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Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour provided by Sitka Wildlife Tours

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Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour

Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6226SHXWHALE
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-hour whale-watching and marine life tour by catamaran
  • 18 years experience amazing visitors!
  • Live commentary on board
  • Custom, small-group tour
  • Snacks & bottled water
  • Local guide/captain
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA 330 Harbor Drive
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes as the weather in Sitka is always different. The boat is heated for your comfort, but you will want to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • ALL tours start at Harrigan Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Drive Sitka Alaska 99835.
  • A maximum of 6 people (children and babies included) per booking
  • Please note: Wildlife sightings are very likely but are not guaranteed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please take the free down town shuttles to meet us for your tour! We will be at the drop off point with yellow trimmed signs and blue jackets.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2-hour whale-watching and marine life tour by catamaran
  • 18 years experience amazing visitors!
  • Live commentary on board
  • Custom, small-group tour
  • Snacks & bottled water
  • Local guide/captain
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA 330 Harbor Drive
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes as the weather in Sitka is always different. The boat is heated for your comfort, but you will want to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • ALL tours start at Harrigan Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Drive Sitka Alaska 99835.
  • A maximum of 6 people (children and babies included) per booking
  • Please note: Wildlife sightings are very likely but are not guaranteed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please take the free down town shuttles to meet us for your tour! We will be at the drop off point with yellow trimmed signs and blue jackets.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 27, 2020
A note from Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
We will be complying with all Government and Cruise Ship Industry Covid-19 safety protocols recommended at the time of your travel. Your safety is always our highest priority!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harrigan Centennial Hall
    330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
    330 Harbor Drive
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sitka Wildlife Tours
    Stop: 2 hours
    We will be looking for whales,Sea otters and sea lions and other wildlife animals
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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JOANIE C
1 contribution
We were in Sitka on a cruise. The 4 of us did this whale watching trip with I believe Sonny as our boat captain. He started out by showing us some huge bald eagle nests. A young bald eagle even peeked out of the nest as if on cue. Then it was off to find whales. We tried several spots and were thinking perhaps this would just be a great day on the water without whales. We then hit the jackpot and saw probably 20 whales. We were shouting 3 oclock; wait 8 oclock to alert others where we saw spouts. It was the highlight of a cruise. Take this excursion. You will love it.
Written August 24, 2021
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Frankie V
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Couples
We had a great time on this excursion! We were on an Alaska cruise in the Norwegian sun and wanted to try an excursion not though Norwegian. Sonny was our guide and was fantastic! Very knowledgeable about the wildlife and we really enjoyed learning a bit about his culture. I highly recommend him as your guide! He showed us bald eagles, otters, sea lions and if course he found a beautiful whale for us to enjoy (we named her Barbara). Very nice snack selection also! Thank you!
Written July 4, 2022
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Elizabeth H
25 contributions
Sonny is an amazing Captain, but the service even before getting on the boat is top notch. Well run, well taken care of and treated.kindly. Once aboard the vessel I felt safe and in the care of a master Captain. The stories, humor and personable character of Sonny made this trip worth it. Oh yeah, we also saw humpbacks, sea lions, otters and eagles. As it turns out whales are very receptive to hearing the rustle of Rice Krispie treats and fruit snack wrappers. Everyone should embrace this small boat approach to seeing the Alaskan waterways.
Written July 18, 2022
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Pamela S
2 contributions
Excellent Tlingit captain and very knowledgeable about the area. Wasted no time in getting to the eagles, whales, seals and otters. The manager also suggested a great lunch place. Very memorable day in beautiful Sitka!!
Written September 15, 2021
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Kim C
Lemont, IL161 contributions
Couples
This was a very good tour, saw lots of wildlife. Boat was a little crowded making it hard to get photos.
Written May 11, 2018
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annagaytan90
6 contributions
This was a great excursion! We got to see whales, sea otters, and seals, almost forgot we also saw a few eagles and one eagle's nest. Highly
recommended!
Written September 21, 2018
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Our captain is the best! I'm so glad you had so much fun!
Written September 28, 2018
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Sergio V
11 contributions
We had a blast!! Sunny was out boat captain, he was friendly, professional and a fountain of information!! Our boat, The Orca, held six passengers in a covered cabin but we could move aft during the trip. Weather can be variable during the trip but we lucked out and had plenty of sun.

