4 ½ Hour Duration
From pick-up to drop-off
Otters, seal lions, and more!
Lunch, snack, and bottled water
One-way Boat Cruise
See more of the water on your return!
Escape the crowds and discover stunning reefs, secluded islands, and colorful marine life on the Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise! This 4 and 1/2 hour excursion includes 3 hours of paddle time, a thrilling 30-minute boat ride, and a remote island landing for a break & exploration. One of the most scenic tours in Sitka, you’ll enjoy both expansive views and the up-close interaction with the marine world. Your naturalist guide will fill you in on the rich flora and fauna of the area. They will point out any wildlife they see and even help you search for treasures during your secluded beach stop. The Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise then ends with an exciting boat ride back from the beach to Sitka Harbor.
Your Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise begins from what is known as the “Big Blue Bus at Crescent Harbor.” This easy to find landmark is where you meet your guides & get ready for your trip. As one of the easier kayak tours in Sitka, you need no paddle experience before setting off, as you can expect a detailed safety & equipment orientation from your guides. From here, you’ll set off for 3 hours of paddling adventure. You’ll venture through pristine areas of water that are only accessible by kayak! You’ll see kelp forests, reefs, and marine life as you go. The area is a special favorite for playful otters, but you may also spot bald eagles, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and more, making this one of the top wildlife tours in Sitka. Finishing up your paddle, you’ll stop on a secluded island for a beach walk & hearty snack provided by your guides, before hopping on your charter boat for an exciting ride back to Sitka. So pack your binoculars & camera, and be ready to see what wild Alaska has to offer on the Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise.
Please note: the Sitka Sound Paddle and Cruise may run in reverse.