Explore the underwater world of Southeast Alaska and learn about the marine biology of the ocean floor that teems with life in the waters of Sitka Sound. The advantages of using a dry suit are warmth, buoyancy, safety, comfort, and ease in changing.
You simply wear your own street clothes under the dry suit. You will be picked up dockside and transfer to the changing area. There is a secure space to leave your belongings. In your dry suit, you will head to the snorkel site at Magic Island, located within the Halibut Point Recreation State Park. Listen to a safety orientation and your guide will answer any questions; then you will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of snorkeling in the waters of Alaska.
Watch for sea life such as sea stars, sun stars (up to 60 lbs), crab, a variety of fish, sea anemones (one of the oldest animals on earth), a variety of filter feeders, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and the colorful bio-mass of the sea floor. Snorkelers may also explore the giant kelp forest near the snorkel area.
You will spend approximately 30-45 minutes to one hour in the water. Safety is the number one priority of your guides and each guest receives additional information regarding the water temperatures, visibility, tidal fluctuations and local marine life. There is a 1:6 guide-to-guest ratio and a certified dive master accompanies the group. All guides are trained in CPR, dive and snorkel procedures, and the marine environment.
Note: Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum weight is 85 lbs; maximum weight is 240 lbs. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Not suitable for guests with latex allergies.