“The whole experience was one of the best of my life. It was my first trip to waterfall and it will be an annual trip now. Thanks and see you next year.”
Ketchikan, Alaska (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
Waterfall Resort, with 28 years of experience providing high-end sport fishing adventures on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, now offers their guests the opportunity to experience world-renowned Ketchikan, Alaska, before or after fishing at their historic lodge in Alaska’s famed Inside Passage.
This vacation special includes a 5 nights / 6 days package based upon double occupancy. Two (2) optional nights in Ketchikan can be added either before or after the 3 nights / 4 days package at Waterfall Resort. This $3,975 per person value-added package includes 2 nights at Ketchikan’s Cape Fox Hotel, breakfast, tax and gratuity, based upon Cape Fox’s availability at time of booking. Another hotel will be substituted if the Cape Fox is unavailable. http://www.capefoxlodge.com/.
Also included is a choice of one local sightseeing excursion. Guests may select one of the following tours:
- Misty Fjords Monument Floatplane
- Neets Bay Bear Floatplane
- Bering Sea Crab Tour
Other available activities include:
- Zipline adventure
- Kayaking trips
- Zodiac excursions
- Local fishing
- Half day city / cultural tour
The Waterfall Resort Sport Fishing Package includes: 3 nights / 4 days, double occupancy, round-trip scenic floatplane between Ketchikan and the Resort and fishing aboard a guided cabin cruiser with a four guests per cruiser limit, plus all the features outlined in Waterfall’s Rates and Information Brochure or on-line at http://www.waterfallresort.com.
According to Chuck Baird, Waterfall’s Marketing Director and Ketchikan native, “The city’s year-round population of 14,000 soars each summer when major cruise lines dock at this premiere location for their passengers to tour historic downtown and Creek Street, the birthplace of our community.”
Ketchikan Creek’s shoreline bends and curves past Creek Street, a wooden boardwalk named one of the country’s top ten by USA Today. During Prohibition, buildings on the creek housed bordellos; however, today restaurants, museums, galleries and gift shops are popular stops along the creek. Ketchikan’s earliest visitors, Tlingit natives, set up summer fish camps along its shores. In 1900, the City of Ketchikan was established due to the commercial fishing industry’s discovery of salmon rich waters.
The half day city / cultural tour may include the Tongass Historical Museum, Dolly’s House, and SE Alaska Discovery Center. The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show provides a sense of Ketchikan’s unique history. The Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center and Totem Heritage Center highlight native cultural influences that have shaped today’s Ketchikan. Home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles, Ketchikan’s collection of 19th century totem poles was rescued from abandoned native villages and is listed on the National Historic Register. Traditional Native dance performances are scheduled regularly at the Saxman Tribal House and the Totem Bight clan house.
Native wildlife sightings are an everyday experience in Ketchikan. Majestic bald eagles abound, easily spotted perched in shoreline trees, near salmon spawning streams and even atop church steeples.
Galleries and shops display locally produced jewelry, carvings, paintings and photography. Ketchikan is home to an impressive array of art galleries, specialty stores and general merchandise purveyors. Authentic Alaska native and contemporary art produced by artists who live in Ketchikan and the surrounding area is readily available.
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