Boat Rides & Cruises in Sitka

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Sitka

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Adventure Tours2–3 hoursEnglish

Experience Amazing Wildlife with a born and raised Sitkan! This personal tour will guide you through the breathtaking beauty of Southeast Alaska , teaming with migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. We offer a back to ship guarantee, so you'll never miss your ship! This tour is great for families, Couples, and wildlife photography.

from £184 per adult (price varies by group size)
Adventure Tours2 hours
Free cancellation

This is inside water tour on an open 20 skiff will give you a real authentic Alaskan experience! After doing large boat tours for years, I wanted to provide a package that a family on a budget could afford and get the chance to be on the water. I’ll take you to the same areas my family goes on year round. Dress really warm as you’ll feel the breeze on this this open skiff. The beautiful scenery and wildlife are worth it! Sitka’s local waters are stunning and I am proud to show them off! If I can get you a view of wildlife or scenery you hoped for, that’s all I need to feel the reward of my job! Beware of the occasional dad jokes!

from £110 per adult (price varies by group size)

4. Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour

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Catamaran Cruises 2 hours
Free cancellation
English

You can trust our 21 years of experience as you embark on a thrilling Whale-watching adventure from Sitka where you spot Humpback whales, Sea Otters and Sea lions along with other amazing marine animals in the waters of Alaska! You’ll discover beauty you will never forget on this 2-hour tour that offers an exciting and intimate nature encounter in the comfort of a warm 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This small-group tour is limited to six people ensuring a more personalized experience. Our local Alaskan guides make each adventure a special one of a kind experience.

from £154 per adult (price varies by group size)

5. Amazing Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Shore Excursion

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Likely To Sell Out2 hoursEnglish

Enjoy a (2) two-hour whale watching & wildlife tour off the coast of Baranof Island on a comfortable boat closed cabin boat built for Alaska and open aft viewing area with an experienced local captain. Southeast Alaska is a summer home for Humpback whales, Minke whales, and Gray whales. as well as stellar sea lions, sea otters and seals

from £163 per adult (price varies by group size)

6. 2-Hour Private Wildlife Tour in Sitka

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Adventure Tours2 hours
Free cancellation
English

Sitka Sound is home to the most amazing wildlife in the world. On our wildlife tours we often see seals, stellar sea lions, sea otters, whales (Humpbacks, Greys, Minke, and sometimes even Killer Whales!), and porpoises. There is a wide variety of birds in our area as well: bald eagles, puffins, and muir are just a few. Sitka Blacktail deer and Brown Bears are also a common sight. This wildlife tour is perfect for those looking to experience this amazing wildlife as well as the breathtaking and overwhelming scenery the Tongass National Forest. This tour has fantastic opportunities for photography and making Alaskan memories! We explore inside waters surrounding Sitka where clients can get up close and personal with fascinating bays, beaches, landmarks, and wildlife. There will be local knowledge, insight, and possible viewing of the various commercial fisheries that take place in Sitka Sound as well! No sightings are guaranteed and all trips are different due to multiple factors.

from £163 per adult (price varies by group size)
Adventure Tours3 hoursEnglish

Once docked at the Sitka port, you won't have to go far see this area's abundant natural beauty and wildlife! This 3-hour shore excursion starts right at the cruise port dock and includes a sightseeing cruise and then a 1.5-hour kayak tour through the magnificent waters of the Sitka Sound, part of the Gulf of Alaska. During your tour, spot some of the wildlife that Sitka is known for, including bald eagles and harbor seals. From the water, you may even see black-tailed deer and brown bears!

from £171 per adult (price varies by group size)
Adventure Tours3 hoursEnglish

Maximize your time in Sitka with our Sea it All - Wildlife Water Taxi and Land Tour, Skip shuttle lines as you step onto your private water taxi right off your ship. Your journey for up to 6 begins with a one-hour water taxi ride through Sitka Sound's pristine waters, immersing you in nature from our heated vessel with opportunities to encounter wildlife. Upon reaching downtown Sitka, the adventure transitions to a scenic two-hour land exploration. A guided tour in our hybrid mini-vans, traversing Sitka's landscapes, visit Silver Bay, Thimbleberry Trail Waterfall, and Whale Park, each offering a local glimpse of Sitka's natural beauty. As a highlight, your expert guide leads you through the Fortress of the Bears, witnessing the majesty of these creatures up close. Our carefully timed trips avoid the busiest periods, ensuring an optimized experience. Conclude your tour in downtown Sitka, exploring shops and attractions on your own or enjoying a stroll along the picturesque harbor.

