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Sitka Wildlife Tours

#4 of 23 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sitka Features Animals
Sitka, AK 99835
+1 907-738-1733
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Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
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Sitka Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
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Take a tour of Sitka, or a whale watching tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours and experience Sitka, Alaska, one of Alaska's most historic and beautiful cities. On our two-hour Sitka land tour you'll ride in a comfortable van in a small group and go with a local tour guide to see and learn about some of Sitka's most beautiful and historical landmarks including Sitka National Historic Park (Totem Park), the Indian River, Japonski Island, Russian Bishop's House, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, Alaska Pioneer Home, and more. Depending on the time of year and other conditions, visitors could experience spawning salmon, bald eagles, minks, ravens, river otters, seagulls, crows, and even bears! All land tours include free admission to Fortress of the Bears, Alaska's only bear rehabilitation center, where 8 orphaned bears were rescued from certain death!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sitka, AK 99835
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great crew spacious boats and energetic narrator. Saw loads of Whales Otters and sea lions but the brown bear eluded us. Came away empowered with a lot of local knowledge in stunning surroundings. Sitka is a photographers paradise

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This trip was fantastic. We saw dozens of whales close up. Our driver Sonny was a delight and took us to where the whales were putting on their display. We actually saw several bubble feeding frenzies in addition to seeing big groups of whales surfacing...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so happy your enjoyed your tour with Sonny ! The whales have been HOT this season so far !!! Thank you for sharing your Alaska Cruise/vacation with us !

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've used this company twice and both times had fantastic tours in Sitka! The captains have been wonderful, the boat is clean and comfortable and we have seen lots of wildlife.

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for letting us be part of your vacation AGAIN!! Hope your Alaska cruise was AMAZING!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with a group of friends, our interest was in getting off the beaten trail of 'cruise ship tours' so one industrious lady in our group did some research and found Sitka Wildlife Tours - right up our collective alley. She spoke with the owner/operators...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved the Sitka Wildlife tour. Sonny was a great captain for our boat and had a lot of fun stories to hear. We saw seals, seas otters, eagles and one whale. Would have loved to catch more whales but apparently it was pretty...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to head to Sitka for the weekend from Anchorage. Neither of us had ever been there and didn't really want to rent a car. So we hired Sitka Wildlife Tours to give us a private all day tour around Sitka....More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Sitka Wildlife Tours as part of your vacation. We truly enjoy showing our amazing town to every visitor that comes through Sitka ! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Maria as a tour guide and she was great. Very knowledgeable as she is Sitka born and raised. Great sense of humor. The Fortress of the Bear is a must see in Sitka if you want to see bears and eagles up close....More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! Maria truly loves where she lives and it shows in each of her tours. We are blessed to get the best guides in Sitka each year. Thank you for giving us the honor to serve you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Fran as our tour guide,what an awesome lady.So much information and so enthusiastic about what she was showing us.We went to the old airfield,then a walk through the trees all the time explaining what we were seeing and hearing.Then on to the Fortress...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit in Sitka. Fran truly is amazing! We are so blessed to always have the BEST TOUR GUIDES in Sitka. Hope to see you in Sitka again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our tour included Fortress of the bears and Totem Pole park. Our guide Fran was fantastic! Thank you for a great tour of your town!

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hello ! Thank you so much so glad you enjoyed Fran's tour. She is AMAZING !! Thank you for joining us on our tours !

Reviewed 12 May 2017

The customer service provided by the owners of Sitka Wildlife Tours is second to none. They handled our special requests without hesitation and were always very responsive to our inquiries. Our tour took place on May 4th of 2017.

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words ! We hope to see you in Alaska again! Glad you had a nice sunny day in our town!

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Tripperatlast
Is this tour booked outside the visitor center in Sitka? Is Captain Rich one of the guides?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
We do book out of the Harrigan Centennial Hall BUT Captain Rich is NOT our captain Sonny Cropley is. Why do you ask?
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AlaskanLisa
What an *awesome* review !! I was born and raised here in Sitka- and Maria is a very dear friend - along with the owners Ronda and Bruce Conine. -- The life long local perspective is one of thee best ways to immerse oneself with travel and adventure-- and by reading your review- it sounds like Maria was able to help you enjoy your trip to Sitka and go beyond that of a crowded bus - and on to the beaten path!
5 November 2015|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Thank you so much we sure enjoy hearing from our clients in the pass to hear what we are doing right and even wrong. Our whole team love working with the visitors and sharing our beautiful home !
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fishingrandma
What is the price for this tour?
29 June 2015|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Sitka Scenic Tour (land) is $65.00 per person plus 6% tax Sitka Marine Adventure (wildlife viewing) is $135.00 per person plus 6% tax
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