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Old April 6th, 2010, 05:59 PM
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We've been to Sitka a few times, did the wildlife excursion, fishing, and eagle preserve. Any other suggestions? I want to see Puffins but had never had luck, we are going in May 2010. Also, any good restaurants for King Crab?
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We didn't get there on our Alaska cruise but I wish we had...supposed to be some Russian history there.

I did find 4 blog entries about Sitka on John Heald's Blog
maybe there is something there that will help.

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If you want to see puffins, then you have to get out on a boat tour. I am assuming, either you went with a ship tour on your last trip, or was there in Sept??

You WILL see puffins, IF you go with an indepedent, who goes to St Lazaria Island, which they do. Listings www.sitka.org These sell out, so check now, if looking to book.
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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.
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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.
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