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Sitka Sound Tours

312 Cascade Street, Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 738-1190
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Ranked #3 of 23 Activities in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We decided to book a wild life tour with Jim instead of booking with the cruise line. We did see a few whales and some otters, and a few other animals. Keep in mind these are animals in the wild, so they are at a distance, but if you have a good camera you can zoom in on them. Jim... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our party of four had a great time on the boat with Captain Jim. He was very professional and personal at the same time. We knew going into the trip that seeing some of the marine life was going to be hit and miss. On cue, there were sea lions, sea otters, whales, eagles and salmon seeming to be in... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Just 3 hours and we saw a racing pod of whales, AND a humpback that breached so close to us I looked into the eye. I live in Anchorage and have been on numerous Alaska marine tours, and I've never had this great of a trip, especially in just 3 hours. He is extremely professional and friendly and knowledgeable. Boat... More

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

We are already halfway through the 2014 tour season and it's time for me to express my gratitude to all of my guests so far this year. Some have taken the time to share their experience with Sitka Sound Tours on TripAdvisor which I appreciate very much. Sitka has so much to offer in the way of wildlife and scenery.... More

San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Captain Jim Seeland and Captain Bill Davis arranged an incredible custom tour with their two boats and our group of ten people. We saw dozens of bald eagles, otters, otter rafts, harbor seals and whales. Both captains gave each group a history of their beloved Sitka. We had a very enjoyable morning with them and would definitely recommend them.

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Montvale, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were recently in Sitka as part of our cruise and we're looking for a more personal whale watching experience and Jim more than delivered. I am not sure where to start so I will bullet the list and try not to ramble - Jim: it all starts with Jim the owner, operator, bookkeeper,.... You get my point. Jim is... More

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