Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife

Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
Price: $207.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Downtown Sitka, (Cresent Harbor) adjacent to Sitka Visitor Center.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress For all tours in Alaska we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are suggested as well as bring a light waterproof jacket in case of unexpected rain.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife

The city lies in a unique location, nestled between the Tongass temperate rain forest and the Alexander Archipelago. The waters here are home to an abundance of marine life such as sea lions, otters, seals and an array of birds. Almost nowhere else in Southeast Alaska can you see so many different animals that will all likely make an appearance.

Sitka is also a stop for whales and orcas which feed on a variety of abundant sea life. Some 200 to 300 humpbacks visit the ocean waters around Sitka from July to December, drawn by the rich feeding grounds, and often settle here after visits to Southeast's interior waterways. A few are year-round residents as several groups of them appear in early spring for the herring run.

Join in on a very small, intimate group of no more than six guests and explore Alaska's southeast waters aboard a 24-foot sea-worthy vessel with both an inside cabin and a forward and aft viewing deck. This allows for a truly personal experience as you explore coves, islands and search for an array of marine life.

This 2-hour tour will provide you with a local, knowledgeable guide who is a US Coast Guard licensed captain with years of experience who will lead you to the very best viewing options based on the days weather and conditions.

Spend a few hours on the waters around Sitka and join in on a whale watching and marine wildlife tour that will provide memories that will last a lifetime, book today and reserve your place.

Please Note: This tour accommodates 6 guests per trip.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  1 ReviewReview This Tour
A journey to whales
October 11, 2022
What better way to experience the natural beauty of the waters off Sitka, Alaska, than with a small group of fellow travelers guided by an expert mariner? I cannot think of any. And did we see whales? Oh yes, lots of them. Humpbacks, they were, and they are magnificent creatures. Not only whales, but sea lions and sea otters were plentiful. And lets not forget the birds. Wonderful. But it wasn't just the marine mammals and aviary that made this journey special. From start to finish, we were under the wing of an experienced and knowledgeable guide who not only knew where to find these animals but who was able to explain their habitat, their feeding habits, and their migratory nature. The advantage of being on a small boat with only five guests cannot be overemphasized. To have such "personalized" attention was wonderful and the experience was unmatched by anything else I could have imagined on the water. I highly recommend this adventure.
Reviewer: Ori Siegel
5 Stars