Premium Scenic Sitka

Premium Scenic Sitka
Price: $100.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromFor ships that anchor, the tour departs from the tender pier. For ships that dock, a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressFor all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. Guests with mobility issues should reconsider this tour as there is some minimal walking involved. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Premium Scenic Sitka

Discover the beauty of one of the most sought out cities in Alaska on this premium 2.5-hour scenic excursion. Learn why so many people claim Sitka as the best stop of their Alaskan cruise. This small city will provide you with amazing and abundant wildlife, incredible beauty and overall majestic scenery.

Your guided tour will begin with a stop at beautiful Japonski Island. Learn about the fishing industry and world war two history as you view Sitka from this amazing island. Your next stop is Silver Bay, a deep-water fjord located southeast of Sitka. Once there, and if you are lucky, you may see whales, sea lions or other marine animals that inhabit the area.

As your journey continues, you will come to your next stop, The Fortress of the Bear. This special place is a rescue and rehabilitation center for orphaned Alaskan brown and black bear cubs. Once there, you will have the opportunity to get close to these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. Don't forget to take your camera out or have your phone charged to take a few selfies with these beautiful, majestic animals.

After spending some quality time with the bears, be prepared to explore the Alaska Raptor Center. This center is home to bald eagles, owls, ravens, and other birds of prey that were rescued from the Alaskan forest. Experience an up-close look at these magnificent animals in a naturalized setting!

Last, but not least, you will visit the Sitka National Historical Park (also known as Totem Park). It was re-designated as a national historical park from its previous status as the national monument in 1972. The park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Tlingit. The Tlingit and Haida totem poles stand along the park's scenic coastal trail. These totem poles appear so solidly rooted in place, it is difficult to imagine a time when they were not part of the surrounding forest.

As your tour comes to an end you will have the opportunity to drive back with your guide or walk along the beautiful Sitka Sea Walk. This is a short, scenic and easy walk along the shoreline and a chance to see more of Sitka's amazing attractions.

Don't hesitate to reserve your seat as space is limited on this small group, exclusive adventure! This amazing day in Sitka is waiting for you to come and explore.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  10 ReviewsReview This Tour
Very good tour Excellent guide
October 24, 2019
This tour was very good even though it was in the rain Very informative
Reviewer: John testa
5 Stars
Great time
October 14, 2019
The tour was great. We got to see the bears and raptors. Our guide was a local who had been our fishing before taking us on our tour. She was amazing and knowledgeable about the local wildlife and environment. We had a great time.
Reviewer: Valerie Chance
5 Stars
Beautiful Excursion
October 05, 2019
Very beautiful excursion learned alot about the area and people there. Would recommend this excursion to everyone.
Reviewer: Crosby Gest
5 Stars
Sitka tour
September 26, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide who was very professional, friendly and had good information and answers to questions. We never felt hurried. We were very impressed with our guide. I just wish I could remember her name!
Reviewer: evie small
5 Stars
Take this excursion.
September 25, 2019
Very enjoyable and informative. Our guide- Lindsey- was fantastic. As we toured, she pointed out native plants, bald eagles, and spoke about current life in the area. Our group had a challenge fitting everything in because our guide was so thorough and wanted us to see everything. So glad we made it to the Raptor Center. We could have used another hour.
Reviewer: Janis Knight
5 Stars
Loved the bears and eagles
September 23, 2019
Had a wonderful time. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of history with our tour. I would recommend this to people
Reviewer: Anita Curtis
4 Stars