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Sitka Sound Tours

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Address: 312 Cascade Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: (907) 738-1190
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Jim Seeland - Sitka Sound Tours - AWESOME EXPERIENCE (Sue A)

Booking a tour with Jim Seeland was the best decision I made while in Sitka. He spent time with the four of us, asked questions, designed the tour around what we wanted to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Booking a tour with Jim Seeland was the best decision I made while in Sitka. He spent time with the four of us, asked questions, designed the tour around what we wanted to see. Because his boat is not large like the huge tour boats, he could take us closer to the whales, seal lions, otters, bald eagles, star fish,... More 

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Huntsville, TX
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45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Jim Seeland took us out for wildlife viewing, even though there were only two of us, both senior citizens with slight mobility problems. We saw many whales, sea otters and sea birds. We also got to see St. Lazaria island at low tide, and were most impressed with the beauty of this little island and the purple and orange starfish... More 

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south dakota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went out on a "3 Hour Tour" with Captain Jim Seeland and had the time of our lives. We save sea otters, sea lions, whales, jelly fish, bald eagles and so much more. I could not have wished for a better tour guide, he took us to some wonderful wildlife areas where we even saw the elusive "BEAR. I can't... More 

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Denver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I sailed with one other person during our tour in Sitka. Captain Jim was attentive to our needs and wants and was very easy going. I enjoyed his comments about Sitka and the wildlife we were seeing, and it was also apparent that he truly wanted to meet the needs and wants of everyone onboard. Within 10... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This private tour is just the best! I have been to the Alaska panhandle on three recent cruises and this is the only reason I would go yet again. Holland America goes to Sitka and it is well worth the trip. Sitka is not a jewelry store shopping haven. It is a real town and a very nice change from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The special thing about the tour that Jim Seeland offers is that is so personalised. Our tour was with another couple who had booked separately. Jim catered for everyone's interests including one of our group who was a very keen photographer. We saw whales, sea otters, seals, bald eagles and other bird species as well as interesting parts of Sitka... More 

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Marysville, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Booked my wildlife tour with Sitka Sound Tours based upon the positive reviews on TripAdvisor for August 27, 2014 as part of my Holland America Westerdam 7-day Alaska cruise. I had previously gone with another tour operator during a visit to Sitka, Alaska in 2009 but chose Captain Jim Seeland for this visit. Captain Seeland met myself and two other... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On July 14, we toured Sitka Sound all morning with Jim. The two of us were fortunate - we were Jim's only scheduled passengers that morning. We wanted to see birds, rather than whales, so Jim took us in a different direction in the Sound from other boats. He is very knowledgeable and was incredibly successful in finding not only... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic day out on the water with Captain Jim. The day started perfectly with Jim picking us up on the boat at our hotel dock. Within minutes at sea we had steller sea lions swimming with us. After a stop in the salmon farm where Jim explained brilliantly the ecosystem and all the different approaches to fishing in Alaskan waters... More 

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Elwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Jim found us the whales.They can be hard to find ,but jim knows what he is doing.Gives a tour and tlls history from his heart,not a scriped program.Very down to earth and not on a timetable.Can tell you the history of Sitka,about the wild life from his own experience.I would reccomend Jim to everyone!!

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