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Old April 22nd, 2008, 11:17 PM
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Default sitka Boat and Wildlife tour--alternative needed

Everyone recommends Davey of EstherG(puffinsand whales) but he is booked May 29. Arriving on Westerdam and hopefully there is a recommended reasonably priced option on a small to medium sized boat--would like to see variety of wildlife. Please help.

Also, would you recommend whale (and wildlife) watching in Juneau or in Sitka?
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Until the new port facility is completed in Hobart Bay, you can't beat the whale watching in Juneau. For a great "small boat" experience, try Harv & Marv, Alaskan Marine Adventures, Alaska Trophy Fishing/Whale Watching, or Rum Runner Charters.

In the interest of "full disclosure", one of the businesses I mention above IS mine. Pick your tour based on time on the water and the personality of the captain above all else. Oh, and choose the one offered at a time that best fits your schedule so you can slip a few other activities in for the day as well.

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Here's a link to a new sightseeing tour in Sitka. Good folks, longtime Sitka residents, very nice boat.

http://www.sitkazeppuffinsand whaleshyrseatours.com/

(They need more pictures of the boat on their website.)

Oh, more likely than not, I'll be running the boat around that time.
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Give Jim Seeland a call - very knowledgeable and a nice boat - http://www.sitkasoundtours.com/

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