Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
An ocean rafting adventure may be the perfect way to make your visit to Sitka exciting and unforgettable. Welcome to this world filled with the sights, sounds and scents of the ocean. This intimate glimpse of Alaska's wild splendor will excite your senses and leave you with lasting memories.
Before you begin, gear up with state-of-the-art equipment for this extreme adventure. Don an exposure suit, a balaclava, safety glasses and gloves. The ocean raft gets you out into nature quickly with a blast of fresh air. Specially designed straddle seats provide comfortable and secure seating for this exciting trip out into nature.
This thrill ride takes you offshore into ocean waters to explore the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island. This area makes for excellent photographic opportunities and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is common to spot whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions and sea birds, brown (grizzly) bears and Sitka black-tail deer from the raft. You will get close to the towering cliffs of St Lazaria Island -- a National Wildlife Refuge -- where sea birds nest.
In a volcanic sea cave (weather permitting), the skipper will stop the boat and shut down the engine so you can listen to the surf crashing on the volcanic cliffs. You may be lucky enough to hear the song of nesting seabirds or whales breathing.
Minimum age is 10 years. Minimum height is 5'3"; Maximum weight is 350 lbs. Participants must be able to climb into and out of the raft. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Ride will be bumpy. Guests who are pregnant or have a hip, back or neck condition are not allowed to participate. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.