Planning a fun, action-packed trip is never easy. On average, it typically takes someone between 15 to 20 hours just to research their future vacation.

If you’re going to spend that much time planning and prepping, it’s important to make the most of your time on the actual trip. Here are three simple steps that will ensure a memorable and adventure-filled trip:

#1:​ Figure out what time of year you would like to travel to Ketchikan. ​Do you want to be there during the winter, when temperatures drop below zero? Or, would you rather be there during the warmer, summer months? This decision is based on preference as either time of year provides beautiful sights—one being snowier than the other.

#2: Figure out what you want to see and do while visiting Ketchikan. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • Come join expert fishing guides for the finest fishing Ketchikan has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or baiting a hook for the first time, you’re sure to enjoy the adventure that awaits once you’re aboard.
  • Get outside and admire the Alaskan wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see bald eagles, seals, sea otters, bears, deer, or even a pod of humpback or orca whales.
  • Go ziplining through the forest. Friendly and knowledgeable guides will handle the equipment and ensure you experience is one of a kind.
  • Strap on your boots and go hiking. Tongass National Forest has a wide variety of trails with a degree of difficulty ranging from easy to very difficult.
  • Jump in a kayak and enjoy several tranquil hours out on the ocean exploring. During the excursion, you’re likely to spot seals, salmon, and, when the tide is low, you’re sure to see some starfish as well.
  • Hop on a floatplane and experience the freedom of flight as you tour over the Misty Fjords National Monument, surrounding lakes and glacial bays. Breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and evergreen forests await.

#3: If you’re into fishing, find out when the best time to catch salmon is. The peak season for salmon fishing runs from May to September. However, if you aren’t particular about the type of fish you want to catch, fishing is year-round in Alaska. Whatever time of year you come to visit, there’s sure to be a fish on your hook. 

Salmon Falls Resort Balcony with Firepit

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