Private Eagle and Wildlife Watch from Ward Cove

Price: $1,946.00
Price is per boat. Maximum 6 individuals per boat.
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Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20-minute shuttle ride (complimentary) is required to reach your departure location in downtown Ketchikan.
Food/Beverage Provided Soda or water is included.
Recommended Dress For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable deck or rubber-soled shoes that may get wet. Rain gear will be provided.
Restrictions Guests must be able to navigate a ramp to the boat dock, which may be steep based on the 16 foot tidal variance. Guests must also be able to step on and off the boat. The boat is not wheelchair accessible.

Private Eagle and Wildlife Watching Tour

Board your private charter and motor around Pennock Island, through Nicholas Passage, and on toward the Mt. Point area. Along the way, you will see the lush foliage of the temperate rainforest, distant mountains, and a different scenic view around every point of land. The boat holds no more than six guests, and the boats used range in size from 28 to 40 feet in length, have an indoor heated cabin as well as outdoor deck space, and have a very basic head.

Our goal on this excursion is to see as many of the natural inhabitants of this area. Although wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, your captain knows the spots where wildlife tends to gather. He will also be in radio contact with other captains reporting sightings. We will try to see eagles up close and on a lucky day see them swoop down to the water to catch a fish. Have your camera ready for a great photo opportunity. You may also see owls and ravens in the air.

You will want to keep your eyes on the water, as orca and humpback whales can often be seen splashing amongst the islands. Other marine inhabitants include seals, sea lions, and porpoise.

Along the shoreline, keep a watch for Sitka blacktail deer and in the late summer, black bears that can often be seen on the beach.

Not only will you get an up-close, private tour of the natural beauty of this unspoiled area, but you will also get a feel for what it is to commute from one of the many islands surrounding Ketchikan. You will also see commercial fishing boats at work or in the harbor keeping Ketchikan the Salmon Capital of Alaska.