Alaska Shore Excursions

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Sitka Shore Excursions & Tours:

Sitka Harbor & Islands Kayak Guided Paddle

Be forewarned, those who try our kayaking adventure are usually hooked for life! This two and a half hour excursion is perfect to fit any schedule, and paddles you through picturesque Sitka. Located in the most beautiful setting of any coastal community in Alaska, it is an area rich in history and culture. 

Your adventure begins with an equipment and safety orientation by your guides. You’ll then set out at a leisurely pace to explore sheltered waterways, harbors and coves. Sitka’s dependence on the sea will be fully evident as you paddle near fishermen, tug boat crews and Coast Guard sailors all tending to their vessels.

Beyond the harbor we’ll explore island shores and kelp forests, while keeping an eye out for abundant wildlife above and below the water’s surface. You may also have the opportunity to visit a small aquarium and salmon hatchery, or even watch wild salmon gathering near a stream, preparing to spawn.


Duration: 2.5 hours (2 hours paddle time)        

Price: $87 per Adult, $58 per Child (ages 6-12)

 

     

 


Half-Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise

This is our most popular small-group kayak adventure. By combining an ample half-day of paddling with one-way boat transportation, you’ll be able to explore a variety of Sitka Sound’s countless islands and seldom-traveled passages.

Our half-day paddle & cruise adventure is the perfect introduction to the wild side of Sitka Sound, beginning with a fun and informative kayak skills & safety orientation. The Guide will explain the variables to be considered in designing the day’s unique float plan, and, once afloat, you’ll have some time to dabble about in the crystal clear shallows, getting comfortable with your craft, before we set out to explore our first group of islands.


Duration: 4.5 hours (3 - 3.5 hours paddle time)

Price: $170 per Adult, $125 per Child

 

         


Sitka Full Day Wild Coast Paddle and Cruise

 

There is no such thing as a “typical” Wild Coast Paddle & Cruise – like snowflakes, no two are the same – and your paddling guide will help to design a route plan that suits your preferences as well as it fits the day’s sea and weather conditions.  Your adventure will either begin or end with an exciting one-hour cruise aboard our sturdy transport vessel.  Use of the shuttle boat allows you to explore almost twice as much of the Sound in the same amount of time.

No matter what route we paddle, the scenery will be amazing.  Sitka Sound is bordered by hundreds of untouched coves, inlets and narrow passages, each containing their own secrets waiting to be discovered.  And the waters of the Sound are sprinkled with almost countless un-named islands and reefs.  This is the perfect sea kayaking environment, and you’re certain to explore some areas inaccessible by any other means. Learn more...


Duration: 7.5 hours (5-6 hours paddle time)        

Price: $229 per person

 

     

 


Sitka Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek

This intriguing half-day adventure begins with a short drive across the bridge to Japonski Island. At a decommissioned Naval Base your friendly guides will help you get fitted with gear before presenting a short kayak & safety orientation. Then set out on a leisurely guided paddle through Sitka’s picturesque harbor, home to one of the most productive commercial fishing fleets in North America.

After you have settled into your own paddling rhythm, we’ll head out past the breakwater to explore the wild edge of Sitka Sound. You’ll be amazed by the abundance of colorful marine life that inhabits the intertidal zone and kelp forests that fringe the coast. With bald eagles watching over us from the trees, it is almost certain that we’ll see some of our other wild neighbors! Curious harbor seals, massive steller sea lions and perhaps a few playful sea otters. Occasionally, we even sight humpback, minke or orca whales. Learn more...


Duration: 3.5 hours (roundtrip from cruise ship pier and back)        

Price: $129 per Adult, $94 per Child (ages 6-12)

 

     

 


Sitka Land and Sea Combo

Embark on an enthralling whale-watching experience from Sitka where you spot these magnificent mammals and other marine animals in the waters of Alaska! You’ll discover the beauty of the ocean on this 2-hour tour that offers an exciting and intimate nature encounter in the comfort of a warm 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a more personalized experience.

You’ll head to the Sitka cruise ship dock and board the 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran, designed for navigating southeast Alaska’s narrow island passages and bays. Featuring a warm, comfortable cabin with large windows and a spacious deck, the boat is constructed specifically to ride smoothly in most conditions. Learn more...


Duration: 4 hours (roundtrip from cruise ship pier and back)        

Price: $187.50 per person

 

     

 


Sitka Marine Wildlife Excursion

Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Porpoises, Sea Otters, Sea Lions, Seals, and over 280 species of birds live in the pristine waters of Sitka, Alaska, and you have an opportunity to see them all during your 2 hour incredible Sitka Whale Watching-Marine Life Tour.

Your boat for this amazing whale watching tour is a safe, Coast Guard inspected 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This twin engine vessel was constructed specifically for a smooth ride in most any seas getting you to the action fast! She has a warm, comfortable cabin with large windows to maximize wildlife viewing from indoors, as well as a spacious deck for the open-air experience.

This two-hour whale watching marine tour will take a maximum of six guests to some of the most breath taking scenery and animal habitat in the world. Learn more...


Duration: 2 hours (roundtrip from cruise ship pier and back)        

Price: $143.75 per person

 

    


Sitka Scenic Tour

Explore the wildlife highlights of Sitka on a 2-hour tour with knowledgeable local guides who share their expertise on this remarkable and beautiful area. Walk among the towering totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park, watch the antics of the brown bears at Fortress of the Bear, and gaze at the breathtaking scenery around Sitka. You’ll also see Japonski Island, the O’Connell Bridge, Alaska Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum and St Michael’s Cathedral. This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.

After meeting your small group tour at the cruise ship dock, you’ll board a comfortable 14-passenger van and head over O’Connell Bridge. Get a great view of Sitka, situated on the edge of Baranof Island at the end of Alaska’s famous Inside Passage. The bridge connects to Japonski Island where you’ll hear about Sitka’s role in World War II. Then continue to the oldest national park in Alaska: Sitka National Historical Park. You'll be amazed as you stroll among the stunning Tlingit and Haida totem poles amidst hemlock and spruce trees on the scenic coastal trail. Learn more...


Duration: 2 hours (roundtrip from cruise ship pier and back)        

Price: $65 per person

 

    

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