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Amazing Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Shore Excursion

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Amazing Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Shore Excursion

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get up close with Alaskan wildlife on a 2-hour whale watching tour from Sitka. With maximum five passengers on board the 24-foot vessel, you’re guaranteed an intimate and immersive tour experience. After departure from Baranof Island, keep your eyes peeled for Humpback, Minke, and Gray whales. Keep your camera and binoculars ready, as you may also encounter otters, sea lions, and a variety of birds.
  • See whales in their natural environment
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
  • Discover Alaskan wildlife from the water
  • Listen to live commentary during the tour
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Harrigan Centennial Hall , 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA

Our stand is located right in front of Harrigan Centennial Hall, in the vendor section. Please arrive at least 15 mins before scheduled for check-in.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for people with mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Baranof Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
What an excellent experience
Irma_K
, Sep 2022
Very personal feeling and definitely brought the whale watching up close to you! I would recommend to anyone who is contemplating!
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Whale watching
Frank_L
, Aug 2022
Very rough day on the water. We saw one “tail” in the distance. The guide tried but was unable to “show us the whales”
icon Response from Host , Sep 2022
Wow, I remember this day. The weather was rough. Unfortunately I can’t change the weather system, and I can’t arrange wildlife. I tried very hard for you. In fact I even remember you tipping me at the end. I’m surprised you gave me a 1 star review.
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star-5
Nice trip
Steve_M
, Jul 2022
Whales were awesome, captain very knowledgeable. Suggest this trip to see Sitka straights and humpback whales.
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star-5
Great trip
Emily_V
, Aug 2022
Great trip. We saw lots of whales. Overall excellent experience. I have no more to add but it requires more words to post my review.
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star-5
Well worth the price
fnac79
, May 2022
Excellent trip , owner operator was very informative, knew the are well able to spot whales , sea lions and other animals. Well worth the price
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star-5
Fantastic experience!
Sierra_F
, Jul 2022
Tad was an amazing guide! We had so much fun watching wildlife and he was very accommodating to our group. Awesome excursion.
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star-5
This was an amazing...
Elisa_D
, Jul 2022
This was an amazing experience! Highly recommend. Our boat captain/tour guide was outstanding and extremely knowledgeable.
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star-5
Excellent
KATHLEEN_H
, Jun 2022
Only our group on board. Pilot friendly and helpful. We were lucky to see a mother humpback with her youngster. Also a humpback ( the youngster??) breaching in a circle around us. So exciting.
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star-4
Whale watching
Valeria_S
, Jul 2022
The weather wasn’t the best but we still manage to see some whales. The guide also took us to se some sea otters and sea lions
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star-5
Wonderful experience!!!
Nagalis_R
, Aug 2022
This was such an amazing experience with. Chad as a captain, he looked for every place that he could find a whale, he was great!!
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star-4
4.5 stars -- Lots of wildlife, nice host, but a little light on information
Alyssa_K
, Jun 2019
We went out with Tad who was, overall, very good. We had a beautiful day, and there were 4 people on the boat. Tad was very responsive to what we'd like to see. We went out to a rocky island where there were a few otters, a few harbor seals who poked their heads up, bald eagles, and some other birds. Then we went out to where some other boats seemed to have found some whales, and we did see (pretty close) a whale's back and tail. Tad told some interesting stories about the kelp growth and how the otters are indirectly helping the overall environment. He also was nice enough to email us some pictures. Our only area for improvement would be to tell us a little bit more about the wildlife in the area (kinds of whales, why certain birds/animals were in the area and whether they were there year-round, etc.).
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star-5
Close encounters of majestic mammals!
Colette_P
, Aug 2022
Excellent captain Tad, clear with the expectation, rough water, time to get to the site of seeing sea lion, sea otters, hump back whale. Great explanation, extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The small group of 6 was fantastic Met our expectations as being a highlight of our Alaska trip. Very easy to book with great communication via email..
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star-5
Awesome experience
Matt_R
, Jun 2022
Tad was great. He really goes out of his way to deliver a great experience. We saw 2 whales, sea lions and tons of otters while out on our excursion...
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star-5
Saw lots of whales,...
Eileen_W
, Sep 2022
Saw lots of whales, otters, cormorants. Met all my expectations. Small group of 6 people added to the experience. Great captain.
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star-5
Whales, Sea lIons and Eagles. It was red letter day in every way!
Marsha_N
, Sep 2022
Tad gave us a wonderful excursion where we saw whales, sea lions, and eagles. It was a small group and he was also very informative. Immediately we saw sea lions and soon after many whales sightings. Loved it!
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star-5
No regrets - wonderful time!
Michelle_J
, Sep 2022
Tad is a great captain and tries his very best to make sure you see everything out there. We saw several whales - including whale tails and a breaching whale. It was raining, but not too chilly. My husband and I mostly hung on and stood out back in the rain for the best views. It’s a smaller boat and that makes it a very cool experience. There were only four of us onboard.
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star-4
Surprisingly good experience
Sean_R
, Aug 2022
I was pleasantly surprised with this experience. There were only a total of 6 of us on this boat, which provided a really nice personal experience with the ship's captain .... I forgot his name, but he was a really nice guy. He took us to all the great spots to view Whales, Sea Lions and Otters. They also accommodated our time constraints well as lines to get back to our ship were extraordinarily long. They offered via email to take us straight back to port on an email, and I wish I had taken them up on it. He spent a lot of time with us, answered all our questions, he took pictures of us on his boat and we got to view some great shots of whales. I got plenty of shots of tails, and my son got to see a whale breach behind us. Definitely one of the highlights of our Alaskan Cruise.
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star-5
Excellent excursion
Jessica_T
, Jun 2022
We got to see whales, otters, and sea lions. It was a great trip! And personal boat with only 6 people. Much better than a large boat!
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star-3
While we did see a few...
Suzette_J
, Sep 2022
While we did see a few whales on this tour, the conditions on the water did not allow for an incredible experience. I would recommend this tour only if whether conditions are good on the water.
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star-5
Experienced knowledge guide
Laura_H
, Jul 2022
Our wonderful guide knew just where to take us to see humpback whales. We were so close it was unbelievable. The best experience I had in Alaska!
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