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An ocean rafting adventure is the perfect way to make your visit to Sitka exciting and unforgettable. Before you begin, you will be equipped with state-of-the-art gear for this extreme adventure. Don an exposure suit, a balaclava, safety glasses and gloves.
Traveling at up to 50 mph, the ocean raft gets you out into nature quickly with a blast of fresh air. Specially designed straddle seats provide comfortable and secure seating for this exciting trip out into nature. This thrill-ride takes you offshore into ocean waters on your way to explore the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island.
This area makes for excellent photographic opportunities and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot whales, sea otters, stellar sea lions and sea birds, as well as brown bears and Sitka black-tail deer, from the raft. You will get close to the towering cliffs of St Lazaria Island, a National Wildlife Refuge, where sea birds nest, and go right into volcanic sea caves (weather permitting).
At the appropriate moment the captain will stop the boat and shut down the engine so you can listen to the surf crashing off of volcanic cliffs and the song of nesting seabirds or for whales breathing. Welcome to a world filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. This is an intimate glimpse of Alaska's wild splendor that will excite your senses and leave you with lasting memories.
NOTE: Minimum age is 9 years. Guests must be able to climb into and out of the raft. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.