Premier Whale Watching & Bird Tours in Sitka

We See Whales on 99% of Our Tours

We are the local leaders in professionally accredited marine wildlife viewing and photography expeditions. Join your expert naturalist guide and friendly captain to see humpbacks, minke, gray whales, sea otters, orcas, tufted puffins, and bald eagles on the Sitka Sound.

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Whale & Wildlife Photography Tours in Sitka & SE Alaska

Half-Day, Full-Day, & Multi-Day Expeditions

Capture images of incredible wildlife scenes during the golden hours. Your expert naturalist and photographer will help you take top-quality photos and use their unrivaled local knowledge to bring you to the best places to see the iconic Alaskan wildlife. Witness nature’s great events like bubble-net feeding and the mighty gray whale migration. For a life-changing adventure, choose our multi-day expedition to Glacier Bay – a natural paradise.

Whale & Wildlife Photography Tours in Sitka & SE Alaska

Half-Day, Full-Day, & Multi-Day Expeditions

Capture images of incredible wildlife scenes during the golden hours with an expert naturalist and photographer to help you take top-quality photos. Witness nature’s great events and experience life-changing adventures.

Responsible Whale Watching Certification

We hold Alaska’s only Responsible Whale Watching Certificate from the World Cetacean Alliance.

Expert Guides

Gain valuable knowledge & understanding from our expert naturalists & photographers.

Sitka’s Only Hydrophone

The only tour operator who allows you to listen to the whales as well as watch them.

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Take Our Guests’ Word For It

  • As a professional photographer, my 4-hour-plus photo tour with Captain Neil met all my expectations with respect to documenting humpback whales' bubble-net feeding. Neil is knowledgeable as well as respectful of the behavior of these magnificent mammals of the sea, and he strives to enable a... read more

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    Richard Hebhardt
    4/12/2021
  • Niel (with Karen as a bonus!) was such a wonderful host and his vessel, the Cat Daddy, was a very capable and comfortable boat. Niel was warm and welcoming and really seemed to enjoy life in SE Alaska, I bet that guy has some stories!
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    4/02/2021
  • Niel (with Karen as a bonus!) was such a wonderful host and his vessel, the Cat Daddy, was a very capable and comfortable boat. Niel was warm and welcoming and really seemed to enjoy life in SE Alaska, I bet that guy has some stories!Our... read more

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    4/02/2021
  • Excellent – I just spent 3 days on A Whale's Song Expeditions with Captain Neil. It was an incredible experience. The area surrounding Sitka is magnificently beautiful – a landscape photographer’s dream. The wildlife was abundant and easily photographed. Plenty of seabirds, otters, sea lions and... read more

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    M Bodart
    3/31/2021
  • I cannot say enough about the experience I had with Neil. I am a local Sitkan. Neil put out a post about a whale watching photo tour and we jumped at the opportunity! Neil's boat was luxury. It had running water, fresh... read more

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    Edith Johnson
    3/31/2021
  • Captain Neil took a small local group out for a day of whale watching and site seeing with an emphasis on photography. The boat was smooth riding and comfortable. Captain Neil was professional and very considerate towards the group’s desires for good lighting and angles for... read more

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    Jeren Schmidt
    3/31/2021
  • 5 star ratingBring your camera, you won't be disappointed! Excellent – A photographer's dream come true - bring your camera, you won't be disappointed! The wildlife was abundant and easily photographed. Plenty of seabirds, otters, sea lions and more bald eagles and whales than I could count. Captain Neil is a great host and guide,... read more

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    Retire-n-5
    3/28/2021
  • Fantastic evening of whale watching. The boat was great and Neil was a very knowledgeable and friendly host!

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    Heidi Aylsworth
    3/24/2021
  • One of the best experiences of my life. The tour was incredible and the boat was awesome! Couldn’t recommend it enough!

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    Tyler Hester
    3/10/2021
  • 5 star ratingThe total package! The entire experience was unforgettable. I highly recommend this to anyone who is a photography enthusiast. The wildlife was incredible!

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    3/08/2021

Dedicated to Protecting & Sustaining the Local Wildlife & Environment

Our number one priority is respecting and protecting the local wildlife and surroundings. We are proud to be the only wildlife watching company in Alaska and the second in the US to hold a Responsible Whale Watching Certificate. This means we operate to the highest standards of care for local wildlife, sustainability, and customer experience.

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Our Vessel: “Cat Daddy”

Ride in safety and comfort aboard our custom-built, 43-foot, expedition-style catamaran featuring a spacious, heated cabin with ample deluxe seating, restroom, and galley. Expect unparalleled viewing opportunities thanks to large wrap-around windows and an expansive open-air deck. Cat Daddy is the very best marine watching and photographing platform in Sitka.

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The cat daddy on the ocean.

Our Vessel: “Cat Daddy”

Ride in safety and comfort aboard our custom-built, 43-foot, expedition-style catamaran featuring a spacious, heated cabin with ample deluxe seating, restroom, and galley. Expect unparalleled viewing opportunities thanks to large wrap-around windows and an expansive open-air deck. Cat Daddy is the very best marine watching and photographing platform in Sitka.

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About Sitka

Tlingit, Russian, and American settlers have all called Sitka home. Today, cultural influences from all three groups remain. Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. Surrounded by rainforest, we share our home with brown bears, bald eagles, orcas, otters, and all five species of salmon.

Map of Sitka.
Map of Sitka.

About Sitka

Tlingit, Russian, and American settlers have all called Sitka home. Today, cultural influences from all three groups remain. Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. Surrounded by rainforest, we share our home with brown bears, bald eagles, orcas, otters, and all five species of salmon.

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