Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Adjacent to Sitka is a network of islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the Pacific Ocean. A Zodiac boat takes you through the wildlife-filled archipelago on this Alaskan adventure.
Gear up with a waterproof outfit. After a safety briefing, your captain skillfully navigates the offshore islands. You'll see reefs and rock pinnacles that poke out of the water as perches for bald eagles and beautiful seabirds. What lies beneath? Look down at the rapidly-growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow water, you may even notice sea stars and anemones.
Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including sea otters, whales and sea lions. Your captain is trained to approach animals in a way that will not disturb their natural behavior but can provide viewing and photo opportunities.
A gourmet meal awaits you upon arrival at Fin Island Lodge. Sit down to delicious Alaska crab and wild salmon cooked over an alder wood-fired grill. Also on the menu are prime rib, homemade side dishes and dessert. Coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade and water are included. Alaska-brewed beers, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.
You can relax next to the welcoming beach fire, explore the island or go beachcombing.
Return to Sitka on the Zodiac.
A breakfast twist on the signature Fin Island feast is offered for tours arriving before 10 am; vegan and gluten-free options are available at any time. Minimum age is 3 years. Some walking is required on flat, paved or carpeted surfaces and boardwalks. Participants also have the option to explore the natural terrain surrounding Fin Island Lodge (grass and beach sand/gravel). Depending on the tide, there are sloping docks and ramps to access Fin Island Lodge. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat (do not wear cotton). Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, Fin Island Lodge offers a place to stay warm and protected from the elements during the island portion of the tour.