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Sitka Wildlife Tours

#4 of 24 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sitka Features Animals
Sitka, AK 99835
+1 907-738-1733
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Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
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Take a tour of Sitka, or a whale watching tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours and experience Sitka, Alaska, one of Alaska's most historic and beautiful cities. On our two-hour Sitka land tour you'll ride in a comfortable van in a small group and go with a local tour guide to see and learn about some of Sitka's most beautiful and historical landmarks including Sitka National Historic Park (Totem Park), the Indian River, Japonski Island, Russian Bishop's House, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, Alaska Pioneer Home, and more. Depending on the time of year and other conditions, visitors could experience spawning salmon, bald eagles, minks, ravens, river otters, seagulls, crows, and even bears! All land tours include free admission to Fortress of the Bears, Alaska's only bear rehabilitation center, where 8 orphaned bears were rescued from certain death!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Sitka, AK 99835
+1 907-738-1733
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked our shore excursion through ShoreTrips rather than the cruise ship and had a wonderful personal experience. The tour was in two parts, a small boat whale watching excursion (6 people) for two hours followed by a van tour around Sitka (10 people). Very personal...More

Thank Early E
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing 2 hours of adventure! Sonny was both friendly and knowledgable, showing us a baby eaglet, sea lions, sea otters, and so many whales we lost count. This was by far our favorite excursion of the trip and well worth the money.

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Thank Paula S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an offshore excursion option for our cruise. The crew was very knowledgeable of the area and knew where various sea life usually "hung out". We saw several groups of sea otters and then hit it big when we came upon a large pod...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was so much fun! We saw sea lions, otters, harbor seals, bald eagles (even two young ones almost ready to leave home) and several humpbacks. The captain knew right where to go to show us all the wildlife, and we saw so much...More

Thank Diana2634
Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello this is a GREAT review but this would not be for our company. We do not have a top deck on our boat. I've asked Trip Advisor to remove this but they have not yet. Glad you enjoyed your trip in Sitka !

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small group, about 12 people. Van that drives through Sitka, fortress if the bear and the Sitka National Park. Worth the money, however a bit rushed because some people had booked back to back tours. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and had much to say...More

Thank majong11
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was outstanding! I saw 15 life birds while out cruising with Sonny. This was difficult to do since the waves were a little high that day. He stopped so that I could photograph some of my life birds as well as Sea Otters....More

Thank butterflyhummingbird
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic guide, Vivian, who is a Native American and is well versed in the cultural and natural aspects of the area. She is a great communicator and could answer every question asked. We saw a little bit of Japonski Island connected to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience with Vivian, who was so knowledgeable and also fun. A great tour well worth the time and $$. Vivian went above and beyond

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great viewing of wild life, wales otters, sea lions and bold eagles, excellent descriptions done by a naturalist

Thank Leopoldo K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour guide was Akacheck, and she made the experience unforgettable. Fortress of the Bears, a walk through the rainforest, Totem Park, city tour. She shared so many personal stories, had so much info about the animals and plants and life in Sitka. I felt...More

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2 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
We do book out of the Harrigan Centennial Hall BUT Captain Rich is NOT our captain Sonny Cropley is. Why do you ask?
5 November 2015|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Thank you so much we sure enjoy hearing from our clients in the pass to hear what we are doing right and even wrong. Our whole team love working with the visitors and sharing our beautiful home !
28 June 2015|
Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Sitka Scenic Tour (land) is $65.00 per person plus 6% tax Sitka Marine Adventure (wildlife viewing) is $135.00 per person plus 6% tax