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Private Photo Safari, Beachcombing, & More

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5 Hours Duration
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From pick up to drop off
A Wildlife Adventure
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Marine life, coastal critters, & more
Walk Sitka’s Beaches
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Perfect for nature lovers
Mountain Views
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Of Sitka’s incredible landscapes


Looking for what to do in Sitka? Are you looking for something to do in Sitka? Look no further! The Private Wildlife Photo Safari tour is the perfect choice for nature enthusiasts who want to explore the stunning coastlines of this picturesque Alaskan town, renowned for its coastal beauty, unique wildlife, and unmistakable geographic features. On board the vessel Peregrine, you will have the opportunity to traverse the waters of the Sitka Sound, a pristine area framed on either side by Baranof Island and the solitary Mount Edgecumbe, making this a tour full of breathtaking sights no matter where you look.

As you cruise the waters aboard the Peregrine, keep your eye out for the diverse marine life that inhabits the area, including majestic whales, playful otters, curious sea lions, and other creatures, some of whom love to hide amongst the lush kelp forests you'll navigate. This tour will also take you close to the St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge, offering you incomparable opportunities for bird-watching and, if you're lucky, a chance to catch a glimpse of some of Alaska's largest wildlife. Finally, the tour continues as you disembark on a private island for beachcombing, tide pool exploration, or simply a moment of peaceful contemplation as you take in the breathtaking natural wonders surrounding you.

The Private Wildlife Photo Safari begins with a convenient pick-up near downtown Sitka, after which you'll board the Peregrine, a 30-foot vessel that will take you on a journey around the Sitka Sound. This spacious watercraft can accommodate up to 6 guests and its 2-person crew and features a heated cabin with panoramic windows for unobstructed views. Despite this, it is important to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear for beach landings. Remember to bring your camera to capture all the stunning sights you'll encounter! With all the best beach options, the Private Wildlife Photo Safari is what to do in Sitka Alaska if you are looking for a truly remote, beautiful nature exploration.

Special notes regarding this tour: With sufficient advance notice and an additional fee, you can enhance your time in Sitka with a soothing hot spring soak, a picturesque picnic with a campfire, or a kayaking expedition. This tour typically lasts five hours but can be tailored to your needs, ranging from four to eight hours, depending on your port schedule. If you would like to make any changes or add any extras, please leave a note on your inquiry or call our reservation agents to let them know of any customization options you would like so that they can be ready for you on the day of your tour.

What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guides
Hearty Snacks
Binoculars & Gear
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the boat have a restroom?
Yes, there is a restroom on board and the opportunity to use the bathroom before boarding the boat.
What kind of boat will we be on?
You will be aboard a 30-foot vessel offering comfort and stability to up to six passengers and additional crew. The boat features a drop bow, making it easy to board without getting wet, and there are two outdoor viewing areas and spacious seating inside. Enjoy the luxury of a smooth ride and the convenience of easy boarding with this state-of-the-art vessel.
What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's rare for a ship to be delayed into port, but in such cases, we will do our best to work with you to reschedule the tour for a later time. If that is impossible or your ship fails to make it into port, we will provide a full refund.
Do you guarantee that we will see wildlife?
While whale watching is one of this tour's main attractions, we will do our utmost to provide you with an unforgettable experience without compromising the welfare of the animals. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee close sightings of these majestic creatures. Some boat operators may be willing to risk the whales' well-being to give customers a closer look, but we will not do that. Instead, we wait for opportunities to whale watch without stressing the animals.
What should I bring to this tour?
Rain is a common occurrence in the Sitka Sound area, so make sure to dress appropriately. Long pants, closed-toed shoes, and a waterproof jacket are highly recommended. It's also wise to bring extra layers in case of a sudden drop in temperature, as well as a bottle of water and your camera. Please note that space is limited, so try to pack light.
What happens if there's bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine, so pack accordingly and bring a waterproof jacket even if the forecast doesn't call for rain, as Alaska's weather can be unpredictable. If our tour guides deem the conditions too dangerous for the trip, your reservation will be canceled, and we will provide a refund.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Subject to cancellation if departure minimums are not met.
There are no minimum fitness requirements for this tour. This tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs, as the ramps used to load and unload the ferry may be prohibitive.
Small group sizes. The boat holds up to 6 passengers and additional crew.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


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Guest Rate

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This Sitka Whale Watching tour can last anything between 3-6 hours and has no established course, so make sure to explain what you're hoping for and how long you want this tour to be when you book it so your tour guide can accommodate you.