Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
A modern boat and knowledgeable skipper are at your command for a wide choice of activities featuring a stunning variety of wildlife and soul-stirring coastal scenery. You choose the activity and the pace of your unique marine adventure as you indulge your senses and imagination on Sitka Sound's pristine, island-studded waters. Your vessel is a 33-foot, expedition-style catamaran with a spacious, heated cabin equipped with deluxe seating, a restroom and a galley. Viewing opportunities are facilitated by large wrap-around windows and an expansive open-air deck, along with a special bow-landing door to allow easy beach access.
Wildlife is plentiful here, and your skipper has a profound knowledge of the preferred habitats and movement of whales, sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, seals, brown bears and bald eagles. He also knows the best places to explore and photograph awe-inspiring volcanic formations, glacier-carved peaks, secluded passages and other natural wonders. Weather permitting, you may circumnavigate the rugged coast of St Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge -- breeding grounds for thousands of seabirds, including puffins, auklets and murres.
Weather permitting, you can go ashore on remote islands to beachcomb, explore tide pools, or just savor the peace of an untouched place.
Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. Rain poncho, binoculars, snacks and beverages are provided. Maximum capacity is 6 guests. Only one person in the party needs to order this excursion. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair. Access to the vessel requires walking approximately 100 yards and ability to negotiate 2-3 boarding steps with limited assistance. Vessel doorways and restroom are not wheelchair accessible.