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Stories and Tips Ketchikan

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Misty Fjords Float Plane Tour Part Two

Written by bathtubjake on 19 May, 2007

After our twenty-minute seaplane flight to Rudyard Bay, we boarded the catamaran for a sail back to Ketchikan. Upon leaving the dock, we had to sit down inside the boat, at a booth resembling a fast food restaurant. The view from here was limited and…Read More


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Misty Fjords Float Plane Part One

Written by bathtubjake on 19 May, 2007

We reserved our tour of Misty Fjords as an excursion from Holland America on the Zuiderdam. Upon arriving in Ketchikan, we met a representative of the outfitter near the ship and then walked a few blocks to the bus. Then we were delivered to the outfitter's…Read More


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2: Not what ships are built for

Written by Idler on 27 May, 2003

A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - William Shedd - When I stepped tentatively into the skiff that would take me out to the Viking Fjord, I had little notion of the sea change my journey…Read More


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3: There the sea I found

Written by Idler on 30 May, 2003

There the sea I found Calm as a cradled child in dreamless slumber bound. - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Before leaving Bella Bella the following morning, there were errands to run. We had to stop by the Marine…Read More


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1: Where the heck is Bella Bella, anyways?

Written by Idler on 18 Mar, 2002

It all started when some friends out in the Pacific Northwest bought a boat. Jan and Jay were planning to live aboard the 65-foot trawler yacht Viking Fjord. Having sold their house on San Juan Island as well as their former boat, my friends…Read More


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Port Day in Ketchikan

Written by smmmarti guide on 19 Jul, 2005

Along with exceptional scenery, outdoor adventures, thrilling flight-seeing tours to nearby Misty Fjord, fabulous food, and welcoming locals, Ketchikan also offers picturesque Creek Street, the infamous Dolly’s House, in-town kayaking, a self-guided historical walking tour, a funicular to the Deer Mountain Hatchery and Eagle Center,…Read More


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1) Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

Written by Drever on 14 Jul, 2005

Looking out from the Coral Princess berthed at Ketchikan, I couldn’t see much to stir my interest or whet my appetite for exploration. I saw a small town of clapboard houses stretched out string bean style along Tongass Avenue. Coming away from the docks, though,…Read More


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A Walk About in Ketchikan

Written by Linda Kaye on 02 Jul, 2003

Ketchikan, is Alaska’s southern most city and its fourth largest. It is also known as Alaska’s "First City" because it was the first major community travelers came to on their way North. Average rainfall is 155 inches per year; sunshine is cherished and enjoyed. It…Read More


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A City of Many Titles

Written by Linda Kaye on 23 Feb, 2001

Ketchikan: Alaska’s fourth largest city is located on Revillagigedo Island, 235 miles south of Juneau and 90 miles north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Ketchikan derived its name from a Tlingit Language and there is a long-standing controversy as to it’s meaning. One…Read More


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Cruising into Ketchikan

Written by gothere beenthere on 17 Sep, 2009

Ketchikan Ketchikan the first stop for the gold prospectors who came to this lovely country of Alaska long a go. Now we to are invading this wild and serine country on the Norwegian sun a mighty cruise ship that will be for the next seven…Read More


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