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Alaska Whale Watching Boat Excursion

This excursion was excellent! We saw whales, sea otters, sea lions, seals, eagles, even a bear... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2023
Jennifer H
Perfect day

We spent a wonderful afternoon with Neil and highly recommend booking with him. We saw a mother... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Wonderful from beginning to end. didn't want to do another cruise line tour and wanted to try a local tour instead. Glad I did! This tour is smaller (6 people max) but provides a much more personal experiences from native locals. got to see Oscar The Sea Otter from close range on the way out to see local islands containing lots of sea birds. On the return trip, got to spend an hour or so watching the whales feed. got lucky enough to see an entire pod of whales (5-6) all in one place feeding and diving. one dived within 50 feet of the boat! the highlight of our trip. would recommend again. :)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joe Z
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NeilM3452, Owner at A Whale's Song Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

That was such a beautiful and awesome Day. We thank you for joining us and for this wonderful review!
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We booked A Whale's Song Expedition with another couple and had the time of our lives. We saw and photographed whales, harbor seals, puffins, starfish, and birds. We were impressed with the respect Neil showed the sea mammals, other sea life, and birds in how he maneuvered his ship. Lione and he were exceptionally knowledgeable about the animals and helpful to us in getting magnificent photographs. One thing that made this whale watching tour special is that there were only 4 passengers. Neil never takes more than 6 people so there is no jockeying or contorting one's self to see or photograph the wildlife. We highly recommend A Whale's Song Expeditions.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Neil M, Owner at A Whale's Song Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

We are humbled by your great review! Thank You!

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The trip was wonderful. We saw dozens of whales, sea otters, sea lions, eagles, and birds. The captain and naturalist were professional and helped us enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Neil M, Owner at A Whale's Song Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thanks for the great review!!

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were lucky with great weather and saw lots of wildlife. Our captain Neil would make sure that we got good lighting for our photos, and the cruise was smooth. It was also nice to be on the same trip with someone who love photography and wildlife. Lione provided good knowledge on birds and wildlife, while making sure that I had the right settings for the shots.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Neil M, Owner at A Whale's Song Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks Nadia! That was such a wonderful day. I hope to see some of your great shots. And hope to see you in the spring for whales bubble netting.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing tour! We were welcomed aboard and offered coffee and snacks as well as pairs of binoculars to use. Our day tour gave us great glimpses of humpback whales diving for food or flunking. We had orca whales dancing in and out of the waves as well as harbor porpoises and harbor seals and otters. One otter was leisurely feasting on squid. Out at the Island of St Lazaria we saw puffins, auklets, murres, and even Harlequins. Captain McDermott was knowledgeable and shared our enthusiasm for all we saw out there. Lionne, our naturalist, was a great birder and super photographer. They made the trip truly enjoyable! I loved our tour and highly recommend it to those who are birders or who want to see a slice of Alaskan marine life.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elaine P
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Neil M, Owner at A Whale's Song Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks Elaine. Great to meet you and talk about common background and sharing all the beauty of Sitka.

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