PADDLE TO SAXMAN VILLAGE
Come join us! See the totem poles and learn the history
of Ketchikan’s Saxman Village!
See Saxman Village’s amazing collection of totem poles! Learn about the symbols and stories of the Saxman totem poles. Your Native tour guidewill share with you the Saxman Native traditions!
For those who want to experience cultural songs and dance, ask your tour guide aboutSaxman’s singing and dancing schedule. This is available only for those who have a flexible schedule.
PADDLE TO SAXMAN VILLAGE
From Downtown Ketchikan (Thomas Basin) to Saxman Village and return via Van to Historic Creek Street Come join us in our 36’ foot Native canoe as we travel along Ketchikan’s historic waterfront with our native paddlers as your guides, from downtown Ketchikan to the infamous Tlingit Village of Saxman. On the journey you will hear traditional songs, taste smoked salmon and view the spectacular totems from the water at Saxman as our Native ancestors have done for centuries. Once you arrive at Saxman Village, you will disembark the canoe and travel to the village by van to join your guide for an exclusive tour of Saxman. Your guide will share the crests and stories of the totem poles and describe its robust history as well as share the life and culture of the Natives that live here.
During your visit at Saxman you may visit the Village Store and see traditional Native arts and crafts reflecting the rich heritage of the local Native peoples. This store has a wide range of mementos and souvenirs to commemorate your visit to Saxman Village. You will also see the artist’s co-op and see their unique Native artwork and crafts.
The Saxman Beaver Clan House is a gorgeous house made in the traditional style of cedar plank. The interior and exterior carvings are breathtaking. The Beaver Clan House is where cultural events and tribal ceremonies are held, which include dancing, singing and storytelling, to name a few.
Once your tour of Saxman is complete our van will take you to our Alaska Canoe Headquarters on Historic Creek street to pick up your FREE souvenir canoe tee shirt designed by artist, Marvin Oliver.
TOUR COST: $239
DURATION: 2 hours
SAXMAN VILLAGE – CANOE: Leave Thomas Basin ride / paddle ACE Canoe to Saxman Village.
EXPERIENCE: Saxman Native Village, Native canoe songs and regalia. Sightseeing through to Saxman Village with Native paddlers from Tsimshian, Tlingit and Haida tribes as your tour guides.
For a truly amazing experience of a lifetime!
Make Alaska Canoe Experience the centerpiece of your next vacation! With our Flextime Guarantee, you’ll have complete “rescheduling flexibility”. This allows you to first secure your tour, then make travel plans and accommodations to Ketchikan Alaska. Book your Native ACE tour today.
2017 TOUR SEASON: June 1st through October 30th.
OFF SEASON TOURS / CUSTOM TOURS : Available upon request!
Children under 12 are free! One child per adult.
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