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Address: Sitka Port, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: (907) 747-8100
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Lots of Sea Otters & Whales

We took this tour from the Ponant Expedition Cruise and loaded direct from the ship. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and was able to get very close to the many whales we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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539 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We took this tour from the Ponant Expedition Cruise and loaded direct from the ship. The boat captain was very knowledgeable and was able to get very close to the many whales we saw that morning. There were many bald eagles and many sea otter rafts. Other animals included seals, sea lions and many birds. The guide on board was... More 

Thank AntarcticBound
Tarpon Springs, Fl
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168 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We booked this excursion through our Holland America cruise ship. It was the best experience and well worth the money. We saw so many otters and seals,a couple sea lions, and a ton of bald eagles. We also enjoyed watching quite a lot of whale activity. Our captain, Greg, was very experienced and knew the area well. Our small boat... More 

Thank MeredithandJoe
Rockford, Illinois
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122 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

While visiting Sitka on Silver Sea Shadow, we opted for the Jet-Cat Wildlife Quest. This was a well organized, and very well run tour. The staff was very knowledgeable, helpful, and put us onto whales and otters to photograph and simply enjoy learning about. Comfortable boat, the naturalist was easy to hear, and understand without being annoying as some tour... More 

Thank David T
Apopka, Florida
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We took the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest tour off our Holland America cruise. Saw lots of wildlife including seals, otters, whales, jelly fish, and Salmon. Great tour with knowable guides. Everyone on their crew was very friendly. Got lots of great pictures. The ride does get a little bumpy, but we expected that

Thank RobIss215
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We booked the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest excursion onboard Celebrity Infinity. Duration 3 hours with a 1pm or 4pm departure and the cost was USD139.75. We boarded a catamaran on a beautiful sunny day in Sitka. I absolutely love sea otters so had high hopes for this trip. It did not disappoint. The first sighting of wildlife were some... More 

Thank 60JLR
Grand Rapids, MI
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112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went on the sea otter and wildlife quest, which was about a three hour tour. Our tour was on a day when Sitka received about 4 inches of rain in one hour, and there were terrible mudslides. Nonetheless, the captain and guides were able to find two rafts of sea otters, along with a few sitka deer, a swimming... More 

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austin, TX
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94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We enjoyed a nine day cruise on the Alaskan Dream with 38 others, departing from Sitka and terminating in Ketchican. This was a remarkable experience. The small boat, actually a catamaran, can get to places the larger boats cannot. For example we were within a 1/4 mile of the glacier faces in both arms of Tracy Arm. The ship is... More 

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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Folks from the cruise ships say their best option is one of the Allen Marine WIldlife Tours. What's not so well known is that non-cruise ship passengers also have this option on Saturday afternoons. One of their smaller boats with a super team of captain and crew leaves at 1:30 and almost always finds whales, sea otters, eagles and now... More 

Thank Suzi62
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I did the Sea Otter and Wildlife quest, and we did find wildlife! Only one sea otter, but saw a group of humpback whales! We got within a few hundred yards of them when about 25 yards from the boat one surfaced and sprayed us with its mist! We also saw another whale closer to shore. We saw a bald... More 

Thank Jaretr1
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you have only a 1/2 day in Sitka, the one thing I would do would be a wildlife trip with Allen Marine Tours. We are a family of 5, and although our kids aren't much for "tourist attractions", this was one thing that they all raved about. The captain knew just how to get us in close so that... More 

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