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Address: Sitka, AK 99835
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+1 907-752-0585
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

After a brief hiatus we are back and booking wildlife tours for 2017!


After a brief hiatus we are back and booking wildlife tours for 2017!

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.

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Fabulous custom wildlife tour

On July 14, we toured Sitka Sound all morning with Jim. The two of us were fortunate - we were Jim's only scheduled passengers that morning. We wanted to see birds, rather than... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

On July 14, we toured Sitka Sound all morning with Jim. The two of us were fortunate - we were Jim's only scheduled passengers that morning. We wanted to see birds, rather than whales, so Jim took us in a different direction in the Sound from other boats. He is very knowledgeable and was incredibly successful in finding not only... More 

1 Thank Ba61
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Fantastic day out on the water with Captain Jim. The day started perfectly with Jim picking us up on the boat at our hotel dock. Within minutes at sea we had steller sea lions swimming with us. After a stop in the salmon farm where Jim explained brilliantly the ecosystem and all the different approaches to fishing in Alaskan waters... More 

1 Thank scottyboylamont
Elwood, Indiana
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Jim found us the whales.They can be hard to find ,but jim knows what he is doing.Gives a tour and tlls history from his heart,not a scriped program.Very down to earth and not on a timetable.Can tell you the history of Sitka,about the wild life from his own experience.I would reccomend Jim to everyone!!

Thank Randi S
Abita Springs, Louisiana
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We decided to book a wild life tour with Jim instead of booking with the cruise line. We did see a few whales and some otters, and a few other animals. Keep in mind these are animals in the wild, so they are at a distance, but if you have a good camera you can zoom in on them. Jim... More 

3 Thank Drishton
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our party of four had a great time on the boat with Captain Jim. He was very professional and personal at the same time. We knew going into the trip that seeing some of the marine life was going to be hit and miss. On cue, there were sea lions, sea otters, whales, eagles and salmon seeming to be in... More 

Thank Scott B
Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Just 3 hours and we saw a racing pod of whales, AND a humpback that breached so close to us I looked into the eye. I live in Anchorage and have been on numerous Alaska marine tours, and I've never had this great of a trip, especially in just 3 hours. He is extremely professional and friendly and knowledgeable. Boat... More 

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Jim S, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this review

We are already halfway through the 2014 tour season and it's time for me to express my gratitude to all of my guests so far this year. Some have taken the time to share their experience with Sitka Sound Tours on TripAdvisor which I appreciate very much. Sitka has so much to offer in the way of wildlife and scenery.... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Captain Jim Seeland and Captain Bill Davis arranged an incredible custom tour with their two boats and our group of ten people. We saw dozens of bald eagles, otters, otter rafts, harbor seals and whales. Both captains gave each group a history of their beloved Sitka. We had a very enjoyable morning with them and would definitely recommend them.

Thank bellissimafamiglia
Montvale, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We were recently in Sitka as part of our cruise and we're looking for a more personal whale watching experience and Jim more than delivered. I am not sure where to start so I will bullet the list and try not to ramble - Jim: it all starts with Jim the owner, operator, bookkeeper,.... You get my point. Jim is... More 

2 Thank Mark P
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I can't say enough good things about this tour. I know a wildlife tour is part luck and part the experience of an excellent Capt. We had both on our tour on 3 July 2014. Captain Jim is a great guide, knows the area, loves what he does and explained to us what we were seeing. There were 5 of... More 

1 Thank Marty S
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We booked this excursion based on TripAdvisor reviews as we were stopping there during our June 2014 cruise. Booking was very easy and Captain Jim met us when we arrived at the dock. My wife and I were lucky enough to be the only passengers, and Jim treated us like family. He went out of his way to make sure... More 

Thank Tony P

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