Ketchikan Totem Bight State Park Excursion Reviews
We had a wonderful driver/guide for this part of the tour. He took us on a brief tour of the city, then brought us out to Totem Bight State Park.
Once at the park, he led us on a tour through the woods, and described in detail everything we were seeing. He told wonderful stories about different totems, and even entertained us with stories on the return bus ride.
The path way is uneven and although there are benches scattered throughout, I don't think they are close enough together for someone that would have trouble walking.
great way to learn about the native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. It is a short tour. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable .
We took the public bus line to Totem Bight State park ($1 per person, one way). The bus runs on the hour. We viewed the Totem poles and the Clan house well with in an hour. May have spent longer there but the rain was miserable. Don't miss the totem and souvenir next door to the park. This place is a museum in of itself with old cars and guns.
We did the Totems, Eagles, and Lighthouses tour through ShoreTrips. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I was especially glad that they provided binoculars for us to use. We got great pictures of the totem poles and tons of gorgeous eagle shots. I was a little disappointed in the lighthouse though. It seemed pretty modern and was not nearly as "romantic" as the one's on the Georgia coast. The guides were very friendly and helped us find the animals and other interesting things to see.
We had a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. The excursion ened with a lumberjack show, which was sort of corney, but still very enjoyable.
We rented a car from First City Car Rental. He met us under the "Welcome to Ketchikan" sign and after signing some papers, we were on our way! We drove up the one and only highway to Ward Lake Campground and hiked around said lake. The salmon were spawning. We didn't see any bear, but we did encounter some fresh scat though! One pile was VERY fresh, and aromatic.
We also visited Settler's Creek and Totem Bight. Settler's Creek has an easy 1/4 mile hike to a beautiful step waterfall. Lots of salmon trying to get upstream there too.
The bus ride to the State Park was a little long but the driver/guide made it interesting. She was knowledgeable and informative and she even baked cookies for the group to snack on at the gift store after the tour. The gift store featured Native-made carvings and contained a museum with antique firearms (including a Gatling gun) and cars. After hearing comments from other passengers I'd probably opt for the Saxman Native Village instead.
Took the city bus out to the park where we had an hour and twenty minutes to enjoy the totem poles. The buses run hourly.
At $50 per person, it was a bit of a disappointment.
Educational and informative. I enjoyed visiting the clan house.
Very educational! The Tour Guide Ed was excellent and funny!
Transportation was nightmare as driver could not handle air-condition so some in the bus had sauna while other had fridge. As it was raining outside and cold the best way to get sick.