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.
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.