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An awesome experience

If you love whales, this is for you. Weather is always a risk in Sitka - we lucked out and had a... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
covington, GA
Goddard hot springs

Capt. Xander and his son took us (a group of seven cello students) on a boat ride to Goddard hot... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Sitka, Alaska
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Tongass Troll, Tours & Taxi offers salmon trolling, nature and wildlife tours, and water taxi services. Amidst one of our last great national forests, the Tongass, we troll for salmon on Sitka Sound's pristine waters, watch a vast array of wildlife, and transport you to hot springs, the volcano, Forest Service cabins, and more!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

If you love whales, this is for you. Weather is always a risk in Sitka - we lucked out and had a good trip with some great pix. Carry a good zoom lens

Thank Elvis4vr
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Capt. Xander and his son took us (a group of seven cello students) on a boat ride to Goddard hot springs! It was a fun, relaxing trip on his gorgeous boat. We saw sea lions and otters, and napped in the sunshine. Xander shared his...More

Thank sitkasarahs
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We took a 3+ hour tour on the Sound Judgement. Very nice and comfortable ship. The skipper, Zander and his son were fun and made us feel very safe. They provided us the history of the area and around every bend was amazing water view...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Captain Xander and First Mate Paige delivered a safe, fun early season trip to the Causeway. Lot of local knowledge and enthusiasm made for a great February Sunday!

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was awesome! Alexander and his son took me out on a ride to pick up guests across the sound. I just wanted to go for a ride out on the ocean and maybe get a little wet. This was a tip top local experience....More

1  Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Xander was our excellent water taxi captain for a trip out to Kruzof Island. Friendly, safe, and quick to point out or deter for wildlife! Would definitely recommend him as a water taxi captain or for tours of the area.

1  Thank elenajean
Reviewed 4 May 2015

What a thrill! Capt Alexander was fantastic, searching the ocean for creatures. Humpback. Gray. Otters. Some dramatic close encounters with majestic creatures - close enough to smell. And let me tell you, whales have quite a distinct odor. A word of advice - the sprays...More

1  Thank MnMatt2013
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We hired Alexander (and first mate, Aiden- great kid) to take us to Fred Creek's Cabin so we could hike Mt. Edgecumbe in June 2014. Alexander's prices were reasonable. He is very personable and knowledgeable. The weather was iffy- so he ended up taking us...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This was by far the best boating & hiking I have ever done. And I grew up doing this. Alaska is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Captain Xander made our experience fun, interesting, thrilling and safe. He is very knowledgeable and personable...More

1  Thank KaGodsey
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We scheduled a trip to the cause way WWII ruins the day of and Alexander was great about working with us and getting out there on our time schedule. He was very informative, safe, and easy to get a hold of. His rates are the...More

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