Private Eagle and Wildlife Watch

Wildlife & Eagle Watching Day Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska
Price: $1614.00
Price is per boat. Maximum 6 individuals per boat.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizePrivate
Shore Excursion TypeScenic
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNon-alcoholic beverages are included.
Recommended DressFor 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.
RestrictionsGuests 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.
Tour Details

Private Eagle and Wildlife Watching Tour

Departing from the downtown Ketchikan area, your private charter will motor around Pennock Island, through Nicholas Passage and on towards 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 on this Ketchikan cruise excursion. 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 Ketchikan 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 well 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 black tail 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 where people live, to Ketchikan. You will also see commercial fishing boats at work or in the harbor keeping Ketchikan the Salmon Capital of Alaska.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Non-alcoholic beverages are 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.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great tour guide
July 02, 2018
Our tour guide gave us some of the details of how life is living on the nearby islands. He was engaging with his passengers. He knew which areas provided the best eagle sightings. He had frozen herring on board to lure them closer to us. It was a truly amazing experience.
Reviewer: Carla Wellbaum
5 Stars
excellent
July 20, 2017
great excursion. My children loved it
Reviewer: Claire
5 Stars