SITKA SOUND TOURS
Will Show you an private and personal tour of
Southeast Alaska Marine Wildlife and Scenery
Let our knowledgeable Captain guide you through a bevy of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, towering caves, and miles of ocean teaming with migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Sitka Sound Tours provides you with unforgettable memories of your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska.
Locally owned and operated since 2004!
Experience local wildlife with a Born and Raised Sitka Local!
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Tours & Rates
Sitka’s unique position located on the outer coast of Baranof Island exposes it directly to the notoriously unforgiving Gulf of Alaska. This exposure creates the perfect marine environment for migrating humpback whales who feed on the nutrient rich waters of Sitka Sound. Other local wildlife sightings include harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles.
PRIVATE AND PERSONAL MARINE WILDLIFE TOUR
Enjoy the beautiful and serene sights of Southeast Alaska
on this 2.5 hour tour with a born and raised Sitka local. View whales and marine wildlife from our comfortable outside deck seats or inside the heated cabin (restroom onboard ) with snacks and beverages.
Wildlife guide books, binoculars and umbrellas are provided.
maximum 6 passengers
(Tours can be extended for additional costs)
Children 3 and under FREE!
kids Binoculars, books and sensory toys provided!
No deposits required for 2.5-hour wildlife tours.
A full refund will be provided if you cancel a minimum of 14 days before your tour. After 14 days your deposit will be forfeited. If Sitka Sound Tours cancels the booked tour, a full refund will be provided.
***ALL WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS ARE NOT GUARANTEED****
Now Offering Water Taxi Services
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We are a local family-run (husband & wife team) business, operating since 2004!
Born and raised here in Sitka, Rick has been navigating the Sitka Sound his whole life. He spent several years commercial fishing and has extensive knowledge of the Marine wildlife and all it has to offer. Rick and Sadie have 12 year old twins that also enjoy spending time on the boat.
Sadie was born in Sitka, Raised in Sitka, Maui, and Port Townsend, WA. Sadie grew up commercial fishing with her family and learning about Alaska's Ocean wildlife. She is an early childhood educator and enjoys Dancing with the New Archangel Dancers, Sitka's own Russian, Ukrainian,& Moldavian folk dance group.
Quiet Mon is a 30’ ft. Sea Sport Pilot, outfitted with a
Volvo Penta D4 turbo diesel engine that can operate at 22 knots, getting you to the wildlife in just a few minutes.
You are guided by our U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Your Captain is a local born and raised Sitkan. He has over 20 years of experience on the Sitka Sound and as a professional marine diesel technician.
Quiet Mon is U.S. Coast Guard inspected, annually.
Sit back and enjoy the scenery from a warm, heated and comfortable cabin which includes a settee, bench seating, and
a private bathroom!
OUR BOAT OFFERS:
A warm, heated and comfortable cabin
Large windows that fully open, getting you close to the action!
Plenty of interior seating for 6 passengers
Large deck space with Deck Seating for viewing wildlife and Whales
Ability to stand upright while inside the cabin (no crouching!)
PRIVATE BATHROOM (other boats don't have a bathroom or any alternative!) Great for kids!
Binoculars, field guides, and healthy snacks & beverage
ACCOMMODATING COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIRS!
SITKA SOUND TOURS
adheres to the following policies for operating our wildlife tours safely and responsibly
Alaska Tourism Industry Protocol & Guidelines (https://bit.ly/2HTpBKU)
State of Alaska Day Charter Health Mandate-016 (https://bit.ly/3ekMLWC)
SITKA SOUND TOURS
COVID-19 Operating Protocols:
Face coverings are worn at customers discretion
Hand sanitizer available
Boat disinfecting and cleaning before and after all tours, including all high-touch areas)
Captain is routinely monitored for COVID-19 symptoms, including testing as needed
Captain has also been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Sitka Sound Tours educates passengers on responsible viewing practices and why they should be followed in hope that visitors leave with a sense of respect for the ocean and marine mammals, and to encourage ocean stewardship
Sitka Sound Tours sponsors the S3 Program (Science Symposium for STEM Engagement) for the Sitka Sound Science Center’s Whale Fest, an annual marine science symposium and festival
We use one of the most fuel efficient and low emissions engines (diesel) made in a CO2 neutral production facility
We actively remove floating marine debris, which is usually in the form of plastics, while on tour using a small skimming net
We use ocean safe cleaning products such as Aquaox for COVID disinfection precautions, Simple Green, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Dawn Dish Soap, and vinegar
As a locally owned and female-operated business, Sitka Sound Tours supports non-profits like, The New Archangel Dancers, an all women traditional, historical russian folk dance group that performs in Sitka.
Sitka Sound Tours is a proud sponsor of
Sitka Whale Fest!
Sitka Sound Tours participates in the
Whale SENSE program!
Sitka Sound Tours is a 2021 finalist in Spruce Root's
Path to Prosperity Program!
Click on the image below for a link to the New Archangel Dancers website for information on our seasonal performances