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“Excellent tour, we saw otters, sea lions, eagles, and whales.”
Review of Allen Marine Tours

Allen Marine Tours
Ranked #4 of 31 Tours in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence
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Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Excellent tour, we saw otters, sea lions, eagles, and whales.”
Reviewed October 3, 2010

This was a fantastic tour in Sitka. We did the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest. It was a tender port for the cruise ship and we didn't have to take the tender, Allen Marine picked us up right from our ship. We sailed around looking for wildlife. We saw several large groups of otters. As we found wildlife the captain would pull up close so that we could get a good view. We saw several bald eagles flying and saw some nests, which was just amazing.

Near the end of the tour the captain took us a bit farther out in search of whales. We did find a couple of whales and spent some extra time watching them. That was great, the only bad thing was my camera battery died at that time. I would recommend changing your battery before you go on the tour.

The guides were friendly and helpful, they gave lots of good information. We also had some free refreshments on the ship and there were nice things available to buy, I got some smoked salmon and a signed book about whales.

Overall, I would highly recommend this tour and I would go ahead if I ever get back to Sitka.

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USA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun with the Sea Otters”
Reviewed July 27, 2010

The Sea Otter Discovery Tour operated by Allen Marine Tours is a wonderful way to see the beautiful Sitka landscape and visit with adorable sea otters. We took the tour on a rainy, windy day in Sitka which was perfect for spotting sea otters as they huddled together in seaweed. The naturalist and the captain and crew on the boat were fantastic and the boat was very comfortable. We saw a humpback whale on our way back and many eagles along the way. All in all a fantastic tour.

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Hermiston, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed May 24, 2010

A neat little tour , saw whales , eagles , seals , cormorants and sea otters ! Well worth the price! Allen Marine gets a three thumbs up from me!!

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Annandale, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Used Allen Marine Tours twice - loved it!”
Reviewed June 17, 2009

We recently returned from a Regent Cruise to Alaska, and took Allen Marine twice: the Misty Fjords tour in Ketchikan and the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest in Sitka. Both were terrific. The guides were knowledgeable, but didn't deluge you with information; when the scenery spoke for itself, they let you enjoy it in the quiet. On the Misty Fjords trip, the captain of the boat spotted a bear on the shore, and cut his motor to go in as close as he could. He stayed as long as the bear did, so we could get great pictures.

The Sea Otters in Sitka were a little more camera shy than the bear, but we lingered for whales and an entire council of eagles. These were both terrific tours.

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Utah
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“SPECTACULAR!”
Reviewed October 25, 2008

My family took the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest as a shore excursion on our Alaskan Cruise. The ship was spotless, and the sightseeing excellent. We saw so many animal, and the wonderful and knowledable captain got us so close! But the best thing about this wildlife cruise: the guide. Our guide (cannot remember her name) obviously had a Passion for Alaskan wildlife. The facts and details she knew was simply incredible! THIS IS THE BEST IN SITKA! DO NOT MISS!

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