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Sitka Wildlife Tours

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Sitka, AK 99835
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles
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Sitka Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise and City Sightseeing Tour
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Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
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Take a tour of Sitka, or a whale watching tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours and experience Sitka, Alaska, one of Alaska's most historic and beautiful cities. On our two-hour Sitka land tour you'll ride in a comfortable van in a small group and go with a local tour guide to see and learn about some of Sitka's most beautiful and historical landmarks including Sitka National Historic Park (Totem Park), the Indian River, Japonski Island, Russian Bishop's House, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, Alaska Pioneer Home, and more. Depending on the time of year and other conditions, visitors could experience spawning salmon, bald eagles, minks, ravens, river otters, seagulls, crows, and even bears! All land tours include free admission to Fortress of the Bears, Alaska's only bear rehabilitation center, where 8 orphaned bears were rescued from certain death!
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“sea lions” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sitka, AK 99835
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"van tour"
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"great tour"
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"sea lions"
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"small group"
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"whale watching tour"
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"unscheduled stop"
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"totem park"
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"early in the season"
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"cruise ship"
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"well worth the money"
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"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
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"bubble feeding"
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"for sale"
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"small tour"
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"great pictures"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We were a group of 4 on a small boat captained by Sonny, a wonderful and friendly man who knew the waters like the back of his hand. He found whales, and more whales. We got really close to the whales, took great pictures, and...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for your comments. Sony is a great captain and guide! We are proud of him and the chance to show off Sitka to you! Rhonda Conine

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were on the Holland America "Eurodam" cruise 9/23-30, which included a stop in Sitka. Our tour guide, pilot and staff were 1st rate and we saw MANY sea otters (including one very playful "raft" of a dozen sea otters), harbor seals and humpback whales...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Very accommodating, very nice people to deal with. Would go back in a heartbeat. Had a great time, and the tour guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable and nice!

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for your comments! We love hearing from our guests! It's our honor to serve you. Rhonda Conine

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

The Tinglit captain is experienced and seems to have natural sense to where the wild life would be. We join a private tour and we wish we could have the chance to be there again with the same captain.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Bought last minute tickets in front of the Visitors Center. Took this wonderful Land Tour with Robin. She was a really great local (17 yr) resident guide and made our experience "up close and personal". Robin followed the itinerary but also gave us extra experiences...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We are proud to pass it on to Robin and make her smile! Thank you for giving us a chance to serve you on your vacation. Hope to see you soon, Rhonda

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

We were on a cruise & I booked this before I left home based on the reviews. Vivian was our guide and was very knowledgeable, but as one other reviewer pointed out, a little condescending at times. The high point of the tour was the...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you for your comments, we use each review to see thru your eyes as to how we can improve your tour of Sitka. I can not change the weather but we can change how we respond to the mood of the group when the...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Our guide ,Sonny, is a Tlingit tribe member and was so knowledgeable about the Sitka area. We saw humpback whales, eagles, deer, and otter. I would highly recommend this outfit.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This tour being reviewed "Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear (6226WILDLIFE)" was booked through Viator. A nice little tour around this town in a large van. A few stops - across from the harbor, out along the road into the country where we...More

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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thank you for you comments, it's always good for us to learn from your experience. We have passed on your comments to your guide and yes we all can have a bad day sometimes. We reflect on what was said and always adjust to make...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We enjoyed this tour and found it to be a good value, too. Our guide, Maria, was friendly and very knowledgeable, both about the sites we visited and her hometown of Sitka in general. The visit to the Fortress of the Bear was interesting, and...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Great experience at Fortress of the Bears. Stopped at the lake for whales, saw two.

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Tripperatlast
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
We do book out of the Harrigan Centennial Hall BUT Captain Rich is NOT our captain Sonny Cropley is. Why do you ask?
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AlaskanLisa
November 6, 2015|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Thank you so much we sure enjoy hearing from our clients in the pass to hear what we are doing right and even wrong. Our whole team love working with the visitors and sharing our beautiful home !
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fishingrandma
June 29, 2015|
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Response from Rhonda C | Property representative |
Sitka Scenic Tour (land) is $65.00 per person plus 6% tax Sitka Marine Adventure (wildlife viewing) is $135.00 per person plus 6% tax
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