Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, part of Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. The port is near Canada's southern border. All cruise ships dock near the town's centre.
Originally a fishing settlement and a supply centre for gold miners during the 1890s, in Ketchikan several canneries were opened as the town developed. The meaning of Kach Khanna, its Tlingit Indian name, is "spread wings of prostrate eagle."
For travelers arriving in Ketchikan AK during summer salmon spawning season, there is a better show from the boardwalk. Outside, tourists can watch thousands of king salmon (aka humpies) crowding their way upstream.
Other famous sights in Ketchikan include its totem poles, probably the world's biggest and most elaborate wood carvings collection. In town don't miss the Totem heritage Centre housing a collection of authentic poles. At Totem Bight State Park and the village of Saxman, you can see exquisite examples of totem poles and watch enactments of clan dances and legends. Other activities include kayaking on Ketchikan Creek, a fly-in fly fishing expedition to remote trout streams, flightseeing over Misty Fjords National Wilderness and guided eco-tours to spot local wildlife.
On June 4, 2016, Ketchikan port's Berth 3 was damaged by the Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Infinity while docking. Due to the sustained serious damages, the pier became inoperative. The collision was caused by a sudden gust of wind and resulted in around USD 0,93 million in damages. The cruise liner was approaching Berth 3 when a strong wind (up to 20 m/sec) pushed it into the structure, Repair works started on June 7, and by July 5 the pier was useable again.
During the pier's repair, cruise ships in Ketchikan had to use the port's other 3 piers or to anchor near Berth 3 and transport their passengers via tenders. In the period June 3 - July 5, the damaged Berth 3 had a total of 35 scheduled / booked ship calls.
Highlights: Totem poles, Saxman Village, Creek Street
Ketchikan cruise terminal
Follows the Ketchikan cruise port's map also showing all major tourist attractions near the port.
Next map shows the locations of the port's 3 dedicated cruise piers (docks 1, 2 and 3) and all the passenger terminal facilities.
The Ketchikan cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska.
If you lose the Ketchikan location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Ketchikan cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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Celebrity Infinity cruise ship collided with Berth 3 in Ketchikan at around 1415 LT on June 3 while docking. The berth suffered serious damages and...June 4, 2016
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