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

  • Captain Neil and Assistant Tyler were over Fantastic. We took the morning photo tour and saw nearly 20 whales, 30 Puffins and 15 otters. Seeing all of this sea life totally exceeded expectations. It was raining throughout the trip, however Captain Neil kept moving... read more

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    Kevin Conway
    8/18/2021
  • Neil was awesome. He has a great bedside manner and sense of humor. He was laid back but worked hard to make sure we were comfortable and taught us so much about the area and, of course, the wildlife. We saw so many birds, otters and... read more

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    Seth Grad
    8/08/2021
  • It's a great wilderness adventure when you see breaching whales, a raft of sea otters (as in 20+), puffins, and more. It becomes a phenomenal tour when the captain and guide of the boat is enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable, caring, and safety conscious. Finally, when you add... read more

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    Ken Streater
    8/05/2021
  • We had such a great experience on our wildlife tour! Neil was such a polite and knowledgeable guide. He knew exactly where to go to see everything. We saw whales, puffins, otters, seals and sea lions. We also were able to see 6 whales breach out... read more

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    Kourtney Perry
    8/02/2021
  • Neil was wonderful! He is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. The boat is beautiful, with a cozy cabin and everything you need for successful wildlife viewing. Neil worked hard to give us the best experience possible and it really showed. We saw many humpback whales, so... read more

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    Kiera Quigley
    7/15/2021
  • It was my boyfriend’s first time whale watching and our trip with Neil did not disappoint! Neil was incredibly hospitable and knowledgable, not only about the wildlife, but also the history and local geography. We lucked out and watched a humpback whale “showing off” for close... read more

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    Heather Kalafarski
    7/05/2021
  • 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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    3/31/2021

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.

See What We’ve Been Up To

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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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Another great shot by Tyler Eddy on our photo tour Monday. #bubblenetfeeding #whalewatching #marinemammals #cetacean #worldcetaceanalliance #whalephotography # whalephoto #whale #whalesofinstagram
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We could hear the bubbles percolating. An incredible photography tour today. #travelalaska #visitsitka #sharingalaska #ilovealaska #alaskaphotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifetour #alaskatour #ecotour #Sitka #Alaska #natgeo #AlaskaTravel #Nanpa #AlaskaAir #responsibletourism #travelphotography #akwildlife #blueplanet #planetearth #naturephotography #whalewatching #marinemammals #cetacean #worldcetaceanalliance #whalephotography # whalephoto #whale #whalesofinstagram
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Great photo Tour today. Watched Mom and Cubs for a very long time. #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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