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Kelp Forest Snorkel Experience


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2 hours 30 minutes
Available all year
Min. number
2 travellers
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Explore the vibrant underwater kelp forests of Alaska on a snorkel tour in Sitka Sound.
  • Embark on an unforgettable snorkeling adventure through the colorful kelp forests of Sitka Sound.

  • Look out for marine life such as sea stars, anemones, crabs, rockfish, jellyfish, sea cucumbers, giant kelp, and more.

  • Explore the underwater world with your experienced guide, wearing state-of-the-art equipment to keep you warm.

  • Warm up with a hot drink afterwards and reflect on the incredible sights you’ve seen.

Discover the Underwater World

Wearing a warm, 7mm wetsuit and led by experienced guides, you’ll move through Sitka Sound’s vibrant kelp forests on this hour-long snorkeling tour.  

As you explore, you’ll be on the lookout for sea stars, anemones, scallops, young salmon, and kelp greenlings. If luck is on our side, we may even spot some of the sound’s larger marine residents, such as giant Pacific octopus, sea otters, harbor seals or the mighty humpback whale. 

*While we're excited to share the unique flavors of this region with you, it’s important to note that allergy awareness and hygiene standards can vary widely across the world. The local community providing food for this tour may not be as familiar with allergy concerns or preparation standards as suppliers in your home country or the expert chefs onboard our ships. As a precaution, we advise anyone with a severe food allergy to contact a member of the onboard Expedition Team before booking this excursion.

Practical information

  • Included: Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cookies.  

  • Remarks/requirements: Please bring swimwear and towels. Water shoes are provided. Guests must be able to swim four laps unassisted in a pool. This tour is best suited to those with snorkeling or diving experience. Guests should be at least 10 years old and weigh between 75 and 285 lbs.   

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves a high level of physical activity over an extended period in open water and over terrain that may be uneven, slippery or steep. You are expected to carry your own backpack and equipment. Guests should be in good physical health. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility or a history of seizures. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language Availability: English

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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