This unique excursion explores the best of Sitka, the former "Russian" capital city of Alaska. It includes a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Center, a visit to the Sitka National Historical Park, and a stop at the Fortress of the Bears.
The history and scenery of Sitka is not to be missed. This small group tour takes you through the sights and sounds of this beautiful and historic city. This tour will take you on a stroll through the Sitka National Historical Park, on a walk along the Indian River, and bear watching at Fortress of the Bear. In just 2-hours you'll experience the best highlights Sitka has to offer!
This small group tour is perfect if you want to experience the best of Sitka from the land and sea! Go whale watching on the Sound in a beautiful Catamaran designed to navigate the narrow channels of Alaska. After you've had your fill of marine wildlife, we'll take you on a land tour of Sitka where you'll learn about the state's acquisition from Russia and see some bears at the Fortress of the Bear!
This two-hour whale watching marine tour will take a maximum of six guests to some of the most breathtaking scenery and animal habitats in the world. Look out for whales, otters, seals, and birds galore! Because we keep capacity to a minimum, your captain may be able to tailor the highlights to your interests.
Looking for an adventure away from the cruise-line crowds? Enjoy this adventure on the waters of Sitka Sound and then make a stop at the abandoned World War II fort. This trek will show you the wonders of the colorful marine life that inhabit the Sitka Sound. Keep your eyes out for playful otters and curious seals and watchful bald eagles.
Our most popular small-group kayak adventure, this tour gives you the opportunity to spend half a day kayaking on the Sitka Sound exploring the countless islands and lesser-known passages Sitka has to offer. You'll discover areas of the Sound which are only accessible by kayak and your guide will help to identify all of the wildlife above and below the sea!
If you thrive on adventure, if you hunger for wild places and endless views, if you love to explore at whatever place suits your mood, then you'll love this full-day Wild Coast Paddle & Cruise. Your guide will be able to sculpt your tour to your preferences so you can make the most of your experience. It will be the highlight of your time in Alaska!
This short kayaking adventure is perfect to fit into your schedule. This small-group tour will be a perfect exploration of the Sitka's historic and cultured coastal community. From the seat of your kayak you'll see abundant wildlife above and below the water's surface. Your friendly guide will help point out the sights while explaining the ecology of the land and sea.
Sitka was originally settled by the Tlingit people over 10,000 years ago before the Russians came over to establish their own settlement in 1799. In 1802, the Tlingit warriors revolted, destroying the Russian settlement and leaving few survivors. It took two years for Russia to return with a large force and bombard the Tlingit fort, forcing the Tlingit people to eventually surrender and desert their stronghold. Following the “Battle of Sitka,” the Russians established New Archangel as a permanent settlement where they continued to control the land until the Alaska Purchase in 1867. The strong Tlingit and Russian American influences can still be seen intermingled today in the local art, downtown architecture, and local museums. One of the best ways to learn about this varied history is with our Sitka Scenic Tour! You’ll drive by some of the historic Russian monuments, walk through the National Historical Park which features Tlingit totem poles, and you’ll visit the Fortress of the Bear which is a habitat for orphaned bear cubs!
During World War II, the United States Navy constructed an air base on the neighboring Japonski Island. Today, you can learn more about this part of Sitka’s history with tours like our Sitka Island Paddle and Lost Fort Trek which takes you on a scenic guided kayak paddle through the Sitka Sound and explores abandoned WWII forts.
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