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Aquatic Alaska Adventures
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Owner description: There is no place in the world quite like Sitka Alaska, a thriving community nestled on the edge of the wild Tongass rainforest and the vast Pacific Ocean. Sitka is rich with culture, history, arts and community. Let Aquatic Alaska Adventures share the stunning beauty and fascinating stories that make this place unique. Custom wildlife tours, photography tours, film charters, research trips and water taxi services available year-round for groups up to six passengers. Book a one, two or three hour trip while you are in town during your Alaskan cruise or while you are in Sitka visiting family. Our goal is to be the highlight of your time in Alaska. Contact us to book your adventure today (summer bookings fill fast!)Thanks, see you soon!Tours starting at $60 per person Water taxi billed at $150 per hour. Thanks!
Reviewed May 28, 2012

When my family came to town to visit, Captain Ryan took us on an off shore tour of the Sitka area. He had interesting and entertaining stories from Sitka's history, and he was very knowledgable about the surrounding flora and marine life. Seeing whales and experiencing the majesty of Baranof Island from the water is really quite incredible. I have toured on other boats and would definitely recommend Alaska Aquatic Adventures as a first rate experience.

2  Thank Nick L
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Thank you to Captain Ryan for the warm, speedy, and friendly sea taxi service. Not only were we able to arrive comfortably for our drop-off, but we were treated to a beautiful tour of the coastal waters along the way. On the return journey, Captain Ryan had the boat cabin nice and toasty for those of us that were rain-soaked from our hike back out, including our rain-soaked four legged friend. Thanks Captain Ryan for the wonderful boat ride.You'll be our first choice for future aquatic adventures!

3  Thank tongassladiesclub
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

In August of 2011 we visited our daughter in Sitka and were lucky to connect up with Ryan and his Alaska Aquatic Adventures Sea Taxi service. We wanted to go to Kruzof Island to hike to the top of the spectacular Mt Edgecombe which dramatically looms over the Sitka Bay. We needed Ryan to taxi us over to the island. We discovered that what he offers is much more than just a boat trip on a very nice, clean boat. First, he gave us pointers on what to consider for the hike in terms of time to allow, good mid point rest stops along the way, the crazy last ascent up the side of the volcano and quelled our fears about the numerous bears on the island and suggestions of where to be more careful at the outset of the hike. Without his advice, we might have underestimated the time and missed a truly fabulous experience.

In addition, on the trip across the Bay, Ryan had a knack for spotting whales, otters and puffins and made little course adjustments to get us closer or viewing. He explained how the Sitka fishery operates between the commercial versus sport fishing sides as we watched the numerous fishing boats make their early morning run out to the halibut grounds in the open ocean. He recommended local sport fishing options while we were in Sitka not to mention other great hikes we should consider around town. All of this really got our trip off on the right foot!

And, thanks to Ryan's advice, we somehow made it up to the top of Edgecombe and back in one day, just in time for Ryan to pick us up and get us back to dinner in town.

Thanks, Ryan!

2  Thank vanvranken56
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We are planning our second trip to Sitka this July and will again use Captain Ryan's sea taxi service because the journey to the destination is just as important as the destination itself. I did not want to be in a hurry to reach our destination (in this case Kruzoff Island) beacuse Captain Ryan was so knowledgeable about the whole area. The majestic beauty of the area could really be absorbed during the boat ride because there is so much to see. A quality boat ride out to your destination just makes everything go smoother and more enjoyable. Book early so you can get the dates you want.

3  Thank beejgreen
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