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“Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursion - wonderful”

Lighthouse, Totems & Eagles Excursions Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 45 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

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"salmon spread"
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"captain jeff"
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"hot chocolate"
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"great tour"
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"totem poles"
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"salmon dip"
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"a nice boat ride"
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"guard island"
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"binoculars provided"
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"excellent excursion"
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"harbor seals"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"take photos"
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"entire crew"
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just returned from a Princess cruise through Alaska, and did this tour in Ketchikan. It was kind of a dull, chilly, cool day, but Rob and his crew did a GREAT job showing us around the river with free hot chocolate and cookies. The views were spectacular, and got to see old floating villages, bald eagles both in trees and in flight, and their nests. One area of rocks had several seals taking a nap. Rob did a great job explaining what we were seeing, with a touch of humor thrown in to make it interesting. There was even someone's house decorated with painted bowling balls. You could go on the top deck for better views and pictures, and even sit in the pilothouse where he would take a picture of you sitting in the captains seat using your own camera. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and if we ever go back to Alaska we would book this again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Enjoyed the excursion with Capt Rob and his crew. Capt Rob's commentary kept things interesting while watching for bald eagles, seal lions, and other potential wildlife. Boat was comfortable and we were served hot chocolate during the chilly trip. Never been that close to wildlife and it was interesting to see them in their natural habitat. Followed up with an e-mail question to him after we got home because we couldn't remember the birds (Pigeon Guillimots) and received a quick response and picture.

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