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Sitka Sound Tours

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Sitka, AK 99835
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Excellent

We toured as a couple and were fortunate to find there were no other customers. We saw whales, a... read more

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Reviewed 27 September 2017
Angleseateam
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Anglesea
Excellent Tour and Guide

I would definitely do this again. The boat was a perfect size and the guide was excellent and... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
OhioTony
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Ohio
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Sitka Sound Tours will guide you through a bevy of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, towering caves, and miles of ocean teaming with phenomenal wildlife, providing you with unforgettable memories of your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska. Sitka Sound Tours customizes your tour based on what you want to do and see while in Sitka. Sitka Sound Tours will take you to see migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Also be prepared to see up close Sitka’s commercial fishing activities, the culture and lifestyle of Southeast Alaska, remnants from World War II, majestic mountain vistas, hanging glaciers and ice fields, and ancient forests!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sitka, AK 99835
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We toured as a couple and were fortunate to find there were no other customers. We saw whales, a bear, sea otters, seals and many birds. More than we ever expected. Great commentary and hospitality. Thanks guys.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I would definitely do this again. The boat was a perfect size and the guide was excellent and knowledgeable. It was beautiful being out on the water and we saw lots of wildlife such as Whales, otters, sea lions, and plenty of fish.I think he...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a great wildlife tour with Captain Chris. He is a skilled captain and shares the natural history of the area with great skill and enthusiasm. The weather was iffy, Chris did the best job possible. Loved it!

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

We appreciate this fabulous review of Sitka Sound Tours and are thrilled your group really enjoyed their tour! FYI, the Captain's name is Brian, not Chris.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Brian answered all our questions in depth, shared his unusual Alaskan life experiences, and brought along excellent binoculars. We saw a minke whale (!) otters (our main desire) Stellar sea lions, and bald eagles. We looked for bears, too. It was a very informative and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Brian was a wonderful tour guide and a pleasure to do business.. He was flexible when our ship was late arriving and arranged our tour to accommodate some special interests we had expressed. He is very knowledgable about the marine life and the general area....More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Individualized tour on a small (27') but safe, comfortable boat. Very knowledgeable captain. My wife and I visited Sitka on Oceania Regatta cruise ship. We had arranged for the tour directly with Brian by phone. Comparing notes with other ship passengers later, it was clear...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were on a cruise to Alaska. Booked this excursion on our own. We saw virtually nothing. Maybe a few seals, a couple of eagles. and a few otters swimming. We would have been better off booking an excursion with the ship or when we...More

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

This review is very disappointing. You were able to see endangered Steller Sea Lions - those weren't seals...sea otters and eagles! Not a bad array of wildlife to see in just a few hours! We apologize the whales didn't make it on cue for you,...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Experiencing Sitka wildlife was the best ever. We got to see otters, sea lions, whales, and bold Eagles. Everything went smooth, nice and the captain was a local from Sitka that knew his way around. It was really worthy. Love the experience and the ride.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Brian was very knowledgeable about the marine and wildlife in the area. It was fun to get offshore and view the area from the water. We saw deer, sea otters and sea lions. I highly recommend the relaxing tour.

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Sitka Sound Tours is a family run business that can take you to such places as the ferry dock to depart, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Fortress of the Bears. We used their bus service to ride out to the Fortress of the Bears...More

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SitkaSoundTours, Owner at Sitka Sound Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello this review seems to be for the wrong wildlife tour. We operate Sitka Sound Tours, a vessel based business. This review seems to be for a business offering bus tours with someone named Andrew - which has nothing to do with Sitka Sound Tours....More

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Carolyn W
15 April 2017|
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Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! We can only accommodate 6 passengers at a time.
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CLSchmitz
6 April 2017|
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Response from SitkaSoundTours | Property representative |
You can call us at 907-752-0585 or if there is WiFi on the ship, email us sitkasoundtours(at)gmail - trip advisor won't let me put in our email address...
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