Points of Interest
- Outdoor Adventures
- Wildlife Cruise
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
A Zodiac is a rigid-hulled inflatable boat that offers both speed and agility. It is the perfect vessel for exploring Sitka's network of rainforest islands, emerald jewels in the deep blue waters flanked by majestic snow-capped mountains. The nimble boat provides an opportunity to experience up-close views of wildlife, including sea otters, bald eagles, and sea lions, as well as exploration of the shallow waters for a unique perspective on Sitka's amazing biodiversity. When whales are in the area, guests may even have the chance to experience the thrill of viewing these large marine mammals. This zippy experience is best enjoyed if you are dressed in warm layers and wear sturdy footgear. Water-proof gear is provided.
Fin Island Lodge
Beachcomb, explore the breathtaking grounds or relax by a toasty beach fire on this exclusive island where an Alaska feast is served.
What you will see along the way:
Your captain will steer the Zodiac through the icy waters of picturesque Sitka Sound, studded with small islands and surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery. Keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife, including whales, sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, seals and bald eagles that make their home among the glacier-carved peaks, secluded passages, and other natural wonders. A naturalist guide offers commentary throughout the tour.
A succulent feast is served by an attentive staff amidst spectacular natural surroundings. Tuck into a fresh Alaska king crab leg, wild salmon cooked over an alder wood-fired grill, and tender prime rib along with some tasty homemade side dishes and dessert. Alaska-brewed beers, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. A breakfast twist on our signature Fin Island feast is featured for guests arriving before 10 a.m. Vegan and gluten free options are available, regardless of tour time.
Special Notes:Dress in warm layers (synthetic materials and wools are best). Sturdy footgear is also recommended. On days with inclement weather, Fin Island Lodge offers a place to stay warm and protected from the elements during the island portion of the tour.
There is some walking required on flat (boardwalks, paved or carpeted) surfaces. Depending on the tide, there are sloping docks and ramps in order to access Fin Island Lodge. One crab leg is included in the meal and additional servings are available for purchase.
Provided: Raingear, lifejacket
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.
High-speed Zodiac - intimate wildlife sightseeing cruise, led by knowledgeable captain.
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Fin Island Lodge - King Crab, Prime rib and salmon meal at exclusive Fin Island Lodge. There is a private beach on the property.
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Transportation via Zodiac back to the cruise ship dock in Sitka
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