The cruise port of Ketchikan, Alaska sits at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s Inside Passage and is located in the midst of the Tongass National Forest. Although Ketchikan is referred to as the Salmon Capital of the World, it is also known for local Native Tlingit and Haida art, as well as the famous Creek Street.

Where Cruise Ships Dock in Ketchikan

Ketchikan has the capacity to welcome more than seven cruise ships daily. Up to four ships can dock along the downtown waterfront. Berth 1 and 2 are near the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau and Tongass Trading Company. Berth 3 is just north of Berth 2 and adjacent to where the Bering Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour boat is alongside. Berth 4 is north of Berth 3 near Schoenbar Road, and about an eight minute walk to the Vistors Bureau.

Alternatively, the Ward Cove Cruise Ship Pier is about seven miles north of downtown Ketchikan. It was opened in 2021 and is mainly used by Norwegian Cruise Line ships.

Useful Links for Cruise Port of Ketchikan

Ketchikan Tourism Website: Visit Ketchikan

Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska: Cruise Ship Schedule

Ketchikan Bus Information

Google Map of Ketchikan, Alaska

Google Map of Ward Cove Cruise Ship Pier, Ketchikan

Updated: March 13, 2023