6:00 p.m. Departure from Bellingham, WA for Ketchikan, AK
Approximate running time: 37 hours
Cost: Transportation $239.00 per person 2 bunk berth (no windows) $227.00 (Split between 2 people $113.50 each) Total to ride & stay in a berth on the Columbia Ferry from Bellingham, WA to Ketchikan, AK $352.50
Saxman was founded in 1896 by Tlingit Alaska Natives.
Thing to Do
K 2.5 mile on South Tangass Highway Saxman, AK
Sun Jul 26 12:00pm - Sun Jul 26 2:00pm
We missed the 'small' sign for Saxman twice as we drove on the South Tongass Highway. The small sign is on the right side of the road, directly to the left side is the path up to the Saxman Totem Park.
Cost: $3.00 to walk around the park & to look at the Totems
The Totem Hertiage Center houses 33 totems poles and fragments retrieved from deserted Tlingit and Haida Indian …More
Thing to Do
601 Deermount St Ketchikan, AK 907-225-5900
Sun Jul 26 4:00pm - Sun Jul 26 5:00pm
Cost: $5.00 or $10.00? (I don't recall)
Learning about & observing the old totems in this building was amazing!! I would recommend going to see this center!! I really learned alot about the totem culture and the early days of the Tlingit and Haida native cultures. Just fascinating!!
Just hung out for a few hours at the Ketchikan Ferry Terminal outside listening to music on my Ipod and read a book. It was a beautiful evening. The ferry terminal didn't open until 10:00 p.m. We did have a covered overhang incase it rained.
The Sitka Alaska Marine Ferry Terminal is located at milepost 7 Halibut Point Road. So 7 miles from downtown Sitka.
Sitka, AK 907-747-8737
Tue Jul 28 1:00am - Tue Jul 28 2:00am
The ferry transit bus meets all ferries & will deliver you to where you are staying.
Cost: $10.00 round trip (they drop you off/pick you up) $8.00 one-way/drop off I don't call the ferry bus company off hand, they gave me a card for the round-trip fare. They delivered us to the Swam Lake B & B.
This Raptor Center was awesome! Besides featuring eagles, they also had ravens, owls, falcons and hawks. They even have a rehabitilation center for eagles that tries to re-adapt them to life in the wild. Watch the video in the main building.