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“Beautiful island”

Ranked #43 of 67 things to do in Ketchikan
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Owner description: Island in the Inside Passage of Alaska.
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I feel sorry for cruise ship visitors, so much to see and do, you need a week to get good overview so the island. I have lived here for years and am still at awe from the beauty around me

Thank Marlene S
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

From the downtown area, one can drive north 18 miles to the end of the road to view the bay and other nature places. Driving south from the downtown, one can drive 13 miles until the end of the road where you can view secluded coves and other nature place. The drive was enjoyable and relaxing with the scenery breath taking. If you have a rental car, taking a drive around the island is worth taking.

2  Thank BruceJ32406
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

The is the main island (no bridge connectivity with other islands but has excellent road network, bus service (students pay 0.50), super scenic, peaceful and safe. Hike, Walk, take a bus, ride a bike - it does not matter for it is beautiful rain forest everywhere. Ferry connects to the airport (carries cars). I personally find the air and water are very suitable. Wooden walkways are so attractive, comfortable and safe.

4 docks for cruise ships, lots of restaurants (fresh fish, beers etc), shops & stores and 4 grocery stores. Almost everything is expensive especially groceries.
Local natives plus cultural diversity are all over the inhabited area. No snakes or reptiles. Local residents are friendly, lively and helpful.

Natural attractions and activities include Creek Street along Salmon Creek, Deer mountain, Dude mountain, Ward lake, Totems, Silver King Lodge & Sea feast, George Inlet, zip lines, adventure karts, light house and float plane/boat ride to Misty Fjords. Wild life is interesting and worth the time, money and energy.

Weather is interesting and this is THE ONLY ISLAND WHICH IS TRULY ENJOYABLE WHEN it RAINS!! Rain is generally a pleasant sprinkle and one can comfortably walk and run. Bike pass allows walkers to walk safely. North and South of the island are very different. Explore to experience yourself.
I have met numerous people who have been coming here as visitors on cruise ships and seasonal workers for over a decade. Been to many other islands across countries but Ketchikan is surely incomparable.

1  Thank Suchig06
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Island has multiple options for activities. Ketchikan, Saxman,and several pocket communities are located on the Island. Many activities have cultural interest and the Totem Art work is present in multiple locations.

Thank SaxmanRaven
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Island is massive compared to the inhabited area along the coast. I love the fact there is such a variety of wildlife sharing the Island with the Ketchikan peoples. Bear, mountain goats, deer, salmon, whales, seal, porpoises, eagles, birds galore, flowers of every color. What a great place to live.

Thank MillerAmerica
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