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Ketchikan, Alaska

Downtown Ketchikan


Ketchikan is a fishing town in Alaska.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock right beside the town center though you may be further north if it's busy. Cruise schedule for all Alaskan ports here http://www.claalaska.com/

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Money and Tipping

When dining in restaurants, it is customary to leave 15-20% tip for good service since servers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same rate.

Local Transportation

Ketchikan is easily walkable.


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  • Creek Street - This old neighborhood built along the creek has many shops and restaurants. You can take the cable car up to the top of the hill to a small park or take a short hike up.
  • City Park - has some totem poles and a hatchery
  • Lumberjack Show - beside the pier

Shopping & Restaurants

Shops can be found in town and in Creek Street. Grab some chocolate covered Oreos at Ketchicandies. Recommended places for food are Burger Queen (west side of the tunnel and not a lot of seating), Ocean View (Italian/Mexican) and Pioneer Cafe. There is an IGA supermarket past Creek Street on Stedman St.

The main non-touristy town is a mile to the northwest where you can find Plaza Mall with a Carr's Supermarket, Sears and McDonalds. Walmart is way north outside of town though shuttles are usually provided for ship's crew.

Post Office

There is a post office at 422 Mission St close to the cruise ship piers.


Cafes and restaurants may provide free wifi to customers. The public library has both computers (1 hr for visitors with picture ID) and wifi but moved in 2013 a mile north of downtown.

Maps (right-click to save)

PDF maps available here http://www.visit-ketchikan.com/Getting-Around-Ketchikan/Ketchikan-Maps.aspx


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