Shore Excursion Details

Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion

Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion


  • 21/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended

Your excursion begins in Ward Cove, where you’ll disembark your cruise ship and join us at our nearby dock to board your tour vessel. This tour has earned the "Tour Guide of the Year" award for 10 consecutive years. It features guaranteed American bald eagles, Totem Bight State Park, the historic Guard Island Lighthouse, and an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities. Scan the waterways and the shoreline with the binoculars provided to you for views of harbor seals, sea lions, moon jellyfish, pigeon guillemots, blue heron and sometimes even deer, black bear, humpback or orca whales!

Enjoy the heated main cabin or outdoor observation decks.

  • You’ll cruise out of Ward Cove on your way to the Guard Island Lighthouse, established in 1901 and still in operation today.
  • No other excursion offers this itinerary, nor offers a view of Totem Bight State Park from the water.
  • You’ll be treated to panoramic views of 14 towering, hand-carved Tlingit & Haida totem poles and the Alaska Native clan house at Totem Bight State Park.
  • Your Captain will share the navigational intrigue around Alaska's Danger Island and you'll circumnavigate or have clear view of a total of 12 islands on your tour route. Many of these islands are inhabited only by Alaska's wildlife.
  • Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, tea, water, soft drinks as well as a tasting of local Alaskan delicacies, including our signature smoked salmon dip.

Need to Know:

Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.



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