The McKeever family enjoying the trip of a lifetime. On board the Celebrity cruiseship heading towards what is one of the most beautiful places in the world - Alaska.

Behind the clouds you can see the snow peaked mountain top. It is truely a magnificent sight! The mountains are higher than the clouds in this incredible nature paradise.

Ketchikan originated as an Indian fish saltery, but the town's major growth began when it became a supply base and entry port for miners during the 1898 Gold Rush to the Klondike. Much of the town's colorful past is still in evidence, especially in the nearby Indian villages, where you'll see colorfully carved totem poles and hear the fascinating legends that surround them.

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

While fishing is by far the most popular sport in Ketchikan, there are a lot of other activities for people to take part in. In fact, one of the best ways to see the area and enjoy the scenery is simply to take a walk through town and to the Totem Heritage Center. There, you can explore the history of totem poles and see some terrific examples.

Other Fun Things to Do

Experience the sheer granite cliffs, plunging 1,000-foot waterfalls, crystalline lakes and low-hanging mists of Misty Fjords from the air on a seaplane.
Fill your senses with excitement and adventure as you take the wheel of a four-wheel-drive vehicle and wend your way through a lush rain forest.

Some good ole fashion log rolling contests in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Sporting Adventures

Take a memorable kayaking trip to the beautiful Tatoosh Island. Keep a lookout for bald eagles, seals, and sea lions.
Search for the Alaskan black bear on an exciting wildlife air/land adventure. It's one adventure not to be missed by the nature-lover or photographer.
Explore the famous Inside Passage on a guided mountain-bike tour. Bring your sense of adventure, curiosity, and a camera. You'll want to share the beauty of Alaska with your friends and family.
Take a Jeep safari deep into the backcountry to a pristine alpine lake, where you'll go for a scenic canoe ride.
Five varieties of North Pacific salmon thrive in the cold waters off Ketchikan. Our experienced guides will take you out fishing in a well-equipped fishing boat and, if you'd like, we can even arrange to have your catch sent home for you.

If you look closely you will see three little dots at the bottom of the frozen giant wave. That's the McKeever family standing at the foot of the wave in awe of Mother Nature's powers.

The frozen waters by plane. It is hard to decide which was more beautiful, from above or feeling the force from down below. Why choose. They were equally fabulous. Nature just has a way of providing wonderful views, from any angle.

The ice flow is frozen in time. If you look closely you can see the waves captured, frozen. It looks as though someone waved a wand and stopped the water. Amazing!!

At one point on the scenic railroad you can actually see the back of the train from the cars winding around the incredible mountains. The sightes are magnificent. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark - a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.

Inside passage crossing. The Inside Passage of the Alaska Panhandle and coastal British Columbia is a coastal route for oceangoing vessels along a series of passages between the mainland and the coastal islands. Ships using the route can avoid some of the bad weather in the open ocean, and visit the many isolated communities along the route. It is heavily travelled by cruise ships, freighters, tugs with tows, fishing craft and ships of the Alaska Marine Highway and BC Ferries systems. The name Inside Passage is also used to refer to the ocean and islands around the passage.

The Alaskan portion of the Inside Passage, in the north, extends 500 miles from north to south and 100 miles from east to west. The area encompasses 1,000 islands, 15,000 miles of shoreline and thousands of coves and bays. British Columbia's southern portion of the route is of similar extent, with up to 25,000 miles of coastline, and includes the narrow, protected Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland, the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits between Vancouver Island and the mainland, as well as the wider and more exposed Hecate Strait near the Queen Charlotte Islands.

The Inside Passage is a destination for kayakers and canoeists from all over the world. Each year groups and individuals paddle along the fjords from British Columbia to Glacier Bay in Alaska. The first solo kayak passage was in 1969 by

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