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Baranof Tours

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Sitka, AK, USA
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About Baranof Tours
We offer land and marine tours in Sitka, Alaska. Experience Sitka through the eyes of someone born and raised here and enjoy a local perspective of Island life in Southeast Alaska and the history of Alaska’s first capitol. Along the way you'll experience nature, historical landmarks and your guide’s amazing sense of humor. Visit Sitka’s amazing bear rescue Fortress of the Bear and learn about their mission while viewing beautiful bears.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Simply Amazing Sitka Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Alaska Raptor, & Totems
Skip the big buses with this small group tour narrated by a local guide. This is Sitka's only tour option to include only the 3 top ranked stops in our beautiful town. This gives you the opportunity to see the top spots and still have time to explore our city. Come join us and see the Alaska you have always dreamed about through the eyes of a local.
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2 hours
from $74.00
Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Tour
Make the most of the wildlife-watching opportunities of southeast Alaska on a whale-spotting cruise from Sitka. Prebook to ensure your place on a small marine boat on your ideal date, and cruise the waters off Baranof Island. With luck, spot whales, sea lions, otters, seals, and sea birds in their wild, natural habitat, and learn about their biology and behaviors via live onboard commentary. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
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2 hours
from $135.00
Amazing Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Shore Excursion
Get up close with Alaskan wildlife on a 2-hour whale watching tour from Sitka. With maximum five passengers on board the 24-foot vessel, you’re guaranteed an intimate and immersive tour experience. After departure from Baranof Island, keep your eyes peeled for Humpback, Minke, and Gray whales. Keep your camera and binoculars ready, as you may also encounter otters, sea lions, and a variety of birds.
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2 hours
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Private Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Tour
Taking a shared-group whale-spotting cruise from Sitka may mean people restricting your views of marine life in the wild. Enjoy a more personalized experience with your own boat, a customizable itinerary, and a captain providing commentary tailored to you on this private trip. Cruise the waters off Baranof Island looking for whales, seals, otters, and other species in their natural habitat. Flexible departure times and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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2 hours
from $140.00
Sitka's Spring Herring Return: Private Whale Watching & Marine Wildlife Tour
Every Spring, between early March and mid April, millions of Herring return to the coastal waters surrounding Sitka to lay their row on the local shorelines. This brings along an abundance of marine wildlife as well as our famed sac roe fishery. This is a prime opportunity to capture nature at its most rugged and visceral moments. Witness stellar sea lions, whales and fishing boats vying for spots within these dense schools of herring. These special permit holders haul large quantities of herring using seine nets. Although the fishery is not open to fishing everyday during this season, the opportunity to view herring and wildlife are. The season is short, typically lasting only a few weeks. Our boat is versatile- fast, comfortable and small enough to get up close to the action. We can accommodate up to 5 passengers on a private tour. Joins us today for a March or April journey
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2 hours
from $120.00
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

From start to finish, this trip was amazing, My wife Gill and I were met as we landed at the shore and escorted 1 minute walk to jetty with a small boat and its Captain (SONNY) He was super friendly, very helpful and informative throughout....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SteveofWales
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

Tad was an excellent driver and spotted many whales. We were able to get close enough to get great photos!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gscookieman1
Reviewed September 28, 2019

Fay/Faye took us to all three sites, explained a lot, and drove well. Top- notch all around and a good sampling of Sitka.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bill W
Reviewed September 26, 2019

We were looking for a tour that stopped at both the Fortress of the Bears and the Raptor Center. Being in animal rescue, we loved both of them. Both locations had a guide. We were on our own at the totem park which left us...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tamara C
Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

Loved Fortress of the Bear. Wonderful to see there rescue bears so close up, this is such a worthy cause so deserving of support.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Debra C
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Lots of time to watch bears play. Raptor center best part of excursion. Saw lots of bald eagles and owls that had been injured and now being taken care of there. Visited Indian River where salmon were spawning. Unbelievable how many there were!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

Great time out on the small boat seeing whales and other wildlife! Captain was friendly and did a fantastic job finding several whales. It was a very good choice over the typical cruise ship excursions!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mury S
Reviewed August 29, 2019

We had an amazing tour guide/captain. He is extremely accommodating and knowledgable about the area. The captain turned off the engine of the boat so that the whales were not disturbed. We waited patiently for a few minutes, then 6 - 7 humpback whales surfaced...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank emc7004
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

We visited Sitka on Aug 20, 2019 and went out with Tad (captain) and 2 other cheerful couples that we didn’t know previously. We absolutely loved this tour! Tad found at least 16 whales!! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. His boat...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2019

It was a great time with Captain Sonny, as he had a very comfortable boat with an inside cabin and heater to keep us warm. His knowledge of the wildlife was huge, he knew exactly where to go to find the eagles, the otters and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pam C
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Response from MoonParis27 | Property representative |
Hi this tour departs from the visitor center. Guest take the free shuttle from their cruise ship and ride the 10 minutes into the visitor center.
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Response from bdjak1979 | Reviewed this property |
There is a free shuttle from the pier to the visitor center where you meet up with the tour guide. The marina is adjacent to the visitor center so you are right there!
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