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Sitka Sound Tours

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Sitka, AK 99835
+1 907-752-0585
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Nature was nice to us

Brian, the excellent captain and naturalist, highlighted for us (during a Sitka drought, tough... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeffrey S
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Barcelona, Spain
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Wonderful trip

We went out with Brian this morning, and were able to see waterfowl, a stellar sea lion, several... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dave and Denise R
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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. Sitka Sound Tours customizes your tour based on what you want to do and see while in Sitka. Sitka Sound Tours 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, remnants from World War II, majestic mountain vistas, hanging glaciers and ice fields, and ancient forests!
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“perfect size” (4 reviews)
“humpback whales” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sitka, AK 99835
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brian, the excellent captain and naturalist, highlighted for us (during a Sitka drought, tough conditions for animals): Humpback Whales, Dall’s Porpoises, Rhinoceros Auklets (very rare), Otters, Eagles, Steller Sea Lions, Harbor Seals. Binoculars 8X or 10X recommended (he may have some, ask first). 12X would...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out with Brian this morning, and were able to see waterfowl, a stellar sea lion, several sea otters, and a minke whale. This was more than a pleasant and scenic boat ride, however, in that we learned a great deal about the Sitka...More

Thank Dave and Denise R
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We recently returned from an Alaska cruise featuring a stop in Sitka. We chose this particular cruise specifically for the stop in Alaska as on our previous Alaska cruise we had done some exploring on our own and discovered we enjoyed "real" Alaska more than...More

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

We appreciate your kind words! Captain Brian really enjoyed your enthusiasm. Thanks for choosing Sitka Sound Tours for your wildlife tour!

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We toured as a couple and were fortunate to find there were no other customers. We saw whales, a bear, sea otters, seals and many birds. More than we ever expected. Great commentary and hospitality. Thanks guys.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I would definitely do this again. The boat was a perfect size and the guide was excellent and knowledgeable. It was beautiful being out on the water and we saw lots of wildlife such as Whales, otters, sea lions, and plenty of fish.I think he...More

Thank OhioTony
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We had a great wildlife tour with Captain Chris. He is a skilled captain and shares the natural history of the area with great skill and enthusiasm. The weather was iffy, Chris did the best job possible. Loved it!

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Thank MarciaD
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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

We appreciate this fabulous review of Sitka Sound Tours and are thrilled your group really enjoyed their tour! FYI, the Captain's name is Brian, not Chris.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Brian answered all our questions in depth, shared his unusual Alaskan life experiences, and brought along excellent binoculars. We saw a minke whale (!) otters (our main desire) Stellar sea lions, and bald eagles. We looked for bears, too. It was a very informative and...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Brian was a wonderful tour guide and a pleasure to do business.. He was flexible when our ship was late arriving and arranged our tour to accommodate some special interests we had expressed. He is very knowledgable about the marine life and the general area....More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Individualized tour on a small (27') but safe, comfortable boat. Very knowledgeable captain. My wife and I visited Sitka on Oceania Regatta cruise ship. We had arranged for the tour directly with Brian by phone. Comparing notes with other ship passengers later, it was clear...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We were on a cruise to Alaska. Booked this excursion on our own. We saw virtually nothing. Maybe a few seals, a couple of eagles. and a few otters swimming. We would have been better off booking an excursion with the ship or when we...More

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

This review is very disappointing. You were able to see endangered Steller Sea Lions - those weren't seals...sea otters and eagles! Not a bad array of wildlife to see in just a few hours! We apologize the whales didn't make it on cue for you,...More

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Carolyn W
April 14, 2017|
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Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! We can only accommodate 6 passengers at a time.
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CLSchmitz
April 6, 2017|
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Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
You can call us at 907-752-0585 or if there is WiFi on the ship, email us sitkasoundtours(at)gmail - trip advisor won't let me put in our email address...
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