Spend a day cruising Sitka Sound’s remote beaches and lush forested coastline where you’ll have the opportunity to view and learn about Sitka’s vast array of coastal animals. Spot humpbacks breaching in the distance, or black-tailed beer darting in and out of the coastline as you explore vibrant intertidal zones adorned with colorful anemones, sea stars and cold-water sponges. Sitka’s beauty truly comes to life when touring by boat.
Explore Sitka Sound’s natural wonders for the day. Enjoy your own private expedition boat captained by one of Sitka’s finest. Sea conditions permitting, a circumnavigation of the St Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge is a highlight for bird watchers. The island’s sea caves and rugged cliffs are home to almost half-a-million nesting seabirds, including tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets, murres, and guillemots.
This tour is your adventure, and the duration of this experience can be from 3 to 6 hours long. However, we recommend at least 4 hours to enjoy a more comprehensive exploration of the Sound. Guest capacity is one private party of up to six people. The tour will provide binoculars, charts of the area, wildlife field guides, and a variety of snacks and beverages. It is recommended you bring these items with you on the tour: sunglasses, camera, gloves, comfortable walking shoes, and rain gear.
Unless arrangements have been made to start the trip from an alternate location, please meet John at the Big Shelter at Crescent Harbor 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
Guest safety is our highest priority. Your tour will be canceled if the captain determines that conditions are unsafe. A full refund shall be made if the tour is canceled.
Season: June 1 – September 30
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Prices quoted will include any applicable fees and Sitka’s 6% sales tax. Gratuity for the captain & crew is at the guests’ discretion and is not included. Unless arranged otherwise, payment will be made in full by credit card at time of booking. A receipt will be emailed within 24-hours to confirm your reservation.