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Ketchikan Lumberjack Show Excursion Reviews

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Enjoy the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show while in port at Ketchikan. This extravaganza will introduce you to the world's best lumberjacks, who compete in a number of events for the title of "Bull of the Woods."

cameocameo

1 review

We did the lumber jack show and cultural tour. The kids were a bit bored on the tour but they loved the lumberjack show!


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

cruzin4

4 reviews

Lots of fun great way to start the day. You can walk down the pier and buy tickets on your own. My suggestions is to see the show and just stay in town and walk the creek.


Provider: Princess Cruises

56suzy

1 review

Even in the pouring rain, this was a delightful show. It was informative and entertaining at the same time.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Pauline Shirrefs

1 review

Mediocre. A lot of shouting, strutting, flexing of muscles, some parts of the act were clever. Guess I was influenced because I came off a farm and chopped wood for cooking and warmth. Also some of our Agricultural shows have wood chop competitions.


Provider: Holland America Line

jorgfam

1 review

Lumberjack tour was informative and fun. The crowd loved getting the wood chips from each competition. These are real competitors that compete all over the country.


Provider: Independent Operator

nazarene-lady

1 review

Kept us entertained.


Provider: Princess Cruises

firegal2539

1 review

This was my 3rd time to see this show and my kids loved it as I did. The lumberjacks are funny, informative and nice to the passengers. I would see it again.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Danbee46

8 reviews

The four lumberjacks were divided into two teams representing the U.S. and Canada. The competition was fierce, with the audience cheering loudly.


Provider: Princess Cruises

TrixieLou

2 reviews

The Lumberjack Show is fun and silly. Totally worth the ticket price. Loved wandering around Ketchikan. We went to the Totem Heritage Museum on our own via public transportation - very easy and free. Even saw the salmon swimming upstream! Enjoyed visiting Creek Street and Dolly's House. Really great port.


Provider: Holland America Line

renee_t

1 review

This was a silly diversion. It was great that is was so close to the pier. Of course, nobody had any control over this, but it was fantastic that it was a beautiful sunny day -- our only sunny port on this trip. The Show was corny and fun.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Romatalia

1 review

How can one go wrong with a Lumberjack show!


Provider: Princess Cruises

deBeer

1 review

Touristy, but what can you expect? They work hard but overpriced.


Provider: Independent Operator

CruiseGuy95

3 reviews

I was a bit skeptical at first but it's a lot of fun and the show is produced specifically for Disney so it's you and hundreds of fellow shipmates. Our kids loved this show. A good time had by all!


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Myloan6

2 reviews

Something different but notthing really give you a "WOW"


Provider: Independent Operator

Dragonesque

3 reviews

So worth it - really fun!


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

karen of PA

2 reviews

Corny but fun.


Provider: Princess Cruises

Cruise Xpert

1 review

Very entertaining!


Provider: Princess Cruises

pletzkeb

3 reviews

The only ship excursion we took was the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan. The show was very good and worth the price of the $35.00 ticket.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

kathleenwalsh

1 review

loved this show! great for adults, great for children.......performers even took the time to pose for photos at shows end......nice souvenir!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jrbrack

1 review

Corny but fun

Provider: Independent Operator

dbr123

1 review

Wasn't real sure if I would like this show, but it was great!

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Wapascu

1 review

This was totally worth while except the guide was not good, he gave us directions on how to get there in a town to when we have never been before, i think that the guide should have lead us to where we were suppose to go.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

MSO4STATIV

2 reviews

Was a combo tour of a city tour (via motorized trolley), the Saxman Totems, & the Lumberjack Show. Only downside was the rainy weather that day BUT everyone stayed nice & dry at the Lumberjack Show (covered area with heaters above).

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rickyace33

1 review

The lumberjack show was a bad excuse for trying to hustle tourists. There were several young men attempting to convince us there was some sort of competition between them. They did a few stunts that were mildly interesting, but not worth the time or money to us. Very young children might be amused.

Provider: Princess Cruises

mocruzn

1 review

This lumberjack "contest" was quite a kick. The humor was silly, but the skill demonstrated was fantastic. Most people (especially the kids) had a great time.

Provider: Princess Cruises

FunGranny

4 reviews

Lots of fun. I think our grandsons, who went on fishing trip instead, would have enjoyed it. Wish we had more time in Ketchikan.

Provider: Holland America Line

baruchgershom

4 reviews

A lot of fun for the whole family. If you have young children (5-10), save room in your luggage for a large chip of wood given out as a souvenier.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cdnjma

2 reviews

Lumberjack show was rather lame. Mostly boring. Good for little kids. Skip it and go on a different excursion.

