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Private Wildlife Photo Safari, Beachcombing, and More

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5 Hours Duration

Or longer if you want more!

Comb Sitka’s Beaches

An up-close nature adventure

A Wildlife Adventure

Marine life, coastal critters, and more

Mountain Views

Of Sitka’s surrounding landscapes

Wondering what to do in Sitka Alaska for a truly comprehensive outdoor experience? Look no further! The Private Wildlife Photo Safari, Beachcombing, and More takes you all around the beautiful coastlines of this quaint Alaskan town. Along the way, you’ll explore the flora, fauna, and geographic features that make this town stand out. Climbing aboard the vessel Peregrine, you’ll have the opportunity to first explore the waters of Sitka Sound. This pristine area is framed on either side by Baranof Island & the solitary Mount Edgecumbe. As you cruise the waters, keep your eye out for marine life, including whales, otters, sea lions, and more. You’ll glide over kelp forests and circumnavigate St Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge, an ideal spot for bird watching. Finally, you’ll disembark on a private island for beachcombing, tide pool exploration, or even quiet contemplation as you take in the surrounding natural wonders.

Beginning with convenient pick-up near downtown Sitka, your Private Wildlife Photo Safari, Beachcombing, and More has you heading straight to your 30-foot vessel to begin your crew. This roomy watercraft can hold up to 6 guests & your 2-person crew. It features a heated cabin with windows all-around for unobstructed views. You’ll want to be sure to dress warmly, with sturdy footgear for the beach landings. And don’t forget to bring along your cameras to capture all the beauty around you!

Special notes regarding this tour: with advanced notice & an added fee, we can plan a relaxing hot spring soak, scenic picnic with a fire, or kayak expedition for your time in Sitka! Additionally, we recommend a time of 5 hours, but this tour can be customized from 4-8 hours, depending on your time in port. For time changes or available add-ons, simply leave a note on your inquiry or call our reservations agents directly to let them know of any customizations you would like, so we can be ready for you on the day of your tour. With all the best beach options, the Private Wildlife Photo Safari, Beachcombing, and More is what to do in Sitka Alaska if you are looking for a truly remote, beautiful nature exploration!


For another exclusive exploration in the Inside Passage, you might consider the Private Mendenhall Glacier Trek.


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Private, Wildlife Viewing


This tour length can be changed upon request with a mimum of 4 hours and maximum of 8., The default length is 5 hours.

Minimum Age

There is no minimum age for this tour


There are no minimum fitness requirements for this tour. This tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs, as the ramps used to load and unload the ferry may be prohibitive.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Will the trip still operate if it is raining?

    Answer: Because much of SE Alaska is a rainforest, these trips do operate rain or shine. If weather conditions are unsafe, the trip will be canceled and we will provide a refund.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

    Is there a restroom on board the boat?

    Answer: Yes, there is a restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity to use the restroom before embarking the vessel.

    What should we wear and bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras.

    Do you guarantee that we will see wildlife?

    Answer: While providing exceptional opportunities to observe and photograph marine mammals and other wildlife, we will do it in a way that does not stress the animals. We do not promise that you will get really close to whales, or closer than other boats. Frankly, some boat operators behave very badly around whales, and they too-frequently impact the whales’ ability to forage and rest. If we see too many boats around the same whale or group of whales, we won’t even stop. We will wait for a better opportunity to watch whales which does not cause stress to the animals.

    What kind of boat will we be on?

    Answer: This 30ft vessel offer's a comfortable and stable ride for its 6 passengers and additional crew. It's drop bow feature allows you to easily step ashore without getting your feet wet. There are 2 outdoor viewing areas along with spacious seating inside.

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