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things to do

Adventure awaits you in Ketchikan – from our historical sites to the beautiful surrounding wilderness. Best known as the "Salmon Capital of the World" and "Alaska's First City," in Ketchikan, you’ll find your personal adventure.

Cape Fox Tram


Cape Fox Lodge's special amenities include our shuttle buses and tram. If there is anything we can do to assist you in getting where you want to go, let us know.

Cape Fox Shuttle Bus

Cape Fox Shuttle Bus

Our first shuttle starts at 6:50 A.M. and gets you on the 7:15 A.M. ferry going across to Ketchikan International Airport. It departs the lodge every half hour until the last departure at 9:20P.M.

To schedule a Courtesy Shuttle, give us a call at: 907-225-8001 and let us know what Ketchikan International Airport Ferry you want, so we can send our Courtesy Shuttle to meet you on the Ketchikan side.

Cape Fox Tram
Depending on weather, the tram runs every day from the Lodge to Creek Street below and back again. The tram is located on the first floor in the main Lodge lobby. Simply push the button and your chariot awaits.

Taxi Service
Alaska Cab Company

Sourdough Cab Company

Ferry System
Alaska Marine Highway System

Cape Fox Lodge Lobby

While Staying at the lodge

Council of the Clans TotemsWhile staying at the Lodge enjoy the cozy comfort of our beckoning lobby, with a crackling fire and a cup of Raven’s Brew from the Sweet Mermaid’s kiosk. Cape Fox Lodge has an in-house museum that celebrates the Tlingit culture on two floors. Private tours are available on request. With a striking mountainous backdrop, the imposing "Council of the Clans" totem exhibit guards the Lodge’s front entry. The Lodge's vistas are unmatched in Ketchikan and can be enjoyed from your room, the lobby, and the Heen Kahidi Dining Room. Don’t forget to stop in the gift shop in the lobby. You’ll find original and unique works of art.

Gift Shop Sculpture Piece


Let us help you book your ultimate fishing trip. Step up to the front desk or call in advance (866-225-8991) and we will make all the arrangements. If you are a guest at Cape Fox Lodge and are staying longer than one day, we can arrange for multiple days on the water. We suggest beginning your fishing trip before 10:00 a.m.

While the ardent fisherman often leaves between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m., fishing usually is better at tide change. We’ll suggest the most opportune time for you to arrive at the fishing grounds so you can "catch the tide." Complimentary shuttle service to and from the lodge is included for single day and multiple day trips. Our partner tour company Baranof Fishing Excursions has the excursions that will make your stay.

Baranof Fishing Excursions
Our Happiest Clients Embrace All That Ketchikan Has To Offer
(907) 617-9579

Day Tours

Our experienced team is ready to impart their knowledge of the area. We will help you plan and book specialty tours around Ketchikan. Please visit the front desk and we will be more than happy to set up an experience just for you.

Misty Fjords & Wilderness Explorer
Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations.

Taste of Alaska
Scenic cruising, wildlife viewing, and a taste of wild Alaska seafood.

Wildlife Safari & Beach Bonfire
Wildlife viewing safari aboard a deluxe expedition vessel.

Allen Marine Tours
(907) 225-8100

Flight Seeing Tours
See the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary, Misty Fjords, and more.

Taquan Air
(907) 225-8800

Southeast Aviation
(888) 359-6478

Alaska Lumberjack Show
An amazing competition of skill and strength.

Alaska Lumberjack Show
(907) 225-9050

Helicopter Tours
Scenic helicopter tours and charter services.

Helicopter Air Alaska
(907) 225-4354

Adventure Kart Expedition
Off-road adventure of a lifetime!

Kawanti Adventures
(907) 225-8400

Saxman Native Village Tour and Cape Fox Tour Dancers
Become a part of Alaska's native culture as you explore the Tlingit village of Saxman and enjoy the Cape Fox Tour Dancers.
Book through Cape Fox Lodge - Front Desk


The World’s Largest Collection of Standing Totem Poles


Saxman Native Village - Saxman Native Village is on the south end of town and features approximately 24 standing totem poles, a clan house, and carving shed. Tours to Saxman Native Village include a show featuring native dancing in full regalia. Is best toured with an organized tour and there is a small admission charge. Visit the Cape Fox Lodge front desk to book a tour.

Totem Bight State Historical Park - Totem Bight State Park is located on the North end of town and is home to 14 Native American totem poles in addition to a clan house, a short walk through the rainforest, a Visitor Center, and an ocean view out to the mainland. Easily toured on your own or with a guided tour. No admission charge.

Potlatch Park - Potlatch Park is located right beside Totem Bight (literally!) and also has totem poles, a gorgeous clan house and several smaller houses with absolutely stunning carved panels & Alaska native art, a carving shed with carver inside, antique firearm museum & antique car museum! No admission charge, easily toured on your own or with a tour.

Hiking Trail
View of Creek Street

Other Local Activities

There is so much to do in Ketchikan. Visit FacesOfKetchikan.com for the mobile web app (No download necessary.) for the best of Ketchikan. Also, be sure to visit ALASKA.org and Visit-Ketchikan.com for additional information.


From Cape Fox Lodge, The Married Man’s Trail takes you downward landing right on Creek Street below.

The Deer Mountain Trail is approximate .5 mile walk to it’s trail head from Cape Fox Lodge. Scenic views from the top.

For more information about trails:
Alaska.org Parks & Trails

Forest Service Alaska Region Trail Guide.pdf


After your visit to the Cape Fox Lodge Gift Shop take the Tram down to the notorious Creek Street to continue your shopping trip.

Shops not to miss:
Cape Fox Village Store
   2711 Killer Whale Ave., Ketchikan, AK 99901
   (907) 225-4421
The Captain's Lady Boutique & Gifts
Poker Creek Gold
Tongass Trading Company

Arts and Galleries

In Ketchikan more than 350 local residents are registered artists and their work can be viewed inside shops, galleries, and in public places around town.

Starboard Arts and Frames
Alaska Fine Art
Artic Spirit Gallery


Live music at the Heen Kahidi Lounge at Cape Fox Lodge every Thursday, April - September and sometimes beyond.


Some of the best eats around!
Bar Harbor Ale House 55 Schoenbar Ct., Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-2813
108 Taphouse & Burger Bar 108 Main Street, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-1080
Dockside Galley 2843 S. Tongass Hwy., Ketchikan, Alaska 99901-9514
(907) 225-7447
Sweet Mermaids 340 Front St., Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-3287