This unforgettable tour provides the opportunity to experience all three of Sitka’s most popular wildlife viewing experiences.
Experience three of Sitka’s most popular wildlife experiences
Guaranteed sightings of wildlife
Three-hour cruise in Sitka Sound
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Dress warmly and bring a rain jacket, wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes.
First, you’ll board a deluxe, waterjet-powered expedition vessel and set out to explore the marine wilderness, to observe sea otters, whales, Steller sea lions, porpoises, harbour seals, bears, black tail deer and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem as your skilled Captain manoeuvres the vessel to provide the best-possible views.
Next, take a short coach ride to the renowned Alaska Raptor Centre, where injured birds of prey receive medical treatment. A wildlife interpreter will guide you through the Bald eagle flight building and introduce you to some of the “raptors in residence” perched in outdoor habitats. You’ll then have some time to explore the river trail and enjoy interactive exhibits.
Your adventure continues with a narrated drive along a winding, coastal road to visit the Fortress of the Bear rescue facility at Silver Bay. Here, you can view and photograph bears up-close from a raised platform and learn about an Alaskan family’s dream: offering a life-saving alternative for bears caught in conflict with their human neighbours.
Photo: Jim Dickson
Included: Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastry
Remarks: Dress warmly and bring a rain jacket, wear closed-toe comfortable walking shoes
Walking information: Some walking at Alaska Raptor Centre and Fortress of the bear
Wheelchair accessible: Guests must be able to take steps into the boat