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ShoreTrips' Exclusive! Take a seaplane tour, visit a local village, and enjoy a salmon bake!
Metlakatla is a very scenic and cultural community that's only a few minutes by air from Ketchikan, but we'll keep it hush-hush because this is one of Alaska's best kept secrets and no one else offers this tour!
This tour includes:
• Transportation between cruise ship pier and seaplane base
• Private seaplane flight to and from Metlakatla (30 minutes total flying time)
• Pilot Narration
• Guided Village Tour
• Native Dancing
• Authentic Alaskan Salmon Bake
Travel back in time to a community rooted in the past. Metlakatla, meaning "calm water," is more than a hundred years old and situated 15 miles southeast of Ketchikan. It is Alaska's only Native American Reserve, and the state's only air and land tour to this 19th century village.
We depart Ketchikan by seaplane and fly up Nichols Passage to Port Chester Harbor, home to the community of Metlakatla, Alaska. As spectacular as the flight to Metlakatla is, what awaits you on the ground is a very special visit to a quaint island community that is the only Tsimpshean Indian settlement in America.
Our expertly guided island tour provides you with memorable experiences of Metlakatla and a 30-minute performance of native dancing and traditional music, as well as a visit to Metlakatla's authentic and mysterious totems, which have been impressively carved by local Native American artists.
Enjoy a unique and mouthwatering salmon bake, where chefs prepare freshly-caught salmon, glazed and baked to perfection over an open alder flame. This is a Metlakatla experience that cannot be duplicated for its authenticity, landscape, and culinary wonder!
Visit the Duncan Cottage Museum (the original home of founding missionary William Duncan) and the artists' village on the waterfront, where you'll find native treasures, jewelry, authentic alder and cedar carvings, and other unique Alaskan gifts.
• Please allow 3 hours for this tour.
• Bring cash for any extra purchases.
• You will be asked to furnish us with the weights of each passenger.
• Maximum 6 passengers.
Days offered: 7 days a week