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Ketchikan

Ketchikan is a small city located in the southeastern corner of Alaska, in the Tongass National Forest. It is situated on Revillagigedo Island, along the Inside Passage, a coastal route from Seattle to Alaska. The city is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” due to its abundance of wild salmon.

Ketchikan is the fifth-most populous city in Alaska, with a population of 8,050 as of the 2019 census. The city is home to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, which covers an area of 2,128 square miles. The city is known for its mild climate and is one of the rainiest cities in the United States, with an average of 152 inches of rain per year.

Ketchikan was first settled in the late 19th century by the Tlingit people, who inhabited the area for thousands of years before European contact. The first Europeans to visit the area were Russian explorers in the 18th century. In 1885, the first commercial salmon cannery was established in the area, and the industry quickly grew.

Ketchikan is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The city is home to the Totem Heritage Center, which houses a collection of totem poles and other artifacts from the region’s indigenous people. The city also has a vibrant arts and music scene, with a number of galleries, theaters, and music venues.

Ketchikan is a popular destination for visitors, who come to explore the city’s natural beauty, cultural heritage, and vibrant arts and music scenes. The city is also a popular starting point for cruises, fishing trips, and other outdoor adventures.

Excursion tips for a day in Ketchikan

1. Take a guided tour of Creek Street: Explore the unique history of this former red-light district, now home to charming shops, galleries, and restaurants.

2. Visit the Totem Heritage Center: Learn about the Tlingit and Haida peoples of Alaska and see the largest collection of totem poles in the world.

3. Take a boat tour of the Misty Fjords National Monument: See the majestic fjords, waterfalls, and wildlife of this pristine wilderness.

4. Stroll along the waterfront: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the waterfront, taking in the stunning views of the harbor and surrounding mountains.

5. Visit Saxman Native Village: Learn about the culture and history of the Tlingit people and see their traditional totem poles and longhouses.

6. Enjoy some shopping: Shop for souvenirs, art, and jewelry in Ketchikan’s many specialty stores and galleries.

7. Try some of the local cuisine: Sample some of Ketchikan’s delicious seafood dishes, including salmon, halibut, and crab.

8. Take a floatplane tour: Get a bird’s eye view of the Misty Fjords National Monument and Ketchikan’s surrounding wilderness.

9. Visit the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show: Enjoy a thrilling show featuring axe-throwing, log-rolling, and other feats of strength and skill.

10. Take a hike: Explore the trails around Ketchikan and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Tongass National Forest.

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The climate in Ketchikan

Spring: Spring in Ketchikan is mild and wet. Average temperatures range from the mid-30s to the mid-50s (Fahrenheit). Rainfall is common and snow is still possible in the higher elevations. Summer: Summer in Ketchikan is mild and wet. Average temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-70s (Fahrenheit). Rainfall is common and sunny days are frequent as well. Fall: Fall in Ketchikan is mild and wet. Average temperatures range from the mid-40s to the mid-60s (Fahrenheit). Rainfall is common and snow is possible in the higher elevations. Winter: Winter in Ketchikan is cold and wet. Average temperatures range from the mid-30s to the mid-40s (Fahrenheit). Rainfall is common and snow is frequent in the higher elevations.

Cruise weather for Ketchikan

Our weather forecast for Ketchikan helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 15.5 °C
min: 10.7 °C
14.4 m/s
21.6 m/s
85.9 %
21.3 m
86.2 %
1,020 hPa
04:41:09
21:04:05
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 10.6 °C
10.1 m/s
15.1 m/s
66.6 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,020 hPa
04:42:51
21:02:22
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 11.9 °C
14.0 m/s
20.5 m/s
70.0 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,017 hPa
04:44:34
21:00:37
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 12.3 °C
13.7 m/s
19.4 m/s
99.8 %
21.4 m
93.9 %
1,013 hPa
04:46:19
20:58:50
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.9 °C
min: 11.9 °C
19.4 m/s
27.7 m/s
98.4 %
8.9 m
97.2 %
1,013 hPa
04:48:04
20:57:01
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 15.6 °C
min: 12.7 °C
16.4 m/s
26.3 m/s
97.6 %
9.9 m
95.3 %
1,014 hPa
04:49:50
20:55:10
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 12.5 °C
19.8 m/s
31.3 m/s
100.0 %
5.9 m
97.9 %
1,014 hPa
04:51:37
20:53:17
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 16.5 °C
min: 11.1 °C
23.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
54.2 %
18.7 m
81.3 %
1,010 hPa
04:53:25
20:51:21
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 10.3 °C
15.5 m/s
22.0 m/s
86.0 %
20.7 m
87.8 %
1,012 hPa
04:55:13
20:49:24
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 16.6 °C
min: 10.3 °C
9.7 m/s
9.0 m/s
49.8 %
23.5 m
76.5 %
1,012 hPa
04:57:02
20:47:25
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 11.1 °C
15.8 m/s
38.2 m/s
88.7 %
21.8 m
87.2 %
1,015 hPa
04:58:52
20:45:24
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 13 °C
21.4 m/s
40.7 m/s
99.7 %
13.6 m
92.7 %
1,014 hPa
05:00:42
20:43:22
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 10.9 °C
23.8 m/s
39.0 m/s
80.8 %
17.9 m
90.1 %
1,018 hPa
05:02:33
20:41:18

Cruises to Ketchikan

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Scheduled ship calls in Ketchikan, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Ocean Victory 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Radiance of the Seas 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Discovery Princess 07:00 am 01:15 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MS Eurodam 06:30 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MS Koningsdam 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 06:00 am 01:15 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Royal Princess 10:00 am 06:15 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:59 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Solstice 02:00 pm 08:30 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Encore 07:00 am 01:15 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Disney Wonder 11:15 am 07:45 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Spirit 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Edge 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 MS Regatta 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Ruby Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Miracle 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Grand Princess 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MS Zaandam 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Royal Princess 06:30 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Luminosa 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Majestic Princess 06:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 06:30 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Ocean Victory 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Summit 10:00 am 06:30 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Norwegian Sun 06:30 am 01:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Discovery Princess 07:00 am 01:15 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 MS Koningsdam 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Bliss 06:00 am 01:15 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Sapphire Princess 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Brilliance of the Seas 11:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Solstice 02:00 pm 08:30 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Grand Princess 06:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MS Noordam 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Encore 07:00 am 01:15 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Crown Princess 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Disney Wonder 11:15 am 07:45 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Norwegian Jewel 01:00 pm 08:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Silver Muse 08:00 am 04:30 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 04:00 pm

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