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Ocean Raft Adventures

105 Monastery St Ste B, Sitka, AK 99835-7669
+1 907-966-2301
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Alaskan Safari

We booked this onboard HAL Eurodam on the advice of a young women working the excursion desk, said... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Claudette S
via mobile
Canceled Due To Mechanical Failure

We were scheduled to arrive in Sitka on Thursday, August 24 aboard HAL Oosterdam. On Wednesday... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Goodyear, Arizona
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Explore the volcanic coastline of St Lazaria and Kruzof Islands aboard specially designed ocean rafts. These small boat tours prove that bigger isn't always better and sometimes less is definitely more. We provide you with special outdoor gear so you will be comfortable on the raft. Your Ocean Raft Adventure begins and ends at our outfitting shop at 105 B Monastery St. where you will be outfitted for the trip. The secure open air seating makes for a fun ride and gets you out into nature where you can appreciate the the unique volcanic geography and abundant wildlife that lives in these special places. On the volcano coast tour you are likely encounters Grey and Humpback whales, Sea Otters, Puffins, and a multitude of other sea birds. The sea cliffs and caves of St Lazaria island are prime nesting habitat for many different species of sea birds the ocean raft is the perfect way to explore the island without disturbing the nesting birds. This excursion is 3 hours long with approximately 2 hours spent on the ocean raft. On this excursion you should expect to be bounced around on the boat it is not appropriate for people who have problems with back neck or joints, Recent surgeries that are not completely healed or late term pregnancies. Even tho the ride can be bumpy people rarely suffer from motion sickness on these excursions due to the special open air seating.
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“see whales” (3 reviews)
“brown bear” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
105 Monastery St Ste B, Sitka, AK 99835-7669
+1 907-966-2301

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We booked this onboard HAL Eurodam on the advice of a young women working the excursion desk, said it was one of the best excursions. We we're skeptical, but WOW it was by far our best excursion so glad we did it. Showed us the...More

Thank Claudette S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were scheduled to arrive in Sitka on Thursday, August 24 aboard HAL Oosterdam. On Wednesday aboard the ship, we were notified that this excursion would be canceled due to 'mechanical failure'. There were five or six times scheduled for this excursion. Our trip and...More

Thank daveewald
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were on a cruise and signed up for this tour. I don't think I quite knew what I was getting in to. I am over 70. We get all suited up (safety suits that float, keep you warm, etc) And We're off. The boat...More

Thank Islandtraveler2307
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We had 4 in our group and it was an overcast day but not raining for the most part- we went searching for some whales and found about 6-8 bubble net feeding and stayed there for about 15 minutes- was super cool!! Thanks Greg- we...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

The ocean was rough and it was raining, but we still had a great time! I can't say enough great things about Captain Dick! Because of the rough seas, the captain had to alter our route, but we got to see a large brown bear...More

1  Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were well-suited up for the iffy weather. Unfortunately the hoods we wore (can't remember the name) made it difficult to hear Captain Ken's narration when we were going fast, maybe because we were sitting in the front. He grew up in the area and...More

Thank MamabearN
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thank you for making our Alaskan cruise vacation even more special than what we had already experienced. Seeing Orca's, Whales, and Sea Otters was amazing. Thank you.

Thank mickmankowski
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Captain Dick was great! Pleasant ,informative and gave all of a very memorable excursion while in beautiful Sitka! We explored the volcano was able to see puffins , sea otters and Captain Dick spent alot of time allowing us to see whales UP CLOSE and...More

Thank suecurran6
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I'm pretty sure I'm reviewing the correct company, since this was booked as a shore excursion through a cruise ship. But we loved this, unfortunately I can't remember the name of our great caption who was an older gentleman with a beard. If it's raining...More

Thank GTjamone
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The raft was comfortable. Captain Dick was great! Got to spot whales and saw the volcano. This was a memorable adventure.

Thank Drun007
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13 May 2017|
Response from Kenneth R | Property representative |
Hello We don't have a weight restriction as long as you can fit in the suits which go up to size xxxl. You should be fine at your height and weight. Thanks for considering Ocean Raft Adventures.
10 January 2015|
Response from Kenneth R | Property representative |
Hello Thanks for considering Ocean Raft Adventures. This tour is primarily a nature tour that slows often so that you can view wildlife and scenery and the tour guide gives information about the things you see. One of... More