Sitka Marine Adventure

Marine Adventure in Sitka, Alaska
Price: $177.00
This tour accommodates a maximum of 6 guests. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromShip Tender Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedWater, Snack
Recommended DressFor all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship.
Tour Details

Sitka Marine Adventure

Your boat for this amazing tour is a safe, Coast Guard inspected 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This twin-engine vessel was constructed specifically for a smooth ride in most seas getting you to the action fast! She has a warm, comfortable cabin with large windows to maximize wildlife viewing from indoors, as well as a spacious deck for the open-air experience.

The captain of this vessel is a USCG licensed captain with many years of experience studying the habits of the amazing animals in our area, giving each guest a once in a lifetime marine adventure. He also has an underwater hydrophone on board so you can hear the whales sing!

This two-hour tour will take a maximum of six guests at a time to some of the most breathtaking scenery and animal habitat in the world. Weather and sea conditions that day will determine the itinerary for that day. Certainly, the main focus will be on whales, but the captain will also try to tweak the tour based on your personal preferences and what you want to see most. Whether it is whales feasting on herring, otters lounging in the kelp, barking sea lions, or possibly even a bear on the beach, this is the tour for you!

This tour is likely to sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Water, Snack
Recommended Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  20 ReviewsReview This Tour
Sonny is the best
October 11, 2019
From start to finish, this trip was amazing, My wife Gill and I were met as we landed at the shore and escorted 1 minute walk to jetty with a small boat and its Captain (SONNY) He was super friendly, very helpful and informative throughout. It's supposed to be a 6 person trip but as we were the only ones to book that day, it was a private tour for us. Yippee! Sonny knew exactly where to take us, to show us bald eagles up in the trees, also where they nested. Great photos. Then out towards the ocean a little way and up went the water spouts of the Whales. We saw three on all and followed them a ways out. Two of them then decided to dive and up came the humpback and then the Tails. What a great picture that was That moment made our vacation. Two hours brilliantly spent in his company and seeing such amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. If you go to Sitka....... ask for Sonny ***** 5 Stars *****
Reviewer: Stephen Houghton
5 Stars
Great
September 29, 2019
The captain took us to see several eagles, then otters, then sea lions and finally lots of humpback whales. The small boat and only 6 guests got all of us the opportunity to get some great photos of all of the animals we saw.
Reviewer: Chuck Evans
5 Stars
wonderful experience
August 27, 2019
I highly recommend this experience. We had a super captain, Sonny, who knew exactly where to take us to see Eagles as well as whales. The weather was not great so being inside his cabin with a heater was wonderful. Sonny had super knowledge of the area and the wildlife.. when joining the tour everyone was friendly and very helpful...thank you
Reviewer: pamela crim
5 Stars
Highly recommended excursion
August 10, 2019
On a tight time frame because of our brief cruise stop in Sitka, boat captain Sonny Cropley nonetheless made the most of our time showing us humpback whales, including one that breached near the boat, a family of sea otters, bald eagles and their nests, sea lions and the islands and beautiful sights of Sitka Sound. He could not have been nicer or more accommodating. With our week in Alaska, he made this day hands down our favorite. The boat, too, was the newest and best we encountered in all our days of shore excursions. Thank you from two very happy visitors from San Diego!
Reviewer: Paul Bingham
5 Stars
Sitka Marine Adventure
July 27, 2019
Tour Guide was great! Interesting commentary and descriptions of sea-life.
Reviewer: Robert Tade
5 Stars
So you want to see whales?
June 12, 2019
This is the place to go to see ALL marine life. The boat was just the right size for a small, almost private, tour of Sitka waters. Our guide was of Tlingit heritage and had great background information on the area. We saw humpback whales, harbor seals, eagles (a HUGE nest that has been occupied for a long time), and sea otters. All the great stuff in a short tour that left us time to explore other Sitka sites. The boat was very comfortable and speed across the waters to get all the sites in. Yet, the ride was not the least bit choppy; it was extremely smooth and relaxing. I would definitely do this tour again.
Reviewer: Joyce Nicholson
5 Stars