With that said, it almost seems like a waste of a port.
I know that there is a neat salmon ladder in town, which is walking distance. We will definitely go see that.
I know that there are some gimmicky/touristy totem pole exhibits, but I really don't have a desire to see any cultural stuff set up just for tourists. In general I hate touristy gimmickry.
We are an early-40s couple with a 3-year-old. Please do NOT suggest "kiddie" activities, as we do not want that either. I am only mentioning the 3-year-old so you don't suggest physical activities that would be too difficult for him.
Would be willing to rent a car, if there's something to see. From my research thus far, it seems that you really don't see much driving around on your own, and that the superior "driving" scenery will be in the other 2 ports (Juneau and Skagway).
If I don't find something worthwhile, we will just walk off the ship, look at the salmon ladder, wander through town, and come back on board. But I'd prefer something better if possible.
We're going next week. Will be in Ketchikan on the 6th.
Guide to renting cars in eastern Canadian ports: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2261941
My review of the NCL Dawn 09/11/2015: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2263308
My review of the NCL Sun 08/04/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2087093
My review of the NCL Jewel 12/22/2013: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1965445
My review of Dolphin Discovery and Chankanaab Park (Cozumel) 12/24/2013: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...88&postcount=6
My review of Belize and Altun Ha/Vitalino Reyes: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showp...6&postcount=16