SPOT BALD EAGLES ON THIS KETCHIKAN, ALASKA TOUR
Take a scenic narrated excursion through the protected waters of our nearshore route of the Inside Passage and explore Ketchikan’s unforgettable great outdoors. Photo opportunities are plentiful on this seafaring excursion, on which your captain will navigate your vessel in viewing totem poles, the many beautiful islands dotting our coastline, unique local homes, and plenty of wildlife, including Alaska’s majestic American bald eagle.
This enjoyable boat excursion takes you to the historic Guard Island Lighthouse, where you can take in the beautiful views of the islands and learn about the history of the first lighthouse built in Alaska. Enjoy snacks and hot chocolate as you spot bald eagles from the boat with the provided binoculars. This tour is guaranteed to leave you with lasting memories!
Our Lighthouse, Totems, & Eagles Excursion gives you the opportunity to see what life is like for current residents of Alaska and what life was like for those of past generations. During the tour, your guides will share their knowledge about any wildlife you may encounter, the Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaskan geology and oceanography, Alaska Native culture, local history, and they may even tell some personal stories of their own. Join us in this experience of Alaska’s natural beauty.
BOAT EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS
- Plentiful wildlife! Our most common sightings include an abundance of American bald eagles, harbor seals, and seabirds (like cormorants, pigeon guillemots, and blue heron); occasional sea lions, Dall’s porpoises, humpback, and orca whales; and even sometimes Sitka blacktail deer, black bears, and wolves.
- Eagle nests
- Totem Bight State Park
- Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing Area
- Guard Island Lighthouse
- Alaskan homes and mansions (some on their own island)
Complimentary food and snacks, including wild Alaska salmon spread, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit, cookies, water, coffee, and soft drinks. Fog-proof, waterproof Bushnell binoculars are also provided for your use while on the tour vessel.
WHAT TO BRING
Please dress in layers to accommodate all weather conditions. We are in a rainforest, so we always recommend bringing a rain jacket or poncho. And don’t forget your camera!