Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 3½ Hours
The ultimate Alaska experience begins as soon as you board an Alaskan-built expedition vessel in Sitka. While you settle into the comfortable cabin, the knowledgeable captain and crew will provide a safety briefing and orientation.
Once underway, feel free to move about the vessel, including the spacious outside viewing deck. An on-board naturalist will provide narration explaining the remarkable ecosystem of the area. (S)he will point out places of interest and wildlife throughout the voyage. Sea otters, whales, harbor seals, brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles and a variety of marine birds are all commonly seen in the area. Your captain's local knowledge ensures the best possible viewing experience on any given day.
At Fin Island Lodge, indulge in a delicious Alaskan feast of crab, wild salmon cooked over an alder wood-fired grill, prime rib, homemade side dishes and dessert. Coffee, tea, cocoa, lemonade and water are also included. Alaskan-brewed beers, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on the signature Fin Island feast is offered for tours arriving before 10am. Vegan and gluten free options are available at any time.
After the meal, you may choose to beachcomb, explore the beautiful island, or relax next to the cozy beach fire. When the adventure concludes, it's just a short cruise back to Sitka.
Tour operates rain or shine, but may be cancelled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions. Dress warmly in layers. Bring a hat, gloves and a scarf. Wear sturdy walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, Fin Island Lodge offers a place to stay warm and protected from the elements. Depending on tide there are sloping docks and ramps in order to access Fin Island Lodge. You will have free time to explore beautiful Sitka on your own before or after the tour. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.