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“Private tour of Ketchikan”

Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours
Ranked #22 of 102 Tours in Ketchikan
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours, (KTCT), was formed in order to combine our love of travel and adventure into providing small, intimate, and affordable excursions to the many sights and attractions in Ketchikan, Alaska. Timothy White is the Tour Owner and Director Local Radio Host on KRBD-FM Weds Night Rock and Blues, All of our guides are local people that know the stories and the sights to see. With our decades of experience traveling, touring, and guiding throughout Alaska we provide an intelligent, personal, narrated and fun tour of Ketchikan. We have taken the time to extensively study our island. Be prepared to hear stories about the history, geography, native culture, and nature We explain to our groups in a 3-4 hour tour we will cover about 3-6 different tours that the cruise ships offer all rolled into one complete tour of Ketchikan. No buses, no lines and crowds, plenty of time for photo-ops, bathroom breaks, and just taking it all in!
Reviewed August 5, 2013

While getting off of our cruise ship, we were met by Dave who was right on time. He proved to be a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, giving us a history of the city, how it was laid out and many other details. While stopping at Totem Bight, he showed us around, provided many details and even showed us the plants and berries that the natives used (we did try some berries). It was the same for the next nature stop we did. At no time did he pressure us to hurry up or rush us along. At the end, he drove us through town and got us acclimated which was very helpful when we walked around later. We came to the conclusion that Ketchikan is not that thrilling a place to visit but it was a port for our cruise. This trip though did add a lot to our visit that we would not have otherwise experienced.

1  Thank rschiller
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is actually our third time to go exploring with David Freeman of Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours. We have enjoyed being with David and book as much time with him as we can. We have come to really know Dave and his wife, Kat. They are both very knowledgeable about the area and history. We have taken quite a number of excursions and tours in Ketchikan and this is by far the best one on land. Dave has always customized our trip depending on the time we are there, the weather and the current conditions. We have been all over the area with David and each time, he takes us to some place we have never been before such as Ward Lake and up a logging road, as well as our favorites, like Herring Cove and Totem Bight Park. You will not meet a nicer and friendlier couple that so aim to please as Dave and Kat.

1  Thank Carol C
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We take this tour every time we visit Ketchikan, it is fantastic! David and his wife is a wealth of knowledge and takes you places other tours do not as well as many of the common places. It isn't limited to where we can go or how long we can stay, the tour is customized to what we want to see. This by far the best way to see Ketchikan by land. If you book enough time you can go to Settlor's Cove which is a fantastic place to view scenery and potential wildlife. A short drive is Herring cove were you often see bears and eagles. You can split the tour with others to cut down on cost but you can also have the entire tour to yourself. I can't say enough about it, it's the best of Ketchikan!

2  Thank garywc
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We recently took a 2 hour tour of Ketchikan wildwlfe and Totem Bight park with Kat and Dave. Twelve family members including 4 children spent a morning ashore from our cruise ship seeing the "real" Ketchikan. Kat and Dave have lived in Ketchikan for many years and have a wealth of information about the area. Traveling in two 6 passenger vans was much more confortable than a big tour bus and the tour was based on what we were interested in seeing.
It was not only more ecnomical than the cruise ship excursions, but was especially good for family groups. We highly recommend the Ketchikan Taxi Cab Company.

2  Thank Graceymay
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was an awesome tour. On this 4 hour tour we got to see the island from one end to the other. Not only did we spend time wildlife viewing, but we learned alot about the culture of the island and life in Ketchikan. We saw some amazing scenery. Kat, our tour guide was so knowledgeable and she pointed out all the great points of interest. She was super friendly and graciously answered all of our questions. By the time you are through with your tour you will feel like you have made a friend.

I am in the tourism industry and have high expectations when I take a tour. I would highly recommend this tour operator.

Thanks Kat!

1  Thank calgal3
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