Our mission is to provide authentic, educational reindeer and sled dog experiences with a focus on animal welfare and inclusivity. We strive to instill in our guests a new appreciation for the Arctic and a deeper understanding of the history and importance of the animals with whom they interact. We offer interactive sled dog tours ranging from 30-minute rides to mushing schools to multi-day mushing expeditions. In addition, we specialize in reindeer tours ranging from 45-minute private experiences to hikes and multi-day backpacking adventures with reindeer.
Alaska Vistas is a guide outfitter based in Wrangell, Alaska. We have been guiding in the area since 1995 and are privileged to operate in federally protected areas such as the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area and the Anan Bear & Wildlife Observatory. While we specialize in bear viewing at Anan, we also offer trips to the Stikine River and LeConte Glacier, multi-day rafting excursions, hiking, and paddling. We aim to share our love of Alaska through the trips we have designed around the beauty of Southeast and the things we like to do even on our days off.
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.
Founded in 2019 by Ketchikan locals Delaney Murphy & Eric Lunde, Out to Sea Expedition Company’s mission is to explore our world with an adventurous spirit in a sustainable way. The independent tour operator specializing in guided wildlife eco-tours, and custom outdoor expeditions, uses fully inflatable Zodiacs to explore the waters surrounding Ketchikan. In addition to operating environmentally conscious wildlife tours, Out to Sea provides marine transportation, and outdoor gear & rentals, helping locals and visitors alike craft their own adventures.
Inspired by their mutual love for the pristine wilderness and wildness of Alaska, the couple wanted to share their beautiful home with visitors from around the world in way that was both responsible and authentically Alaskan. The outdoor adventure company was established with the belief that we can have fun and explore our world, while also being good stewards of our environment and our community. Out to Sea strives to be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable, and avoid creating negative impacts wherever possible. In addition to their partnership with industry and community organizations, Out to Sea Expedition Company is Whale Sense certified, and a proud member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of all sales to the research and conservation efforts of Audubon Alaska.
Alaska is made for all kinds of adventures! From heli-hiking and snowshoeing, to multiple glacier landings, zodiac iceberg tours and glacier dogsled rides with Iditarod winning dogs. We do it all and would love to share our playground with you. Our guides are seasoned outdoor professionals, all experts in their field and passionate to take you safely out into the wilderness of Alaska. With over 10 years of accident free operations in the Knik River Valley, you can be rest assured the experience will be VIP from start to finish.
All our adventures start with a helicopter ride, and in a matter of minutes your are in true wilderness. Alaska sized mountains, glaciers, clear streams and wildlife. Our pilots and guides will keep you safe and show you their secret spots for the best pictures. All our tours are guided and all gear is provided – all you need to bring is a sense of excitement for adventure. Let us show you our backyard; chances are you never want to leave!