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Review of Sitka Sound Tours

Sitka Sound Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Sitka Sound Tours will take you to see migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Also be prepared to see up close Sitka’s commercial fishing activities, the culture and lifestyle of Southeast Alaska, remnants from World War II, majestic mountain vistas, hanging glaciers and ice fields, and ancient forests!
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Brian answered all our questions in depth, shared his unusual Alaskan life experiences, and brought along excellent binoculars. We saw a minke whale (!) otters (our main desire) Stellar sea lions, and bald eagles. We looked for bears, too. It was a very informative and beautiful tour.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Brian was a wonderful tour guide and a pleasure to do business.. He was flexible when our ship was late arriving and arranged our tour to accommodate some special interests we had expressed. He is very knowledgable about the marine life and the general area. I would highly recommend iSitka Sound Tours. A great experience for our adult family

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Individualized tour on a small (27') but safe, comfortable boat. Very knowledgeable captain. My wife and I visited Sitka on Oceania Regatta cruise ship. We had arranged for the tour directly with Brian by phone. Comparing notes with other ship passengers later, it was clear that our tour was much better and less expensive than the excursions booked through the cruise line.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We were on a cruise to Alaska. Booked this excursion on our own. We saw virtually nothing. Maybe a few seals, a couple of eagles. and a few otters swimming. We would have been better off booking an excursion with the ship or when we got off the ship in Sitka. Other cruise passengers did that and saw much more including whales for a lot less money. Very disappointing.

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

This review is very disappointing. You were able to see endangered Steller Sea Lions - those weren't seals...sea otters and eagles! Not a bad array of wildlife to see in just a few hours! We apologize the whales didn't make it on cue for you, however we've seen whales all this week. We can't guarantee wildlife sightings, as this is not a zoo. Just to let you know, the Captain did his best to find you wildlife in the weather/sea conditions. The ship shore excursion you refer to packs 100+ people on a boat, while our boat offers a small intimate setting for those who are not interested in being packed in like sardines.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Experiencing Sitka wildlife was the best ever. We got to see otters, sea lions, whales, and bold Eagles. Everything went smooth, nice and the captain was a local from Sitka that knew his way around. It was really worthy. Love the experience and the ride.

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