Ketchikan, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3¾ - 4 Hours
Taste and experience what makes Alaska such an awesome place to visit with this Alaska-style crab-crackin' lumberjackin' day out.
It's a short walk from the ship to the Lumberjack Sports Arena, where Ketchikan celebrates its annual logging heritage Timber Carnival. Today it's the venue for the one-hour Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show extravaganza, where professionals battle it out in chopping, sawing, tree-climbing, axe-throwing, history-telling and more. Round up your rowdy friends and join in the Alaskan 'axe-tion' in this amazing competition of skill and strength. Alaska's frontier lumberjacks battle British Columbia's premier woodsmen in a no-holds-barred competition for the 'Bull of the Woods' title. These world-champion athletes wear spiked boots and hard hats, competing in 12 athletic events with seven-pound axes, six-foot razor-sharp saws, tree climbing gaffs, and souped-up chainsaws. Your cheers will turn to roars of excitement as axes fly through the air, and men free-fall from tall trees and run atop spinning logs floating in the water. Meet the surviving lumberjacks after the show for photos.
Next up, a narrated coach drive takes you through Ketchikan, past some of the iconic landmarks and popular attractions of this charming waterfront town.
Come hungry for the delicious all-you-can-eat crab feast at the rustic-yet-elegant George Inlet Lodge. This magnificent lodge, once a cannery, was moved across the ocean to its current location. Dine on succulent Dungeness crab with butter, fresh salad and a fabulous cheesecake with blueberry toppings for dessert.
The drive back to the ship is via scenic landscape, the Tongass National Forest and picturesque Ketchikan, where you have some free time to shop .
Tour operates rain or shine in heated and covered grandstands, but may be canceled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Tour sequence may vary. Video recording is not permitted, but still photos are allowed. Vegetarian and non-crab options are available. There are numerous steps to negotiate at the lodge; a van ride is available to those who cannot manage steps. One beverage is included; additional glasses can be purchased at your own expense.