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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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A fantastic experience

Jim does a great job of getting you to the action. A 30 year Sitka resident and marine biologist point of view was right on. My three granddaughters loved the tour and my wife and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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United States
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sitka Sound Tours is a family run business that can take you to such places as the ferry dock to depart, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Fortress of the Bears. We used their bus service to ride out to the Fortress of the Bears and the Raptor Center. I would rate them as a 5, but it was a... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Jim does a great job of getting you to the action. A 30 year Sitka resident and marine biologist point of view was right on. My three granddaughters loved the tour and my wife and I thought it was the best of our Alaska trip. Whales, sea otters, Eagles, puffins etc etc. Jim found them all and explained it all... More 

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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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Jim S, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this review

I appreciate all of the kind reviews visitors have taken the time to post regarding Sitka Sound Tours. It's a great business to be in: meeting new people, sharing beautiful Sitka Sound and spending time on the water. As of May 1, Sitka Sound Tours is no longer accepting any bookings. My wife and I are scaling back and intend... More 

Huntsville, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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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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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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
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Address: 312 Cascade Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: (907) 738-1190
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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