Experience Alaska Tours

George Inlet Lodge
Catching Crabs
Main Dining room
Crab Feast
Float Plane Landing at George Inlet Lodge
Private dining room
Misty Fjiords Flightseeing & Crab Feast
Lumberjack Show & Crab Feast
Rainforest Sanctuary & Crab Feast

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

Experience Alaska Tours is committed to excellent customer service and providing experiences and memories that last a lifetime for our guests. Together with our team members, we provide a truly unique Alaskan experience for our guests.

Located in beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska. Ketchikan is located in the middle of 17 million acres of Tongass National Forests!

About Experience Alaska Tours

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.

Since the pivotal year of 1974, the lodge has operated as an excellent sports fishing retreat complete with fine dining and cocktails. The rustic yet elegant atmosphere of the George Inlet Lodge is sure to provide you with a memorable experience of your visit to Alaska.

The Employee Experience

Catch a glimpse of what you summer could be like in this video.

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.

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.

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.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Our facility is in Ketchikan Alaska. If you are traveling by 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.

Our Jobs

We're looking for enthusiastic staff members from May 1 to October 1, 2018.  Our staff training will be held the last week of April. Thanks for checking out Experience Alaska Tours! 

The following is a list of the positions available with Experience Alaska. To review our current list of openings, read the full descriptions and to apply on-line, Click Here.

  • Tour Expeditor - Meeting motor coaches and floatplanes and directing guests to their dining rooms or boat.
  • Gift Shop Manager - Manage gift shop and occasionally assist dining room staff 
  • Narrator - for boat tours and or dining host
  • Waitstaff -Entertaining and fun-loving people do best in this position. It's so much more than just waiting tables! Life as a Server Video
  • Kitchen Staff - Assist in all functions of the kitchen including washing dishes, cleaning, preparing and plating food cleaning kitchen areas and equipment.

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

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