Experience Sitka's picturesque coast in a unique new way during this exciting and memorable ocean rafting adventure.
After being outfitted with state-of-the-art gear that includes a Coast Guard-styled exposure suit, balaclava, safety glasses and gloves, you will embark your Adventure Raft 1(AR1) for an exhilarating ocean excursion. Specially-designed straddle seats offer comfortable and secure seating for your exciting trip. As you proceed offshore, you will fly over ocean swells at speeds up to 50 m.p.h., and feel blasts of fresh air in the open seating of the AR1.
Along the way, seabirds will glide by as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of whales and sea otters en route to the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island. While exploring this coastline, you will have an opportunity to get up-close to the towering cliffs where sea birds nest and fly into volcanic sea caves. At opportune times, the captain will stop the boat and shut down the engine to enable you to hear the surf crashing off of volcanic cliffs, the songs of nesting seabirds or the sound of whales breathing. Following your ocean rafting adventure, you will be returned to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves travel over open water, and is recommended for guests in good physical condition only. Must be in good health able to take a high step to enter raft, this tour is very bumpy and has hard turns and jolts, not recommended for pregnant women or those with back, neck, hip joint problems. Min. age is 9 years and max weight is 350 lbs or able to fit a xxxlg exposure suit. Gear includes a balaclava hood, glasses, gloves and a cold weather flotation suit. Guests may get wet and could become sea sick if susceptible. The tour route may vary due to weather conditions.