National Science Foundation


National Science Foundation: Where Discoveries Begin.

North Pacific Research Board

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) was formed in 1997 to recommend marine research activities to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that better understand the waters surrounding Alaska as they relate to pressing fishery management issues and important ecosystem information needs. NPRB has supported three major ecosystem research programs, over 430 multi-annual projects, more than 60 graduate students, and three long-term monitoring projects. Over 120 different institutions (national and international) have received NPRB funding, resulting in more than 580 peer-reviewed journal publications. Visit www.nprb.org for more information.

Visit Sitka

Visit Sitka is a private, non-profit marketing organization serving Sitka under a city contract for destination marketing organization (DMO) services. Through their efforts, they work to market and develop Sitka as a destination, focusing on convention sales, tourism and visitor services. Visit www.visitsitka.org for more information.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Sitka Salmon Shares is a values-based CSF, proud partner of Local Catch, and responsible steward of the environment that gives 1% of profits to conservation efforts. Visit www.sitkasalmonshares.com for more information.


Saltchuk is a privately owned family of diversified transportation and distribution companies headquartered in Seattle. Throughout North America, Saltchuk companies provide Air Cargo, Marine Services, Energy Distribution, Domestic Shipping, International Shipping and Logistics. We believe in–and champion–the inherent value of our companies’ individual brands. The Corporate Home provides leadership and resources to our companies, but not direct management of their operations. Saltchuk is a values-driven organization. We put safety first. We are reliable – we take care of our customers and conduct business with honesty and integrity. We are committed to each other, to protecting our environment, and to contributing to our communities, in a work environment where anyone would be proud for their children to work. Visit www.saltchuk.com for more information.

Greater Sitka Chamber Of Commerce

The Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and community leaders who promote, support, and facilitate commerce and economic growth in the community. Visit www.sitkachamber.com for more information.

Sitka Rotary Club

Sitka Rotary was founded in January of 1941. We are a nonpartisan, non-profit group of professionals who do volunteer service projects to make Sitka and our world a better place. The Rotarian motto is “Service Above Self,” which we try to exemplify in our personal and professional lives. Visit www.sitkarotary.org for more information.

First National Bank Alaska

For the better part of a century, Alaskan owned and operated First National Bank Alaska has helped neighbors build strong families, homes and businesses.


Sitka Sound Science Center

Welcome to Sitka Sound Science Center’s (SSSC) retail shop! We’ve got your official Sitka WhaleFest and SSSC gear. We also focus on locally made items and eco-alternatives. Every purchase from this store supports our non-profit’s mission of science education and research. To learn more about our work visit www.sitkascience.org.

Get your official Sitka WhaleFest gear here! Plus SSSC gear and a full line of eco-alternatives.

Sitka Salmon Shares

Sitka Salmon Shares is a values-based CSF, proud partner of Local Catch, and responsible steward of the environment that gives 1% of profits to conservation efforts.

Sitka Rotary

Sitka Rotary was founded in January of 1941. We are a nonpartisan, non-profit group of professionals who do volunteer service projects to make Sitka and our world a better place. The Rotarian motto is “Service Above Self,” which we try to exemplify in our personal and professional lives.

Island Artists Gallery

The Island Artists Gallery is a cooperative of 22 local Sitka artists and several consignment artists with strong ties to Sitka. We are excited to share our local and traditional art in our gallery at 205 Lincoln St. in downtown Sitka and now online @ islandartistsgallery.com. Much of our art evokes the marine world surrounding us as we create.

15% off on work by mixed media artist Amy Sweeney, photographer Janet Berlin, jewelry by Elizabeth Faulkner, jewelry and fabric art by Raven Shaw, paintings, prints and tee shirts by Pat Kehoe, jewelry from Fired Desires Catherine Weaver and Native Drums by Helen Mercado. Check back for other specials from our artists at Island Artists Gallery

Sitka Maritime Heritage Society

The Sitka Maritime Heritage Society is a local 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving maritime heritage and to sharing that rich legacy with the public. Our main focus has been the rehabilitation of the historical Japonski Island Boathouse. Your purchase, membership, or donation will help support our organization.

SMHS Members get 20% off all merchandise – email sitkamaritime@gmail.com for your discount code

Galanin + Klein

Galanin + Klein is a global goods and style boutique. We offer beautiful, functional, and timeless home wares, specialty clothing, and gifts. All of our items are carefully sourced from small-run makers and designers located across Alaska and around the world. Galanin + Klein offers online shopping, in-person shopping hours, free local delivery and pickup services, and shipping to all US states and territories.

10% off all orders over $50 with WHALEFEST10 code

Annahootz Creations

My name is Elizabeth and I am grateful for the opportunity to create art on beautiful Lingít Aaní. I make jewelry out of shells, sea glass, and other objects found on the shores of the Sitka Sound.

Old Harbor Books

Old Harbor Books has been serving our maritime community for nearly 45 years! Accepting in-person, email, and phone orders for all your ocean-themed book wants and needs.

Use Code WHALEFEST20 for 15% off Books November 1-7

Fortress Of The Bear

A sanctuary for orphaned bears, we provide educational and recreational experiences for visitors. We are pleased to partner with Sitka Sound Science Center’s WhaleFest as fellow stewards of wildlife looking to improve Alaska’s caretaking responsibilities.
Bringing a natural salmon diet to our full-time resident bears contributed to our WhaleFest limited edition design.

