THE TOUR

After donning rain gear, your guide will escort you to your Zodiac and familiarize you with the simple automobile-like controls of the boat and your adventure begins. Yes, you can drive the boat! Boats will leave the harbor, following the lead guide boat. The guide will travel through Sitka Sound to various points of interest and there will be opportunities to stop, “raft” up, and learn about the area and take photos. At the conclusion of the tour, you will enjoy a complimentary hot drink and snack.


location

 

Tours start and end at our office located at Crescent Harbor, adjacent to Harrigan Hall in downtown Sitka. Harrigan Hall is the drop off point for visiting cruise ship passengers. Transportation is typically provided by your cruise ship, free of charge.


Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours


tour highlights

Highlights can include:

  • Tranquil secluded water surrounding various islands in Sitka Sound

  • Breathtaking mountain views and rugged Alaska coastline

  • Sitka’s iconic Rockwell Lighthouse

  • Mt. Edgecumbe volcano

  • Baranof Castle Hill

  • O’Connell Bridge

  • Sitka Harbor

  • Commercial fishing vessels

  • Fish processing stations and more


What to Wear

Guests will be provided with:

  • Full body rain gear

  • Gloves

  • Warm hat

  • Coast Guard approved life preserver

We recommend you come prepared wearing sturdy shoes and layered clothing as it can easily be shed, if needed.


Reservations

Tour cost is $169.00/person + local tax. There are no child rates. Payment is required in full at the time of reservation.

Adventure happens rain or shine. In general, tours require two passengers minimum in order to run. All drivers must be 25 years or older and provide a valid driver’s license. Drivers and passengers must sign a Release of Liability Waiver.


Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given if cancelled over 48 hours before tour departure. There will be no refund given for cancellations within 48 hours of the trip departure time. If the tour is canceled by the operator for any reason (including but not limited to fog or high winds),  the customer will be refunded in full or you may reschedule. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate our guests.


Risk and Responsibility

This tour takes place in Sitka Sound where water conditions vary from smooth to rough and choppy. It is not recommended for guests who have difficulty walking, neck or back problems, or who are pregnant. We do not assume liability for injury, property damage or loss related to our excursion. Participation is at your own risk. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.