Sitka Scenic Tour

special offer banner Scenic Tour of Sitka Alaska (Sitka National Historical Park, Fortress of the Bear)
Price: $105.00   Sale Price: $89.00   Save: $16.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The cruise ship tender pier, or an approximately 12-minute shuttle (complimentary) is required to reach your departure location.
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 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.

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 rainforest. 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!

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  80 ReviewsReview This Tour
Alaskan Cruiser
October 14, 2022
This was an interesting tour, we got to see how totem poles are carved and visit a bear sanctuary. Take the time to walk through the totem pole park, you will see all kinds of interesting things. We got to see salmon spawning and don’t forget to drop a few coins by the money bear. We really enjoyed all our excursions booked through your website.
Reviewer: Debbie Lefebvre
5 Stars
Sitka Scenic Tour
September 27, 2022
Our tour started off with rain but the weather improved somewhat. The visit to the bear sanctuary and the rainforest with spawning salmon in a creek were the highlights of the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Pat Fuller
5 Stars
Exciting Tour
August 26, 2022
This tour was well worth the money. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We had a wonderful time and experience on this Sitka Scenic Tour with the beautiful scenery and landscape.
Reviewer: Valeria Shropshire
5 Stars
June 29, 2022
Loved the way as we got dropped off the shuttle bus, there was plenty of signs directing us where to check in. Our driver was awesome. He was so knowledgeable. He made a stop for us to see an eagle along the way. Definitely worth the money.
Reviewer: Jeanette Ouellette
5 Stars
Great and very informative
June 17, 2022
Our guide was great and we learned so much about the city and the people of Sitka. The vehicle was a great size for a small group and he taught us so much. We would do this tour again and again.
Reviewer: Cheryl F.
5 Stars
Sitka Tour
June 07, 2022
Tour is great - thoroughly enjoyed the entire tour, especially the "bear sanctuary" and the short "rainforest" hike where we learned about plants and the various salmon. The guides are very interesting and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: john mazurkiewicz
5 Stars