Family smiling at camera, in front of Alaskan Indigenous home

Our Awards & Previous Guests Comments

“Tour Guide of the Year” – 10 Years in row!

Lighthouse, Totems and EAGLES Excursion is consistently rated high by cruise ship passengers for its outstanding value and over-all quality.  Many guests have returned multiple times to Ketchikan, Alaska to re-experience the wonders that this excursion offers.  During recent seasons, Capt. Bob Haskell, Capt. Joe Linehan, Capt. Jeff Karlson and Capt. Rob Holston have been recognized by the C.R.U.I.S.E. Award Program for their outstanding services.

We are 5 Star Rated and a multiple years C.R.U.I.S.E. Award Recipient!

Cruise ship passengers vote for these awards and rate over 150 guides and nearly 30 separate excursions annually in the port of Ketchikan.

Our entire team looks forward to providing you with the same service and experience that has brought them the recognition of previous years’ awards.

Some of Our Previous Guest’s Comments

Capt. Rob:

“I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I took your tour this past June. It was very enjoyable and we consider it to have been one of the best tours we took during our cruise. We had shore excursions at every port of call, so we had plenty of things to compare with your product.”

Geoff Ward
Hixson, TN


“I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed your tour on June 3.  I was on the morning cruise with you. Your boat was both very comfortable and clean. The staff was very friendly and was always ready to answer questions.

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.

It was very entertaining and educational. It also provided the BEST bald eagle viewing that I have experienced while in Alaska. The cruise past Totem Bight State Park was enjoyable, as was viewing the many homes along the way and learning a little about them.

I highly recommend your excursion to anyone visiting Ketchikan. It is well worth the cost, and anyone taking this excursion will not regret it.”

Thank You,
David Nixon
Versailles, Ohio

We just wanted to thank you for a great excursion on August 11.  The trip was quite memorable and is listed by my daughter as her favorite thing we did in all our cruises to Alaska. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and had a great time. A special thank you to Captain Bob who paid extra attention to my daughter, Elizabeth, and taught her to be his radar operator. She had such a great time and this attention meant a lot to her (and me). She found great fun in returning the favor and teaching him something new: a new word: Humongo (as in: that cable ship was Humongo!).

Thank you again.

I’ve enclosed pictures (Elizabeth’s hand-picked favorites!)

Julie Gibson
Bettendorf, IA

My husband and I went on your excursion about 2 weeks ago while on our Alaskan cruise, and we are writing to say that we had the BEST time! Not only for all the information that was provided for what we were viewing, but there were eagles in ABUNDANCE! More than we have ever seen at one time, especially here in New York! Your crew was outstanding. Our favorite was Princess! And I have made the salmon dip that you served on board, and people just can’t get enough of it! We both agree that this was, by far, the best shore excursion we experienced during our cruise! If we should ever make our way back to Ketchikan, we will definitely make it a point to come back and visit you all again! And we will most certainly let any friends or other Princess cruisers know that your tour is the way to go! Thanks again!

Chris & Samantha
New York

My name is Dennis Gagnon. I am a detective with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in southern California.

In early May my family (all law enforcement) and I had the good fortune to attend your boat tour. We were on board the Norwegian Star cruise ship. Having been on several cruise ships [before], I can honestly say our eight-day trip was…forgettable. With the exception of the most memorable time we spent with you and your most excellent, knowledgeable, and accommodating crew. In hindsight, you saved our trip and elevated it to a memorable experience.

My family and I live in the Mojave Desert, so the sights you showed us are special, unique, exciting, etc. It seems every time we (my family and I) get together, we are compelled to talk about our wonderful morning with you. Thank you so much for that. It was an honor for us all, to be participants in the Guard Island Light House Foundation. Honestly, they should be very proud of your salesmanship.

Well…cutting to the chase, my family and I have a few gifts we would like to send you from the desert. May I please have your address, (personal or business) so we can send these gifts to you? Again, our sincerest thanks and gratitude. You WILL see us again.”

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