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 Quest. Click here to learn more about Sitka.
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. Learn More
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. Learn More
This unique experience includes an opportunity to view sea otters, whales, bears, and other wildlife coupled with a feast of Alaska king crab, wild salmon cooked over an alder wood-fired grill, and prime rib at the new and exclusive Fin Island Lodge. Learn More
Exclusive Wilderness Adventures
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. Learn More