John Malouf came to Alaska to dive in 30-80 feet of water for Alaska’s giant clams known geoducks. This type of work is not for the faint of heart, and requires skill to keep silt out of your equipment and your eyes. It’s a classic Alaskan job like felling timber, catching crab out of the Bering sea, or fishing for halibut.

John still dives, but has also built a thriving business showing off his adopted city of Ketchikan with a different sort of duck: an amphibious vehicle that can accommodate up to 30 guests in roomy, comfortable seats. Visitors enjoy an entertaining 90-minute tour of Ketchikan by land and by water.

Guides point out many of Ketchikan’s noteworthy sites in a humorous way, with plenty of corny jokes to “quack” you up. Watch salmon coming up the fish “ladder,” get a view of the cannery and the infamous Creek St., spot some Ketchikan’s plentiful eagles and check out a unique perspective of the underbelly of Ketchikan. (Many of the buildings rest on pilings strong enough to withstand a 25-foot tidal range, and guests of the Ketchikan Duck Tour get to see them close up.)

The city of Ketchikan is unique in many ways, and you can learn about it in one of the most fun, unique ways possible. Take the family on a duck tour early on, and it will give you a great idea of what other spots you want to visit during your stay in Ketchikan. Check the calendar online for availability, pricing and more detail.

Getting There

Main St/Spruce Mill Way
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions

Ketchikan Duck Tours

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