Getting on/off boat; whale watching about 2 hours.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel to include choices such as egg dishes, cereals, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, plus coffee, tea, and water.
Hop aboard a catamaran today for a whale watching and wildlife expedition in the Sitka Sound. Sitka Sound is home to the greatest variety of wildlife in Southeast Alaska – sea otters, whales, sea lions, porpoise, harbor seals, brown bears, puffins, bald eagles and more! During our whale watching expedition the onboard naturalist will explain the behavior and habitat of wildlife we may encounter.
We'll have lunch in our hotel meeting space.
The afternoon is free for independent exploration in Sitka. Your Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Enjoy shopping, a beautiful hike amongst Sitka spruce, Alaska yellow cedar and western hemlock trees, or perhaps a visit to the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the oldest museum in Alaska founded in 1897. Another option is the Sitka Historical Society Museum in the Centennial Building. Rotating and permanent exhibits will tell the story of the place where several cultures met and blended to make the vibrant town of today.
At the hotel, enjoy a farewell dinner plus coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
We'll enjoy a final presentation by our Group Leader to wrap up all the knowledge we've gained throughout our journey along the Inside Passage. Afterwards, use the remainder of the evening to prepare for departures tomorrow.