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“Wish his tour lasted the whole week”
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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 14, 2010

I got on the "Wild Horses" with captain Black Bart via reccomendation of someone that worked for the Sitka visitors organization. The tour was fantastic. Mitch got us up close and personal with almost every animal in the sound - whales, otters, eagles, puffins... too many to list here. His boat., the "Wild Horses" is a beauty - clean, sharp lines, well organized and FAST (hold on to your hats folks!). But what really made the tour was Captain Black Bart himself. He was as enthusiastic as if he were running the tour for the first time. Full of humor and quick wit, and always with a great, honest smile. When we weren't staring at some great wildlife, we were all rolling on the deck laughing our hearts out at something Mitch was telling us about the Alaska lifestyle. You could tell he was not only the operator, but the owner too. The only disappointment I had regarding the whole experience was that he did not offer full week trips to explore outside the sound. If he did, I'd be the first to sign up!
- Paul Casadio

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Reviewed May 23, 2010

This was the BEST experience to see the REAL Alaskan wildlife in Sitka.
The Capt. sure knows his stuff, very informative, knowledgeble, and funny too!
Seeing whales, bald eagles, otters in their natural environment-very special!
A must when traveling in this area.

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Reviewed May 18, 2010

Captain Bart runs a small outfit with a maximum of 6 guests on his boat which allowed him to give us a personal narration about the humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, bald eagles, seabirds and other wildlife we would see on our tour and enabled him to answer questions in great detail. This private experience made us feel very special, as we saw a big cruise ship excursion boat in Sitka Sound with tons of people loaded on it. Being an independent, the Captain was also able to take special requests; something you can’t expect from the BIG guys. If taking pictures of whales, I would recommend a video camera, as breaching (and fins) happen so fast, other cameras miss out.

The Captain has over 30 years diving, fishing and guiding here and knows the area like the back of his hand. Bart did an exceptional job finding whales and wildlife. It was obvious that the Captain loves what he is doing and his enthusiasm for whales and the Alaskan environment is contagious. This was the best excursion of our Alaskan vacation. A bucket-list “must-do” in a lifetime. We had a fabulous trip.

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Reviewed September 6, 2010
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