Ketchikan Creek is the birthplace of our community for one big reason: the Salmon. For eons, the salmon have been attracted to the waters of the Creek to lay their eggs before their completing their life-cycle. The Tlingit people settled around the mouth of the Creek to capitalize on this bounty.
Today, the fishing industry is one of the staples of our economy and we take pride in the industry's efforts toward successful sustainability. If you're interested in learning more about Ketchikan's rich connection to this superfood, head over to the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau's website and watch the a wonderful video on the fishing industry called, "A Fish Story."
To experience it yourself, you'll find many fine, local charter boats which can be booked for a half-day, full-day, or several days. When staying with the Inn at Creek Street, a convenient choice is Baranof Fishing Excursions. As a bonus, their website is a great introduction to all-things-Ketchikan.
However you book your fishing experience, make sure to let us know how we can help you store (or cook) your catch when you return to your room.