Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion
KTN-600 | Ketchikan, Alaska |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Outdoor Adventures
- Scenic Cruise
You will see:
- Totem Bight State Park
- Guard Island Lighthouse
- Wildlife Search
Approx. 3 hours
Your excursion begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, narrated drive through Ketchikan to a private dock, where you'll meet your captain and Alaskan crew and board your vessel. Keep your camera within easy reach, because photo opportunities abound on this seafaring excursion that has earned a CRUISE Award each of the last 10 years.
You're free to relax in the heated main cabin or enjoy the open-air observation deck, as you witness an abundance of eagles with binoculars provided to you. You will see ten eagles nests and baby eagles in season. Harbor seals, pigeon guillemots and moon jellyfish are commonly spotted daily. Whales, deer, blue heron and a variety of sea birds are seen throughout the entire season. Along the way, you'll hear of the area's maritime history, the rich Tlingit culture, the timber and fishing industries and local lifestyles.
You'll observe harvested and old growth areas of the Tongass National Forest, and travel past historic Ward Cove Cannery. You'll circumnavigate the Guard Island Lighthouse established in 1901. No other excursion offers this itinerary or a view of Totem Bight State Park from the water. You'll view totem poles including Ketchikan's tallest, the clan house as you travel past the park, and see colorful cabins, mansions of the local rich and famous and unique homes, many built on their own islands. Your deckhands are pleased to take your picture in front of the totem park or lighthouse or you may pose with your captain for a memorable photo in the wheelhouse.Your captain will unravel historic mysteries of Alaska's most dangerous island, Danger Island, and you will circumnavigate or have clear viewing of twelve islands on your tour route. Many of these islands are inhabited only by Alaska's wildlife.
Enjoy Alaska's most scrumptious "Hot Chocolate Supreme", coffee, tea, water or your favorite soft drinks along with salmon spread, crackers, cheese, fresh fruit, cookies & mints: all complimentary and they make for a delightful treat as you take in the breathtaking seascape and professional narration. Our salmon spread recipe will be provided to you to take home. Eagle photo portraits, prints, Guard Island Heritage memberships, lighthouse souvenirs, post cards, pens, magnets, plush animals and other items are available from the onboard gift shop. As your tour concludes, you will realize why Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion has earned the "Tour Guide of the Year" each of the past 10 years. With a walk back to your motorcoach and a relaxing drive back to the pier, you'll have a myriad of unforgettable memories of a lifetime and will probably agree, "Wow! That was a great excursion!"
This excursion was chosen last season by Princess passengers for overall tour quality and outstanding customer service and awarded Tour Guide of the Season in Ketchikan.
Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
12 years & under only