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.
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life.
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life.
We enjoyed seeing multiple whales and other sea life. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Saw abundant wildlife.
Saw abundant wildlife. Pleasant and helpful crew.
Saw abundant wildlife. Pleasant and helpful crew. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
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.
Got to see a couple of whales, lots of otters, some bald eagles, good guide. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Relaxing and informative.
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
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
This boat ride takes you all over the island-area; it's just breathtaking.
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
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Allen Marine always gives exceptional tours.
Allen Marine always gives exceptional tours. Glad Celebrity uses them in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan.
Allen Marine always gives exceptional tours. Glad Celebrity uses them in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent!!
Excellent!! Lots of otters, mama bear and 4 cubs, humpback whale. Beautiful!
Excellent!! Lots of otters, mama bear and 4 cubs, humpback whale. Beautiful! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One of the mot awesome experiences of my life.
One of the mot awesome experiences of my life. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable, we saw many Eagles, Otters, Bears & Whales. The crew got a tip and took us to see something rarely seen before. We traveled back in to a cove and saw a ... Read More
One of the mot awesome experiences of my life. Crew was friendly and knowledgeable, we saw many Eagles, Otters, Bears & Whales. The crew got a tip and took us to see something rarely seen before. We traveled back in to a cove and saw a ring of bubbles starting to form on the surface of the water. Shortly thereafter, a Whale lurched up through the center of the ring with his mouth open. This is called a "Bubble Net" where the Whale traps the fish inside of the bubbles and then captures them all in his mouth. We watched as this happened a dozen times. I'll never forget it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great boat ride.
Great boat ride. The motor catamaran is very stable and comfortable. They have free hot drinks and snacks for purchase. They also had free tastes of local smoked salmon. Saw lots of wildlife - California sea lion, sea otters, humpback ... Read More
Great boat ride. The motor catamaran is very stable and comfortable. They have free hot drinks and snacks for purchase. They also had free tastes of local smoked salmon. Saw lots of wildlife - California sea lion, sea otters, humpback whales, puffins, brown bears, lots of different sea birds, and eagles. Beautiful scenery. Great excursion. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting tour with some wildlife and great scenery.
Interesting tour with some wildlife and great scenery.
Interesting tour with some wildlife and great scenery. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Seeing bald eagles and other raptors up close at the Alaska Raptor rescue center was unbelievable.
Seeing bald eagles and other raptors up close at the Alaska Raptor rescue center was unbelievable.
Seeing bald eagles and other raptors up close at the Alaska Raptor rescue center was unbelievable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Would have preferred to spend longer at the Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bears.
Would have preferred to spend longer at the Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bears.
Would have preferred to spend longer at the Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bears. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
VERY informative, friendly and capable captain.
VERY informative, friendly and capable captain. Think his name was Sonny. Boat was very clean, comfortable and safe. Say many whales and a few otters.
VERY informative, friendly and capable captain. Think his name was Sonny. Boat was very clean, comfortable and safe. Say many whales and a few otters. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
This was a good tour on a very comfortable catamaran.
This was a good tour on a very comfortable catamaran. Unfortunately, it was quite rough that day. We didn't see any whales but did see sea lions and eagles. The crew and guides were excellent.
This was a good tour on a very comfortable catamaran. Unfortunately, it was quite rough that day. We didn't see any whales but did see sea lions and eagles. The crew and guides were excellent. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent.
Excellent. Saw more than expected-orcas and even a humpback breaching next to the boat!
Excellent. Saw more than expected-orcas and even a humpback breaching next to the boat! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Outstanding all the way.
Outstanding all the way. Sitka Raptor Center was great. Saw humpback whales, sea otter, sea lions and seals.
Outstanding all the way. Sitka Raptor Center was great. Saw humpback whales, sea otter, sea lions and seals. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
It was pretty good, but felt a little rushed.
It was pretty good, but felt a little rushed. They tried to cover lots of ground, so we couldn’t spend much time in any one place.
It was pretty good, but felt a little rushed. They tried to cover lots of ground, so we couldn’t spend much time in any one place. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Beautiful bay and cool houses on the bay.
Beautiful bay and cool houses on the bay. We saw bald eagles, sea lions, otters, and got a small glimpse of a hump back whale. Sitka has good shops and I was so glad we did a good bit of shopping there as some of the later ports were ... Read More
Beautiful bay and cool houses on the bay. We saw bald eagles, sea lions, otters, and got a small glimpse of a hump back whale. Sitka has good shops and I was so glad we did a good bit of shopping there as some of the later ports were full of jewelry shops and nothing that really struck me as being made in Alaska. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
It was good and the crew was nice.
It was good and the crew was nice. Nothing spectacular though.
It was good and the crew was nice. Nothing spectacular though. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
saw lots of wildlife
saw lots of wildlife
saw lots of wildlife Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The weather was not the best so we only saw the otters and a lot of eagles.
The weather was not the best so we only saw the otters and a lot of eagles. But the guides were great and they even had someone going along the edge of the boat cleaning the rain from the windows.
The weather was not the best so we only saw the otters and a lot of eagles. But the guides were great and they even had someone going along the edge of the boat cleaning the rain from the windows. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Although we couldn't see any of the whales breaching, we did get some shots of the partial tails ...
Although we couldn't see any of the whales breaching, we did get some shots of the partial tails and blows. It was a rainy, windy day, so Mother Nature did not cooperate!
Although we couldn't see any of the whales breaching, we did get some shots of the partial tails and blows. It was a rainy, windy day, so Mother Nature did not cooperate! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Although we didn't see a lot of wildlife, we saw everything that was promised--whales, otters, ...
Although we didn't see a lot of wildlife, we saw everything that was promised--whales, otters, eagles and bears. The crew was very informative and enjoyable.
Although we didn't see a lot of wildlife, we saw everything that was promised--whales, otters, eagles and bears. The crew was very informative and enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Employees were great and saw lots of wildlife.
Employees were great and saw lots of wildlife.
Employees were great and saw lots of wildlife. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was an afternoon tour and conducted by a family owned tour boat company.
This was an afternoon tour and conducted by a family owned tour boat company. Again, everyone on board was from the Navigator. It was very family oriented, and very hands-on (they had live starfish and other sea creatures to hold in your ... Read More
This was an afternoon tour and conducted by a family owned tour boat company. Again, everyone on board was from the Navigator. It was very family oriented, and very hands-on (they had live starfish and other sea creatures to hold in your hands and examine). They provided binoculars to everyone, and there was food and facilities on board the ship. They went out of their way to make sure we saw as many otters, seals and whales as we could. We were running behind schedule at the end, so the boat simply cruised over to our ship and we got off right at the gangplank. Our boat sailed shortly after this. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises