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Reading the reviews about this port. Went there in 2010 and loved it. I’m very concerned about this shuttle to town and back. We don’t have an excursion planned. We just wanted to go to Creek Street and do some shopping. We are contemplating doing the trolley excursion with NCL since it starts at 8 hoping to get extra time. I read the last shuttle to the ship is 11? Any alternatives such as getting a cab back to the ship? I don’t know what time is all aboard.

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Absolutely, that shuttle into town is an issue.   You might want to do what I did, and find an excursion operator willing to drop you off at Ward Cove (only I did that day-of; not a reservation).   Ward Cove should have a couple of kayaking and Zodiac excursions, where you launch your boat specifically out of Ward Cove.

 

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7 hours ago, Tooncamp said:

....... I read the last shuttle to the ship is 11? Any alternatives such as getting a cab back to the ship? I don’t know what time is all aboard.

 

The all onboard time for passengers is generally half an hour before departure.  What time is your ship departing Ketchikan?  Port times should be on your itinerary.

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We are in Ketchikan 7-1:15. I think we will have to be off the ship early as possible. I watched a you tube video going from ward cove to downtown and it seems like quite a ride to get to Berth 4.

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2 hours ago, Tooncamp said:

We are in Ketchikan 7-1:15. I think we will have to be off the ship early as possible. I watched a you tube video going from ward cove to downtown and it seems like quite a ride to get to Berth 4.

We just returned from Encore with this same port time. This was the first port ever for us where we did an excursion through the ship because I was concerned about the short port time and very early last shuttle. (We did the Rainforest Canoe and Nature Trail which I recommend if you want a minimally adventurous but physical excursion).  However, It was frustrating that our excursion returned us to the ship at 11:30 and we didn't even have the opportunity to go downtown if we wanted to.

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