Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
We know about the cruise ships and thousands of their passengers, just didnt realise that the whole town 's life depends on it literally....
Two ships on the dock and everybody is everywhere! The shops are now open and alive, with assistants standing right in front of the door welcoming everybody, big smiles big offfers...
Tips for travelers:
1) The Gilmore Hotel was great. Reasonable price, great location and included transfers to and from the hotel. We booked a share bathroom but were given a room with bathroom without asking. Includes cable, Wi-Fi;
2) The Fish Pirate is a great place to eat, drink and watch some live entertainment;
Arrived from Vegas a bit late in the afternoon, checked in and found the town deserted. It's only 5pm, where is everybody??
... The bus we took cost $2 for an all day pass or $1 for a one way. On our second day here, we woke up early and took the bus to the far end of the island and saw Totem Bight National Park. This park was full of Totem Poles. Supposedly Ketchikan has more standing Totem Poles than anywhere else in USA. I think it is great to have something in a park other than statues, trees and benches. It is something new ...
... a wander round as my tour wasn’t booked until
11.45am This is the last cruise ship
for the season so everything is heavily discounted. I bought a couple of wee pearl shell
necklaces, and the shopkeeper said I needed
to buy something uniquely Alaskan.
Yep – so he showed me a whale tail pendant (no chain) quartz with gold
running through it, in a gold setting.
The price - a bargain at $2275