The crystal clear Sitka waters are home to more than 280 bird species as well as seals, sea lions, sea otters, porpoises, gray whales and humpback whales. This marine life and whale watching tour is sure to give guests ample opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Guests will board a safe 26 foot Glacier Bay catamaran for their whale watching tour. Specifically designed for smooth sailing and safe travel, the twin engine vessel will transport guests to the action swiftly. A and warm cabin with full windows allows guests to take in the views comfortably from indoors, while a sizable deck is available for open-air viewing.
This 2 hour marine and whale watching tour takes a maximum of 6 guests to some of the most stunning settings and habitats around. The conditions of the sea and weather will determine the day's itinerary. Whale watching will undoubtedly be the focus, but a smaller group allows the captain to adjust the tour to incorporate what guests want to see most. Those interested in viewing marine wildlife like roaring sea lions, otters reclining in kelp, whales feeding in pods, or even a bear roaming the nearby beaches won't be disappointed on this tour.
Please note: Maximum of 6 passengers.
Duration: 2 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
Duration: 2 hours
- 2 hours guided marine wildlife boat tour
- This tour meets on the cruise ship dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb 4 steps into and out of the boat. There is no space for collapsible wheelchairs or walkers. There is no storage available for motorized scooters. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.
How many passengers does the boat hold?
There is a maximum capacity of 6 guests.
What is the seating arrangement in the boat?
Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.
Is there an inside seating area on the boat, is it heated?
The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.
How close can we get to the whales?
Humpback whales and other sea animals are protected species and a safe distance of at least 100 yards must be maintained at all times according to NOAA regulations.
What is the temperature on the water?
Air temperature can drop as much as 20°F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
Food and drink are not included.
What is the wheelchair accessibility of this excursion?
The transportation van does not have the capacity to accommodate most wheelchairs, collapsible or not, unfortunately.
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