The waters around Salmon Falls are unlike any other in the world. For over 30 years, the Salmon Falls fishing guides have been helping people realize their dreams by catching some of the most magnificent fish on the planet. Silver salmon fill the pristine blue waters surrounding Salmon Falls every summer as they return up to their natural spawning grounds. Coho Salmon, weighing up to 20 pounds are known for their ferocious fight and spectacular acrobatic displays on the water's surface. After Coho season, making a run at Chinook Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chumn Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Halibut and Rockfish makes for an exhilerating fishing experience.
Ketchikan is located on the rocky southwestern shore of Revillagigedo Island (Revilla), part of the Alexander Archipelago. Ketchikan is the first port of call northbound into Alaska, thus earning it the nicknames of “The First City” and “The Gateway City.” The site was originally a Tongass and Cape Fox Tlingit Indians settlement, who named Ketchikan for the creek in the area “Kitschk-hin” meaning “Thundering Wings of an Eagle.”
Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” Ketchikan, Alaska, truly is the perfect place to catch salmon. From mid-July to mid-September, five different types of salmon fight their way upstream. In the 1880s a cannery was built in the area that supplied gold miners during the gold rush. Subsequently, the canning of fish became the chief economic activity. Today, the are has a diverse economy with fishing, fish processing and timber, as well as tourism.
Getting to Ketchikan and the Salmon Falls Resort is easy. There are two major commercial airlines that fly into Ketchikan and they are Alaska and Delta. Flight will originate at your home airport, but expect to catch a connection at SeaTac International Airport (SEA). There you’ll board one of the commercial flights heading to Ketchikan. Trip time from wheels up to wheels down is about 90 minutes.
Once you land at Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) you’ll pick-up your bag and walk a few feet to the curb. Our resort vans will be standing by to take you on the short trip across the ferry and then out to the resort. We’re only 14 miles from the ferry terminal so relax and take in the sights and get ready for your Alaskan Adventure to begin.
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