Receive a 10% storewide discount with the WHALEFEST code

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association is an alliance of small boat commercial fishermen committed to sustainable fisheries and thriving coastal communities. Our members support science-based fisheries management through collaborative research, advocacy, and innovation. We work to safeguard ocean health and improve the economic viability of small boat fishing. For our members, commercial fishing is more than a livelihood; it is a way of life.

10% off on merchandise with code WHALEFEST

57 Peaks

57 Peaks features custom leggings, hoodies, bomber jackets, and neck gaiters designed here in Sitka. Nature lovers love our strong Alaska and marine themes. We enjoy the highest reviews in the industry both for the quality of our products and our customer service. Personal shopping with Kris available by phone, messenger or in store from 1-5 pm, AK time.

40% OFF entire inventory in our store on Lincoln Street. Use code LINCOLN40 online in our Lincoln Street collection. Use code WHALES25 and get a 25% discount for all other items.

Faraway Candle Co.

Our candles add some everyday magic to your life and home. Handcrafted in Sitka with natural waxes, Faraway Candle Co. is devoted to creating beautiful candles with outstanding scent throws to fill your home with dreamy fragrances. Our candles are the little something special that you deserve.

10% off with coupon code “whalefest2020” and free doorstep delivery option within Sitka

Charlee Oh Creations

Fun & Stylish Soft Sole Shoes for Kicky Little Feet. Celebrate the little ones in your life, from new babies to preschoolers with a unique handcrafted gift from Sitka, Alaska. Whether you choose a cute, trendy pattern or a neutral solid, these sweet shoes are sure to win squeals of delight from parents and kiddos alike.

Coupon code WHALEFEST for Free Shipping.
Join the Charlee Oh VIP email list for your INSTANT 15% OFF Discount Code at: bit.ly/CharleeOh or Text CHARLEE to 33777

Sexi Seaweed

Sexi Seaweed’s collection of jewelry and accessories is “inspired by the wild” and hand made in Sitka, Alaska. The siren behind the seaweed is Amelia Mosher, long time resident of Sitka and mermaid at heart. In addition to the jewelry, this year’s virtual booth will include a new line of seaweed skincare and bath products, as well as seaweed snacks available through a partnership with Alaska Coastal Seaweeds.

I will be offering 20% off my entire virtual shop for the week of Whale Fest, November 1-7 with the code WHALES2020.

WinterSong Soap Company and Gifts

Our products are made in Sitka for 20 years using local ingredients like seaweed, devil’s club and fireweed honey.

Whalefest Market Special: Free Shipping on all orders!

Rustic Alaskan Crafts

Dave Nicholls is a craftsperson who produces wood coasters and centerpieces from local southeast Alaskan woods. Each piece is hand-made, sustainably sourced, and artistically produced. After air drying, the woods were sanded smooth and then coated with a durable clear finish. Many pieces contain character patterns that accentuate the natural beauty of the wood. Each piece is unique and fitting for your special occasions.
Drink Coasters – Set of 4: $20, Centerpiece – $30 each

Buy one, get one 50% off

Sitka Conservation Society

Founded in 1967, Sitka Conservation Society is Alaska’s oldest conservation organization. We work to protect the natural environment of the Tongass National Forest, while supporting the development of sustainable communities here in Southeast Alaska. We are offering a WhaleFest membership special; for only $20, you can become a new member of the Sitka Conservation Society and get your copy of our 2021 calendar, full of stories of our work across Southeast Alaska. These calendars and memberships also make a great gift!

Become a new SCS member or renew your membership and support our work across Southeast Alaska! All members get a copy of our 2021 calendar.

The Outer Coast

The 2021 Outer Coast Calendar of watercolors, woodcuts, and poetry and note cards and sets are printed in Alaska. Quantity calendar pricing starts at two. Hand-pulled wood engraving prints of Sitka and surrounding wilderness, are also available matted and framed. Free delivery on orders in Sitka!

10% discount for WhaleFest, use code WHALES during checkout

Alaska Raptor Center

The Alaska Raptor Centers mission is threefold: to promote and enhance wild populations of raptors and other avian species through rehabilitation, education and research. Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center medically treats around 200 birds, releasing many to their rightful place, back into the wild. The Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Receive a 10% discount at checkout when you use the code “WHALEFEST”

Alaska Pure Sea Salt Company

Hey Whalefest! We sure miss seeing everyone. Our all natural, locally handcrafted Sea Salts are ready and willing to liven up your meals – Original, Alder Smoked, Wild Blueberry, Spruce Tip, Lemon/Lime, Spicy, Coffee Bean and Vanilla Bean. We’re also bringing back some fan favorites for the holidays including Rosemary and Hot Smoked Sea Salt. Don’t forget our Body Scrub and so much more available on our website! If you are in Sitka please stop by the store and say hello! www.alaskapureseasalt.com. Stay safe, wash your hands and THANK YOU for supporting us.

KCAW Raven Radio

KCAW-FM is a non-commercial, community radio station owned and operated by the Raven Radio Foundation, Inc. of Sitka, Alaska. Since signing on the air March 6th, 1982, KCAW has been broadcasting a diverse and vibrant program schedule to the Southeast Alaskan communities of Sitka, Angoon, Elfin Cove, Kake, Pelican, Port Alexander, Tenakee Springs, Yakutat, as well as a wide expanse of the coastal fishing grounds.