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Sitka Secrets - CLOSED

Address: Bandon OR 97411, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: +1 808-754-4670
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Owner description: Come with us to explore, marvel, and appreciate the wildlife that call the ocean home. We are...
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Owner description: Come with us to explore, marvel, and appreciate the wildlife that call the ocean home. We are former wildlife biologists dedicated to making your visit a memorable one. We share a perspective acquired through years of education, experience and a love for Alaska's wildlife.

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Atlanta, GA and Bonn, Germany
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We wanted a small boat tour without a crowd of people, and Kent offered a charter for just the four of us, extended the hours for a very reasonable price, and geared the trip to what we most wanted to see. The day was beautiful and the water smooth enough for us to go way out to the sea lion... More 

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HomeIsWhereTheCatIs, Owner at Sitka Secrets, responded to this review

This was a very memorable charter for us, too! We closed our business at the end of September 2014. Thanks to all who elected to explore Alaska's waters with us. Further inquiries may be made to bevandkent@hotmail.com. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Wow end of of season and still whales it was a wet time but we knew that when we made to decision to take the cruise. What beautiful animals. Will go back when whales more plentiful and rain less likely to enjoy more. Celebrity Cruises helped make up for weather with outstanding service and food.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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256 reviews 256 reviews
74 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Loved our 3-hour tour with Kent. His boat is small (room for 6 maximum), but that just means you don't have to climb over other tourists to see the whales, otters, eagles, puffins, seals, etc. This isn't a "fixed itinerary tour," but Kent finds out what you're most interested in and points the boat in that direction. The seas were... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went out on a 3 hour wildlife boat tour with Sitka Secrets and it was the highlight of my trip to Sitka. I had heard that Sitka Marine Wildlife Tours were the Top Thing to do in Sitka and this trip proved it! We saw humpback whales, tons of sea otters, Steller sea lions, bald eagles and made a... More 

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Cathlamet, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Sitka Secrets is the best guide service we have ever booked! They truly plan out your trip to fit your personal interests, and give you a close up experience you'll remember the rest of your life. We booked the tour for sea birds nesting at St. Lazaria. Kent has extensive knowledge about the birds that use the island, and on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We just got off Kent's boat and had a lovely 2 hour trip around the islands. We saw sea otters, several whales, seal lions, harbour seals, bald eagles and searched for bears, but unfortunately didn't get to see one.

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New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I really enjoyed the 2 boat tours I did with Kent. I was traveling solo, and Bev worked hard to fit me in with other groups. The first time I went out the weather was not cooperative for going to St. lazaria, but Kent managed to locate both puffins and Rhinoceros Auklets for me, even though the others on the... More 

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HomeIsWhereTheCatIs, Owner at Sitka Secrets, responded to this review

Thanks for coming along twice! We always enjoy repeat customers:). More 

Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had an amazing time on our Charter trip with Sitka's Secret. Bev was great working out all of the arrangements! And John did a great job showing us all the secret spots. We saw several humpbacks and got stellar "tail" photos! We also saw Eagles nest and watched it swoop down to catch a fish in the water. Saw... More 

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Penguin555, Owner at Sitka Secrets, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! I'm now wondering if someone took my husband's place when I wasn't looking:o. There's really no other place Kent would rather be, than on the ocean, so thanks for giving him an excuse to be there. Bev More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If you enjoy being ferried about by a personable, articulate and highly knowledgeable guide then Kent and his Sitka Secret is perfect for you.There are loads of "wildlife tours" in AK, but Kent has to be one of the best for the traveler who avoids tour buses and/or lethargic college kids with a summer job.He really,really knows his stuff and... More 

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Penguin555, Owner at Sitka Secrets, responded to this review

Thank you for coming with us! When our customers are happy, we're happy:). More 

Andover, Kansas, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Ken our skipper is a retired Park Ranger and Biologist who has extensive knowledge of the wildlife in Alaska. His boat was comfortable and perfect for a small group. There were only six and that was great! We set out on our adventure headed to St. Lazaria Island which is a bird and wildlife sanctuary. Along the way we saw... More 

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