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We operate the majority of our tours each year from May through September, but our full-season crew is employed from late April to the first or second week of October. We primarily serve guests visiting Southeast Alaska by cruise ship.

Our ideal Lighthouse Excursions crew member is an individual who is friendly, detail-oriented, passionate about learning and sharing our wild environment with visitors to Alaska, and is the definition of a team player. While we don’t require experience in tourism or on boats for the majority of our positions, high-quality customer service skills, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic are a must.

Seasonal work in Southeast Alaska by nature requires flexibility, as our daily schedule changes day-to-day and week-to-week with the cruise ship schedule. During the tour season, our company is in operations 7 days a week. When hiring, we give priority to candidates with full-season availability and flexible schedules.

Available employment opportunities can fluctuate from season-to-season, but our crew is composed of the following positions:

We are currently hiring for the 2022 tour season! Please submit all inquiries/resumes to [email protected].

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We are local Ketchikanites who are passionate about sharing our home with visitors from all over the world. We consider ourselves ambassadors for our community each time we interact with a visitor. Our mission at Lighthouse Excursions is to provide our guests with an authentic Alaskan experience showcasing Ketchikan’s history, culture, environment, and wildlife, while also providing them with the warm hospitality for which Alaskans are best known.

We pride ourselves on providing a work environment that allows employees to not just immerse themselves in all the things that are cool about living in Southeast Alaska, but that can also open the door for a career in maritime. Many of our deckhands go on to get a Captain’s license.

As a small business, we all wear many hats and work as a close-knit & supportive crew. We’re always excited to welcome new crew members to our team!

Capt Jeff & Rebekka