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Ketchikan Alaska Tours

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Explore the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer. Known for its illustrious beauty, unique wildlife, rich culture, and stunning views Ketchikan, Alaska is a truly a must-see area for those who love nature. Lighthouse Excursions, Inc. invites you to experience all the wonders and adventures our Alaskan cruise excursion has to offer.

Photo opportunities are in abundance as our tour takes you on a sightseeing adventure. On board one of our two vessels, the Totem Princess or the Lighthouse Endeavour, visitors can capture pictures of Totem Bight State Park, Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area, and the historic Guard Island Lighthouse.

Alaska is home to a high population of eagles, and the open-air observation deck of our vessels is the perfect spot to view this majestic bird. Binoculars are provided so that you can get a great look at them as they soar through the sky, catch a fish, feed their young, or perch nearby. As a reminder, the crisp Alaskan air can be biting. So when you’re ready to get warm, visit our heated main cabin where you can enjoy a taste of local cuisine as your captain and guides take you on an exploratory journey to learn about the timber and fishing industries, totem poles, Native cultures, maritime history, and wildlife our area has to offer.

Touring Alaska while Enjoying Local Cuisine

Enjoy this adventure tour while you savor our buffet of Wild Alaska Salmon spread, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies and mints, and enjoy an offering of drinks included... ALL COMPLIMENTARY! During your tour, you are provided with a variety of beverage options, including Hot Chocolate Supreme, as well as fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, soft drinks, and water. The duration of this award-winning tour is approximately three hours.

Client Testimonials

Read what people are saying about us.

I have visited Ketchikan on each of my 8 cruises to Alaska. I have taken many enjoyable shore excursions on those cruises, but I can say I enjoyed your excursion the best." David Nixon, Versailles, Ohio

"Saw so many EAGLES, fabulous guides, lots of great info, recommend HIGHLY." Dan & Jacklyn Scott

"Spectacular, Wonderful, Informative, Humorous, Entertaining, Unbelievable, Highly Recommend, Beyond Expectations!

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Lighthouse Excursion team.

Award-Winning Alaska Adventures

There’s a reason our excursion has earned us the “Tour Guide of the Year” for ten years in a row. We place a great deal of importance on making customers happy. Making sure you have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience is what we do best.

Award Winning "Eagle Encounter Tour" in Ketchikan, Alaska! HIGHLIGHTS 

Totem Bight Park is home to Ketchikan's tallest totem pole and an authentic native clan house.  The clan house was home to between 30 - 50 people.  Learn historic details of traditional native lifestyles and totem pole legends of the area’s Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.  Your Lighthouse, Totem and EAGLES Excursion crew will use your camera to take a great family photo with the totem park as wonderful backdrop.

You’ll also see Alaska’s oldest original fish cannery, remnants of an authentic floating lumberjack camp, mansions and private island homes that make up some of the area's most historic residences. Learn geographical, ecological, geological, industrial and recreational uses of the Tongass National “Rain” Forest.  All of these are just a few reasons why touring with Lighthouse, Totems and EAGLES Excursion is a must for Alaska visitors.

Get a wonderful view and photo ops of historic Guard Island Lighthouse, built in 1903.  If weather permits, your captain will stop for a close up view and circumnavigate the island, now home to a family of harbor seals. In total, 12 islands can be viewed from our vessels, including Danger Island, Alaska’s most dangerous island – hence the name. The Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area is another excursion highlight.  Many of these islands are only inhabited by wildlife, such as deer, bears, and wolves, which makes them even more interesting for sightseeing. It’s fairly common for visitors to catch glimpses of humpback whales, orca whales, sea lions, and salmon along our tour route.

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Affiliations & Awards

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