Provider: Princess Cruises

rough and ready

2 reviews

This was a Disney exclusive excursion. I wasn't sure about going to it at first, but the kids talked my husband and I into it. It was actually very good. The lumberjack performers were very good, and personable. They gave the kids an opportunity to join in their performances.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Cruiseman616

3 reviews

If lots of muscular men chopping wood and doing some pretty silly comedy lines seems fun, take your camera along and enjoy. Unfortunately the lumberjacks were not shirtless.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Freedom58

1 review

After a Self walking tour we went to the Lumberjack show. Although it is aimed, primarily for the younger crowd, we enjoyed it as well. The show is a bit Hokey but in order to do the stunts these guys definitely have to be in good shape and watch what they are doing or there could be serious injuries.

Provider: Holland America Line

jb01876

1 review

we did the early lumberjack show and the duck tour, as brochure stated that you would be able to do both Both were fun and entertaining, and suitable for all ages

Provider: Holland America Line

Jaymndad

1 review

This show was entertaining, even though it was drizzling on us throughout the show. The only problem was we were not in port that long and the vast majority of the time in port was taken up with the show. But bottom line it was an entertaining show.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

ellbelle

2 reviews

This is just silly fun!

Provider: Princess Cruises

cndwhite

2 reviews

It was a short walk from the peir to the lumberjack show. The show is entertaining with various lumberjack skills demonstrated. The trolley tour drove around the town telling about the history of the town, then we went to the totem pole park. many totem poles were there and a working shop to see the totem poles being made. We found the best deals for souvenirs in Ketchikan. Be sure to get the discount book and use the coupons.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

newcruiserATL

1 review

The lumberjack show as very entertaining.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

music*mom*2

1 review

Lots of fun to watch especially if you have kids. Its an outdoor show but is covered and has huge heaters in the rafters which really make it pleasant.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

osuwarman

1 review

The show was entertaining and fun. It was very close to the ship so not far to go.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

momklaus

1 review

Trolley and lumberjack show was good too! Learned about totem poles, and saw authentic lumberjack games from long ago!!.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

busyone

3 reviews

The Lumberjack Show was pure cheese but it was fun! To enjoy the show you need to accept the competition premise, lose you inhibitions, cheer your team, and play along with the performers. The audience did joined in with a high level of energy, and we had a great time. We spent the rest of our time in Ketchikan walking around town and looking at the totems and eagles. It was another good day for us.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

calmpets

3 reviews

Really enjoyed the Saxman Native Village, but the lumberjack show ran a bit long for my taste.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

2streets

1 review

Very interesting show and they involved the audience and made them feel like they were a small part of the show. Very family oriented and would highly recommend It.

Provider: Independent Operator

krkernfamily

1 review

In Ketchikan, we shopped as this is the premier place for shopping of all the ports and we also watched the Great American Lumberjack Show. This was really enjoyable. Bald Eagles were flying above the show arena:-) We also walked to Creek Street which is another must see - it is the old bordello area for "working girls" now turned into shops. We took the tramway up the mountain and hiked down "Married Man's Trail" back to Creek Street. We also saw "Dolly's House"...she was the main prostitute that bought her house for $800 and turned it into a brothel. She also provided alcohol for the men folk ;-) It was $15 for all of us to see this and worth the 30 minutes to see it as it's pertinent history for Creek Street.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

speller63

1 review

Very funny and entertaining

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Geraldmacboingboing

1 review

Because of the weather we left the show early to avoid the people returning to the ship. There is not enough time for a combo tour including the Saxman Native Village.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

travelingchef21

1 review

It was entertaining for kids and the elderly. It was kind of cheesy for me and my hubby.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Grumpy100

7 reviews

I found Ketchikan very nice. We walked all around the town and took the lift up the a lodge where you could get good views of the city and took pictures of the Totem Poles. We had great weather and did some shopping. Then in the afternoon we went to the Lumberjack show and I found it quite entertaining. It was covered and had heaters in the stands as it was very cold that day. It was packed with 450 people in the stands.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

hawaiijos

2 reviews

Very fun. Lumberjacks are competitive and they really get the audience involved. Lots of good lumberjack jokes. Highly recommended.

Provider: Princess Cruises

refswife

1 review

Cute (kitchy) one hour show with plenty of typical jokes but was lots of fun. The two teams of lumberjacks put on a good show.

Provider: Princess Cruises

Lauraloha

3 reviews

Ridiculous and stupid.

Provider: Princess Cruises

grandmamlw

1 review

Very entertaining and a lot of laughs.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

cruzin_ga_gal

10 reviews

Fun and interactive with the audience. We've seen the pros on tv and wanted to see the exhibition in real life. Those guys are real athletes.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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