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Tour code: 5379PRTKTNLTE
While docked in port, don’t miss this award-winning, 3-hour shore excursion that takes you on a guided coach tour of Ketchikan and a cruise aboard a heated vessel. Capture unparalleled views of the Guard Island Lighthouse and Totem Bight State Park. Visit the Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area and catch sight of various eagle nests. American bald eagles, whales and blue heron are just some of the wildlife you may spot along the way. Port transport included.


  • Award-winning guided tour of Ketchikan and the surrounding area
  • See an abundance of eagles (binoculars provided)
  • Enjoy exclusive views of Totem Bight State Park from the water
  • Complimentary food and beverages, including a traditional salmon spread
  • Up-close experience with dozens of species
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles Cruise

Whale Sighting on Excursion

After port pickup, start with a city tour of Ketchikan and neighboring area, gaining historical insight along the way, before arriving at a private dock. Step aboard your boat equipped with outdoor observation decks and a heated main cabin. Be sure to help yourself to the delicious snacks and drinks on board, which typically include salmon spread, cheese, fruit, cookies, hot chocolate, tea and coffee. Pick up a copy of the salmon spread recipe to take home!

Enjoy views of Tongass National Forest, pass by the Ward Cove Cannery and catch sight of Loggerville, the ‘floating ghost town of Alaska.’ Admire Totem Bight State Park and the Guard Island Lighthouse from unique vantage points, thanks to your captain, and part of why this tour has earned multiple awards over many years, including the CRUISE award.

Use the provided binoculars for even better views of bald eagles, their nests, as well as whales, harbor seals, moon jellyfish and blue heron, all in their natural habitat.

Your 3-hour excursion ends with transport back to your cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Ketchikan for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Angel M Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

a very nice tour with a quite humorous guide. You definitely get tired of the amount of Eagles you're able to see and the various explanations given by the guide give you am superb perspective of Ketchikan's nature and wildlife

Harry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent crew. Wanted to see bald eagles and the crew was great in spotting them and their nests. Also very informative narration as we motored around the island. Really appreciated being provided with binoculars for this excursion.

Tiffany H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was a great excursion. The Captain and crew were kind and accommodating -- and also very entertaining. They were knowledgable and we were able to see many eagles and nests and enjoyed the cruise very much. Would highly recommend this excursion.

Jay D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014


Donna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very enjoyable day on the water. Ramps available for mobility challenged people but extremely steep

Tracy L T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I highly recommend this tour ... great views and wonderful service. We saw lots of eagles, sea lions, and beautiful views along with learning a great deal about the area from the guides.

Lawrence K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We were happy with the tour. We were met at the ship, taken to the tour boat, and embarked without difficulty or delay. We saw eagles, totems, the lighthouse, and harbor seals. The crew was very friendly and informative. The weather was not the best, but that's not the fault of the crew.

Alice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Captain knows exactly where the eagles are and enjoys sharing his little piece of Alaska with others


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Capt. Joe Linehan and crew took us on an enjoyable comfortable boat tour about the Bay and Islands. Spotted eagles and their nest and sea lions along the shore. Capt. Joe kept us informed of the History of the area as well as other trivia. Told us about the Natives of the area and dwellings


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A VERY GOOD TOUR. Saw eagles and nests and the scenery is outstanding .

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