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Lighthouse Excursions

Ketchikan, AK, USA
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About Lighthouse Excursions
Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Excursion is a 3-hour expedition (dock-to-dock). Our dock representative or van driver greets the passengers as they get off of their ship and guides them to their transportation. After a short, narrated bus or van ride out to our rustic Ward Cove location, guests board one of our 60 foot passenger vessels (either the M/V Totem Princess or the M/V Lighthouse Endeavor) to embark on an interactive, educational, and entertaining voyage to Guard Island Lighthouse and back. Notable locations along the tour route include the historic site of the Ward Cove Pulp Mill, Ward Cove Packing Company, Refuge Cove and its outlying islands, Totem Bight State Park, Guard Island Lighthouse, and Vallenar Rocks Wildlife Viewing area. Our primary wildlife viewing is eagles and their nests, but sightings also include seals, sea lions, blue heron and other seabirds, and even humpback and orca whales. We follow a circuitous route, which ensures there is no redundancy in scenery.
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Lighthouse Excursions is a locally owned & operated Ketchikan tour company, and we pride ourselves on providing guests with an experience of Southeast Alaska through local eyes. Our Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion is a grab-bag of some of Ketchikan's top attractions, with a little something for everyone. Whether you're a lighthouse enthusiast, a history and culture buff, or love seeing wildlife in their natural environment, this tour is for you! We're passionate about where we live, and we love showing it off to guests from all over the world.
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cadillackid62 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape May County, New Jersey68 contributions29 helpful votes
Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion, the Captain and Crew were so helpful and accomodating! The trip was leisurely and well narrated, refreshments were served and plentiful! We were invited to view the surroundings within the wheelhouse were we found the Captain to be highly competent and informative. He told us that his sister has her Captain's license as well and works on another boat-a family tradition. I would highly recommend this tour, we were able to see whales, eagles, sea lions, and historical structures, all up close and personal. This is a must do!!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Pettite wrote a review Nov 2019
Murfreesboro, Tennessee542 contributions108 helpful votes
We truly enjoyed our boat trip with the Lighthouse Excursions. This was an excursion offered from the Norwegian Joy cruiseship called "Lighthouse, Totems and Eagles". The meeting time allowed for great shopping first in Ketchikan, AK. The crew, with Captain Kyle G. Bailey, at the helm, was friendly and they pointed out the great land marks and beauty along with cruise on their boat. We saw wonderful totems and several eagles. The lighthouse was not the type you may imagine from the East coast of the U.S. but it was noteworthy just the same. The crew served a delicious salmon spread and snacks. The amount of time for the excursion was just right to round out a fun, full day in this quaint Alaska town.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alex2607 wrote a review Oct 2019
Paralowie, Australia88 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited Ketchikan in August on the Grand Princess and chose the Eagles, Totems and Lighthouse tour as our excursion, we were not disappointed. It was a bit of a misty and rough day but the boat and hospitality was warm and the ride smooth. We enjoyed the small buffet including the excellent homemade Salmon Dip and a nice hot chocolate. The tour was very informative between the captain and Deckhand David who was fantastic. We saw some eagles and had a great time. The coach driver both ways was friendly and professional.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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SandyMac1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Gray, Maine208 contributions43 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time on this boat tour. The captain and crew were great and very informative. They got just as excited about seeing all of the eagles as we did. They served us some homemade salmon dip that was really good and shared the recipe with us. We saw the totem poles and a lovely lighthouse too. It was a wonderfully relaxing day and we highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Audrey N wrote a review Oct 2019
179 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a very enjoyable tour. The captain and crew could not have been more informative, entertaining, and helpful. We saw so many bald eagles in the wild and even a nest. The totems and lighthouse were interesting. We learned so many interesting things about Ketchikan. I would recommend this tour for anyone.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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