The plan is for Nathan to go Salmon fishing and I will either take a short tour or just wander the town, it seems there is plenty of shopping opportunities here.
Ketchikan is often the first or last stop for passengers on Alaska cruises through the Inside Passage. Coined 'Alaska's First City' and the 'Salmon Capital of the World', it's rich in fascinating history and culture. The diverse ecosystem and resources drew in several groups of native peoples whose legacy is prominently visible with various artifacts and numerous totems that still inhabit Ketchikan. Tucked within the breach of the enormous Tongass National Rainforest, it's a haven for wildlife and makes this area the perfect place for your bear viewing adventures. Be prepared for rain during your visit, but don't let that stop you from exploring this gorgeous town! The top things to do in Ketchikan are enjoyed rain or shine. The most sought-after experiences include the iconic Misty Fjords Flightseeing and the popular Deadliest Catch boat tour, but with so many fun and scenic activities available there is really something for everyone. Fans of outdoor adventure, gorgeous scenery, wildlife and native culture will find all of the above in this charming town!
Nathan - Halibut Fishing
Fiona - Snorkeling In Ketchikan
OVERVIEW - 5.5.hrs Estimate Duration This is the experience many anglers dream of when planning an Alaskan vacation, fishing for the largest flatfish in the world, the Pacific Halibut. Imagine catching your first wild halibut with your friends or family and the bragging rights that will come with sharing this delectable fish back home. Unlike many other Alaska destinations, Ketchikan fishing is in protected waters, a short ride from Baranof's private downtown marina. No matter your skill level, you'll fish like a local, with a Shakespeare and Penn reel in your own two hands, working the sandy flats, drifting with the current, jigging in waters as deep as 300 feet. Spend the day with an experienced Alaskan guide, in pursuit of the elusive halibut, learning the secrets of fishing circle hooks, working the tides and battling your Pacific Halibut. You can choose to custom process your halibut, as well as purchase a selection of local Alaskan seafood to include with the shipment of your bounty home.
Discover the wonders of Southeast Alaska’s marine life with our premium snorkeling adventure at Mountain Point. Dive into clear, calm waters equipped with top-tier gear, guided by our certified experts. The site has shallow tide pools teeming with marine life and steep underwater rock walls for free diving, all just five miles from your ship. Join us for a thrilling and safe exploration of Alaska’s diverse and colorful marine life!
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