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Here are some links to other locally owned and operated businesses in Ketchikan. These friends and neighbors share our love of Southeast Alaska and passion for creating top quality guest experiences.


Our friends at Carlin Air have been flying in Ketchikan for over 30 years. Carlin Air provides flights for the Orcas Cove/Misty Fjords Flight-seeing Combination and a flight-seeing trip with Carlin Air can be added to any of our overnight Misty Fjords trips. Carlin Air also offers charters to cabins, Anan Creek bear-viewing flights and fly in fishing charters.

Ketchikan is renowned for great fishing and you won’t find better or more experienced guides for catching halibut and bottom fish than our friends at Baranof Fishing Excursions. If you want to catch a halibut in Alaska and have fun, this is the company to choose. Baranof Fishing Excursions is owned and operated by third generation Alaskans and is located at the Alaska Fish House Marina at the end of Main Street.

Captain Jared Oien specializes in 4 – 6 hour salmon fishing charters for visitors from cruise ships, independent travelers and locals. Born and raised in Alaska, Jared is a great guide and has years of experience fishing for salmon in the waters around Ketchikan.

Alaska Seaplane Tours is a local, family owned business whose experienced pilots who love to share their Alaska with guests. Alaska Seaplane Tours fly Misty Fjords and Bearviewing tours as well as fly out fishing trips and charters to USFS Cabins. They also rent camping kits with all the essentials for cabin trips.

Dave Rock has owned and operated Family Air Tours for more than 20 years. He is one of our float-plane partners for our Orcas Cove/Misty Fjords Flight-seeing tour and his Cessna 185 is a great deal for charter flights to lakes and cabins for smaller groups.


Rent a cabin and relax in a wilderness location off any beaten track or find a great place in the heart of downtown Ketchikan. Mary Bolshakoff will help you with accommodations at Bed and Breakfasts and vacation rentals throughout Ketchikan.


What a delightful spot! If you are looking for a beach vacation rental with stunning sunsets and wonderful hosts then this is the place. The Coho House is set right on the beach. We can deliver rental kayaks to the beach house for your to use during your stay.


A favorite with locals, the Alaska Fish House serves up local seafood including crab legs, awesome chowder, fish sandwiches, and (according to our ever hungry kayak guides,) the best french fries in Ketchikan.

If you are looking for a place to eat after kayaking, look no further than Burger Queen, a favorite by all of our guides. Locally owned and operated and conveniently located right by our downtown office!

You can pop in to the locally owned restaurant for burgers and milkshakes or head next door to The Asylum Bar and order from there to have your food delivered to you while you enjoy cheap Alaskan draft beers.