Sitka Sound Tours

Sitka’s unique position located on the outer coast of Baranof Island exposes it directly to the notoriously unforgiving Gulf of Alaska. This exposure creates the perfect marine environment for migrating humpback whales who feed on the nutrient rich waters of Sitka Sound. Other local wildlife sightings include harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Also be prepared to see up close Sitka’s commercial fishing activities, the culture and lifestyle of Southeast Alaska, remnants from World War II, majestic mountain vistas, hanging glaciers and icefields, and ancient forests!

Sitka Sound Tours provides you with unforgettable memories of your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska. Sitka Sound Tours provides whale watching and wildlife boat tours that promote environmental stewardship through scientific education, sharing local knowledge, and demonstrating responsible wildlife viewing. Locally owned since 2004, our licensed Captain, who is also an accomplished Biologist and Commercial Fisherman, provides an intimate, Naturalist-guided experience. Our tours include viewing whales and other wildlife up-close in three unique Alaskan Ecosystems: Rain Forest, Ocean Marine, and Outer Coast Kelp Forest. Our boat is a 30 foot SeaSport Pilot and features a warm comfortable cabin, with large windows that open fully, has plenty of interior seating for 6 passengers and a large aft deck, as well as a private bathroom. We can also accommodate collapsible wheelchairs.

Spirit Walker Expeditions of Alaska

Spirit Walker Expeditions is a local, guide-owned and operated business based in Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay. Since 1987, they have taken the leading role in offering sustainable, guided, small group, sea kayaking expeditions throughout Southeast Alaska, with an emphasis on wilderness stewardship, safety, education, fun, and minimal-impact wilderness travel. Built upon the ethic of offering premium trips with a thoughtful approach, Spirit Walker continues to make environmental stewardship and respectful wildlife viewing top priorities while being a positive and contributing member of Gustavus and the surrounding communities. Their trips take a natural approach – from the locally sourced food served on trips to selecting hardened tent-sites and hiking routes – and are designed to offer visitors a chance to make a lasting connection with their surroundings in the most organic way possible. Local trips – such as their Wilderness Isles adventure – are designed to provide an entirely human-powered experience by paddling to a nearby Wilderness area, hiking through 10,000 year old forests, and returning by kayak. Celebrating 30 years of premium guided sea kayaking expeditions in 2017, Spirit Walker offers trips for beginners, experienced paddlers, families and independent travelers. Day trips, remote wilderness expeditions and lodge to lodge adventures!

Ursa Major Charters

Ursa Major Charters specializes in customized 8-day adventure trips for 4-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Our Alaska trips are multi-activity trips aboard the beautiful motor yacht Ursa Major, and include sea kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. We feel Alaska is not a shopping destination, but a chance to experience nature untrammeled by people. We cater specifically to guests who wish to experience Alaska in both adventure and comfort. The majority of the excursions during our adventure trips are non-motorized, and focus on no-trace kayaking. Aboard the Ursa Major, we turn off our power-generating systems at night to not only save on fuel, but to ensure our guests will experience Alaska without noise pollution in a tranquil setting. Ursa Major Charters holds one of the few U.S. Forest Service “Special Use Permits” for shore excursions in the Tongass National Forest. This “no-trace principle” permit allows us to hike ashore and explore places few other visitors ever experience first-hand. We offer Alaskan adventure trips, trawler training trips, whale watching trips, and glacier viewing trips all throughout the summer season in southeast Alaska, from May to early September.

Visit Anchorage

Anchorage brings the perfect balance easy to reach but impossible to forget, urban advantages, and natural splendor. Discover accessible glaciers, 1,500 resident moose, views of Denali, and 300 miles of wilderness trails all in one place.

Waterfall Resort Alaska

The most popular lodge in Alaska, Waterfall Resort is a meticulously restored 1912 cannery turned world-class fishing venue. Located on Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, the 52-acre property attracts anglers of all skill levels with its expert guides, one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio, and famed fishing for king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and rockfish. All gear and fish processing are included in Waterfall Resort’s wild Alaska fishing adventures. Anglers fish nor more than four to a cabin cruiser, and enjoy oceanfront lodging, hearty meals, a lively saloon, a golf tee, and a spectacular wilderness setting showcasing all the region’s natural beauty.