Shore Excursion Details

Fin Island Lodge & Expedition Vessel Adventure

Sitka, Alaska

Fin Island Lodge & Expedition Vessel Adventure


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  • Family Recommended
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Before embarking on this true Alaska adventure, our shore support team will outfit you in water-proof gear to help keep you dry during the expedition. This gear is not insulated, so we recommend dressing in warm layers of synthetic materials or wools, regardless of weather. After a brief safety speech, the expedition begins. Adjacent to Sitka lies a network of dozens of picturesque islands that provide a barrier from the swell of the open Pacific Ocean. As your captain skillfully navigates these island groups, you’ll see reefs and rock pinnacles that jet out of the water and provide lookout perches for bald eagles and a myriad of beautiful seabirds. A look downward will reveal rapidly growing kelp forests that disappear into the depths of the sound. In shallow water areas, inaccessible to larger craft, you may even notice sea stars, anemones, and other invertebrates. This area is teeming with 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, providing excellent photography and viewing opportunities. At Fin Island Lodge, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious Alaska feast! Alaska crab, wild salmon, prime rib, homemade side dishes, and dessert are all-inclusive with the tour. In addition, coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade, soft drinks and water are complimentary. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10am. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time, please advise your shore excursion department 24 hours in advance. After the meal, you may beachcomb, explore the beautiful grounds of the exclusive island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, your vessel will await to provide the short cruise back to Sitka.


• Cruise around the barrier islands off Sitka in a Zodiac boat.
• Look for wildlife such as bald eagles, sea lions and whales.
• Feast on classic Alaskan dishes at the rustic lodge on Fin Island.
• Walk the island’s beach and gather around the campfire after dining..


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and have a min height of 4 ft. This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Embarking/disembarking vessel requires stairs and there is a short loose gravel walk at Fin Island.

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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