Between 3-6 hours, it’s your choice!
Explore Sitka’s Coasts
A stunning marine adventure
Wildlife Sightings Common
Sea otters, whales, and more!
Views of Mount Edgecumbe
A solitary dormant volcano
Enjoy a secluded Sitka whale watching & marine life adventure on the Private Wilds of Sitka Sound Expedition by Boat. Aboard the Peregrine, a 30-foot coastal expedition vessel, your expert guide will take you on a wildlife-packed adventure through the waters surrounding Sitka. Framed on either side by the Baranof Islands & Mount Edgecumbe, you’ll be awed by the natural beauty both surrounding & below you. Keep your eyes out for the myriad of kelp forests below, and your eyes on the horizons for whales, porpoises, bald eagles, and more.
Sea conditions permitting, you’ll circumnavigate St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge for some of the Inside Passage’s best bird watching. The rugged cliffs of this island home nearly half a million birds, including tufted puffins, guillemots, murres, and rhinoceros auklets. Your expert guide will navigate the waters in search of Sitka whale watching, beautiful views, or whatever else meets your fancy. As you navigate the coastlines, gaze up in the moss-draped trees, and keep your eyes peeled for black-tailed deer and brown bears foraging in the intertidal zone.
John, your boat captain & guide on the Private Wilds of Sitka Sound Expedition by Boat has over 35 years of experience taking guests on marine adventures in Alaska. With his expert knowledge, he’ll guide you safely through the beautiful myriad of islands, and use his extensive understanding of local wildlife to find marine life for you to experience. Pack your cameras and a warm pair of clothes for this once-in-a-lifetime Sitka whale watching & marine excursion.
Special notes regarding this tour: This tour can range from 3 to 6 hours, but is recommended at a length of 4 hours. If you would like to change this, simply contact our agents by phone, or add a note to your tour inquiry regarding time on tour.
Looking for other ways to explore Alaskan waters up close? Consider Ketchikan’s Orcas Cove Sea Kayaking.