Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
This is your guaranteed opportunity to view up close Alaska's majestic bald eagles, Alaska coastal brown bears (grizzlies), and ocean sea life from aquariums, touch tanks, and a salmon hatchery.
Departing the pier, you will drive to the Alaska Raptor Center to learn about the many birds of prey in the Flight Center and outdoor bird habitats. The Raptor Center specializes in the care of the American bald eagle. A presentation with a live bird on a handler's glove will give you a chance to ask questions.
Head along a scenic portion of the Sitka road system, stopping at the Fortress of the Bear. Learn about the life and habits of the Alaska coastal brown bear, and an elevated platform offers views of them. You'll see their handler feed, talk to and encourage them in a natural but enclosed habitat.
The Sitka Marine Science Center houses an active salmon hatchery, saltwater aquariums, and live fish touch tanks displaying many of the marine species found in Sitka's ocean waters. This program is an educational experience for all ages -- a chance to appreciate some of the inhabitants of Alaska's remarkable animal kingdom.
The content of this tour is identical to Birds, Bears & Barnacles. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for Birds, Bears & Barnacles. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory. Tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs. The lift on the vehicle can accommodate a maximum weight of 600 lbs, maximum length of 48 inches, and maximum width of 30 inches. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat.