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.
Comfortable boat.
Comfortable boat. Good commentary from the crew. Solid three hour excursion. We saw sea otters, seals and lots of whales. Book the early departure. They pick you up at the ship and then drop you off in town afterwards. This avoids the long ... Read More
Comfortable boat. Good commentary from the crew. Solid three hour excursion. We saw sea otters, seals and lots of whales. Book the early departure. They pick you up at the ship and then drop you off in town afterwards. This avoids the long queues for the shuttle busses from the ship to town. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good guides on the catamaran.
Good guides on the catamaran. Pretty day. Saw sea otters, sea lions and 8-10 whales in the Sitka Bay. 2 hour trip.
Good guides on the catamaran. Pretty day. Saw sea otters, sea lions and 8-10 whales in the Sitka Bay. 2 hour trip. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Saw lots of sea and land animals.
Saw lots of sea and land animals. Capt will do everything they can to please you
Saw lots of sea and land animals. Capt will do everything they can to please you Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Captain Gary was a perfect host - puffins, seals, otters, whales and a highlight for our kids - ...
Captain Gary was a perfect host - puffins, seals, otters, whales and a highlight for our kids - seadog Nico!
Captain Gary was a perfect host - puffins, seals, otters, whales and a highlight for our kids - seadog Nico! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Saw many sea otters, and several humpback whales.
Saw many sea otters, and several humpback whales. Were delighted to witness the baby whale breaching (jumping out of...) the water several times.
Saw many sea otters, and several humpback whales. Were delighted to witness the baby whale breaching (jumping out of...) the water several times. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A great view of Gray whales and a distant bear, but apart from that it was pretty quiet on the bay.
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
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
more whales then expeted and the crew was great
more whales then expeted and the crew was great
more whales then expeted and the crew was great Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Bad weather affected this.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Big boat, saw whales and sea otters but from quite a distance.
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
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Great weather lots of wildlife to see including humpback whale, Raptor center was really good and ...
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent weather.
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very much enjoyed this excursion.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
We were limited to 30 minutes at raptor center,30 minutes at fortress of the bear,missed our ...
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Insufficient focus on 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.
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
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
The tour we took included Fortress of the Bears, the Raptor center, and a wildlife quest by boat.
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
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent excursion on very comfortable catamaran.
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
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very good, comfortable boat and welcoming knowledgeable staff.
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
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise
Highlight at end was 10 humpback whales - awesome surprise Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw so many whales, otters and sea lions and the views were gorgeous.
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
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle.
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle. Nice boat ride
Saw lots of sea otters, whale, eagle. Nice boat ride Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our only Oceania excursion was a winner.
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
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions.
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions. very good guides.
saw otters, whales, and eagles and sea lions. very good guides. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles.
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles.
Saw whales, sea otters, and eagles. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
we saw everything as advertised.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience
Very well done by the crew and was a great experience Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line