Originally Posted by Paul Motter
I have heard the whale watching is decent there. This is a "must do" activity on an Alaska cruise and the best way to do it is on a small boat that takes you to their regular feeding grounds. Your cruise ship is not likely to go near enough to these spots.
Have you been to Sitka?? Or on the water here? Humpbacks are seen and ship tours DO most certainly get to the same areas as any independent does. The difference here is the puffins which I already posted. It is close to 100% sightings of humpbacks on ALL boat tours out of Sitka. AND they all abide by the distance limitations.