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

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.

See What We’ve Been Up To

This video was done on our vessel during our bubble-net feeding season. It’s a part of a #visitsitka promo. Awesome job Starling Birch! ...

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Happy Bear Day. Hidden Galls Hatchery. Wow. 9 Bears catching salmon at the Weir. I was told 47 bears were photographed there one day. A perfect stop for our Multi-Day Photography Tours. #travel Alaska #visitsitka #sharingalaska #ilovealaska #alaskaphotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifetour #alaskatour #ecotour #Sitka #Alaska #natgeo #AlaskaTravel #Nanpa #AlaskaAir #responsibletourism #travelphotography #akwildlife #blueplanet #planetearth #naturephotography #bear_of_instagram ...

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Wow. A mouthful of herring. #whalewatching #marinemammals #cetacean #worldcetaceanalliance #whalephotography # whalephoto #whale #whalesofinstagram
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Underway during an amazing whale and wildlife photography tour. Breaching humpbacks, bubble net feeding, orcas, bears, otters, Puffins and a moon jelly massive mating gathering. Wow. So many amazing wildlife behaviors captured by our guests. #travelalaska #visitsitka #sharingalaska #ilovealaska #alaskaphotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifetour #alaskatour #ecotour #Sitka #Alaska #natgeo #AlaskaTravel #Nanpa #AlaskaAir #responsibletourism #travelphotography #akwildlife #blueplanet #planetearth #naturephotography ...

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