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“Just OK”

Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our original tour got cancelled, so we booked this tour at the visitor center. We drove out of town and stood in the rain while the tour guide gave a talk that could have been done in a dry bus. We walked down a gravel driveway and saw a bear and her two cubs in a creek...highlight of the tour. Right next to the creek were viewing platforms that I assume some other tour had the rights to. Walked thru a totem pole display, but couldn't go into the museum (?). The native tour guy was OK and had some funny anecdotes, but was just OK in terms of information.

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Reviewed August 8, 2014

First of all, there is not a lot to see in Ketchikan, Alaska. We did not want to spend an enormous amount of money. The tour bus was was an old school bus. The trip started out ok, the bus driver has lived in the area for 50 years, so he knew first hand some of the local history. The whole mood in the bus changed when a lady asked a couple of questions. After the second question, he basically toward her to not asked any more questions. All the joy and excitement with the tour group was gone. I would not recommend this tour.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was drizzling when we got off the cruise ship, so instead of getting wet walking around the small town, we did a short tour. We negotiated and got the tour at $40 each. The driver was local. We went to see the bald eagles and were fortunate enough to see a bear. The totem poles stop was good. Overall, nothing great.

Thank SKG109
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped at Ketchikan during a cruise stop. Since the forecast was rain we didn't book a tour on the ship.
Instead we thought we would just walk around the town. We entered the visitor center asking for information and an agent for Alaska Sourdough Tours talked us into a coach tour around the area. He stated that a comparable tour would cost $160 on the ship (this was a lie). We were charged $50 each for something that we could have booked on board the ship for $37.
The tour was terrible.
The "bus" looked like it might fall apart at any time. The tour went to a totem pole exhibit and then stopped (probably) at a relatives house where jarred jams were offered for sale on an outside table. The "tour guide" showed us an "eagle" that was sitting on a tree, but if I didn't know better it was probably a wooden eagle placed there to show his customers.
Best advise.......don't book with this company.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We got off the cruise ship and found a brochure for a wildlife tour. We thought it looked like it would be a great tour to take so went to the counter with the brochure. We booked and were taken to the bus. I have since found out the brochure in our hand was not the company we had just booked with. The person at the counter obviously didn't want to tell us that. The bus filled up and off we went. The driver/guide Justin, was terrible. He rambled on mostly about himself. We were taken to a beach where we saw a couple of bald eagles, a waterfall,a totem village where we were told not to go in to the store because nothing was made in Alaska, and back to town and dropped off at Dolly's house. DO NOT TAKE SOURDOUGH TOURS. It was the worse waste of $100.

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