Ketchikan is located in the heart of Alaska and is accessible only by air and by sea (Alaska Marine ferries, BC Ferries & by cruise ships).
Because there are no roads into or out of Ketchikan, travel by ferries is the major form of transportation & must be booked well in advance.
Once the ferries to Ketchikan are sold out of vehicle space,one can book their vehicle ( no passengers) on a barge from Seattle to Ketchikan. Barges depart Seattle 2x per week, year round
As the 1st stop in Alaska for the Marine Highway ferries travelling up the Inside Passage from Bellingham WA to Ketchikan and for ferries travelling from Prince Rupert BC to Ketchikan, the city is an immensely popular spot.
A major attraction for visitors is the towns' collection of totem poles - the largest collection of its kind in the world- which gives evidence to the rich culture of the Tlingit people
Irresistible shopping; guided bus & trolley tours of Ketchikan's historical sights; sport fishing; float plane tours all contribute to making Ketchikan both a special place to visit and an unforgettable experience
Ferry or Barge reservation and cost help is available 24/7 through firstname.lastname@example.org