Swinging through swells up to St. Lazaria island, we nudged up next to volcanic cliffs clustered with cormorants, with eagles and peregrine falcons perched nearby. We saw rafts of sea otters, including mothers and their pups. We had excellent views of Mt. Edgecumbe, snow-covered and imposing.Throughout this incredible experience, Pauli was knowledgeable and professional, sharing his rich knowledge of Sitka and Southeast Alaskan wildlife; knowledge that is only earned through years of practical experience. He knows local ecology and will gladly pass on what he knows to you. Highly recommended!