from £2,035 per group (up to 6)
Adventure Tours2 hours
Free cancellation
English

Embark on your amazing Sitka adventure on our Wildlife/Whale Watching Boat Tour, designed for discerning guests to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Sitka Sound. Our intimate 6-person cruise guarantees unsurpassed personal service. Climb aboard our beautiful, new, heated vessel. Watch for Local wildlife -bears, eagles, otters, regal sea lions, seals, whales, and more. Enjoy the scenery as we weave through the Islands of Sitka. We offer hassle-free ground transportation to your tour, or board our vessel right at the cruise dock with a guaranteed return to your ship on time.

from £184 per adult (price varies by group size)
Adventure Tours4–5 hoursEnglish

Where Else Can you have your Own Private Island for the Day An exclusive adventure to Mertz Island of Misfit Toys for you and your private party of up to 6 (larger groups on request) An amazing experience for those who crave privacy, one-of-a-kind experiences, or to celebrate a special occasion. A captivating wildlife tour, your private island sanctuary for the day. Imagine having an entire island exclusively for your group of friends. Enjoy hiking through the 4 ac. forest, paddleboarding along the shore, or kayaking in the emerald cove. This is a very exclusive opportunity - only a few bookings are available each year. Indulge in a carefully curated picnic and a beachside bonfire where gourmet S'mores melt in your mouth. Food, non-alcoholic drinks, transportation from the ship, and more are included!

from £4,496 per group (up to 6)
Adventure Tours2 days
Free cancellation
English

Bear Paw is an amazing luxury yacht to discover what South East Alaska has to offer. A 1 night tour or extend your stay, every trip is different and unique. This is a personalized experience with a Chef on board to accommodate your dietary needs in a casual setting. Vessel is equipped with a two-man elevator to accommodate guests with mobility limitations. All three staterooms are king sized and they are are similar in layout. Comfort is the key and you have a local crew to show you what Alaska is all about.

from £4,905 per group (up to 6)
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What travellers are saying

  • Dan B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Clay S
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although the weather wasn’t on our side, Sam was very helpful and considerate of our experience. He had great communication throughout and I would recommend booking this tour with Sam
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Jojo morgan
    Ruskin, FL8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    up close experience ,plus got to see alot of sea lions a plus..would recommend 👌 👍 Highly recommend, Thankyou Captain 👍
    Written 4 October 2023
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  • edward m
    Florence, OR4 contributions
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    Captain Tad and a total of 4 whale watchers on a 27' boat. The trip was wonderful. We saw steller sea lion, sea otter, seals or sea lions on the navigational buoy. Lot of whales, humpbacks or grey, I'm no expert but we probably saw 50 as close as 100', they swim right by! We saw a juvenile whale jumping repeditatly. Tad was totally open to suggestions, if you see a spout just yell it out and he will adjust the boat position for great views. This is a tour better for active people, standing on deck taking pictures in the chop can be challenging! I recommend 100% Don't do the giant boats, too many heads in the way! Get on a small boat!
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • Ayisha J
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw everything! Chased orcas, gray whales, saw otters and sea lions. Maureen was an incredibly knowledgeable and adventurous guide. A++ all around
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Maria M
    staten7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the opportunity to do this activity with my family last week. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We were met by Taylor at the cruise ship who greeted us on a shuttle that took us to the excursion meeting area at the dock. At that point we met Connor who provided sea transport to the house boat where the kayaks are set up. He was great ! At one point while in the transport boat he spotted a whale and allowed us to observe the whale for a few minutes before going to the house boat with the kayaks. Once we arrived we were paired up with Oliver, who was also fantastic. He took us on a kayaking tour in a very calm waters in Sitka. It was amazing ! He was extremely knowledgeable about the sea life, plant and trees etc, I truly appreciated his love for the beautiful area that surrounded us . After an hour and a half tour we returned to the house boat where we were served coffee tea, cheese bread and clam chowder .
    I highly recommend this activity , it’s a chance to connect with the beauty of Alaska.
    I cannot say enough about the staff! They were all knowledgable and really wanted the clients to have a memorable experience
    Written 3 September 2018
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