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  • Location:Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles Cruise

The Ketchikan Shore Excursion: Lighthouses, Totems and Eagles Cruise takes you to the most important sights necessary to make your visit to Ketchikan memorable. This award-winning tour hits key attractions including, the Totem Bight State Park, Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area and historic Guard Island Lighthouse. You will also venture to 10 different eagle’s nests, offering you ample opportunity to see the American Bald Eagle in its natural habitat.


  • Award-winning guided tour of Ketchikan and the surrounding area
  • An abundance of eagles - binoculars are provided
  • Exclusive view 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

Your morning starts off with a guided coach tour of Ketchikan and the surrounding area as you travel to Air Marine Harbor, the private dock where you will board the excursion vessel, with heated main cabin and out-door observation decks. One of the main highlights of this excursion is the amount of wildlife seen. Binoculars are provided to you as eagles will surely be crossing overhead. Don’t keep your eyes in the sky too long – moon jellyfish, whales, harbor seals and blue heron also call this area home.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get a closer look at the Tongass National Forest, pass by the Ward Cove Cannery, and get a glimpse of Loggerville, the “floating ghost town of Alaska”. Get exclusive views of the Guard Island Lighthouse and the Totem Bight State Park. No other tour offers the majestic view of the park and the lighthouse in the same way, which is why the tour has won the C.R.U.I.S.E award for the past several years in a row.

Throughout the tour, your captain will provide extensive insight into the region and its history. Complimentary hot chocolate"Supreme", tea, coffee, salmon spread, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies & mints is also provided to satisfy any hunger that may come about from this exciting day of sightseeing. You’ll even receive a copy of the salmon spread recipe to take home to replicate!

As the tour concludes, it will be evident why this tour has been the recipient of countless awards for the past nine years. In just about 3 hours, you will see what defines Ketchikan and still have enough time to explore the downtown area on your own.

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

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

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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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

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.

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.

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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