|Duration:||Approximately 3 hours|
|Provided:||Binoculars; Cathedral ticket; snacks; coffee, tea, cocoa|
Enjoy guaranteed wildlife viewing on this award-winning cruise through one of the world’s most beautiful coastal environments.
You’ll have the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, blacktailed deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds. An onboard naturalist will explain the workings of this remarkable ecosystem. You’ll also learn about the sea otters’ recovery, following their near-extinction at the hands of Russian fur hunters in the early 1800s.
Your waterjet-driven tour vessel has been specially designed to navigate southeast Alaska’s narrow island passages and bays, allowing for spectacular wildlife viewing at close range. Each vessel features a warm and comfortable cabin with enclosed seating, large windows, a snack bar and restrooms. Visit the topside observation deck for unparalleled photo opportunities and to fully enjoy the experience with all of your senses.
This tour guarantees you will see an otter, a whale, or a bear. If not, you’ll receive a $100 cash refund as you disembark the vessel. The tour includes complimentary admission into St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, should you choose to explore the area on your own either before or after the tour.
Please Note: Dress warmly and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the observation deck. Guests on afternoon departures will want to visit the cathedral prior to the tour – just show your Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest tour voucher at the cathedral for admission.