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Sitka Scenic Tour

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Sitka Scenic Tour

Escape the packed school bus tour offered by some cruise lines on this fun and adventurous tour in a new model, spacious 10 passenger van. Your local guide is a true Alaskan who really knows the land and the unique Alaskan lifestyle. Make the most of your trip to Sitka on this small group tour with a local guide who truly understands life in Alaska.

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 small group tour continues with a scenic drive to Silver Bay, where your local guide will explain its rich history and be amazed by the scenery and photo opportunities.

Next, it's on to the "Fortress of the Bear." Here, you'll have the opportunity to witness the distinctive brown bear in a naturalized setting, while your local Alaskan guide will give you a thorough education on the species itself. The three-quarter acre habitat includes a large covered viewing area, where you will observe the bears in safety and comfort.

The last stop on your small group tour 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. Your Alaskan guide will tell you all about native culture as you view the totem art and scenery. Don't miss this exciting small group tour of Sitka!

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
For 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 Provided
Not Included
Recommended 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.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 63 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsGreat TourJuly 08, 2019

Reviewer: Jennifer Ally
All the tours we took by Shore excursions was great and the guides are great people and knowledgeable. They took us to the various places that were interesting such as the Salmon hatchery.

5 StarsExcellent Tour!!June 27, 2019

Reviewer: Susan Ketterer
"Bruce", our guide for this Sitka excursion went above and beyond with this tour. Very knowledgeable about the town including Flora and fauna, history, industry, culture, everything!! A wealth of information in a comfortable vehicle tour! Well worth the money and would go again!

5 StarsBest tourJune 14, 2019

Reviewer: Ryan Cunningham
Out of all the excursions we took on our trip this was hands down the best. The guide was great and so fun. She had the greatest personality and lots of knowledge of the area.

5 StarsAlaskaJune 06, 2019

Reviewer: Garrison
We learned a lot about the area from our guide. She was a long time resident of the area. We were able to see an eagle on one of our stops. Just happened to be hanging out by the water with it's baby. Loved the stop at the bear sanctuary. We didn't have a lot of time at this stop, but I'm glad we took the tour.

3 StarsMore could be introducedJune 06, 2019

Reviewer: yujun zhang
Sitka is a city with a small population but very rich in history. The Scenic tour covers only a small part of it. That is understandable. But after the tour in the free hours, we found some interest places to visit such as Russian Orthodox Church and former Bishop residence, all of which were imbedded with important history. We were fortunate not missing it. If you mentioned it some someway, it will help a lot.

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