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Sitka Scenic Tour

Price: $95.00
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Tour operates from May to September.
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Escape the packed school bus tour offered by some cruise lines on this fun and adventurous tour by van. You will be picked up at the cruise ship tender pier. After driving down the town's main street, you will take in the sweeping view of downtown Sitka from the O'Connell Bridge as you explore Japonski (the Russian word for Japanese) Island's rich history and wildlife. Although wildlife sightings are not guaranteed, you will most likely see eagles, sea lions, otters, and various other animals during the tour.

Your tour continues with a scenic drive to Silver Bay, where you will learn of its rich history and be amazed by the scenery and photo opportunities.

Next, we're on to the "Fortress of the Bear." Here, you'll have the opportunity to witness the distinctive brown bear in a naturalized setting, while gaining a thorough education on the species itself. The three-quarter acre habitat is complete with covered viewing areas, as well as an adjacent public farm.

The last stop is the Sitka National Historical Park, also known as Totem Park. You will stand on a bridge over Indian River and learn about the salmon and their life cycle, then take a walk in the amazing old growth rain forest. Hear about the native culture as you view the totem art and scenery..

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Dress
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers, the top one waterproof. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
Infants under the age of 2 may come free of charge but they must be held in a lap. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, packed dirt and wooden plank surfaces, several on an incline or uneven. There is approximately one quarter mile of walking required. Vans have no storage and wheelchairs can not be accommodated.
5 Stars5Based On 38 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSitkaOctober 16, 2017

Reviewer: Jackie Golden
Great tour. Driver was very friendly & very informative. Took us to some great spots to see local life.

5 StarsGreat ExperienceSeptember 14, 2017

Reviewer: jing zhu
We were warmly greeted by the staff. The tour started on time, beautiful view, and the most impressive one is the visit of bear sanctuary.

4 StarsSitka Bear Fortress and Totem VillageSeptember 03, 2017

Reviewer: Cleta V. Belt
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The young woman tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and patient with the tour members. She even stopped in a bay on our way to the bear Fortress to let us see a whale. She knew one looked in that area and she waited until we saw its tail flip. As she guided us into the rainforest at the totem Park, again she was personable and knowledgeable about the area.

5 StarsGreat tourAugust 16, 2017

Reviewer: Rob and Joanna Kim
The tour operators were right out side the terminal and were very welcoming and had our reservation. Our tour guide, Maria, was the best!! Thank you to her for an interesting and enjoyable tour. We highly recommend this tour.

5 StarsGreat Tour!August 16, 2017

Reviewer: Sue Bezanson
We really enjoyed this tour, and felt it was great value for the money. We were fortunate to have a great guide who was a native Alaskan and had Tlingit roots. She was very knowledgeable and had wonderful stories. We had the option to stay at the National Park and do a self-guided tour or take the van back to the cruise terminal, and we were very glad we chose to walk the park--we saw several eagles in the wild, and salmon jumping, and lots of beautiful totem poles. It was a short walk back to the ship.

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