Embark on a captivating bus tour with either Dr. Jeff Meldrum, or Thomas and Peggy Sewid (depending upon original purchase), that combines the best of Ketchikan, Alaska’s cultural, natural, and historical attractions. This immersive journey takes you to the iconic Potlatch Totem Park, picturesque Herring Cove, the vibrant downtown area including Creek Street and the historic Red Light District, and culminates at the enlightening Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.


Potlatch Totem Park & Museum:

The adventure begins with a visit to the Potlatch Totem Park, where you’ll be immersed in the rich indigenous heritage of the region. Marvel at the towering totem poles, each telling a unique story and representing the artistic prowess of the Native peoples. Knowledgeable guides will unravel the significance and symbolism behind these impressive carvings, providing insights into the deep cultural roots that define the Northwest Coast traditions. As you wander through the park’s serene pathways, surrounded by ancient forests and the sounds of nature, you’ll gain a profound appreciation for the spiritual connection between the indigenous communities and their natural surroundings.


Herring Cove:

Next, the tour takes you to Herring Cove, a coastal haven renowned for its breathtaking beauty and abundant wildlife. Witness the mesmerizing herring spawning grounds, where, in the spring of each year the shimmering fish gather in vast numbers, attracting a vibrant array of marine life and bird species. From playful otters to majestic whales breaching on the horizon, Herring Cove offers a remarkable opportunity to observe nature’s spectacle up close. Take in the rugged shoreline, meander along scenic hiking trails, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this coastal paradise.



Downtown Ketchikan: 

Continuing on, the tour brings you to downtown Ketchikan, where history and charm intertwine. As we roll along Creek Street, a historic boardwalk lined with colorful buildings perched above Ketchikan Creek, you will learn about the area’s storied past, including its transformation from a bustling Red Light District to a charming collection of shops, galleries, and restaurants. Experience the vibrant energy and unique atmosphere. Hopefully after the tour, you can explore the local boutiques, art galleries, and soak in the captivating views of the creek flowing beneath the raised walkways. It is all just blocks from our final destination.


Southeast Alaska Discovery Center:

Lastly, the tour culminates at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, a captivating hub of knowledge and exploration. Delve into the region’s natural wonders and cultural heritage through immersive exhibits, interactive displays, and engaging presentations. Learn about the diverse ecosystems, indigenous traditions, and the delicate balance that exists in Southeast Alaska’s pristine wilderness. Discover the local flora and fauna, gain insights into the indigenous cultures that have shaped the region for generations, and explore outdoor activities recommended by knowledgeable staff members.



This comprehensive tour offers a fascinating blend of nature, culture, history, and education, showcasing the best of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska. From the awe-inspiring totem poles to the herring spawning grounds, the vibrant downtown area to the enlightening Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, you’ll leave with a deep appreciation for the region’s unique beauty, cultural richness, and natural wonders.

The Cost of this Tour is $129. If you choose to join us, you will be refunded $70 for every ticket that you purchased on for the White Pass Railway Tour.