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AAA Captain Black Bart Charters
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Owner description: Capt. Black Bart Charters is a Sitka Alaska Wildlife Tour. Offered are two or three hour tours watching whales, sea lions, sea otters, eagles bears, puffins and so much more. Most bookings are arranged and confirmed over the phone by calling 907-747-7416 or cell at 907-738-6542. The boat is very clean, safe and fast with a fully covered back deck. Everyone gets a pair of binoculars to use aboard and free beverages. Capt Mitchell is fun, salty and full of knowledge and anecdotes. Welcome aboard.
Reviewed June 15, 2014

This trip was the highlight of our Alaskan cruise. Mitch was a knowledgeable and accommodating guide for the six of us on the excursion. We saw whales, orcas, otters, sealions, puffins, and more. He got us close to one small island where over 50 eagles were gathered! His powerful boat, Wild Horses, was perfect for wildlife viewing. He could cut the engines and drift in close to the wildlife without disturbing them. It was a photographer's dream. He communicated with other boats to find the best wildlife opportunities. And he got us back to port in time to enjoy several hours of touring in Sitka. This excursion was better than anything offered by the cruiseline.

2  Thank Andy F
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We felt really lucky to have been able to book this trip with Mitch. My husband and I took our 4 kids on this excursion in Sitka, rather than do one with the cruise line we had traveled on. It is much better for us to be in a small group than with 100 other people. We could stop and look at things with Mitch as our tour guide. We saw lots of whales and he would stop and change directions to try to get a good look for the kids. He had binoculars ready to hand out when we left and was very familiar with the waters, having lived and boated there for years. We also got to see sea otters and lots of birds. His boat is very fast and we traveled about 12 miles out of Sitka and had great views. Loved being out there on the water! Really glad we chose this tour with Mitch!!

1  Thank dizplanner
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth the price, seen Alaska in a whole new way after this tour, I could not believe how amazing it was, the things you see are incredible! MUST DO

Thank Freaktotravel
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a must do! Mitch is friendly, warm, accommodating , knowledgeable , funny, just a great person to spend the day with. While on a cruise, the trip we wanted to do with the ship was sold out, did some searching and found AAA Captain Black Bart Charters, this was the best tour we did while on the trip, in fact he made our trip to Alaska. Before heading out he asked what we wanted to see, and went out of his way to make sure we saw it. He has lived in Sitka since the late 70's so it was great getting some history. We saw whales, eagles, otter float, seals, birds. Do yourself a favor and booked this trip, you will have a fantastic day, Captain Black will make sure of that.

1  Thank LorRae M
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a fabulous tour! Captain Mitch was the best! He was so friendly and informative - funny too! We were able to see whales, sea otters, seals and eagles. We also went on the search for bears but since they were just coming out of hibernation, they were a bit allusive at this time! The boat is very fast and can cover a lot of ground in a short time. There were only 6 people on the tour and the boat has a lot of space to move around for photos. Drinks and binoculars are even provided!

I loved this tour and Captain Mitch. He was so accommodating and helpful to fit us in on short notice. Thanks to Carnival our itinerary had changed so I made my own arrangements - not through the cruise people. I'm so glad we actually went to Sitka instead of Skagway so that we had the chance to go on this tour and meat this wonderful person! This was one of the highlights of our tour. My great friend was celebrating her 60th birthday - she could not stop talking about this day! Thank you Captain and all of our other tour mates! Keep up the great work and keep smiling!

1  Thank Mel A
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