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Sitka Scenic Tour

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Tour operates from May to September.
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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
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
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.
Infants under the age of 2 may participate on the tour with advance notice; however, please note that a car seat must be provided for the infants. Infants must also be accounted for at the time of booking as they will occupy a seat. 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 74 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsSitkaOctober 12, 2019

Reviewer: Kim Shingleton
Really enjoyed this excursion. The guide was a long time resident who really the area.

5 StarsSitka Scenic TourOctober 11, 2019

Reviewer: Judy Love
This tour was very interesting. The guide was very personable

5 StarsBest tour of the cruiseOctober 02, 2019

Reviewer: Jennifer
Our tour with Marie was the best tour of our two week cruise. She is a native of Sitka and her enthusiasm and love of her town were evident. It was a very rainy day but everyone on our tour was happy to leave the comfortable van and explore with her. The rain forest walk was lovely, as were the rushing river and salmon we saw. We could have spent more time everywhere. But the Fortress of the Bear was well worth the trip by itself. Can hardly wait to return to Sitka and explore more!

5 StarsGreat tourSeptember 26, 2019

Reviewer: Deborah Dellera
This tour is locally operated. Our guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour company.

5 StarsSitka Shore ExcursionSeptember 26, 2019

Reviewer: J. Patrick and Cynthia Anderson
We had a great time visiting Sitka, Alaska as part of our Holland America cruise. The guides were very helpful and shared a great deal of interesting information about the area. We are very glad that we took this tour.

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