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Sitka Sound Tours

312 Cascade Street, Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 738-1190
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Ranked #3 of 22 activities in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Abita Springs, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 attraction reviews
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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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I can't say enough good things about this tour. I know a wildlife tour is part luck and part the experience of an excellent Capt. We had both on our tour on 3 July 2014. Captain Jim is a great guide, knows the area, loves what he does and explained to us what we were seeing. There were 5 of... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked this excursion based on TripAdvisor reviews as we were stopping there during our June 2014 cruise. Booking was very easy and Captain Jim met us when we arrived at the dock. My wife and I were lucky enough to be the only passengers, and Jim treated us like family. He went out of his way to make sure... More

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Cupertino, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did a trip to St. Lazaria on Jim's boat to see birds. Jim is knowledgeable about the local wildlife and a fun guy too! His boat is comfortable and easy to get around on (there were 5 of us including Jim). I highly recommend SST tours to see otters, whales, etc. and of course, birds.

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Tucson
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12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We thought it would be good to do something different so we booked the tour of the salmon hatchery with Jim. He is a wealth of information and has the advantage of being able to have access to a private hatchery that he once managed. I have a new respect for the salmon industry. Jim also pointed out a lot... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

As the last planned activity for our 10 day tour of the inner passage, we had high hopes for this boat tour. The tour met and exceeded our expectations. Captain Jim was kind enough to come pick us up at the dock at our hotel. His background in the hatchery/fishery industry, along with his role as an educator allowed him... More

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