Sitka Historical Floathouse & Scenic Cruise

2.5 hours | Sitka | S I T - 6 3 0
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$ 189.95
Min. age: 5 years | Max. weight: 250 lbs. (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Moderate activity


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

What you will visit:

Scenic Small-Group Cruise
Your captain will narrate as he navigates the covered and heated cabin cruiser around the islands of Sitka Sound. Learn about marine and natural history and enjoy a myriad of wildlife sightings and a smattering of historical structures, including two World War II bunkers along the shores.

Boar's Nest Floathouse
Just 20 minutes from Sitka, but seemingly worlds away, the small, rustic Boar's Nest Floathouse is situated on picturesque Camp Coogan Bay. This privately owned, functional house boat, built in the 1920s during the logging era, is steeped in history. Step back in time when you step inside and learn what it's like to live off the grid in this peaceful bay.

What you will see along the way:
Your captain will steer the vessel through picturesque Sitka Sound, studded with small islands and surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery. Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, both in the icy waters and along the shoreline, including whales, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, seals and bald eagles as well as Sitka black-tailed deer and brown bears that make their home among the glacier-carved peaks, secluded passages, and other natural and historic wonders.

Refresh with a light snack of trail mix or something similar and a beverage during your cruise.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 5 years. Maximum weight is 250 lbs. Not suitable for guests with back conditions as the sea can be choppy and may cause some discomfort aboard the boat. The ramp to access the boat may be steep depending on tidal conditions. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.

Provided: Binoculars

Liability waiver is required to be signed in the presence of the tour operator.

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.

Boat tour goes approximately 1 hour. Floathouse visit goes approximately 1 hour. 30 minutes for boat ride back to town.

Time at site: