Ketchikan, Alaska 2017

If you are fortunate enough to be vacationing in Ketchikan this summer, go ahead, do a happy dance!  The brrrrrr….of winter has finally lifted and the beauty of Ketchikan is starting to shine.  May 4th is the first arrival day for cruise ships.  The massive vastness of these beautiful cruise ships are a sight to see and quite impressive to kayak near if you book a kayaking trip with Southeast Sea’s Kayak tours down on Salmon landing while ships are docked.

Of course, after a day of exploring we would be honored if our quaint cottage for 2 would fit your lodging needs.  We are out on the north end of the island with relaxing ocean views.  Every time I peer out and soak up the amazing views, I am reminded of God’s faithfulness and his creation of this lovely island we call home.

Ocean View Vacation Rental in Ketchikan!

Explorers Cottage is a clean, 100% smoke-free, vacation rental for two with beautiful ocean views.  We strive to provide a clean, comfortable place to stay for travelers coming to Ketchikan, Alaska.  Our vacation rental may be viewed on and is number 803063.  We are out north about 9 miles from the edge of town.  We are not too far from Totem Bight State Park, Clovers Pass, Knudson Cove, and Settler’s Cove.  A beautiful 20 minute drive will take you out to our place.  A rental car is a must for exploring the island.  After booking with us, we will send you a list of car rental agencies to help you get started.  We highly recommend booking as soon as possible, summer is a busy time here on the island and limited car bookings are available.

Ocean View Vacation Rental for 2  Click HERE for more information

Hope to see you soon,

Scott and Amanda


Explorers Cottage

Looking for a place to stay while in Ketchikan?  Our lovely cottage for two is just the place for guest to unwind after a full day of enjoying what all Ketchikan has to offer.  The cottage is a clean, 100% smoke-free rental outfitted with a comfortable queen size bed that has a pillow top mattress, a sofa and two leather chairs (rockers/recliners), movies, music, books, a Bible for those who like to start out their day with God, games, and a breathtaking ocean view.  Step outside on the deck to sit and unwind after a full day of fishing, hiking, biking, exploring, and/or shopping Ketchikan.  Fresh air and serene beauty await you here at Explorers Cottage.  You will find our cottage listed on and is property number 803063   Booking with VRBO is easy, convenient, and a trusted site used by many travelers.  We have used their services and like being able to peruse properties that may meet our needs and be able to book and pay online.

Ocean View Vacation Rental for 2  CLICK HERE for more information.

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By Sea or Air? The name of the game….

Boat or Airplane?  Cause baby, you won’t be driving here!  They don’t call it the Alaska Marine Highway for nothing.  Worth it? Oh yes, it’s worth it!  Definitely a bucket list kind of place, so what are you waiting for?  Excellent lodging choices in Ketchikan, Alaska.  Here are some info sites to assist you if we are unable to meet your needs at Explorers Cottage, our vacation rental for two. (vacation rentals by owner)  Our clean, smoke-free, ocean view cottage for two is #803063

Questions?  Feel free to email us at or call at 9076178728 for more information regarding a lovely stay in our vacation rental.