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Cashing in on the demand of tourists for a well-rounded visit to Ketchikan, Alaska, many taxi services also double as tour providers. This means that, while a regular taxi hire would cost about $2.35 per mile (as of this writing), the added benefit of a tour by a knowing taxi driver/guide may run around $70 to $80 dollars an hour. If you're traveling with a group, the individual cost decreases. One drawback of this idea, however, is the event that your driver is in cahoots with a local business, which could result in the premature and unnecessary departure of your traveling companions, Mr. Washington and Mr. Franklin. Your best bet is to check around for pricing and references.
With the goal of "serving the Tongass Narrows," Tongass Island Water Taxi is one service that operates between Ketchikan International Airport on Gravina Island and Ketchikan daily, including Sundays.
Alaska Car Rental is a good place to start when considering car rental for transport in Ketchikan. Several ferry services will transport you and your vehicle from Gravina to Ketchikan, be it a small, economy car or a larger vehicle. While general driving conditions are considered good in Ketchikan, winter driving is another story. Rain, snow, and fog in the winter months can combine to cause some hair-raising conditions. For this reason, you may be better off leaving the driving to familiar drivers during this time of year.