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A fantastic experience

Jim does a great job of getting you to the action. A 30 year Sitka resident and marine biologist... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2015
Joel H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Jim Seeland - Sitka Sound Tours - AWESOME EXPERIENCE (Sue A)

Booking a tour with Jim Seeland was the best decision I made while in Sitka. He spent time with the... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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After a brief hiatus we are back and booking wildlife tours for 2017! Sitka Sound Tours will guide you through a bevy of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, towering caves, and miles of ocean teaming with phenomenal wildlife, providing you with unforgettable memories of your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska. Sitka Sound Tours customizes your tour based on what you want to do and see while in Sitka.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sitka, AK 99835
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Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Jim does a great job of getting you to the action. A 30 year Sitka resident and marine biologist point of view was right on. My three granddaughters loved the tour and my wife and I thought it was the best of our Alaska trip....More

1  Thank Joel H
Reviewed February 9, 2015

Booking a tour with Jim Seeland was the best decision I made while in Sitka. He spent time with the four of us, asked questions, designed the tour around what we wanted to see. Because his boat is not large like the huge tour boats,...More

Thank sra0813
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Jim Seeland took us out for wildlife viewing, even though there were only two of us, both senior citizens with slight mobility problems. We saw many whales, sea otters and sea birds. We also got to see St. Lazaria island at low tide, and were...More

3  Thank GrandmaP2
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went out on a "3 Hour Tour" with Captain Jim Seeland and had the time of our lives. We save sea otters, sea lions, whales, jelly fish, bald eagles and so much more. I could not have wished for a better tour guide, he took...More

3  Thank jkregel
Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I sailed with one other person during our tour in Sitka. Captain Jim was attentive to our needs and wants and was very easy going. I enjoyed his comments about Sitka and the wildlife we were seeing, and it was also apparent...More

2  Thank chirpy12345
Reviewed September 2, 2014

This private tour is just the best! I have been to the Alaska panhandle on three recent cruises and this is the only reason I would go yet again. Holland America goes to Sitka and it is well worth the trip. Sitka is not a...More

3  Thank Kitty S
Reviewed August 31, 2014

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...More

1  Thank Baly2088
Reviewed August 30, 2014

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...More

1  Thank hogwildterry
Reviewed August 28, 2014

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...More

1  Thank Ba61
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...More

1  Thank scottyboylamont
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Carolyn W
April 14, 2017|
Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! We can only accommodate 6 passengers at a time.
April 6, 2017|
Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
You can call us at 907-752-0585 or if there is WiFi on the ship, email us sitkasoundtours(at)gmail - trip advisor won't let me put in our email address...