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Covid-19​ Policy

Your safety is our first priority; this is why we will be enacting the following procedures for 2021:

All of our driver/guides & sales staff will be required to wear masks & receive daily temperature checks before they begin work.  If an employee is having any symptoms they will be sent home.  Wearing  a mask is highly recommended while on tour in our vehicles  If you have forgotten your mask onboard your ship, no worries, we will provide you with a disposable mask.  Before our vehicles leave on tour they will be wiped down and sanitized with UV lights and disinfectant. Hand Sanitizer will be available in each of our vehicles for your use.  WE MUST ALL WORK TOGETHER TO STAY SAFE FROM THIS VIRUS.  If you are still uncertain about taking a tour with other guests outside your family members, please note we do offer private 14 passenger vans & 25 passenger mini coaches.

Herring Cove Cubs

      Our Newest Tour Attraction is the

   San Francisco Style Cable Car Trolley


Experience Ketchikan

Offering the Alaskan traveler the best value in four great tours. We have Ketchikan's only authentic Cable Car Trolley and are a locally owned business which has been operating tours here in Ketchikan for 26 years.
One of our more popular tours in Ketchikan is our Potlatch Park, City Highlights and Wildlife Tour. This fun filled adventure offers two  a visit to a Native Totem Park 10-miles north and wildlife viewing at Herring Cove 9-miles south.  This is a breathtaking scenic coastline drive which offers an opportunity to see much more of the island.
Our other two tours include our Wildlife Saxman Combo Tour, and our Wildlife, City and Totems by Cable Car Trolley. Experience Ketchikan’s historical, cultural, and colorful past with these great tours.

Northern Tours of Alaska

 We offer deluxe MCI coaches, 25 passenger mini coaches, a San Francisco Style Trolley and late model 15 passenger transit vans that can accommodate up to 14 passengers. Please check out Our Fleet for pictures of our vehicles. Our busses and vans are safe, clean and comfortable with large windows and public address systems. Our tours are fully narrated by experienced guides who are friendly local people that are happy to share their extensive knowledge about Ketchikan and Alaska with you. Our vans are limited so it is recommended that you reserve and book your Private 2.5 hour tour, with driver/guide included.

Book online or give us a call at (907) 247-8889.  You can also email us at

All individual bookings can be booked online through PayPal by clicking the individual tours in the top section or the View Tours & Book Now button at the top of the page.
All tours originate at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau centrally located at berth #2 and generally conclude their depending on the tour you choose.  ALL TAXES AND PARK FEES ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE PRICE.  Gratuities to your driver/guide are always appreciated, if you so choose.

For those last minute reservations  and check-in pre-book reservations you can find us in the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau at booth #12, located on the downtown dock, or visit us at the red tour shack next to the Tongass Dock Store #3.
Our goal is to make your vacation a FUN and MEMORABLE one! We look forward to seeing you and your family here in Ketchikan Alaska.


             Herring Cove Sow and Spring Cub

Bald Eagles at Herring Cove
Herring Cove Black Bear

Saxman Native Village

                           Potlatch Park


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Northern Tours of Alaska has been a proud member of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau since 1996.

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Some wildlife photos taken by Steve and Kim McLendon, Mike and Tineke.

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