Sitka Scenic Tour
Sale Price: $80.00
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!
Reviewer: Kathy White
Wonderful tour with a great driver/tour guide who really knew and loved the area.
The tour and the guide were excellent! Thoroughly enjoyable tour!
This tour was absolutely perfect! Sitka was by far our favorite port to visit. The scenery was amazing. We happened to be there on a beautiful sunny day with clear skies. That is almost unheard of in Sitka. We were actually able to see the island because there wasn't any fog cover. The tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. This is an excellent way to tour Sitka and see what they have to offer. It's fairly short so there's still plenty of time to bumble around town afterward. We took this tour toward the end of our cruise and we hadn't seen any brown bears yet so we were very excited that we knew we would at least see some at the sanctuary. We would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Mary and George Mayhew
We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion to scenic Sitka. Our guide was very knowledgeable about this part of Alaska, and she took us to very beautiful and interesting areas we would have never seen. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and was exceptional!
Reviewer: michael schmid
Enjoyed tour guide take on local culture and history of Sitka