Sitka Sound Science Center Exploration Cruise
See the marine life of Sitka Sound, in both an aquarium and the wild, on this dynamic excursion.
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sitka Sound Science Center and see the salmon hatchery process.
Look for marine wildlife as you cruise Sitka Sound on a comfortable Alaskan-built vessel.
Indulge in a warm bowl of clam chowder along with complimentary hot drinks and snacks.
Stroll along a remote stretch of Alaskan shoreline carefully chosen by your captain.
Available all year
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
Dress in warm and weather-appropriate layers. A meal and some refreshments are included on the vessel and a gift shop is available on board and at the Science Center. Restrooms are also available on board.
From aquarium to beach
Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Sitka Sound Science Center. See a variety of endemic deep-sea species, from sea anemones to urchins and their predator, the wolf eel. After getting a peek at the salmon hatchery process, you’ll board a locally built boat. Dine on local delicacies, scout for wildlife, and take in the view before landing at a stretch of pristine shoreline to stroll along the beach.
Remarks/requirements: Dress in warm and weather-appropriate layers. A meal and some refreshments are included on the vessel and a gift shop is available on board and at the Science Center. Restrooms are also available on board.
Menu: Clam chowder with bread, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, water, and soda
Walking information: 0.25 miles at the Science Center, 0.5–1 mile on uneven, rocky, wet terrain at the beach