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Experience Ketchikan As a Local

Destinations

Local Places

Wildlife
Viewing
Potlatch
Totem Park
Herring
Cove
South Tongass
Waterfall
Local Sites

Tour Details

About the Tour

Overview

Ketchikan is full of unique and fascinating things to see. We show you the best of it! Tour an Alaskan Native Totem park and learn about our fascinating cultures. Stop at a picturesque beach and view occasional passing by Orca, seals, or eagles. Make another stop at a beautiful river teeming with salmon while keeping a keen eye out for bears.

Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of 6 Guests touring Ketchikan in a comfortable spacious vehicle. We can fill our time with what you are most interested in, or rely on our expert local guidance.

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Get to Know Us

Plan Your Trip with Orca Song Tours

Our method of travel is via a Chevy Traverse. These spacious and comfortable vehicles are perfect for getting around Ketchikan. Each tour can accommodate up to 6 Guests.

  • Private Tours Only

    We never mix and match parties. It’s just you, your family and your local tour guide.

  • Handicap & Wheelchair Accessible

    We can easily accommodate groups who are a little less than mobile. Each trip is catered to your interests and limitations. We also have room for collapsible wheelchairs.

Meet Bernie

4th Generation
Alaskan Native

I’m Bernie, a 4th generation Alaskan native from the Tshimsian tribe and I’ve lived in Ketchikan all but 7 years of my life. I’ve commercial fished for 35 years and for the past 30 years if I’m not out fishing I’ve been doing sightseeing tours. I’ve grown up here in Ketchikan and boy do I have some great stories to tell! Can’t wait to meet you and show you around my hometown.

Plan Your Trip With Us

Ready For An Unforgettable Tour?

  • star rating  Outstanding tour/guide. Bernie had us on a bear eating a live salmon within 5 minutes of the tour. She is very knowledgeable and in her element here in her home... read more

    lindae908
    September 27, 2022

    star rating  We all loved Bernie! She gave us a wonderful personal tour from a locals perspective. We learned a lot and had an unforgettable time. Would recommend her 100%!

    christiem772
    June 30, 2019

    star rating  What can I say but WOW. Bernie was a such an amazing guide. She knows all the places to go, very personable and knowledgeable
    She took the time to... read more

    Joe A
    July 23, 2022

    star rating  Bernie is warm and friendly; knowledgeable about her culture and town; is known and respected by all the other tour guides. She knew just where to find all the cool... read more

    mahlialopez1
    June 7, 2018
  • star rating  First off a loud shout out thank you to Bernie. Excellent tour we visited waterfalls, seen Salmon, birds, Eagles and Bears, and totem pole. We moved at a... read more

    PCreighton
    September 12, 2019

    star rating  Bernie has a wealth of local knowledge being 4th generation Ketchikan born and bread and gives you a warm welcome to Ketchikan only locals can. I booked privately and was... read more

    WendyH2713
    June 20, 2018

    star rating  Friendly and informative! We loved our visit to Totem Bight. Thanks to Orca Song, we learned a lot and visited a hidden spot on the coast.

    We will definitely... read more

    ericgR3807OF
    May 26, 2018

    star rating  Great tour with Bernie! She had lots of very interesting local information to share with us. Her vehicle was clean and comfortable. We had four adults. We had a... read more

    janetcE676FC
    August 7, 2022
  • star rating  I have always used the shore excursions provided by the cruise line and this experience was wonderful. We all enjoyed the freedom to relax and spend the time seeing... read more

    Marilyn L
    June 30, 2022

    star rating  A short day in Ketchican and I happened to ask Bernadette aka Bernie for a tour as she had a small sign hanging out of her window due to the... read more

    arson758
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  I went to see orca whales. We saw two family pods of orca whales. Plus humpback whales and sea lions. Plus a puffin bird. Very friendly all woman crew. I... read more

    jamesvL4707HG
    June 18, 2018

    star rating  The tour was GREAT! Art was a great tour guide letting us know about the history of Ketchikan. Seeing all the salmon and how they migrate was very educational. Definitely... read more

    BigDre28
    September 19, 2022
  • star rating  I have never booked an excursion outside of our cruise excursions. We had a budget and unfortunately none of the excursions on our ship were in our budget and my... read more

    allison w
    December 29, 2018

    star rating  Wonderful time touring Ketchikan! Bernie knew how to avoid the crowds and shared her history and knowledge of the area!

