Saxman Native Village, Dance, Totems & Lumberjack Show

  • Port

    Ketchikan, Alaska, US

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included


Don't be fooled by cheap imitations -- this tour provides exclusive access to the Beaver Clan House, a working Native carving center, and a chance to view the traditional Native dancers first hand. You can't buy this tour elsewhere, so if you're going to Saxman Native Village make sure you are part of this genuine, up-close look at the rich living culture of Southeast Alaska's Native Americans.

The Tlingits welcome you in the traditional style that defines the culture of Southeast Alaska. A short video program introduces you to the culture and history of Saxman. You will then enter the Beaver Clan House where you are welcomed by song and dance. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the final dance.

At the Saxman Totem Park, discover one of the largest gatherings of totems in the world. Your guide will help unravel the mysteries of these towering, majestic poles. At the Village Carving Center, skilled craftsmen pass on their skill to eager apprentices. Fine Alaska Native art and small mementos are for sale at the Village Store.

Learn of the art of lumberjacking through a rollicking demonstration of good-natured competition and hard-earned skill. Treat yourself to an action-packed experience at the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, where the world's best lumberjacks go head-to-head in more than a dozen exciting events such as chopping, sawing, relay races, axe throwing, log rolling and a 50-foot speed climb. The colorful host will introduce the events and offer a historic view of the Alaskan timber industry, which has shaped this rugged land. Just a short walk from your cruise ship pier, this celebration of a bygone era is a rip-roaring good time and quality entertainment for all ages.


There may be a short wait prior to start of the Lumberjack Show. This time can be spent on your own or in the rustic company store located at the Lumberjack Show facility. Tour operates rain or shine in heated and covered grandstands, but may be cancelled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Video recording is not permitted but still photos are allowed. Suitable for guests using a wheelchair with a companion to assist.