2022 Alaska: Ketchikan, Alaska

By Suzanne Klasen
Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Alaska Cruise
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This might have been my favorite port on this trip because we witnessed something we had never seen in our 5 previous visits there. We got to see the harbor seals feeding on the salmon on who were swimming up stream on Ketchikan Creek. This can really only happen at high tide when the water level at the base of the creek is high enough for the seals to swim up there.

Further up the creek we saw the salmon trying to make it up the salmon ladder that helps them get around the large water fall.

In a typically rainy Ketchikan day, we started at the cruise pier and from their walked through the cruise port section of the town where there is a lovely statue depicting the many faces of Alaska and then headed over to Creek Street to wander the gift shops and view the salmon and harbor seals. There was a shop that even offered fishing tackle for rent and license for sale. Up the creek we met two local girls who were fishing for their lunch. Then we headed back to the ship to enjoy a beer in a local pub and even got takeout from the completely overwhelmed Filipino restaurant across the street.

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