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Ketchikan Duck Tour Excursion Reviews

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Why settle for just land or sea when you could have both? Ketchikan's Duck Tour will take you for a splash with a fully amphibious sightseeing tour.

mrfviews

10 reviews

Great little 1 hour tour showing much of the town, including a splash into the water and tour of the harbor. Really enjoyed it informative and reasonably priced. Great weather to partly sunny 64.


Provider: Princess Cruises

conrad41

1 review

The guide and driver were very entertaining. We did not see any wildlife but enjoyed a drive around the city and then around the harbor. The walk we took on our own was as good as the tour. We saw salmon jumping upstream and a pool with seals frolicking and eating salmon.


Provider: Holland America Line

greggliz@comcast.net

1 review

A little slow without many sights, but the experience of land and sea tour was still worth the price. If you only want to take one cDuck tour do it in Victoria.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

NCSuz

2 reviews

Captain Erik and tour guide Patrick were very entertaining. Saw the highlights of Ketchikan in a fun way, including at least a dozen bald eagles perched along the route.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

TSM AND JP

1 review

Pleasantly surprised by this tour. Great tour guides. Saw Bald Eagles and Sea Lions. A fun tour.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

pattiek

1 review

Watch the salmon prices! one store was offering a great deal at $40, but a bunch of the nick nack stores, same product 29.99


Provider: Independent Operator

TexasDavid7

1 review

The Duck is a bus that takes you on a city tour and then turns into a boat when it gets to the harbor. There you get out on the water and see the city from another prospective. The operators are fun and seemed to be having as much fun as we were. This was the second time we have been on this excursion. Enjoyed it both times.


Provider: Holland America Line

aksnt11

1 review

A duck tour is a great way to see a lot of the area and soak up some history. Take an early tour so you can still walk through town.

The town has great signage for viewing the spots of local interest.


Provider: Independent Operator

James M

1 review

The narration was very informative as I did not know before that stairways could be deemed legal streets. Living some 30 - 40 steps or more up off a main street would give you pause to consider what you needed each day. And as the narrator of the tour said, you would usually only forget something once.

It was a sunny beautiful day in Ketchikan and everyone was enjoying the incredible weather. The water was calm as our little Duck Tour boat made its way in and out of the water


Provider: Princess Cruises

Danbee46

8 reviews

A fun tour with a great guide and driver. They kept us entertained while imparting information about the area. By the way, both women are ex-military.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Exbrit1979

1 review

Ship was docked right in town and the tour was fantastic and the host Lee was so informative.


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Whenisdinner

1 review

The duck tour was entertaning and informative. Driver + guide is a good combo vs. single talking drivers on other tours. Both driver and guide were funny and "quacked us up" continuously. About the only thing on the entire cruise I didn't feel overcharged for were the $2.50 quackers we got from the duck tour, which the kids loved and my wife soon loathed (haha!).


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Brian&Joan

1 review

Duck Tour was decent price-performer (not a real WWII duck -- like in Boston -- but a Ford truck that had been converted). Easy to book your own duck tour once you get off the ship -- not sure if there is a savings. Provided good overview of the town area. BTW, two of the most important touristy things -- Lumberjack Show & Totem Pole park are easy walking distance from the ship.


Provider: Holland America Line

seminolegal

1 review

It was ok - tour guide had a cheesy and annoying sense of humor (so much so, I wasn't always sure if what he was telling us was a fact or a joke).


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

johnbottsr

1 review

Not much of a tour but pretty fun.
Overpriced.


Provider: Independent Operator

hayer

1 review

Lee was excellent as narrator on the Duck Tour..


Provider: Princess Cruises

Romatalia

1 review

So much better than our Duck Tour in Boston. These are brand new Duck Boats, and they glided in and out of the water effortlessly. Our tour guide was great and super enthusiastic about the subject matter. Was over and above what we had experienced in the past, and getting to buy our very own duck whistles was a hoot!


Provider: Princess Cruises

Spot649

1 review

Because we were on a 14 day cruise and had done excursions on the Northward leg of the Cruise we had not booked anything for the southern leg and so we took a fun tour of Ketchikan in an amphibious vehicle and it also goes into the water down a boat ramp for a view of Ketchikan harbor, it is 90 mins long and the fellow that we had was humorous and knowledgeable about the area


Provider: Independent Operator

cruiser7199

1 review

Short, informative, cost effective tour.


Provider: Holland America Line

joew44

3 reviews

Katchikan attractive city with friendly people. The duck tour was perfect for us since we got to see the town and the harbor. Nice seats on duck and comfortable ride. Tour guide was enjoyable and fun.

Duck felt very safe in the water.


Provider: Princess Cruises

boomerone

14 reviews

Good guide and driver, silly duck calls purchased by nearly everyone made the trip a bit noisy at times


Provider: Princess Cruises

vlmarcea

2 reviews

Always enjoy the duck tours - again a great local experience and a good price. Ketchikan has some great walking area's and dining - so I am glad we left our day open to enjoy the town.


Provider: Holland America Line

Wozzie29

2 reviews

Good fun and very informative tour - need to be able to climb a short ladder in/out of the Duck


Provider: Holland America Line

Chiguy1957

2 reviews

Good overview of the town with glimpses of the salient points of interest. Land and water tour. Bring a jacket if seated in the back by the open windows!


Provider: Princess Cruises

kathleenwalsh

1 review

the duck tour was great fun......it was entertaining and informative......the highlight was when we happened upon many, many bald eagles. our guide explained they had probably finished eating at a fish plant and that is why they were there.....entire group was fascinated......


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

lovin6D

1 review

Enjoyable tour, much more to Ketchikan than we knew from previous visit. Take the Duck tour first, then walk.

Provider: Independent Operator

ada517

1 review

It was fun. A little expensive for what you get, but, hey...they gotta make a living. Tired humor, but, the information was interesting.

Provider: Independent Operator

cdnjma

2 reviews

A "Willie Nelson" look-alike drove the duck boat. Very entertaining banter between he and the tour guide. We saw salmon spawning, got a nice, informative tour of the town (including the 1800's red-light district and history of it), and a tour of the harbor area. Worth the money and time. Enjoyable excursion.

Provider: Princess Cruises

skelco11

1 review

Lots of fun, great deal for $40. Lots of great info and a good overview of the town and its history.

Provider: Independent Operator

KDvacation

1 review

Lumberjack show - good, clean campy fun. Then we took a bus to Rain Forest for hike. Really informational. Only saw bear skat and rescued animals (owl, eagle, raindeer). Very enjoyable day.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

limeyjohnny

1 review

Cheap and excellent way to see the city ...I recommend.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jb01876

1 review

Our tour guide, Nicole, was the guide of the year last year, and she well deserves that accolade. she and the captain made it very enjoyable. 5 quacks to them

Provider: Holland America Line

roomwithaview

2 reviews

Two guides were very funny and knowledgeable. This is a good way to see the town and marina. I saw a lot of bald eagles. Cruise line charged too much though for all excursions they offered though, but at least they posted a sign acknowledging that the price of excursion tickets include a 20% or more commision that goes to Princess. Wal-Mart offers a free shuttle to the "world's second smallest Wal-Mart".

Provider: Princess Cruises

Kalor

1 review

The DUck Tour was a bit corny, but very fun, Lee, our tour guide was funny and knowledgable. Drove through the town and saw many sights. When we got in the water, that is where we had about 7 bald eages VERY close. When they flew above our boat, it was an amazing sight. MANY stores, mostly high pressured jewelry stores.

Provider: Independent Operator

raqoon

1 review

Ketchikan was an interesting stop full of local history and sites. Many opportunities to see Totem poles here. We took the duck tour which was very interesting, and gave us a good look at the city and huge marina. Our tour boat broke down just as it was trying to get out of the water, but the quick thinking staff got us on our way with out too much delay. The guide stayed in good humor throughout the 'crisis' Things not to miss are Creek Street, and some of the beautiful totem pole carvings throughout the tourist district.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

TheValkyrie

1 review

Interesting and funny. We got to see Ketchikan from the water as well as the land.

Provider: Independent Operator

grandmamlw

1 review

Good tour on land and water. Informative, entertaining and tour guide full of corny jokes good for a few laughs.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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