About This Excursion
Begin your shore excursion with a short, narrated ride through Ketchikan’s downtown area en route to our dock in Ward Cove, where you’ll board your tour vessel, either the Lighthouse Endeavor or Totem Princess. Once underway, your local Alaskan captain and their crew will share Southeast Alaska’s coastal history, native culture, and natural beauty as you journey into Ketchikan’s wild seascape on a wildlife-viewing cruise, with guaranteed sightings of American bald eagles and their nests.
Sip a hot chocolate or freshly-brewed coffee, and relax in the heated main cabin or explore the open-air observation deck as we begin our cruise along the coastline of Ketchikan’s home island of Revillagigedo. Soak in the beauty of the Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest temperate rainforest, and learn about Alaska’s interconnected ecosystems and the animals that call this region home. We’ll bring you views of Totem Bight State Park, home to an Alaska Native clan house and a collection of 14 towering Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian hand-carved, cedar totem poles, including Ketchikan’s tallest totem pole. Enjoy a complimentary snack buffet of salmon dip, cheese, crackers, cookies, and fresh fruit on your way to Guard Island Lighthouse. Once there, take in the panoramic, mountainous seascape surrounding Guard Island, while you photograph the first lighthouse to be built in Alaska, which was completed in 1904 and is still in operation today.
Additional points of interest include remnants of the Ketchikan Pulp Mill and the oldest working fish cannery in Alaska, unique coastal island homes, Refuge Cove and its outlying islands, and the old growth forest on our neighboring Gravina Island. Keep on the lookout for bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions, moon jellyfish, humpback and orca whales, deer, pigeon guillemots, blue heron, and other seabirds.
The duration of this award-winning tour is approximately three hours.
Child Price: $59.00 (12 Years & Younger)
Duration: 3 Hours
- A full refund is available if bookings are cancelled 15 days or more before the start of the transfer or tour. There is no refund if bookings are cancelled 14 days or less before the start of the transfer or tour.
- Transportation included.
- Enjoy our delicious hot chocolate supreme, fresh-brewed coffee, tea, water, or your favorite soft drink.
- A complimentary snack buffet of salmon dip, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies & mint is served on the way to Guard Island Lighthouse.
- Waterproof Bushnell binoculars are available for your use while on tour.