Wildlife Viewing Sightseeing and Whale Watching Quest

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Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing Excursion
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From $195.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the bays and islands of Alaska on a whale and wildlife-watching excursion off the coast of Ketchikan. Locally owned and family-run, this company prides itself on knowing the best up-to-date whale watching locations in the area. This ensures the greatest chances of spotting whales on your outing, making it ideal for visitors who have limited time in the area and don’t want to miss the opportunity to see whales.
  • Embark on a whale and wildlife viewing boat trip
  • Enjoy snacks and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour
  • Stay comfortable regardless of the weather with indoor and outdoor seating
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes the trip hassle-free

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • We have Binoculars and blankets for you if needed.
  • Be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing! Layering is best.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
    131 Front St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA

    Our Check in Location is inside the Berth 2 Visitors Center (131 Front Street) at Booth 15. All passengers/guests will meet at the Berth 2 Visitors Center for check in and disembarking.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please meet us inside the Berth 2 Visitors center to check in 30 minutes before your tour start time. After checking in, please meet our dock rep at the "ROCK" the Bronze Statues next to the Visitors Center 15 minutes before your tour start time. Our dock rep will be holding an Eagle One logo sign. They will meet you and guide you to the boat.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The personalized service. The crew was very helpful and pointed out the things we really wanted to see. The captain was very informative.


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Whales & wildlife
Alan_C, Oct 2023
A gorgeous day, a smaller, comfortable boat & knowledgeable guides made for a great experience! We were able to follow at a respectful distance, a big Humpback for some time. That just made the entire trip for me.
Whale sightseeing
John_H, Sep 2023
Our tour captain and deckhand were very knowledgeable and very helpful on this trip. He made every effort to make sure we saw the whales and we did. They were amazing. We got back late on our tour so they made sure we had transportation back to the ship. I would use them again if I return to Alaska
We were able to watch a...
Francis_G, Sep 2023
We were able to watch a humpback whale bubble feeding and it was amazing. We also saw harbor seals and eagles.
Carla_C, Sep 2023
Evan and Captain Jesse were excellent guides. They were knowledgeable & entertaining! They treated each guest with respect and understanding. We saw seals, an eagle hatchling, salmon (yes, they were jumping), and we followed along and observed the miraculous feeding of a young whale- from the spouts, dives, bubble rings, and the most impressive chowing down on all the fish. It was a great day on the water with my niece (a Ketchikan local) & my sister. I highly recommend this group & tour.
Highly recommend! Great captain and crew!
Joyce_N, Sep 2023
Captain Jesse and 1st mate Evan was great! The scenery was beautiful! He tried his best to find whales! We had a few in sight with a tail wave. But they were on the move! Bears, eagles and jumping salmon was seen! We had coffee, hot chocolate and snacks offered! Iwould recommend this excursion to everyone!
Saw orca, seals, and salmon.
ChristopherJake_W, Sep 2023
Saw orca, seals, and salmon. The captain steered us right to where a pod of orca emerged from a dive. Bonus: This is a locally-owned family business to support. Worth every penny.
Life-changing experience!
Cindy_H, Aug 2023
Fabulous and memorable trip. The captain and crew were knowledgeable, friendly and fun, and knew just where to take us for maximum whale viewing. We were spellbound as a humpback whale family swam, fished and played around our boat. An experience my family and I will NEVER gorget!! Thank you so much!
Great Family Fun!
Neil_E, Aug 2023
We had a wonderful time with Jesse and Evan. They were happy to answer questions, provide accommodations and show us some great wildlife! Our kids had a great time and enjoyed the snacks, hot chocolate and water. My 6 year old really enjoyed the toy whales in the galley that allowed her to learn about the details of the whales we were seeing. We have been on whale watching ships in the past off the California coast and the water was always so rough that half of us always got sick. This was the calmest, smoothest whale watching that we have ever done. I would highly recommend! Great for kids and adults alike!
Whale watching
Jerry_M, Aug 2023
Very nice people working on the boat. Melanie was very helpful before our excursion with guidance. Would definitely recommend.
Whales, up close and personal.
Gaenel_W, Aug 2023
Definitely saw whales. A family of 3. Much closer than we expected, and stayed around for about an hour. Waved goodbye to us and breached several times. Great tour. Highly recommend.
Ketchikan whale watching tour excursion
Robert_B, Aug 2023
Our tour guides Jesse and Evan were very cordial and informative. They knew where to find the whales. We saw deer on the shoreline! We recommend this tour to anyone seeking a customized and wonderful sightseeing adventure.
Was a beautiful day and...
Joshua_E, Aug 2023
Was a beautiful day and saw humpbacks! The captain and crew were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Recommended.
Dawnn_M, Aug 2023
Our quest was wonderful! The weather was amazing, our Captain and Mate were wonderful as well!!! Very patient to find us whales! Thank you!
Great excursions. One of the best we have ever been in
leo_r, Aug 2023
The personalized service. The crew was very helpful and pointed out the things we really wanted to see. The captain was very informative.
Captain Jesse and Evan...
Kimberly_B, Aug 2023
Captain Jesse and Evan were amazing hosts! Very knowledgeable about the area and whale feeding habits❤️
KevinJ_K, Aug 2023
Absolutely awesome! Highly recommended. The crew is great. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Saw whales, seals and eagles. Wonderful trip!
Relaxed tour with great views
Beth_R, Aug 2023
My 12yr old daughter and I booked this independent of our cruise line, so glad I did!!! We had a fantastic time! Capt Jesse and Kaylee were great, and informative. We managed to find a momma humpback and her baby, an eagle nest with a tiny little Eaglette and a large group of Seals. The tour was low key and relaxed, I did not get impression we were rushed to see whales, we got to wait and see what the momma was going to do next. Basically just watch her and the baby do their thing. Was a great experience! Highly recommend
shyju_j, Aug 2023
Check in was easy. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Captain of the boat went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable experience.
We loved the tour...
Ruth_H, Aug 2023
We loved the tour operator! He owned the boat and took a personal interest in our experience. We saw a whale bubble feeding thanks to him pointing it out when it was about to happen! ( can't remember his name, so sorry!) Eagle tours, don't miss it!
Orca and humpback whales
Sarah_V, Aug 2023
We saw orca and humpbacks on our tour! We also got to see a bunch of seals laying on a rock island in the sun. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The boat was comfortable and we had a fantastic time!

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