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.
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
Our guide was a nice young girl, but didn't know about totem poles!
Sail Date: May 2017
Our guide was a nice young girl, but didn't know about totem poles!
Our guide was a nice young girl, but didn't know about totem poles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour was very amateurish compared to our other tours on this cruise.
Sail Date: September 2016
This tour was very amateurish compared to our other tours on this cruise. There is so much more they could have done ... and what they did could have been done so much better. It's a pity really!
This tour was very amateurish compared to our other tours on this cruise. There is so much more they could have done ... and what they did could have been done so much better. It's a pity really! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This Sourdough Tours was just okay.
Sail Date: August 2016
This Sourdough Tours was just okay. Ketchikan was filled with tourist trap shops and it was hard to find authenticity there. The guide didn't seem very knowledgeable about the Saxman Native Village and I heard much more about the ... Read More
This Sourdough Tours was just okay. Ketchikan was filled with tourist trap shops and it was hard to find authenticity there. The guide didn't seem very knowledgeable about the Saxman Native Village and I heard much more about the meaning of the totem poles from a Native Alaskan guide conducting the tour behind us-- wish I'd gone with them instead! The tour ended back in Ketchikan at Dolly's House, a historic red light district tour which was an on-our-own option after we returned. Only a few of the folks in our tour group bothered to go, opting to grab some souvenirs and get back to the ship instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our supposed tour did not actually include the longhouse or performance, merely a view of the ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Our supposed tour did not actually include the longhouse or performance, merely a view of the totems. This we could have had for much less using city bus, but at least we had some narration by a tourguide who was also a carver.
Our supposed tour did not actually include the longhouse or performance, merely a view of the totems. This we could have had for much less using city bus, but at least we had some narration by a tourguide who was also a carver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not very well executed, do not enjoy watching school children dance and perform.
Sail Date: August 2016
Not very well executed, do not enjoy watching school children dance and perform. Was not a very polished visit or guided tour.
Not very well executed, do not enjoy watching school children dance and perform. Was not a very polished visit or guided tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our tour guide explained several of the totems, well worth an hour or so to visit.
Sail Date: August 2016
Our tour guide explained several of the totems, well worth an hour or so to visit.
Our tour guide explained several of the totems, well worth an hour or so to visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
excellent dance presentation
Sail Date: August 2016
excellent dance presentation
excellent dance presentation Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The driver was friendly and informative but being a Sunday, the artist was not working and this was ...
Sail Date: July 2016
The driver was friendly and informative but being a Sunday, the artist was not working and this was not worth the price to see totem poles.
The driver was friendly and informative but being a Sunday, the artist was not working and this was not worth the price to see totem poles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saxman Village is amazing.
Sail Date: July 2016
Saxman Village is amazing. Enjoy meeting the native people and enjoy their totem poles. Take your camera as this place is beautiful
Saxman Village is amazing. Enjoy meeting the native people and enjoy their totem poles. Take your camera as this place is beautiful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The Saxman village was very educational.
Sail Date: July 2016
The Saxman village was very educational. The totem poles were great.
The Saxman village was very educational. The totem poles were great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very cultural and interesting.
Sail Date: July 2016
Very cultural and interesting. Beautiful totem polls and great views.
Very cultural and interesting. Beautiful totem polls and great views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday so we could not see the master totem carver but the rest of ...
Sail Date: June 2016
Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday so we could not see the master totem carver but the rest of the tour was great. My daughter even got up and danced with the native dancers. She was so excited when they dressed her up and taught her ... Read More
Unfortunately we were there on a Sunday so we could not see the master totem carver but the rest of the tour was great. My daughter even got up and danced with the native dancers. She was so excited when they dressed her up and taught her a traditional dance. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us many of the stories that went along with the totem poles. My favorite was oyster boy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We enjoyed the tour.
Sail Date: June 2016
We enjoyed the tour.
We enjoyed the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Enjoyed ourselves
Sail Date: June 2016
Enjoyed ourselves
Enjoyed ourselves Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good to see thru a native Alskan Tlingit's eyes.
Sail Date: June 2016
Good to see thru a native Alskan Tlingit's eyes.
Good to see thru a native Alskan Tlingit's eyes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not much to see.
Sail Date: June 2016
Not much to see. If you have seen one totem, you have seen all. Plan in advance if you plan to take city bus. Service is sporadic.
Not much to see. If you have seen one totem, you have seen all. Plan in advance if you plan to take city bus. Service is sporadic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
GREA
Sail Date: May 2016
GREA
GREA Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Because we were transported in a wheelchair-accessible van, we had our own private guide.
Sail Date: May 2016
Because we were transported in a wheelchair-accessible van, we had our own private guide. He was knowledgeable about the Village and the totem poles, and was personally attentive and delightful!
Because we were transported in a wheelchair-accessible van, we had our own private guide. He was knowledgeable about the Village and the totem poles, and was personally attentive and delightful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises