Located at the southernmost entrance to the Inside Passage, Ketchikan is best known for its abundance of salmon, the beautiful scenery, and its unique Alaska Native culture. The city is ideal for history buffs, photographers, and foodies, thus making a great stop on your Alaska yacht charter.
Native Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artists use the red cedar from the Tongass Rainforest to create works of art in expressive totem poles. Spruce roots from the forest are harvested for traditional basket weaving. You’ll enjoy not only visiting local museums, but also exploring totem parks, both of which display ancient pieces and modern works of art.
Even beginning photographers will be sure to capture perfect pictures in Ketchikan, Alaska. Everywhere you look, you’ll see scenic views, blue lakes, lush rainforests, and amazing wildlife. The snow-capped mountains rise into the low clouds and bald eagles swoop to their nests in the trees. Waterfalls gracefully cascade to the dazzling blue ocean below and the Sitka spruce make a captivating backdrop.
Known as “The Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan offers its yacht charter guests some of the best seafood on Earth. The commercial fishery is over a century old and still thriving and the city is known for its fishing heritage. But you won’t need to eat only salmon while here. Charter guests can also enjoy delectable dishes of halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters, and clams in the form of creamy chowders, salmon burgers, jerky, smoked spreads, and fresh fish served sauteed, broiled, battered, baked, and truly any other way imaginable. Foodies, come and eat and be happy.
Ketchikan, Alaska is home to the the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest and the Misty Fjords National Monument, a nature preserve with glacier-sculpted granite fjords. Guests can enjoy the peace and solitude of the forest or get wild with Alaska on zip lines, helicopter tours, bike trails, kayaks, and so much more.