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Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour provided by Sitka Wildlife Tours

Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour

Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
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About
You can trust our 18 years of experience as you embark on a thrilling Whale-watching adventure from Sitka where you spot Humpback whales, Sea Otters and Sea lions along with other amazing marine animals in the waters of Alaska! You’ll discover beauty you will never forget on this 2-hour tour that offers an exciting and intimate nature encounter in the comfort of a warm 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This small-group tour is limited to six people ensuring a more personalized experience. Our local Alaskan guides make each adventure a special one of a kind experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6226SHXWHALE
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-hour whale-watching and marine life tour by catamaran
  • 18 years experience amazing visitors!
  • Live commentary on board
  • Custom, small-group tour
  • Snacks & bottled water
  • Local guide/captain
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA 330 Harbor Drive
Additional information
  • Confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes as the weather in Sitka is always different. The boat is heated for your comfort, but you will want to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • ALL tours start at Harrigan Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Drive Sitka Alaska 99835.
  • A maximum of 6 people (children and babies included) per booking
  • Please note: Wildlife sightings are very likely but are not guaranteed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2-hour whale-watching and marine life tour by catamaran
  • 18 years experience amazing visitors!
  • Live commentary on board
  • Custom, small-group tour
  • Snacks & bottled water
  • Local guide/captain
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA 330 Harbor Drive
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes as the weather in Sitka is always different. The boat is heated for your comfort, but you will want to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • ALL tours start at Harrigan Centennial Hall 330 Harbor Drive Sitka Alaska 99835.
  • A maximum of 6 people (children and babies included) per booking
  • Please note: Wildlife sightings are very likely but are not guaranteed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests must be able to step on/off boat and depending on the tide, navigate a steep wooden gangway that leads to the dock. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Due to seat availability, as well as guest safety and comfort, passengers weighing 250 pounds (113 kilograms or 18 stone) will have to purchase an additional seat to reserve adequate space onboard the ship
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 27 Oct. 2020
A note from Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
We will be complying with all Government and Cruise Ship Industry Covid-19 safety protocols recommended at the time of your travel. Your safety is always our highest priority!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Harrigan Centennial Hall
    330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
    330 Harbor Drive
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sitka Wildlife Tours
    Stop: 2 hours
    We will be looking for whales,Sea otters and sea lions and other wildlife animals
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Pamela S
2 contributions
Great Wildlife Tour
Excellent Tlingit captain and very knowledgeable about the area. Wasted no time in getting to the eagles, whales, seals and otters. The manager also suggested a great lunch place. Very memorable day in beautiful Sitka!!
Written 15 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JOANIE C
1 contribution
fantastic whale watching cruise
Aug. 2021
We were in Sitka on a cruise. The 4 of us did this whale watching trip with I believe Sonny as our boat captain. He started out by showing us some huge bald eagle nests. A young bald eagle even peeked out of the nest as if on cue. Then it was off to find whales. We tried several spots and were thinking perhaps this would just be a great day on the water without whales. We then hit the jackpot and saw probably 20 whales. We were shouting 3 oclock; wait 8 oclock to alert others where we saw spouts. It was the highlight of a cruise. Take this excursion. You will love it.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sergio V
11 contributions
A great day on the water
Sep. 2019
We had a blast!! Sunny was out boat captain, he was friendly, professional and a fountain of information!! Our boat, The Orca, held six passengers in a covered cabin but we could move aft during the trip. Weather can be variable during the trip but we lucked out and had plenty of sun.

We were able to see several eagle's nests, one was huge!! We also saw several pairs of eagles as well as several single eagles. We saw a bout marker with a about five harbor seals up close and personal!! We ventured out further and saw numerous Humpback whales!! Lastly we visited sea weed areas with numerous sea otters!! because the boat is small we were able to get closer to rock formations were the otters were located.

