Sitka Private Island Experience and Sightseeing Tour

Excursion Overview

Explore your own private island for the day in Sitka, Alaska!

Escape the ordinary and delve into an exclusive adventure with a private island experience to Mertz Island for you and your private party of up to 6 guests. Not just a tour, it's a bespoke experience for those who crave privacy, one-of-a-kind experiences, or to celebrate a special occasion.

Beginning with a captivating wildlife tour, on your way to the island our captain will lead you through the waters surrounding Sitka. Spot majestic wildlife, creating a VIP experience and a once-in-a-lifetime memory. Soon your private island sanctuary emerges on the horizon.

Imagine having an entire island exclusively for your group of friends. Hike through the 4 ac. forest, paddleboard along the shore, or kayak in the emerald cove.
Exclusively available only a few days each summer to a handful of the most discerning clients. Indulge in a carefully curated picnic and a beachside bonfire where gourmet S'mores melt in your mouth.

Please note: Children who are required to have a car seat by Alaska state law are unable to attend this tour.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship dock or local accommodations
  • Carefully curated picnic on a private island (lunch includes a sandwich, chips, drinks and dessert)
  • Paddleboards and kayaks available to explore Emerald Cove
  • Beachside bonfire


  • Guests must me comfortable navigating the island's more rugged terrain.
  • Guests must be comfortable climbing steps and able to get in and out of the ship.
  • Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm hat
  • Recommended to bring sunglasses, a camera, binoculars, gloves, and rain gear

Duration: 6 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship dock.)

  • 6 hours - out on the waters of the Sitka Sound with several hours at a private island for lunch, paddle boarding, hiking, kayaking, and more.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at your cruise ship dock or local accommodations. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • Due to the island's rugged terrain, this tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however, this is not a designated wildlife tour and nothing can be guaranteed. The Fortress of the Bears is home to several bears you'll encounter at this sanctuary.

Please note: Maximum number of guests is 6.

Small bags and purses are allowed.

Non-alcoholic beverages in closable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.

Sandwich, chips, drinks and desserts are included.

Children who are required to have a car seat by Alaska state law are unable to attend this tour. Due to coastguard regulations, the maximum number of guests on this excursion is 6 passengers.

Guests must be comfortable climbing steps and able to get in and out of the vessel. The island terrain is more rugged so we recommend being comfortable traversing uneven surfaces. Please leave a comment at checkout with any physical limitations or concerns.

Layered clothing is always recommended. Comfortable shoes, waterproof outer wear, hats, gloves, rain gear, sunglasses.


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Duration: 6 hours

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Duration: 6 hours

Max of 6 guests

Private Charter: $5,000.00