Things to do in Ketchikan before your fishing trip.

Float Plane, Beaver, Aviation, Fishing Lodge
Anglers enjoy a flight seeing excursion on Sea Wind Aviation between fishing trips at Chinook Shores Lodge.

Flight Seeing in a Float Plane

Ride in a Helicopter

  • Helicopter Air Alaska

Go Snorkeling

  • Snorkel Alaska

Go Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Rent a Zodiac or Jet Ski

  • Knudson Cove Marina (www.knudsoncovemarina.com)

Shopping Historical Creek Street

Visit Museums and Cultural Sites

  • Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Cruise
  • Saxman Totem Park
  • Totem Bight State Park
  • Walking Tour (www.whereeaglewalks.com) Listen to Joe Williams, Jr. (a Tlingit Indian, born and raised in Saxman) tell stories of the Native people indigenous to the Ketchikan area.  These local cultures are oral in tradition and many of these stories have been passed down from generation to generation.  

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

  • 108 Tap House – 108 Main Street
  • Bar Harbor – 55 Schoenbar Street
  • Cape Fox Lodge Restaurant – 800 Venetia Ave

Drink Like a Fish, Sailor or Pirate (Pub Crawl)

  • 49’Er Bar – 1010 Water Street
  • Asylum Bar – 522 Water Street “Look both ways before you cross the street!”
  • Arctic Bar – 509 Water Street
  • Annebelle’s Famous Keg & Chowder House – 325 Front Street “Don’t drink on an empty stomach!”
  • Sourdough Bar – 301 Front Street
  • Fat Stan’s – 330 Spruce Mill Way
  • New York Cafe – 211 Stedman Street
  • Potlatch Bar – 126 Thomas Street
  • Cape Fox Lodge – 800 Venetia Ave “Get a room ya lightweight!”

About the Author

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Hi I’m Nadra Angerman — born in Ketchikan and raised Wrangell. I studied, worked and lived in the Lower 48 for twenty-five years before returning to Alaska. I write about natural resources, economic development and the entrepreneurial spirit. My husband, daughter and I are co-owners of Chinook Shores Lodge, The Inn at Knudson Cove and Pier 25 Boathouse in Ketchikan.

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