Cruising Alaska Off-Season — Cruising out of Ketchikan


It’s now four in the afternoon. Everyone is back aboard (I hope). The Ovation of the Seas is pulling away from the dock. Ketchikan is enveloped in a light drizzle that threatens to become a steady rain. Time to move on to our next destination. But don’t miss this sail away. Too much awaits you as the ship travels northwest through the narrow channel heading back into the Inside Passage. We’ll begin with this little photo gallery/slide show of Ketchikan receding into the rainy mist:

But don’t head back in off your balcony just quite yet. That’s especially true if you’re a fan of small boats, floatplanes, and other maritime transport. And of course no aviation enthusiast rejects the sight of an old radial engine, even if it hides beneath a protective tarp. There’s just something about the sound….

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4 responses to “Cruising Alaska Off-Season — Cruising out of Ketchikan

  1. rogparish

    Ketchikan gets over 160 inches of rain per year. We were lucky in 1991 when we spent two days there, awaiting a ferry with space to carry us on to Skagway, that were rain-free! We were tent-camping at that time, and it would have been miserable if it rained the entire time we were there.

    • Hi, Roger. Great hearing from you. It’s been a while.

      We’ve been to Ketchikan many times, and lucky with the rain on most of our visits. And, yep, a cold, steady rain would’ve been miserable while tent camping.

  2. Beautiful pictures, all of the time!