lumber industry in the past.

The announcer divides the audience into two groups and gets everyone cheering for their team. Winners give an autographed card to someone in the audience after each event. It is an hour of fun suitable for the whole family.

There is a concession stand for snacks before the show. On the way out you can take a picture with the lumberjacks for free and then exit through the gift shop.

There is also an option to upgrade your ticket to throw axes after the show.

There is no difference in price between buying tickets at the attraction or from the cruise ship.
Written August 23, 2022
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Linda D
Concord, NH203 contributions
May 2022
We bought tix for afternoon show. It is very well organized. The two teams who compete against each other appear to be genuine lumberjack types, but the "contest" is clearly rigged. Audience participation (cheering) makes for almost all the
excitement. The skills displayed are certainly impressive but we overall felt it was a
pretty touristy/cheesy experience. Then again, considering that other excursions/activities out of Ketchikan cost 3-6 times more, you have to figure you get what you pay for.
Kids would enjoy. Seating is reasonably comfortable. People were certainly nice, hung around for photo ops afterward.
Written June 22, 2022
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Travelmanics1971
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We have seen this show a number of times over the years and we still enjoy it. We had family along for our cruise on NCL Encore and booked this outside the ship to save money on a group of tickets. The outcome is always the same but our family had no idea and were rooting as Canadian to the bitter end. For me, the announcer was hard to understand. She spoke too fast and high pitched for me. I saw other older folks like myself who laughed along with the crowd with little understanding of what they were laughing about. And as always, they route the exiting crowd out through the gift shop which becomes very congested. And with NCL's debacle of a new berth in Ward Cove, we were pushed to get out and back to the shuttle stop for our 25 minute ride back to the berth.
Written August 24, 2022
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Karon E
Wolverhampton, UK6 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A really good fun show suitable for all ages. The audience is sat under a roof so protected from rain (there's a lot of this stuff in Alaska!) so you can enjoy watching the fun in relative comfort. We also did the axe throwing, which we thought was well worth the bit extra money and time.
Written May 15, 2022
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TXStargirl
2 contributions
Aug 2022
We enjoyed the lumberjack show! It lasted about an hour and they competed showing various skills such as log rolling, axe throwing, cutting skills. They divide the crowd into two teams who boo and cheer during the competition. Excellent way to spend an hour in Ketchikan. The location is very close to the cruise pier, walking distance. And they have a gift shop, snack shop and clean restrooms. Almost all of the seating has a roof overhang with heaters in case it is raining and chilly. We were lucky and had a beautiful day in Ketchikan.
Written August 12, 2022
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David T
Sacramento, CA162 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
There is a lot of stores to visit in this city, but if you can carve out an hour of your day, go see this entertaining show. Walking distance from the Royal Caribbean port. Although you meet right outside the ship on the pier, they will direct you to walk a short distance to the small stadium they perform in. It’s a small stadium with metal seats /no back to the seats. Front row might get wet depending where you are sitting. Not to wet, and it’s only at the end
Try to get there early to pick the hood seats
They sell coffee and hot chocolate.
A great family show that I will watch again on my next visit. Right after the show, they line up for pictures to the left of the stage
Hope you enjoy
Written June 13, 2022
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exxtreme76401
1 contribution
May 2022
A friend recommended this to my wife for our AK cruise and we decided to book directly with the Great AK Lumberjack Show vs the boat. My wife was so excited about this and I went with her to keep her out of trouble.
The show was fun to watch the interaction with the lumberjacks and the crowd and of course, amongst themselves. We enjoyed the entire show and worth our time in Ketchikan. Definitely fun for the kids, but it is a lumberjack show, so there are saws and loud noises. Please be mindful of that aspect, but worth the hour of fun.
Written May 25, 2022
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Lisa650i
Denver, CO6 contributions
Jul 2022
I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but this show is really fun! The lumberjacks are impressive athletes and compete in a series of competitions that include sawing, chopping, ax throwing, climbing and log rolling. The MC does a great job getting the audience involved and keeping everyone entertained. The venue is right in the middle of Ketchikan and you can walk there from the cruise ships. If you are lucky, you can get a photo with one of the lumberjacks!
Written July 15, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM