Are whale watching and wildlife photography expeditions with A Whale’s Song Expeditions safe thing to do right now? What COVID-19 safety measures do we have in place?  Where can you learn more about those safety measures? If I book an expedition and travel restrictions prevent me from taking it what happens to my deposit?

These are great questions that you should be asking—and we’re happy to answer!

  • It IS possible to have fun on the water during a pandemic and stay safe. Having the largest vessel with the most deck space of any 6-passenger vessel in Sitka we’ve proved that in the months since we reopened at the beginning of June.

  • A Whale’s Song Expedition’s number one commitment and priority is our passenger and crew safety. To that end we have developed and implemented health and safety protocols to ensure passenger and crew confidence in the operational safety of our expeditions. We are excited about the 2021 season and you can rest assured knowing our Covid-19 mitigation plan has been approved by the State of Alaska with guidance from the CDC.

    • The captain will complete a health questionnaire with all crew and passengers.

    • Passengers and crew are required to wear protective face covering and to practice physical distancing of 1 Fathom, (that’s nautical lingo for 6 Feet) when possible.  

    • Strict cleaning and sanitation protocols are in place.

    • With the ever-changing restrictions on travel, we have temporarily relaxed our policy on deposits. Deposits can be transferred to a later date, applied to a different tour or refunded in full minus a 10% processing fee with written notice.  

  • As always, we are prepared to go above and beyond to exceed guest expectations and demonstrate why we are Sitka’s premier whale watching and photography expedition company.


See our extensive covid-19 mitigation plan HERE.

Thank You,

Captain Neil


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A Whale's Song Expeditions

Sitka, Alaska

"As a  respectful and responsible whale watching company we adhere to strict  approach regulations and do not intentionally approach whales within 100 yards"