Sitka Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest Excursion Reviews

This wildlife tour is a great way to take in Alaska's varied flora and fauna from the comfort of a guided boat.
A great view of Gray whales and a distant bear, but apart from that it was pretty quiet on the bay.
Sail Date: April 2019
A great view of Gray whales and a distant bear, but apart from that it was pretty quiet on the bay. The tour was in the afternoon, so we spent the morning looking at Sitka. The walk around the totem poles in the Historic Park was nice
A great view of Gray whales and a distant bear, but apart from that it was pretty quiet on the bay. The tour was in the afternoon, so we spent the morning looking at Sitka. The walk around the totem poles in the Historic Park was nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
more whales then expeted and the crew was great
Sail Date: August 2018
more whales then expeted and the crew was great
more whales then expeted and the crew was great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Bad weather affected this.
Sail Date: August 2018
Bad weather affected this. We saw otters and eagles but no whales. Extremely rough sea that day
Bad weather affected this. We saw otters and eagles but no whales. Extremely rough sea that day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Big boat, saw whales and sea otters but from quite a distance.
Sail Date: August 2018
Big boat, saw whales and sea otters but from quite a distance.
Big boat, saw whales and sea otters but from quite a distance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Great weather lots of wildlife to see including humpback whale, Raptor center was really good and ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Great weather lots of wildlife to see including humpback whale, Raptor center was really good and so was Fortress of the Bear
Great weather lots of wildlife to see including humpback whale, Raptor center was really good and so was Fortress of the Bear Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent weather.
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent weather. Saw about 200 Otters, some mothers with their babies cradled on top of them. Bird Island was fascinating and we saw a rare MINKE whale along with some humpbacks.
Excellent weather. Saw about 200 Otters, some mothers with their babies cradled on top of them. Bird Island was fascinating and we saw a rare MINKE whale along with some humpbacks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very much enjoyed this excursion.
Sail Date: June 2018
Very much enjoyed this excursion. We saw the sea otters and that was fine, but the real thrill was seeing some whales which we tracked for maybe an hour.
Very much enjoyed this excursion. We saw the sea otters and that was fine, but the real thrill was seeing some whales which we tracked for maybe an hour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
We were limited to 30 minutes at raptor center,30 minutes at fortress of the bear,missed our ...
Sail Date: June 2018
We were limited to 30 minutes at raptor center,30 minutes at fortress of the bear,missed our catamaran to sea otters because we were given the wrong information. Again same as anyone off the street could have purchased at half the price.
We were limited to 30 minutes at raptor center,30 minutes at fortress of the bear,missed our catamaran to sea otters because we were given the wrong information. Again same as anyone off the street could have purchased at half the price. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Insufficient focus on Sea Otters.
Sail Date: May 2018
Insufficient focus on Sea Otters. It became obvious we wouldn't see much else and they should have spent more time on their USP - sea otters.
Insufficient focus on Sea Otters. It became obvious we wouldn't see much else and they should have spent more time on their USP - sea otters. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
The tour we took included Fortress of the Bears, the Raptor center, and a wildlife quest by boat.
Sail Date: May 2018
The tour we took included Fortress of the Bears, the Raptor center, and a wildlife quest by boat. We saw otters and had a good view of the volcano, but this one paled after Juneau and Hoonah. If I could do this day over, I would still have ... Read More
The tour we took included Fortress of the Bears, the Raptor center, and a wildlife quest by boat. We saw otters and had a good view of the volcano, but this one paled after Juneau and Hoonah. If I could do this day over, I would still have visited the raptor center but would have spent the rest of the day wandering around town or taking the Russian history excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent excursion on very comfortable catamaran.
Sail Date: May 2018
Excellent excursion on very comfortable catamaran. Captain and two naturalists were great, very informative. We saw bald eagles, sea otters, a mama brown bear and her cubs, a humpback whale, and sea lions and well as some astoundingly ... Read More
Excellent excursion on very comfortable catamaran. Captain and two naturalists were great, very informative. We saw bald eagles, sea otters, a mama brown bear and her cubs, a humpback whale, and sea lions and well as some astoundingly beautiful scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very good, comfortable boat and welcoming knowledgeable staff.
Sail Date: September 2017
Very good, comfortable boat and welcoming knowledgeable staff. We saw lots of whales, otters, seals etc. And eagles. Because of this the time almost ran out but they took us directly by sea back to the boat. Great but had planned to see ... Read More
Very good, comfortable boat and welcoming knowledgeable staff. We saw lots of whales, otters, seals etc. And eagles. Because of this the time almost ran out but they took us directly by sea back to the boat. Great but had planned to see around Sitka, so a bit disappointed we missed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise
Sail Date: September 2017
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw so many whales, otters and sea lions and the views were gorgeous.
Sail Date: September 2017
Saw so many whales, otters and sea lions and the views were gorgeous. The crew was awesome, fun and knew their stuff. Highly recommend.
Saw so many whales, otters and sea lions and the views were gorgeous. The crew was awesome, fun and knew their stuff. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle.
Sail Date: August 2017
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle. Nice boat ride
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle. Nice boat ride Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our only Oceania excursion was a winner.
Sail Date: August 2017
Our only Oceania excursion was a winner. Raptor Center visit was educational and interesting. Bear rescue, not so much. Sea portion was a treat, with more humpback whales than sea otters. There seemed to be whales everywhere, and the ... Read More
Our only Oceania excursion was a winner. Raptor Center visit was educational and interesting. Bear rescue, not so much. Sea portion was a treat, with more humpback whales than sea otters. There seemed to be whales everywhere, and the guide onboard was great at directing us to see them do their terminal dives. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions.
Sail Date: August 2017
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions. very good guides.
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions. very good guides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles.
Sail Date: August 2017
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles.
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
we saw everything as advertised.
Sail Date: July 2017
we saw everything as advertised. the crew was very good at positioning passengers for photos.
we saw everything as advertised. the crew was very good at positioning passengers for photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience
Sail Date: July 2017
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life.
Sail Date: July 2017
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life.
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Saw abundant wildlife.
Sail Date: July 2017
Saw abundant wildlife. Pleasant and helpful crew.
Saw abundant wildlife. Pleasant and helpful crew. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Got to see a couple of whales, lots of otters, some bald eagles, good guide.
Sail Date: July 2017
Got to see a couple of whales, lots of otters, some bald eagles, good guide.
Got to see a couple of whales, lots of otters, some bald eagles, good guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Relaxing and informative.
Sail Date: July 2017
Relaxing and informative. It was great to see so many animals in their natural habitat.
Relaxing and informative. It was great to see so many animals in their natural habitat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
This boat ride takes you all over the island-area; it's just breathtaking.
Sail Date: June 2017
This boat ride takes you all over the island-area; it's just breathtaking. See whales, seals, otters, Puffins, eagles, salmon fishing, and maybe deer! My favorite port on the 14-day cruise! Also have done the Raptor Center (excellent ... Read More
This boat ride takes you all over the island-area; it's just breathtaking. See whales, seals, otters, Puffins, eagles, salmon fishing, and maybe deer! My favorite port on the 14-day cruise! Also have done the Raptor Center (excellent as well); and the Fortress of the Bears (only go if you want to see a bear-there's nothing else here). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line