Ketchikan Saxman Native Village Excursion Reviews

Visit Ketchikan's own Saxman Native Village, home to an authentic clan house and the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. If you book a tour through your cruise ship you can even see a native dancing show.
Cultural history with modern advantages.
Sail Date: September 2018
Cultural history with modern advantages. An ancient belief style in the modern age. The people are friendly and the city is beautiful. Alaska is truly a gem.
Cultural history with modern advantages. An ancient belief style in the modern age. The people are friendly and the city is beautiful. Alaska is truly a gem. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved learning about the totem poles and their meanings to the Tlingit.
Sail Date: August 2018
Loved learning about the totem poles and their meanings to the Tlingit. The Alaskan native tribes are very different from the tribes I live near. It was fascinating to be able to talk to one of the famous Native carvers, too. Also, ... Read More
Loved learning about the totem poles and their meanings to the Tlingit. The Alaskan native tribes are very different from the tribes I live near. It was fascinating to be able to talk to one of the famous Native carvers, too. Also, great shopping for Native gifts that actually benefit the tribes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We bussed around the town and out to the totem poles.
Sail Date: August 2018
We bussed around the town and out to the totem poles. As we live on the west coast of BC, we have seen more impressive totem poles such as the ones at the Royal BC Museum. However, the explanation of the meanings was good and the shed ... Read More
We bussed around the town and out to the totem poles. As we live on the west coast of BC, we have seen more impressive totem poles such as the ones at the Royal BC Museum. However, the explanation of the meanings was good and the shed where carving was done was interesting. Could have spent more time there and less trying to sight seals, otters and eagles (of which we have plenty where we live). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide was native Alaskan and provided an awesome tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
Our tour guide was native Alaskan and provided an awesome tour. At Saxman Village Norm put on his ceremonial cloak and did the tour in it. We saw eagles, learned much native heritage and culture and saw a bear too.
Our tour guide was native Alaskan and provided an awesome tour. At Saxman Village Norm put on his ceremonial cloak and did the tour in it. We saw eagles, learned much native heritage and culture and saw a bear too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We especially enjoyed the native dancing and the native village, especially the totem poles, and ...
Sail Date: July 2018
We especially enjoyed the native dancing and the native village, especially the totem poles, and wood carvings, and paintings.
We especially enjoyed the native dancing and the native village, especially the totem poles, and wood carvings, and paintings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I guess that I expected more totems and a little more information on the native tribe.
Sail Date: July 2018
I guess that I expected more totems and a little more information on the native tribe.
I guess that I expected more totems and a little more information on the native tribe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We drove through town and our driver Joseph was very pleasant.
Sail Date: July 2018
We drove through town and our driver Joseph was very pleasant. When we got to the totem poles he gave a little talk about them. He would take your picture if you wanted to. Interesting.
We drove through town and our driver Joseph was very pleasant. When we got to the totem poles he gave a little talk about them. He would take your picture if you wanted to. Interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good history on the native Indian Tribes and the stories of what each totem pole represented.
Sail Date: June 2018
Good history on the native Indian Tribes and the stories of what each totem pole represented.
Good history on the native Indian Tribes and the stories of what each totem pole represented. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gave us onsite into the culture of these people, they are very proud of their heritage and enjoy ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Gave us onsite into the culture of these people, they are very proud of their heritage and enjoy sharing it with others.
Gave us onsite into the culture of these people, they are very proud of their heritage and enjoy sharing it with others. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very informative.
Sail Date: June 2018
Very informative. The Tlingit people were happy to share with us their customs and culture and stories about the totem poles
Very informative. The Tlingit people were happy to share with us their customs and culture and stories about the totem poles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Worst show ever, they had no clue that tours were coming.
Sail Date: June 2018
Worst show ever, they had no clue that tours were coming. They were not prepared for a tour. Just walked you around in the grass from building to building without showing you anything.
Worst show ever, they had no clue that tours were coming. They were not prepared for a tour. Just walked you around in the grass from building to building without showing you anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting.
Sail Date: May 2018
Interesting. If you have mobility issues, let them drive you up the hill. The "short easy walk" wasn't easy to my 78-year-old Mom.
Interesting. If you have mobility issues, let them drive you up the hill. The "short easy walk" wasn't easy to my 78-year-old Mom. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This experience with a local tribe was an experience not to miss.
Sail Date: May 2018
This experience with a local tribe was an experience not to miss. Learning about their history and being able to participate in thier dances was a learning experience
This experience with a local tribe was an experience not to miss. Learning about their history and being able to participate in thier dances was a learning experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very informative.
Sail Date: April 2018
Very informative. Learned much about the totems. Got to participate in a native dance in the Clan House.
Very informative. Learned much about the totems. Got to participate in a native dance in the Clan House. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saw a Native show with dancing and my husband and sister participated.
Sail Date: April 2018
Saw a Native show with dancing and my husband and sister participated. The tour of the totem poles was very interesting with alot of detail.
Saw a Native show with dancing and my husband and sister participated. The tour of the totem poles was very interesting with alot of detail. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Didnt like the Saxman native show would have prefered more time in town
Sail Date: September 2017
Didnt like the Saxman native show would have prefered more time in town
Didnt like the Saxman native show would have prefered more time in town Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was interesting to learn about the native culture and their way of living.
Sail Date: September 2017
Was interesting to learn about the native culture and their way of living.
Was interesting to learn about the native culture and their way of living. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Neat but no charge to go in.
Sail Date: August 2017
Neat but no charge to go in. Do on your own.
Neat but no charge to go in. Do on your own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Saxman native village was fascinating; lumberjack show was hokey but fun.
Sail Date: August 2017
Saxman native village was fascinating; lumberjack show was hokey but fun.
Saxman native village was fascinating; lumberjack show was hokey but fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Well done and gave good impression
Sail Date: July 2017
Well done and gave good impression
Well done and gave good impression Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Native village.
Sail Date: July 2017
Native village. Several totems. Some local entertainers.
Native village. Several totems. Some local entertainers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Saxman Village was interesting, but our excursion, which included lumberack show & city tour seemed ...
Sail Date: July 2017
Saxman Village was interesting, but our excursion, which included lumberack show & city tour seemed rushed, even though guide was helpful, informative and knowledgeable
Saxman Village was interesting, but our excursion, which included lumberack show & city tour seemed rushed, even though guide was helpful, informative and knowledgeable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A peaceful place full of stories!!
Sail Date: July 2017
A peaceful place full of stories!!
A peaceful place full of stories!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was our favorite port.
Sail Date: June 2017
This was our favorite port. Loved our excursion and the charm of the town.
This was our favorite port. Loved our excursion and the charm of the town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour began with a film and brief orientation in one building, then we moved to a carving ...
Sail Date: May 2017
The tour began with a film and brief orientation in one building, then we moved to a carving building where someone gave us some information about that. Then we saw Native Tlingit dancers, who invited us to join them, followed by a visit ... Read More
The tour began with a film and brief orientation in one building, then we moved to a carving building where someone gave us some information about that. Then we saw Native Tlingit dancers, who invited us to join them, followed by a visit many totem poles that had been collected and moved to this location. The presenters didn't seem very enthusiastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises