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Local Guide + Insider Tips = Maximize the Fun!

It wasn't always tours. In 2009, our family returned to Sitka to raise our boys. This island paradise, with its rich history, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant culture, quickly stole my heart. I wanted visitors to share this magic, to escape the crowds and truly experience Sitka.

That's where Beyond the Dock Tours comes in. We craft one-of-a-kind adventures tailored just for you. Forget long lines and missed opportunities - explore Sitka's hidden gems, stunning landscapes, and fascinating history at your own pace.

Like us, you'll love the freedom to explore. As a family, we cherish our time outdoors, exploring, hiking, fishing – all the adventures Sitka offers. Join us on an unforgettable Alaskan adventure! We'll show you the Sitka that stole our hearts, and create memories that last a lifetime!

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Forget crowded tours and cookie-cutter itineraries. We're passionate about crafting unique adventures in Sitka, Alaska, tailored just for you.

Why Beyond the Dock Tours?

Small Groups, Big Experiences: We keep things intimate, ensuring a personalized experience that caters to your interests.
AlaskaHost Certified: We're experts in creating unforgettable Alaskan memories.
Stress-Free Exploration: Relax and let us handle the details.
Your Sitka Storyteller: Uncover Sitka's breathtaking landscapes, captivating history, and hidden gems.

Join us on a journey beyond the ordinary! We'll trade lines for laughter, and sightseeing for discovery - adventure, relaxation, and memories that will last a lifetime await!

A Unique Experience
Where Sitka's stories come alive!

The smartphone in your pocket has the power to capture the kind of high-quality shots you can find in magazines – and it’s extremely easy to use, too! Along with showing you our favorite spots, we're all about spilling the beans on insider tips and tricks to help you unlock the full potential of your smartphone. Elevate your photo skills and snap stunning, share-worthy images that will dazzle your friends and family. 

We Help You Capture the Spirit of Sitka

Beyond Ordinary:

that’s where we come in

- J. Collins

Our day could not have been more perfect!

We are a family-owned business and we LOVE traveling together as a family. We are committed to working with you to create a fun adventure that caters to different age groups and interests. We offer discounts for groups of four or more. Youth under the age of 8 need to be secured in a booster seat or car seat. We can help you connect with local resources for rentals. 

For over 20 years, I've planned and coordinated logistics for groups, specializing in event coordination and marketing/customer service industries. My goal is to provide a seamless experience for you from start to finish.

Additionally, we provide satellite wifi for those who need to stay connected with the outside world while exploring the beauty of Alaska!

When you get in touch with me to plan your trip, you'll be chatting with the same person who will be guiding you on your adventure. You can feel free to ask me anything that's on your mind, and I'll do my best to help you out. All your questions and concerns become my questions and concerns. I have all the requisite certifications, permits, licenses, insurance, and so on to guide and operate my business.  

Why Choose Us?

A seamless experience from start to finish

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There are many amazing trips and guides available to you in Sitka. If you need any recommendations, I'm happy to suggest some people that I know and trust. However, it's important to plan ahead regardless of which tour you choose. It's worth noting that Sitka doesn't currently have Uber/Lyft. One common mistake that visitors make is not planning ahead or not realizing that the main cruise ship terminal is over 5 miles away from town. It's not safe to walk along a busy highway to reach the town. If you don't plan ahead, you'll have to wait in long lines to board the buses provided by the terminal. To save yourself from the hassle and spend more time enjoying Sitka, I suggest you opt for a custom or smaller group tour.

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Travel isn't about ticking boxes on a pre-written itinerary. It's about discovering the rhythm in the a new place and connecting authentically to its culture.

Island heart, Alaskan soul! As a proud indigenous Native Hawaiian with a love for travel, I found my second home in the breathtaking beauty of Sitka, Alaska. Sharing the magic of Southeast Alaska with visitors brings me immense joy. Building genuine connections with people from all over the world is what truly fuels my passion. Whether it's exploring a new trail, capturing stunning landscapes, or sharing stories on a walk through historic Sitka, I believe the best adventures are the ones that connect us to nature and each other. When I'm not guiding tours, you’ll find me roasting marshmallows around a bonfire or watching the sunset at the beach.


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Born & raised in Sitka, I grew up living & breathing adventure! Whether it's exploring hidden trails with my furry crew, casting a line for the perfect catch, or cruising the crystal-clear waters, I live for all things Alaskan. Throw in some stargazing from a cozy campsite with my family, and you've got my perfect day. When I'm not guiding hikes, I capture the wild beauty of this state through photography. Let me share my passion for the outdoors and help you create unforgettable memories - one stunning view at a time!


photographer & Hiking guide

Adventure is our family business, and wanderlust is our family motto! We thrive on fresh air and wide-open spaces, whether it's conquering a new trail in our backyard, roasting marshmallows under a starry sky, or planning the next epic adventure. From the crystal-clear waters of Alaska to the beaches of Hawaii, and anywhere in between, we love exploring hidden gems and packing our car full of memories (and maybe a few too many snacks) for the journey. There's no place we'd rather be than together, creating experiences that will last a lifetime for you and your family too!

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As a Hawaiian steward embracing Alaska, I'm not just a guide, I'm a bridge between cultures. I'm passionate about sharing the breathtaking beauty of Southeast Alaska responsibly. We'll explore stunning landscapes, delve into vibrant culture, and connect with the heartbeat of Southeast Alaska. Forget generic tours – build a genuine connection with the land and its people, just like I did when I first arrived.

This isn't just a tour, it's an immersive experience unlike any other. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime, together.

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