Whale Watching Tours, Ketchikan - Alaska

Alaskan WhaleWhale Watching in Ketchikan

Our team recommends a whale watching tour in this port more so than any other port on your Alaskan itinerary especially if this will be your first visit.

We are not saying that you will see more here than anywhere else but we feel that there is a wider variety of things to do in the rest of your cruise ship schedule; For example, the railroad trip in Skagway and a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau are also top Alaskan activities.

A combination of a Ketchikan whale watching tour in the morning and an afternoon Sea Kayaking will fill your adventurous needs in this port.

How to book your tour

Being one of the most popular activities in Alaska, a Ketchikan whale watching tour can be purchased directly from the shore excursion desk onboard or in advance from your tour operator.

We strongly suggest booking early if you go through the ship to avoid disappointment.

PLEASE NOTE - When you disembark the ship in Ketchikan there may be an opportunity to purchase a whale watching trip from a vendor patiently waiting at the gangway but do not rely on this method if you have your heart set on a tour here.

It must be a hard life...

View of a whale from the boatView from the whale watching boat

When chatting to the boat captain on one particular whale watching excursion he explained that his job consisted of planning tours in Alaska during the summer months and in the winter, following them down to Hawaii to do the same thing.