Aug 2019 - Alan R.
Our tour guide/driver was amazing. She was very informative!
Jul 2019 - Victor W.
The raptor centre was awesome. Seeing those majestic birds up close was amazing. Glad there is a place set up to help get the injured birds back up and flying and back into the wild.
Jul 2019 - Deborah N.
The respect and care off the wildlife of Alaska is on view here.
It was wonderful. Our guide, a salmon fisher woman, shared with us her knowledge of Alaska
Jul 2019 - Connie L.
Our family enjoyed the Sitka tour. Sitka is a lovely city and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was our only time seeing Bears while in Alaska and the Fortress of the Bears does a great job with the orphaned cubs. We loved seeing the bald eagles up close in the Rapter Center. The totem village park was serene and beautiful!
Jul 2019 - Nick S.
This was a great tour. We met the owners at the tour depot area, who were very nice and knowledgeable. Our driver was exceptionally nice, but She seemed to lose track of time easily causing the most interesting parts of the tour (Fortress of the bear, Raptor Center and Totems) to get cut very short. We had 20 minutes at each of these when we should have spent more time there. Our tour started with a harbor view from the opposite end of town that, in my option, could have been cut out to spend more time at the other places. That said, our guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable having grown up on the local area. She knew everyone, and the Totems, Bears, and Raptors were all awesome!! (just could have used more time at each)
Jul 2019 - Allison M.
Good tour of the bears and raptor center. Our guide was knowledgeable about the general area of Sitka. We didn t get to see the full totem village as we had to get back on our cruise ship.
Jul 2019 - Christina S.
We loved this excursion, especially Totem Park. Our guide, Deanna, was amazing and really knew the history of her city. Loved the small size of our group. It was intimate and relaxed. Far better than large, hurried groups.
Jul 2019 - Carol B.
Great tour of the first two exhibits. I would skip Totem Village though.
Jul 2019 - Malcolm B.
This was a good trip but slightly disappointed with the Bear fortress which was still under refurbishment. Raptor centre was made very interesting by the on site guide. Our trip guide was a very enthusiastic lady who provided us with plenty of information of interest throughout the trip. A lovely little walk along a forest trail leading to the beach to finish the trip.
Jul 2019 - Crystal R.
Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The service was wonderful. Would use again when we return. Thank you,
Jul 2019 - Keith O.
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. An excellent tour guide ensured we had plenty of time at the Fortress of the Bears, Raptor Center and the Totem Village. She was very informative and knowledgable
Jul 2019 - Christine M.
Our guide was the best. She is very knowledgeable and sincere. We enjoyed the varied aspects of the trip.
Jul 2019 - Michael W.
This was a 2 and a half hour tour. There were 8 family members and 2 others. Our guide was patient, answering lots of questions, and pointing out various things of interest. We did the afternoon tour which was much quieter than the morning. Easy company to book with, and quick to answer any questions and add an extra passenger. Far nicer in a 10 seater van than a huge bus!!!
Jun 2019 - Narda V.
Raptor Center was excellent--their tour guide provided background information on all the raptors and whether or not they could be released into the wild.
Jun 2019 - Eric D.
Excellent. Our guide was terrific.
Jun 2019 - Michelle P.
Great tour. Maria our tour guide was awesome and very knowledgeable. The fortress of the bears was great to be able to see the bears in a more natural habitat than a zoo where you have to look thru glass and try to find them. The Raptor Center was great to see some Eagles and other birds up close and see what they are doing to help get some of them back into the wild. Totem Village was very interesting, got to see a Eagles nest in the trees. Saw several flying around on this trip. Definitely recommend.
Jun 2019 - Laura D.
Guide was good spending just enough time at right places. Was very attentive to the kids in the group. We were a private group which gave us additional flexibility.
Raptor Center was definitely a great stop, Bears while neat, very similar to zoo experience.
Jun 2019 - Martin J.
Had a lovely time, our host was knowledgeable and pleasant.
The venues were good even though the Bear Kingdom is being extended.
Sep 2018 - Charles P.
Totally worthwhile and educational tour. Our guide was Tlingit Indian and very well versed in the culture and arts of her people. The Fortress of the Bears is a great facility, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured bears, with a population of several recovering Alaska Brown Bears that you can observe close up. The Raptor Center was a similar experience, with several bald and golden eagles and other recovering birds of prey. Totem Village has a wonderful museum of native Alaskan carved poles and panels. All in all, a great value among shore excursions. Book directly through Alaska-shoreexcursions.com and take advantage of the savings. Their tour buses are clean and comfortable and tour sizes are moderate. We would definitely use them again.
Sep 2018 - David S.
Amazing tour. So much cool stuff to see
Sep 2018 - Patsy F.
What a great day! Akaacheq (sp?) was our tour guide, and she couldn
Sep 2018 - Elzelina G.
Really enjoyed this tour. Our tourguide was the best....cant think if her name but she drove van # 1.
Aug 2018 - Shirl G.
Delightful. Very impressed and grateful for the good work being done at these centers. Our tour guide was terrific. As a native, she was particularly insightful which made the tour all the more meaningful for us.
Aug 2018 - Gina M H.
Aug 2018 - Phil G.
Excellent trip. Maria the guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The trip includes close encounters with both bears and birds of prey and is well worth doing.
Jul 2018 - Mark C.
Really enjoyed seeing the efforts to take care of these animals that can't be returned to the wild. Maria was a fantastic guide, sharing with us her experiences of being born and raised in Sitka
Jun 2018 - Edward D.
Guide was terrific. We really enjoyed our time.
Jun 2018 - Antonio S.
Maria made our experience in Sitka very rewarding. She made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Her passion about her work and her home is so beautiful. Maria is a beautiful person and a great asset to your company, she made sure we had a wonderful experience. Thank you Maria!!
Jun 2018 - Catherine M.
Jun 2018 - Graeme C.
One of the best experiences ever! Particularly as we were in a small group so able to spend plenty of time at this facility with ample photo opportunities.