Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska!
Welcome to the KPU Webcam site! Our Hi Def Webcams feature unique views of Ketchikan (Alaska’s First City). KPU Cam 1 looks east-southeast over downtown and features a view of 3 of the city’s 4 passenger-ship-berths. Up to 1,000,000 visitors arrive here every year (aboard one of the world’s best cruise ships, often pictured here, seeming to hover over our history-rich city). Click here to see an “in season” view.
What happened to Cam 2? Unfortunately, Cam 2 is ‘down’ for the season. If you look closely at Cam 1, you will note a 4-story building (City Hall) ‘wrapped’ in a protective renovation barrier. Unfortunately, Cam 2 was previously located on City Hall’s exterior eave – and had to be removed during the renovation process. We hope to have Cam 2 reinstalled in late 2013, at which point we’ll once again have great views of Berth 4.
KPU Cam 3 looks east toward downtown Ketchikan. Located near The Point (Terry and Cheri Pyles not-to-be-missed art gallery and restaurant). Cam 3 features views of fishing boats, floatplanes, and cruise ships. We think these views illustrate why tens of thousands visit our town every year, taking advantage of sightseeing, charter fishing, rainforest tours, local boat tours, snorkeling, zip-lining, flight seeing, off road adventure kart tours, kayaking and other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience Alaska at its very best. Click here to see a sample beautiful view from The Point.
KPU Cam 4 is also located at The Point (art gallery and restaurant) and looks West / Southwest toward Gravina Island and Ketchikan’s airport. Eagles often perch on the breakwater, and float-planes frequently glide past the camera on final approach to land in local waters. In season, Cam 4 features a parade of tour ships and Alaska Marine Highway ferries. To the West, Cam 4 also offers a glimpse of Bar Harbor and many local pleasure boats and commercial vessels transiting the area.
Perched above the Taquan Air dock, Cam 5 gazes West/Southwest toward Ketchikan’s airport. This cam offers a daily parade of planes, ferries, tour ships, barges, tugboats, fishing boats, Alaska Airlines flights and colorful Southeast Alaska sunsets. From here you can watch Taquan Air’s beautiful classic fleet of DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes load up, fly away and return throughout the day. Offering daily air service to many nearby communities, Taquan also specializes in spectacular once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing tours to Misty Fjords, flights over nearby glaciers, bush pilot tours, bear tours, and more. Click on the webcam photo for high resolution Mega and Alaska-sized views!
Located on Ketchikan’s Alaska Fish House, Cam 6 offers a great view of 3,000′ Deer Mountain and the Thomas Basin boat harbor. Tourism related boat charters operate throughout the summer from this area, and the Thomas Basin boat harbor is home to many local pleasure and commercial fishing vessels. Throughout the summer Cam 6 features great views of large passenger ships transiting the area, and features outstanding sunrises and sunsets. Click on the webcam photo for high resolution Mega and Alaska-sized views!