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Whale Watching And Marine Wildlife

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Sitka offers a great place to whale watch and view other marine wildlife in one of the most picturesque settings in Alaska. The only Inside Passage community that fronts the Pacific Ocean, hugging Baranof Island's west shore in the shadow of the impressive Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with a graceful cone reminiscent of Japan's Mount Fuji.

Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife

The city lies in a unique location, nestled between the Tongass temperate rain forest and the Alexander Archipelago. The waters here are home to an abundance of marine life such as sea lions, otters, seals and an array of birds. Almost nowhere else in Southeast Alaska can you see so many different animals that will all likely make an appearance.

Sitka is also a stop for whales and orcas which feed on a variety of abundant sea life. Some 200 to 300 humpbacks visit the ocean waters around Sitka from July to December, drawn by the rich feeding grounds, and often settle here after visits to Southeast's interior waterways. A few are year-round residents as several groups of them appear in early spring for the herring run.

Join in on a very small, intimate group of no more than six guests and explore Alaska's southeast waters aboard a 24-foot sea-worthy vessel with both an inside cabin and a forward and aft viewing deck. This allows for a truly personal experience as you explore coves, islands and search for an array of marine life.

This 2-hour tour will provide you with a local, knowledgeable guide who is a US Coast Guard licensed captain with years of experience who will lead you to the very best viewing options based on the days weather and conditions.

Spend a few hours on the waters around Sitka and join in on a whale watching and marine wildlife tour that will provide memories that will last a lifetime, book today and reserve your place.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $196.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
 
Tour Duration
2 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
Downtown Sitka, (Cresent Harbor) adjacent to Sitka Visitor Center.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
For all tours in Alaska we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are suggested as well as bring a light waterproof jacket in case of unexpected rain.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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