Overall we got more bang for our buck!! we highly recommend Sunny and Sitka Wildlife tours to anyone visiting the area.
Written 28 September 2019
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Rhonda C
Thank you so much for the review on our captain,Sonny! He is pretty amazing and we feel blessed he has been working with us for 3 years now.He knows the Alaska waters well! Thank you for letting us be part of your Alaska Cruise! We hope you come back some day!
Written 29 September 2019
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Eric L
Discovery Bay, CA6 contributions
Whale Watching at it's Finest
Aug. 2019
This was a great trip. Taking a small boat with a very knowledgeable guide is the way to go. We saw lots and lots of whales along with eagles and otters. The whale show was spectacular. We watched one whale breach a half dozen times then give us a fin wave. All in all a fantastic trip. I would highly recommend this tour group.
Written 10 August 2019
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Rhonda C
We are so proud of our boat captains. They love sharing our world with you! Thanks for the amazing feedback!
Written 14 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul & Robin
Carlsbad, CA4 contributions
Sitka Marine Adventure
Aug. 2019
On a tight time frame because of our brief cruise stop in Sitka, boat captain Sonny Cropley nonetheless made the most of our time showing us humpback whales, including one that breached near the boat, a family of sea otters, bald eagles and their nests, sea lions and the islands and beautiful sights of Sitka Sound. He could not have been nicer or more accommodating. With our week in Alaska, he made this day hands down our favorite. The boat, too, was the newest and best we encountered in all our days of shore excursions. Thank you from two very happy visitors from San Diego!
Written 10 August 2019
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Rhonda C
We are so proud of Sonny! He loves showing of the world we live in! Please come again soon!
Written 14 August 2019
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annagaytan90
6 contributions
Sitka Marine Adventure
This was a great excursion! We got to see whales, sea otters, and seals, almost forgot we also saw a few eagles and one eagle's nest. Highly
recommended!
Written 21 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Our captain is the best! I'm so glad you had so much fun!
Written 28 September 2018
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Kim C
Lemont, IL160 contributions
Lots of whales, seals and otters
Jan. 2018 • Couples
This was a very good tour, saw lots of wildlife. Boat was a little crowded making it hard to get photos.
Written 11 May 2018
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OldPilotOld
OldPilotOld
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Excellent Tour of Sitka and Area
My adult daughter (never been to Alaska) and I wanted a quick tour of Sitka due to having to catching a flight. We
st-eutychus
st-eutychus
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Simply Outstanding
This small group Sitka Scenic Tour was simply outstanding. The group is limited to ten (there were eight of us plu
916jennk
916jennk
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Perfect Expedition
This was an amazing tour and our group enjoyed our time. We especially loved the raptors and viewing the river wher
LeslieL4
LeslieL4
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Bears & Eagles
Husband & I took this tour. We were on cruise ship but tour I wanted was sold out through cruise ship. We booked th
iowa1445
iowa1445
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A great day!
Sonny was a great guide! We sailed around to see eagles which was nice but maybe would have liked to spend more ti
padillar32
padillar32
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Enjoyed the tour guide (Sonny), enjoyed the ride and enjoyed seeing some creatures.
Didn’t see whales except a tail so that part was a bit sad. But I still had fun with the tour guide and the boat ri
brianlL9133OQ
brianlL9133OQ
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Bruce and Rhonda were very helpful (didn't even take a tour with them)!
My wife, daughter, and I arrived at the tour center in downtown Sitka to look for a private tour (we had not yet bo
263sethg
263sethg
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Great Intro to Sitka!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was a great introduction to Sitka. Our host was fun, and encouraged us to ask
Driley2264
Driley2264
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Sitka marine tour
Sonny, our guide, was very personable and knowledgeable! We saw many whales and sea lions sunning on the rocks!
Marilyn L
Marilyn L
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Here kitty, kitty.....
We cruised with Sonny. He was very knowledgeable and personable. He put us onto Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Bald Eagles,
lynne01012021
lynne01012021
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Wonderful Wildlife Your
Wasn't sure what to expect. But had an extremely knowledgeable captain who made sure we saw as much as possible. Be
JAMIE A
JAMIE A
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A definite must visit while in Sitka
We were so pleased to have had the opportunity to visit this rehabilitation center. I wish I remembered our guides
PJ777
PJ777
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Very friendly & helpful
We had been looking forward to this tour for a long time & unfortunately have had to cancel as the cruise line is n
jayc1609
jayc1609
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Cancelled cruise and tour
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 our cruise scheduled for June was cancelled. This was a tour that my wife and I were
shinysparrow
shinysparrow
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Doing the best they can
Our Alaska cruise was cancelled, so we didn't actually get to take the tour. But I was extremely impressed with the
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