Sightseeing Tours in Sitka Alaska

It was an incredible abundance of sea otters and the value of their luxurious fur that first lured Russian and other European explorers and traders to Sitka’s sheltered waters.  The rapid growth of the sea otter trade, and the fortunes it generated in the early 1800’s, soon earned Sitka the title of “Paris of the Pacific”.  Today, Sitka is considered one of Alaska’s most picturesque and historically fascinating communities.  The spectacular beauty of the surrounding wilderness is the ideal environment for a variety of tour programs, including our award-winning Sea Otter & Wildlife QuestClick here to learn more about Sitka.

Wildlife Tours

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

Sea otters are the main attraction but you will also enjoy guaranteed wildlife viewing on this award-winning cruise through one of the world’s most beautiful coastal environments.


Otters, Raptors & Bears... Oh My!

Otters, Raptors & Bears … Oh My!

Enjoy Sitka’s “Triple Crown” of wildlife-viewing experiences: a cruise on the award-winning Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest, a guided tour through the world-renowned Alaska Raptor Center, and a visit to Fortress of the Bear, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary for orphaned Alaska Brown Bears.

Exclusive Wilderness Adventures

Captain’s Choice Wildlife Quest & Beach Trek

Jet-Cat Wildlife Quest & Beach Exploration

Embark on Alaska’s most intimate wildlife viewing adventure aboard a deluxe, “expedition-style” catamaran.  And, step ashore on a remote island to explore the rugged coast.

Up-Close Exclusive Cruise Adventure

Up-Close Exclusive Cruise Adventure

A beautiful vessel and knowledgeable captain are at your command for a wide choice of activities featuring a stunning variety of wildlife and soul-stirring coastal scenery.

Weekend Wildlife Adventures



Sitka Wildlife Quest

If you're not visiting by cruiseship this is the best opportunity to see some of Sitka’s most famous residents – seas otters, humpback whales, puffins, bald eagles or even a brown bear.  The best way to experience Sitka is on the water!

Tour Departure Time:

Saturday Special: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Variable departure times on weekdays.

Season runs May 18 thru September 7, 2013.

Advance reservations not required.  All tours depart from the Crescent Harbor Visitors Dock.