Experience Alaska Tours

Come to play and work for the Premier Alaskan Dining and Crabbing Adventure in Ketchikan!


James Michener wrote of George Inlet in his novel, Alaska. A converted cannery bunkhouse, it made a momentous 5 year journey by ocean barge from its original location near Hyder, Alaska. It finally came to rest on the shores of this pristine inlet where is has served fishermen and travelers for decades. It is rich with history, artifacts and an inviting ambiance. For many, this is the pure definition of paradise.


We're looking for enthusiastic staff members from May 1 to October 1, 2015.  Our staff training will be held the last week of April.  Thanks for checking out Experience Alaska Tours!

Hear from our employees and see why it's fun to work here -

Experience Alaska Tours is committed to excellent customer service and providing a tour that will make memories that last a lifetime for our guests.

With our team members, we provide a truly unique Alaskan experience for our guests.

Our Jobs

Narrator (for boat tour and or dining host), Kitchen staff, Wait staff (Entertaining and fun loving people do best in this position. This is so much more than just waiting tables!), Tour Expeditor (Meeting motor coaches and floatplanes and directing guests to their dining rooms or boat).

Serving guests at the George Inlet Lodge

Click here to review all of current openings and to apply on-line.

Ideal Candidate

  • Positive can do attitude
  • Always find something to do without being direct
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Safety oriented
  • Friendly
  • Responsible
  • Committed to hard work
  • Servers / Waitstaff must be 21 because they serve alcohol
  • Must be able to pass drug test
  • Self Starter (can work independently)
  • Respectful of others and their property
  • Acting experience or public speaking a plus

Our season runs from May through September.  Preference is given to applicants who are available for the entire season.  However, we do accept applications from those who are only available part of the season as well.

Bears at the George Inlet Lodge

Room and Board

Experience Alaska Tours supplies company housing for our staff.  Meals are not included.  Wi-Fi internet access is available. You must have your own computer. Not all cell phones work at George Inlet Lodge. We do have a landline (you would need a calling card).  We ask our staff to remember living in company housing is a privilege, not a right. It is important for everyone to be respectful of others living in housing. 

Our rooms are shared two to a room with an in-room bathroom.  Rules and policies are in place to help ensure everyone can enjoy our company housing. Staff will be required to sign a housing agreement prior to living in company housing.

A position with our company is not dependent upon living in company housing. Team members are welcome to live in non-company housing if they wish.

We have an employee lounge with a kitchen (you must supply your own utensils and plates) you will have access to a refrigerator and food storage area. Experience Alaska Tours does not provide food. Shared washer and dryer provided. We have a pool table and exercise equipment and direct TV.  George Inlet Lodge is located 15 miles from downtown Ketchikan.  To shop in town, the lodge runs a van any day that works for the staff.  Our housing is smoke free and drug and alcohol free.

Server with crabs in a bucket

Employee Perks

We have competitive wages, we offer bonus compensation to our staff that successfully completes the terms of their employment agreement in good standing. Most positions have an opportunity to earn tips. While we cannot guarantee you would earn a certain amount in tips, in the past our staff have received from $60.00 to $200.00 per week. The lodge does have a skiff available for employee use and limited fish packing and freezer storage. We have tour operators that will allow our employees to try their excursions for free or reduced rate. (Zip lining, kayaking, flightseeing, bear watching, etc.) You will have an experience of a lifetime in Alaska trying new things and making new friends.

Kid in the plane

Getting Here and Getting Around

Our facility is in Ketchikan Alaska. If you are traveling with a car you can drive to Bellingham, WA or Prince Rupert, BC and come to Ketchikan on the Alaska Marine Highway (ferryalaska.com). If you are flying to Ketchikan, Alaska Airlines has several flights a day out of Seattle, WA. Employees are responsible for their own transportation to and from Ketchikan, Alaska.

For additional information, please check out our website - CatchCrabs.com.

Experience Alaska Tours - Sea Plane

How to Apply

Thanks for your interest in Experience Alaska Tours.  To apply, click Apply Now to review our current openings and complete our on-line application.

Employee Group Photo by the George Inlet Lodge Sign

Join our Experience Alaska Tours family and experience Alaska with Alaskans!

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Season: Summer

Housing: Shared Rooms with Bath

Staff Size: 20-25

Age Requirement: Minimum 18, 21 and over required for servers

Location: Alaska