A Whale's Song Expeditions
A Whale's Song Expeditions
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Boat ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursPhotography Tours
About
Ever wanted to witness one of nature’s great events? Want to watch humpback whales and hear them communicating with each other? Do you think Puffins and Otters are adorable? Look no further, we got the tours for you. Get courtside seats while whale’s supply the play by play announcing as you eavesdrop on their communication with our amplified hydrophone. Our whale & wildlife tours are naturalists led and designed to enhance your awareness of whales, marine wildlife life and their habitat. Is nature photography your passion? Join one of our customized photography tours where our photo experts help you capture inspiring and frame worthy images. Imagine the Alp-like peaks of the Tongass Forest and the crimson streaked Mt Edgecumbe volcano as the background while you photo iconic Alaskan wildlife. Attain tack sharp images with the right composition that communicates the story of that moment in time. Savor the solitude and the most plentiful wildlife that Sitkans treasure!
Sitka, United States
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2023

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Jennifer H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This excursion was excellent! We saw whales, sea otters, sea lions, seals, eagles, even a bear! It was more than I had imagined. The captain, Neil, was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend A Whale's Song Expedition to all my family and friends...as matter of fact we already have! Thank you Captain Neil for a great experience.
Written 7 September 2023
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mamabearonthego
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We spent a wonderful afternoon with Neil and highly recommend booking with him. We saw a mother humpback and her baby, seals, otters, and tons of birds including puffins. Plus, the scenery around Sitka is amazing! It was my favorite day of our entire cruise. Thank you again Neil!
Written 10 August 2023
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Dgori
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The trip was excellent, the captain is really polite and we can only say really positive opinion on everything.
I suggest everybody to book this amazing experience with Neil.
Tks again, we will bring this amazing experience into our hearts.
Written 7 August 2023
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r0bert870
Wigan, UK768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Simply superb! Neil is an amazing captain, friendly, personable, extremely knowledgeable about Alaska, wildlife and the environment. The catamaran is an ideal boat for wildlife viewing and photgraphy as it is stable and manoeuvrable. Neil is adept at putting the boat in the best place for wildlife encounters whilst obeying all the rules when near whales and other wildlife. We have had the experience of a lifetime, humpbacks bubblenetting, literally in front of the boat! Witnessing orcas chase and kill a porpoise, getting superb views of a raft of over 200 sea otters.
Written 28 July 2023
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Mark W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I normally do not write reviews, but I really enjoyed my tour. So comfortable and accommodating. We were given the choice on what we saw and how long we stayed at each spot. We watched one whale for close to an hour. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 11 June 2023
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Alisha F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We booked a last minute tour for my family of four with Neil while visiting the port of Sitka. The tour far exceeded our expectations. We saw whales, sea lions, sea otters, and bald eagles. Neil was knowledgeable and friendly. Upon returning to the cruise ship, we spoke with several people who did not see any whales while on their "cruise booked" excursion. I highly recommend using Neil if traveling to Sitka.
Written 9 May 2023
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Sandy Z
Valley Center, CA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
Can't say enough about Neil and his dedication to creating an EPIC adventure of watching humpback whales bubble net feed. I would book A Whales Songs Expeditions again and recommend this company to others!
Written 6 April 2023
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Lisa M
United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Amazing experience! Captain Neil was knowledgeable and found locations for us to observe several bears and many whales…a dream come true!
Written 5 October 2022
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Jennifer C
Miami, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Neil made our trip to Sitka! His private charter was the highlight of our Alaskan trip. We arrived on a cruise. The cruise ship had a shuttle service to Crescent Harbor and Neil was waiting for us next to a sign with his company name. We saw eagles, puffins, whales, and harbor seals. Neil’s sense of humor and personality made our trip even better. He had hot cocoa, coffee, tea and snacks. He also gave explanations related to the animals and habitat. The three hours passed by so fast and it was magical seeing whales. My favorite part was St Lucia Island aka Bird Island. We passed by caves and bird nests, starfishes and many puffins! Puffins are my favorite bird and it was wonderful seeing them in the wild. We went in August and enjoyed it immensely. However, next time we will go in March to see the Bubble Net feeding, which is supposed to be amazing! By the way, the Catdaddy was the largest vessel in Crescent Harbor and we felt safe in it. It also has a bathroom.
Written 13 August 2022
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N T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
My son and I did a morning wildlife photography tour with Captain Neil. He went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of! We saw impressive wildlife and really enjoyed the boat experience. The Catdaddy is a great vessel! This experience was the highlight of our 4 days in Sitka!
Written 29 July 2022
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