Sitka - Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest


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Discover Alaska’s abundant natural beaty and wildlife during this award-winning cruise through Sitka Sound one of the world’s most beautiful coastal environments. Search or local marine life on this 3-hour, scenic excursion.
  • Cruise through Sitka Sound.

  • Search for local marine life.

  • Spectacular wildlife at close range.

  • Superb photo opportunities.

Depart the pier for a cruise through Sitka Sound. Your Alaskan-built tour vessel has been specially designed to navigate Southeast Alaska's narrow island passages and bays, permitting spectacular wildlife viewing at close range. The vessel features a warm and comfortable cabin with indoor seating, large windows, a snack bar, and restrooms. Or you may opt to visit the upper observation deck for unparalleled photo opportunities, and to experience the surroundings. Be on the lookout for sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, black-tailed deer, bald eagles, and a variety of wildlife species during this jet-boat excursion. Observe and photograph sea otters as you learn about their recovery following near extinction at the hands of Russian fur hunters in the 1800s. Your onboard naturalist guide will offer commentary about this remarkable ecosystem throughout the tour. Your captain will vary the route to find the best wildlife viewing opportunities to see otters, whales, or bears on this excursion.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm layered clothing and comfortable shoes. 

  • Walking information: Short walk to pier.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.