Shore Excursion Details

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

Sitka, Alaska

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest


  • 21/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Snack


Discover Alaska's abundant marine and wildlife during this award-winning cruise through one of the world's most beautiful coastal environments. Depart the pier aboard a boat in search of Alaska's abundant marine and wildlife. Along the way, you will have an opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, deer, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds. You will also learn about the sea otters' recovery following their near-extinction at the hands of Russian fur hunters in the early-1800s. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem throughout the tour. Your Alaskan-built expedition vessel has been specially designed to navigate Southeast Alaska's narrow island passages and open bays, and offers spectacular wildlife viewing at close range. Each vessel features a warm and comfortable cabin with enclosed seating, large windows, a snack bar and restrooms. During your cruise, you may visit the topside Observation Deck for breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided.


• Scan the waters off Sitka for marine life such as whales and sea otters.
• Look along the shore for brown bears and skyward for bald eagles.
• Listen to the naturalist describe the animals’ unusual habits and habitats.


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

Need to Know:

Note: This tour operates in all weather conditions. Guests are advised to dress warmly in layers, and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the Observation Deck. This tour can accommodate persons who are completely unable to walk. Wheelchair guests must advise the Destination Services Desk on embarkation that they will be participating in this tour as arrangements must be made with the vessel operator to accommodate.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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