Founded in 2019 by Ketchikan locals Eric Lunde and Delaney Murphy, Out to Sea Expedition Company’s mission is to explore our world with an adventurous spirit in a sustainable way. We specialize in guided wildlife eco-tours and custom outdoor expeditions use fully inflatable Zodiacs to explore the stunning and reinvigorating waters surrounding Ketchikan.
Inspired by our mutual love for the pristine wilderness and wildness of Alaska, we wanted to find a way to share our beautiful home with visitors from around the world in a way that is both responsible and authentically Alaskan. Out to Sea Expedition Company strives to be economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable, and avoid creating negative impacts wherever possible.
In addition to our partnership with industry and community organizations, the company is also a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of all sales to the research and conservation efforts of Audubon Alaska.
What we'll do
Go on an adventure as you explore the deep mysterious waters of island studded sea passages in search of wildlife aboard a rugged Zodiac expedition craft.
Your experienced captain and expert naturalist will use their considerable local knowledge of the area to unlock the secrets of this biologically rich ecosystem. You will feel ocean air on your face and taste the salt of sea spray as you skim across the waves in search of Alaska's unique wildlife. You will indulge your curiosity as you navigate narrow channels, next to rocky coast lines, emerald forested islands, and black sandy beaches. You will become an explorer, a mariner, an adventurer!
What to expect / what's provided
*Duration: 2.5 hours
*We provide rain gear, waterproof over boots, and a life jacket to keep you warm, safe, and dry.
*A light snack and hot tea or locally roasted coffee is provided.
*We suggest you dress warmly and in layers and bring a camera to document your discoveries.
*Your personal belongings can be stowed in one of our waterproof dry bags to keep them secure and out of the elements.
*While it is possible to see whales (about 50% of the time,) wildlife sightings are frequent but not guaranteed.
*The boat is outfitted with all the required safety equipment and operated by a USCG licensed Captain.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
No-shows will be charged the full price.