Sitka Sound Tours
Sitka Sound Tours
4.5
Boat ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
EXPERIENCE AMAZING WILDLIFE! Sitka Sound Tours will guide you through a bevy of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, towering caves, and miles of ocean teaming with phenomenal wildlife, providing you with unforgettable memories of your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska. You are guided by our U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Your Captain is a born and raised true Sitkan, commercial fisherman, and marine mechanical technician with a lifetime of experience on the Sitka Sound. Captain Rick will take you to see migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Also be prepared to see up close Sitka’s commercial fishing activities, the culture and lifestyle of Southeast Alaska,majestic mountain vistas, hanging glaciers and ice fields, and ancient forests!
Sitka, United States
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Dan B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Captain Rick was awesome. Being a native he not only has all the knowledge of Sitka but also all the contacts. We saw all type of wildlife and really enjoyed just talking with Rick. Would recommend this tour for everyone.
Written 14 September 2023
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Thank you for the great review. It was our pleasure to share the beauty of what I like to call our " back yard" or Sitka Sound and all of its beauty.
Written 16 September 2023
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cookkristy1
Raymond, WA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
My sister and I made our first time trip to Sitka, our first priority was to spread husbands ashes in Sika Sound and see whales. Mission accomplished with Captain Rick on both accounts. He was on time, courteous, well informed of the area and the boat was in ship shape condition. We would highly recommend his personilized boat tour and would love to come back to this beautiful, friendly island.
Written 24 August 2023
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Thank you for review! I'm so glad we were able to accommodate such a personal experience for you and see you were able to see the Whales! Please come visit Sitka again soon!
Written 25 August 2023
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Miranda B
Kodiak, AK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
I've been on other boat tours where we have seen nothing. This captain took the time to make sure we saw different kinds of whales, sea otters, and sea lions. He was respectful of the wildlife while allowing us time to take photos and be present in the moment. It was a great excursion which I highly recommend. I traveled with a friend and a teen and they both thought it was fun and fantastic.
Written 22 August 2023
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Thank you for the terrific review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour in Sitka and we strive to accommodate all age groups on our boat. Please visit Sitka again soon!
Written 24 August 2023
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elizabeth m
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Captain Rick was great!!! Weather was a bit drippy, which is not unusual in the summer in Alaska, but Rick made the best of it. We were hoping to go to St. Lazaria Island but the seas were not cooperating. But Rick took us to the salmon hatchery and we were fortunate to get to watch a Momma bear feeding her two very young cubs on the shore. The boat was extremely comfortable and enough room inside for the 5 guests. We also got to see a large channel marker covered in sea lions - a very large male and a bevy of females and babies. Disappointed in the weather but definitely not the excursion!
Written 14 August 2023
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Thank you for the excellent review! I'm very sorry you didn't get to see St. Lazaria because of the weather but all the more reason to visit Sitka again!
Written 17 August 2023
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Kristin G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great service. Captain was knowledgeable and friendly. We happened to be there on a not so great weather day, but we still saw a good amount of wildlife and had a good time!
Written 11 August 2023
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Thank you for the review! I'm sorry the weather wasn't the greatest for your tour but we are glad you still had a good time and got to see some wildlife. Please come visit again soon!
Written 14 August 2023
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Exploration559467
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Captain Rick took us out on a memorable trip around Lazaria Island where we saw many puffins in additon to sea otters, bald eagles and even a grey whale with her calf! It was a great day and I would highly recommend this activity!!
Written 11 August 2023
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Thank you for the Awesome review! we are so happy you were able to see St. Lazaria and puffins as well as grey whales, which are a rare sight! Please come visit Sitka again soon!
Written 14 August 2023
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Devin B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Capt Rick was AMAZING, so knowledgeable and kind!! We picked his brain for 2 hours and had one of the most incredible whale encounters. Would 100% recommend him and his tour!!!
Written 3 August 2023
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Thank you for the great review! Our Captain loves sharing his stories of growing up in Sitka and finding the whales. We hope you visit again soon!
Written 6 August 2023
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Alicia A
Bellingham, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you want to experience the natural beauty of SE Alaska from the water with a local, knowledgeable, and experienced Captain, this is your tour! Captain Ricky grew up on these waters, which shows in his detailed knowledge of Sitka's history, waterways, marine biology, and wildlife.

The Quiet Mon is a comfortable boat with great amenities for novice boaters and families. They think of everything; from healthy snacks, quality binoculars, and cold drinks, to fidgets for the kids, and quality guides to Alaska birds, whales, fish, and plants. They provide comfortable life jacks for all sizes, give a safety overview before leaving the dock, and provide several options to manage seasickness if needed.

If you are visiting Sitka during a cruise or for a longer stay, book a tour and enjoy the islands' natural beauty with Captain Ricky as your guide!
Written 1 August 2023
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Thank You so much for this great review! We both put a lot of thought into what makes an excellent, comfortable boating experience for everyone young and old! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and hope you visit Sitka again soon.
Written 2 August 2023
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Kristen W
Delmar, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Captain knew where to go for best views. We saw eagles, otters, whales. Do not expect to see puffins.
Written 23 July 2023
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We are very sorry you didn't get to see puffins out at St. Lazaria on your tour. It always depends on the weather to get out there but we are thankful for review. On a good note, you were able to see lots of other marine wildlife! We hope you visit Sitka again soon!
Written 26 July 2023
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Roger S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The 2.5hr trip we had with Captain Rick to St Lazaria Island was one of the highlights of our 3-week time in Alaska. This island is part of a National Wildlife Refuge, and we had great views of seabirds including puffins, murres and guillemots. Also saw several sea otters on the ride out to the island. Captain Rick and Sitka Sound Tours are wonderful, and provided great commentary and an excellent boat for the job. We had calm seas and good weather, making the trip very comfortable. Captain Rick’s generosity will be long remembered!
Written 14 July 2023
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Thank you for the great review! I am so glad you were able to see the island and all the birds! We hope you visit Sitka again soon!
Written 17 July 2023
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