Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Ketchikan, AK

A major and first port of entry into Alaska, Ketchikan’s economy has been based on fishing industries, canneries in particular, tourism and government. Ketchikan also receives a large number of tourists, both by air and sea, due to its popularity as a cruise ship stop. In 2018, Ketchikan Harbour saw 40 different cruise ships making more than 500 stops in the harbour and bringing more than 1,073,000 visitors to Ketchikan. The Ketchikan International Airport serves as both a gateway for Alaska Airlines nonstop jet service to and from Seattle, Juneau, Sitka and Wrangell, with direct service to Anchorage, and as a bush carrier and charter aircraft hub. Ketchikan receives service from two separate ferry lines. Ketchikan is a major port along the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Inside Passage route. Vessels depart northbound to Alaskan ports of call and southbound to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, a six-hour trip.

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