Sitka - Alaska Zodiac Adventure & Fin Island Lodge
Alaskan adventure with wildlife including seabirds, sea otters, whales, and sea lions.
A true Alaskan Adventure
Sea otters, whales, and sea lions
Explore the beautiful terrain of the rarely visited island
Level 3: Medium
Comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions
Before the adventure, our shore support team will outfit you with waterproof gear to help keep you dry during the expedition. This gear is not insulated, so we recommend dressing in warm layers of synthetic materials or wools, regardless of the weather. After a brief safety speech, the expedition begins. Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. Your captain will skillfully navigate these island groups. Along the way, notice the reefs and rock pinnacles jutting out of the water, which serve as lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. Look downward and you will see the rapidly growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow areas that are inaccessible to larger craft, you may even notice starfish, anemones, and other invertebrates.
This area is teeming with wildlife, including sea otters, whales, and sea lions. Your captain is trained not disturb animals’ natural behavior while approaching them, thus providing excellent photography and spotting opportunities.
At Fin Island Lodge, indulge in a delicious Alaskan feast. Enjoy Alaskan king crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert, which are all included with the tour. You will also have complimentary coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade, and water. Soft drinks are available for purchase. For guests who arrive before 10 a.m., we offer a breakfast version of our signature Fin Island feast. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time.
After the meal, you can comb the beach, explore the beautiful grounds of this exclusive island, or relax next to a cozy beach bonfire. When the adventure ends, your vessel will be waiting for a short cruise back to Sitka.
Included: Complimentary pastry, water, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, lemonade, and rain gear
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions
Walking information: Embarking and disembarking the vessel throughout tour, optional walking while on Fin Island