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Sitka Private Wildlife Discovery Water Taxi & Scenic Expedition

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Excursion Overview

Explore the waters of Sitka Sound on a private small group charter

Maximize your time in Sitka as you skip the shuttle lines and step onto your private water taxi right off your ship. Your private journey for up to 6 begins with a one-hour water taxi ride through Sitka Sound's pristine waters, immersing you in nature from a heated vessel with opportunities to encounter wildlife.

Upon reaching downtown Sitka, the adventure transitions to a scenic two-hour land exploration. A guided tour in a hybrid mini-van, traversing Sitka's landscapes, visit Silver Bay, Thimbleberry Trail Waterfall, and Whale Park, each offering a local glimpse of Sitka's natural beauty. As a highlight, your expert guide leads you through the Fortress of the Bears, witnessing the majesty of these creatures up close. Carefully timed trips avoid the busiest periods, ensuring an optimized experience.

Conclude your tour in downtown Sitka, exploring shops and attractions on your own or enjoying a stroll along the picturesque harbor.

Pricing is per private charter for up to 6 guests.

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from the cruise ship dock or local accommodations
  • Admission to The Fortress of the Bears
  • Guided tour through Sitka's landscapes, Silver Bay, Thimbleberry Trail Waterfall, and Whale Park


  • Guests must be comfortable climbing steps and able to get in and out of the ship/ground transportation.
  • Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm hat
  • Recommended: Sunglasses, camera, binoculars, gloves, and rain gear

Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship dock.)

  • 1 hour - Water Taxi charter
  • 2 hours - Guided exploration of downtown Sitka and admission to The Fortress of the Bears (subject to availability) or The Alaska Raptor Center

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:

  • 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

This water taxi can hold up to 6 passengers.

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.

Small bags and purses are allowed.

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

There are no age restrictions. Due to Coast Guard regulations, the maximum number of guests on this excursion is 5 passengers. Car seats are not available for this excursion.

Guests must be comfortable climbing steps and able to get in and out of the vessel and ground transportation.

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


Guest Reviews


1 total


Deborah S

On Aug 2023

Very informative!! Enjoyed the experience!


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Duration: 3 hours

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Duration: 3 hours

Private Charter (up to 6 guests): $2,490.00

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