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Travel Blogs from Sitka
... audio). I was nearly moved to tears. I can’t describe how it felt to be so close to the whales and see and hear the whole event. The whales fed in front of the boat a few times, then swam under the boat on both sides right toward the stern. Everyone ran toward the stern. Dave said the kitchen staff was startled by the whales appearing right next to the windows. Only a small number of humpbacks ...
... eagles, arctic terns, geese, puffins, and more; sea otters, sea lions, humpback whales, orca whales, porpoise, Dall porpoise, and salmon. We saw mountains galore - Denali at 20,000 ft and Wrangell, Mt. Blackburn, Mt. St. Elias, and Mt. Fairweather ranging from 16-80,000 ft. And we saw glaciers up close - Kennicott, Exit, Portage, Margaritte, and Mendenhall. From a distance we saw dozens of other glaciers either nameless or forgotten.
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... quick pleasant ride; there are no births on this one, and only a snack bar. We drove right to our new campground, Spruce Meadow, where we were greeted by owner Corrina. We had a lovely space under the trees. After everything was all hooked up, we went to a nearby restaurant, The Broiler, for a very nice dinner. We stopped at Mendenhall Glacier on our way back. Had to have an early night since we are due on our glacier tour boat at ...
... a bear wanders into town, indicating a loss of fear of people, it's a death sentence for the bear. If there are cubs, they are also killed, by Alaskan law. Fortress of the Bear's mission is to save the cubs and rehome them to suitable zoos or rescues. They have five long term residents, a pair of twins and a set of triplets, all now grown brown Coastal bears, who live in two large natural habitats. We watched bears and talked to the two young Brits ...
Great day on the water with Captain Kent from Secret Sitka. Met our captain and charter boat at 8AM in Sitka's harbor. Signed our waivers, got quick instructions on how to find the life jackets in an emergency, and were clearly informed that in case of seasickness, "Chum goes overboard!" Another beautiful day for six hours of seeking whales, otters, sea lions, and maybe a bear. Our first sighting came quickly -- otters, a ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
330 Seward Street, Sitka | 3 star hotelfrom $188
109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka | Hotelfrom $105
201 Katlian, Sitka | Hotelfrom $171
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125