Cruise the “Wilds” of Sitka Sound

An Exclusive Wildlife Adventure in Sitka!

You’ll love this 4-hour adventure with a private naturalist guide getting off the beaten path to explore the wilderness areas near Sitka. The beautiful town of Sitka rests upon Alaska’s Baranof Island. Surrounded by the Tongass National Rainforest and wildlife-rich waters, Sitka is a natural playground for nature lovers. Endless miles of rugged coastline await as you explore remote waters, quiet inlets, and ancient forests, immersing you in this Southeast Alaskan wilderness.

Your cruise excursion adventure begins here...

Day 1

Join your private naturalist guide for an in-depth, 4-hour exploration of Sitka Sound and the wilderness and waterfront landscapes of the Tongass National Forest. As you glide upon the waters, stroll along the beaches, and inhale the cool freshness of the old-growth forest, your expert captain/naturalist guide will share the wonders of this wild paradise with you. This exclusive adventure provides a unique and personal experience customized just for you.

Here are a few suggestions to choose from:

A Wildlife Photo “Safari”
Concentrate on opportunities to observe & photograph Alaska’s most famous mammals and marine life from sea otters, whales, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, sea birds, deer and even brown bear – all in their natural habitat. Based on the season and weather conditions, your Captain will take you to best places to see and photograph local wildlife.

A Birder’s Paradise
Circumnavigate St. Lazaria Island, a spectacular volcanic formation that is also a world-famous National Wildlife Refuge and summer home to thousands of sea birds, including colorful puffins, murres, auklets, pigeon guillemots, cormorants, and black oystercatchers.

 

 

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

  • Meet and greet at the cruise terminal
  • Privately guided boat tour through Sitka Sound

Customize your adventure

Search for Wildlife

Your experienced captain will travel to the most reliable destinations for wildlife viewing

Spot Alaska's coastal birds

Travel to St. Lazaria Island, a natural birders paradise and home to thousands of sea birds

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