We were able to see several eagle's nests, one was huge!! We also saw several pairs of eagles as well as several single eagles. We saw a bout marker with a about five harbor seals up close and personal!! We ventured out further and saw numerous Humpback whales!! Lastly we visited sea weed areas with numerous sea otters!! because the boat is small we were able to get closer to rock formations were the otters were located.

Overall we got more bang for our buck!! we highly recommend Sunny and Sitka Wildlife tours to anyone visiting the area.
Written September 28, 2019
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Rhonda C
Thank you so much for the review on our captain,Sonny! He is pretty amazing and we feel blessed he has been working with us for 3 years now.He knows the Alaska waters well! Thank you for letting us be part of your Alaska Cruise! We hope you come back some day!
Written September 29, 2019
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Eric L
Discovery Bay, CA6 contributions
This was a great trip. Taking a small boat with a very knowledgeable guide is the way to go. We saw lots and lots of whales along with eagles and otters. The whale show was spectacular. We watched one whale breach a half dozen times then give us a fin wave. All in all a fantastic trip. I would highly recommend this tour group.
Written August 10, 2019
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Rhonda C
We are so proud of our boat captains. They love sharing our world with you! Thanks for the amazing feedback!
Written August 14, 2019
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Paul & Robin
Carlsbad, CA4 contributions
On a tight time frame because of our brief cruise stop in Sitka, boat captain Sonny Cropley nonetheless made the most of our time showing us humpback whales, including one that breached near the boat, a family of sea otters, bald eagles and their nests, sea lions and the islands and beautiful sights of Sitka Sound. He could not have been nicer or more accommodating. With our week in Alaska, he made this day hands down our favorite. The boat, too, was the newest and best we encountered in all our days of shore excursions. Thank you from two very happy visitors from San Diego!
Written August 10, 2019
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Rhonda C
We are so proud of Sonny! He loves showing of the world we live in! Please come again soon!
Written August 14, 2019
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Steve Arms
Mansfield, TX2 contributions
Captain Was great. Well-informed and very connected with the other whaleboats. We saw lots of whales deep into the sound without going to blue water.
Written July 21, 2022
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By: Sitka Wildlife Tours
PatriciaC8929
PatriciaC8929
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Interesting tour!
Great tour! The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommend it. The only downside is that we didn’t s
X2411FLjohnc
X2411FLjohnc
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Great Tour of Sitka for First Time Visitors
Just returned from a 7 night cruise to Alaska, and Sitka was our favorite stop. If you only have a few hours to see
suzettec379
suzettec379
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Great time…
Vaughn our guide was personable and very knowledgeable. He was as interested in the sites and knew a lot about the
dougrita1
dougrita1
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Best tour ever !!
Our pilot Sonny went 'overboard' to show us a genuine view of the local wildlife. Lots of whales this day. The tou
Wfbct
Wfbct
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Sitka Tour of raptor Center, Fortress of the bears, and Totems
Very much enjoyed our Scenic tour of Sitka, Alaska.. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was very ea
LoveTravel541003
LoveTravel541003
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Personalized Sitka Tour
Our tour guide Chris was knowledgeable & interesting! He entertained our large group with his first hand knowledge
Inspire788384
Inspire788384
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Worth the time and money
Captain Sonny took us to see eagles, sea otters, sea lions, and whales. After the trip, we had to go back to our ho
nellannm2021
nellannm2021
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Sitka Wildlife Tours looks out for their customers.
The customer service department saved us time and money. Rhonda contacted our family when she realized out tour was
ana j
ana j
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Bucket List
We traveled from SW Florida to Alaska to experience and see nature. It didn't fail us - we ate wild berries at th
Debbie T
Debbie T
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Great day!
This was a very fun tour for the eight of us in our group! Our guide Vaughn was knowledgeable and flexible and acc
almag40
almag40
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Beary Beauty
Speechless… I’ve never seen brown bears so close and with such great personalities. A bonus was the Bald Eagles fly
153warrens
153warrens
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Great tour
Tour was great. Guide was very informative. Seeing bear refuge was surprisingly interesting. Bird refuge was also
Patti166nc
Patti166nc
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Not much to see
Disappointing tour. The Raptor Center was tiny with a few bald eagles and 2 owls. The rehab building was interesti
ljmwanlass
ljmwanlass
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Making Sitka Special
Loved the small group and local knowledge of our guide—I think his name was Chris. He was outstanding, giving us a
JGinTN
JGinTN
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Great guide, great experience.
We easily spotted the tour representative outside the Sitka Visitor Center. So finding the tour was a piece of cake
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