Points of Interest
- Wildlife Cruise
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Celebrate Sitka's natural history and abundant wildlife on board a jet-powered catamaran specially designed for wildlife viewing on this half-day adventure. The warm and spacious main cabin welcomes you, and the panoramic windows offer breathtaking views of the spectacular scenery. You can also opt to see the sights on the outside viewing deck. While you cruise, an onboard naturalist explains the habits and habitats of the creatures you may encounter. Make sure to have your binoculars and camera ready! Arrive at Fin Island Lodge, where you'll be treated to a delicious Alaska feast served up amidst the spectacular views of this exclusive island. Satiated, take a little walk through the natural terrain or along the shoreline, then warm up next to the cozy beach fire. Return to port or explore Sitka on your own.
Special Notes:Dress in warm layers to fully enjoy the vessel's observation deck and island shoreline. Sturdy footgear is also recommended. On days with inclement weather, Fin Island Lodge offers a place to stay warm and protected from the elements. There is some walking required on flat (boardwalks, paved or carpeted) surfaces. Depending on tide there are sloping docks and ramps in order to access Fin Island Lodge. Participants have option to explore natural terrain surrounding Fin Island Lodge (grass and beach sand/gravel). One crab leg is included in the meal and additional servings are available for purchase.
Provided: Binoculars and souvenir route map
Unaccompanied Minors Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Expedition Catamaran - intimate wildlife sightseeing cruise, led by knowledgeable captain and crew.
- Time at site: 02:00
Fin Island Lodge - King Crab, Prime rib and salmon meal at exclusive Fin Island Lodge. There is a private beach on the property.
- Time at site: 01:15
Transportation via Expedition Catamaran back to the cruise ship dock in Sitka
- Travel time: 00:15