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“Highlight of our trip to Sitka: amazing wildlife viewing!”
Review of Sitka Secrets - CLOSED

Sitka Secrets
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Owner description: Come with us to explore, marvel, and appreciate the wildlife that call the ocean home. We are former wildlife biologists dedicated to making your visit a memorable one. We share a perspective acquired through years of education, experience and a love for Alaska's wildlife.
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We wanted a small boat tour without a crowd of people, and Kent offered a charter for just the four of us, extended the hours for a very reasonable price, and geared the trip to what we most wanted to see. The day was beautiful and the water smooth enough for us to go way out to the sea lion rookery where he got us close enough for some wonderful viewing. During our whale search, we spotted a pod of orcas, and from only yards away on a still boat, watched them take down a sea lion then dive and blow repeatedly. Kent spotted puffins for us and got us very close to sea otters. With some bait fish he had brought along, he whistled in a bald eagle who scooped up the fish only feet from our boat. Kent is very knowledgeable about Alaskan wildlife, and this was an amazing day from start to finish.

Thank zingerinBonn
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HomeIsWhereTheCatIs, Owner at Sitka Secrets, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

This was a very memorable charter for us, too! We closed our business at the end of September 2014. Thanks to all who elected to explore Alaska's waters with us. Further inquiries may be made to bevandkent@hotmail.com.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Wow end of of season and still whales it was a wet time but we knew that when we made to decision to take the cruise. What beautiful animals. Will go back when whales more plentiful and rain less likely to enjoy more. Celebrity Cruises helped make up for weather with outstanding service and food.

Thank cj d
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Loved our 3-hour tour with Kent. His boat is small (room for 6 maximum), but that just means you don't have to climb over other tourists to see the whales, otters, eagles, puffins, seals, etc.

This isn't a "fixed itinerary tour," but Kent finds out what you're most interested in and points the boat in that direction. The seas were choppy so Kent worked hard to get us to the right spots with as little discomfort as possible. He was very sensitive and accommodating to our comfort and safety.

Kent's background prepares him to answer almost any question you can ask. He's very happy to share any and all info, but doesn't lecture or ramble on. And he has a great sense of humor. Couldn't have been more perfect.

This sure beats doing the big-boat tours!!

1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went out on a 3 hour wildlife boat tour with Sitka Secrets and it was the highlight of my trip to Sitka. I had heard that Sitka Marine Wildlife Tours were the Top Thing to do in Sitka and this trip proved it! We saw humpback whales, tons of sea otters, Steller sea lions, bald eagles and made a stop at St. Lazaria Island where we saw puffins and an AMAZING landscape! The value was incredible as I paid nearly as much to go on a mellow kayak tour where we just saw a few things. Kent was very knowledgeable and I highly recommend a Sitka Marine Wildlife Tour while visiting this beautiful town!

2  Thank pugetsoundwarrior
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Sitka Secrets is the best guide service we have ever booked! They truly plan out your trip to fit your personal interests, and give you a close up experience you'll remember the rest of your life. We booked the tour for sea birds nesting at St. Lazaria. Kent has extensive knowledge about the birds that use the island, and on our way out he gave us lots of info about what to watch for. We saw many bird species and learned a lot about their nesting habits. The most interesting were Storm Petrels, Puffins, and Oystercatchers. On our way back he made sure we saw humpback whales and sea otters. Kent has a wealth of knowledge and leaves you with a deep appreciation for the wonderful place called Sitka, Alaska. We got far more than was promised on this tour.

2  Thank VickiRenee
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