Best of Sitka: Otters, Raptors & Bears

5 hours | Sitka | S I T - 6 1 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 219.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Points of Interest

  • Alaska Raptor Center
  • Wildlife Cruise
  • Fortress of the Bear
Includes snack, Easy activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Enjoy all three of Sitka's most popular wildlife experiences in one five-hour adventure! First, you'll board a deluxe 65-foot catamaran in search of sea otters, whales, Steller sea lions, porpoise, and harbor seals. Next, you'll return to shore and travel to the renowned Alaska Raptor Center, a raptor rehab and education center on the edge of Tongass National Forest. Once you arrive, a knowledgeable wildlife interpreter will guide you through the Bald Eagle Flight Building, where you'll come face-to-face with owls, hawks, falcons, eagles and ravens, and watch a live raptor presentation. Then, you'll rejoin your coach and journey to the Fortress of the Bear, a rescue facility for orphaned brown bears. After you disembark you can observe the bears in a naturalized setting from a viewing platform. At the end of the day you'll climb back aboard your coach and return to Sitka.

Special Notes:

This tour is not recommended for persons who are full-time wheelchair users. Participants must be able to transfer from a wheelchair and negotiate a few steps with non-lifting assistance only to embark and disembark transportation. There is walking for short distances at venues, but the pace is leisurely and there are frequent opportunities to sit or rest. Tour order may vary.

Dress warmly and bring a rainproof jacket to wear on the observation deck.

Provided: Binoculars and souvenir route map on the catamaran

Snack: Pastries, smoked salmon, coffee, tea, cocoa and water. Beer, wine and soda available to purchase.

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.

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

Transport type: Catamaran
Transport Capacity: 100
Time at site: 03:00
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes

Transfer and guided visit at Alaska Raptor Center

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 44
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 00:50
Free time at site: 15
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Transfer and visit Fortress of the Bear

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 44
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 35
Free time at site: 15
Inside visit: No
Restroom available: Yes

Return to cruise ship pier

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 44
Travel time: 00:15
Restroom available: No