    177gingery
    July 11, 2022

    star rating  I booked a short tour since our cruise ship was only in for half a day. Bernie was able to get us a 2 hour tour for my family... read more

    78shelly
    June 4, 2018

    star rating  Bernie picked up us close to our ship and took us on a three-hour adventure. She was able to get us to sites before other groups got there so we... read more

    938judyz
    September 17, 2022
  • star rating  Our tour Guide Bernie picked us up right in front of our cruise ship after it docked. Bernie turned out to be a true local to Ketchikan, the first we... read more

    billtstenson
    February 10, 2018

    star rating  Our family of 7 (4 adults, 2 teenagers and 1 senior) just returned from an Alaskan cruise and our private tour of Ketchikan with Bernie was definitely one of the... read more

    X6154BBmonicar
    June 29, 2022

    star rating  Bernie is a local native with great local knowledge. She will take you places that the tour buses can't or won't go. Her vehicle will accommodate a maximum of ... read more

    Kern O
    July 5, 2018

    star rating  HIGHLY recommend booking this tour! Bernie was great at communicating with us from when we booked the tour all the way up until the actual day - which was... read more

    P8769XNkellyp
    August 31, 2022
  • star rating  Bernie was fabulous and did an amazing job showing us around the beautiful island. We appreciated all of the local knowledge and got to see bears hunting salmon! A... read more

    SylenaU1
    August 25, 2022

    star rating  Bernie picked us up at 2pm close to where we had lunch. She brought us to some totems and out to search for wildlife! Super nice, perfect excursion for our... read more

    monikaesu28
    July 14, 2018
  • star rating  Great tour with Bernie! She had lots of very interesting local information to share with us. Her vehicle was clean and comfortable. We had four adults. We had a... read more

    janetcE676FC
    August 7, 2022
  • star rating  Outstanding tour/guide. Bernie had us on a bear eating a live salmon within 5 minutes of the tour. She is very knowledgeable and in her element here in her home... read more

    lindae908
    September 27, 2022
  • star rating  We all loved Bernie! She gave us a wonderful personal tour from a locals perspective. We learned a lot and had an unforgettable time. Would recommend her 100%!

    christiem772
    June 30, 2019
  • star rating  I went to see orca whales. We saw two family pods of orca whales. Plus humpback whales and sea lions. Plus a puffin bird. Very friendly all woman crew. I... read more

    jamesvL4707HG
    June 18, 2018
  • star rating  Wonderful time touring Ketchikan! Bernie knew how to avoid the crowds and shared her history and knowledge of the area!

    177gingery
    July 11, 2022
  • star rating  Bernie is warm and friendly; knowledgeable about her culture and town; is known and respected by all the other tour guides. She knew just where to find all the cool... read more

    mahlialopez1
    June 7, 2018
  • star rating  I have always used the shore excursions provided by the cruise line and this experience was wonderful. We all enjoyed the freedom to relax and spend the time seeing... read more

    Marilyn L
    June 30, 2022
  • star rating  Our tour Guide Bernie picked us up right in front of our cruise ship after it docked. Bernie turned out to be a true local to Ketchikan, the first we... read more

    billtstenson
    February 10, 2018
  • star rating  Bernie has a wealth of local knowledge being 4th generation Ketchikan born and bread and gives you a warm welcome to Ketchikan only locals can. I booked privately and was... read more

    WendyH2713
    June 20, 2018
  • star rating  What can I say but WOW. Bernie was a such an amazing guide. She knows all the places to go, very personable and knowledgeable
    She took the time to... read more

    Joe A
    July 23, 2022