Sitka, Alaska, US
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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
An ocean rafting adventure is the perfect way to make your visit to Sitka exciting and unforgettable. Welcome to this world filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. This is an intimate glimpse of Alaska's wild splendor that will excite your senses and leave you with lasting memories.
Before you begin, you will be equipped with state-of-the-art gear for this extreme adventure. Don an exposure suit, a balaclava, safety glasses and gloves. Traveling at up to 30 mph, the ocean raft gets you out into nature quickly with a blast of fresh air. Specially designed straddle seats provide comfortable and secure seating for this exciting trip out into nature.
This thrill-ride takes you offshore into ocean waters to explore the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island. This area makes for excellent photographic opportunities and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot whales, sea otters, Steller sea lions and sea birds, as well as brown bears and Sitka black-tail deer, from the raft. You will get close to the towering cliffs of St Lazaria Island -- a National Wildlife Refuge -- where sea birds nest.
In a volcanic sea cave (weather permitting), the captain will stop the boat and shut down the engine so you can listen to the surf crashing on the volcanic cliffs. You may be lucky enough to hear the song of nesting seabirds or whales breathing.
Please note: Minimum age is 10 years. Minimum height is 5'3"; Maximum weight is 350 lbs.. Participants must be able to climb into and out of the raft. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Ride will be bumpy. Pregnant women and guests with back, hip or neck problems are not allowed to participate.