Sitka Tours and Shore Excursions

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Sitka Raptor Center & City Walking Tour

Explore Sitka's beautiful nature and learn about the fascinating history of this charming Alaskan city. See the natural beauty of the Sitka National Historical Park and where you will observe authentic totem poles on the trails while you see the Lush Tongass National Forest. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center.

Duration: 3.25 hours

Price: $79 per person

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Sitka Small Group Scenic Tour: Totem Poles, Sitka History, and Fortress of the Bears

A small group tour to give guests an intimate experience of Sitka's beautiful scenery and history through the eyes of a local guide. On this tour, guests will stroll through Sitka National Historical Park along the Indian River and observe brown bears at the Fortress of the Bears. Showing eagles in a natural setting is always a goal along the way as guests witness the historical sights and sounds of Sitka.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $65 per person

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Sitka Premium Scenic Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Raptor Center & Totem Village

Guests will enjoy a locally guided, small group tour highlighting Sitka's abundant wildlife in both naturalized and wild environments. From stunning views on the way to Silver Bay, to up-close viewing opportunities at the famous Fortress of the Bears, to the rehabilitation Raptor Center to learn about local birds of prey, to Sitka National Historical Park to take in part of the state's largest national park and learn about the life cycle of salmon and spawning. An intimate look at some of Alaska's most revered wildlife, this tour is set up comfortably for guests to learn from local guides as they take in the best Sitka has to offer.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: $79 per person

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Sitka Marine Wildlife Boat & Cultural Land Tour Combo

This small capacity tour is ideal for those wanting to experience Sitka's highlights on both land and sea. A remarkable catamaran constructed to maneuver Alaska's narrow channels while transport guests on the Sound for whale watching. After some unique marine wildlife viewing, the tour continues onto land where guests will learn about the state's procurement from Russia before heading to the popular Fortress of the Bears.

Duration: 4 hours

Price: $195 per person

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Sitka Highlights Tour

Take a tour through the top highlights of Sitka! This excursion includes a stop to the Alaska Raptor Center, a tour of the Sitka National Historical Park and a visit to the Sitka Sound Science Center. A truly educational exploration of the past, present and future of Sitka!

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: $99 per person

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Sitka Whale Watching & Marine Adventure

In the waters between the Tongass Rainforest and the Alexander Archipelago, set out to explore coves and islands in search of a vast array of Alaskan wildlife. Your experienced guides will take you through the southeastern waters of the state, searching out seals, sea lions, otters, birds, and making stops for humpback whales and orcas.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $135 per person

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Sitka Marine Wildlife Exploration by Boat

This small capacity (up to 6 guests) marine tour takes guests to some of the most stunning locales for whale watching and wildlife viewing. Guests will want to keep an eye out for seals, otters, and birds in addition to whales. Due to the intimate capacity of the tour, the captain can often accommodate special interests and highlights along the way.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $135 per person

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Simply Amazing Sitka Tour

Find out why Sitka is simply amazing on this unique and captivating tour! There is bound to be something for everyone as this tour visits 4 main Sitka landmarks; Harrington Centennial Hall, The Fortress of the Bear, the Alaskan Raptor Center, and the Sitka National Historical Park.

Duration: 2 hours

Price: $79 per person

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Sitka Scenic Kayaking Adventure

This half-day kayaking tour promises to be a memorable adventure! Keep your eyes out for a multitude of wildlife sightings that are possible along the way. Skill levels of all ages are welcome, as you will receive specialized instruction that will have you feeling at ease on your kayak in no time! It's great fun for everyone.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: $154 per person

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Best Sitka Tours & Things to Do:

1. Sitka National Historical Park

2. Kayaking Tour on Sitka Sound

3. Alaska Raptor Center

4. Fortress of the Bear

5. Totem Village

6. Silver Bay

7. Brewery Tour

8. Glacier Bay


About Sitka

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.

You can also find Tongass National Forest tours deparing from Sitka. For more ideas, check out our list of the best things to do in Sitka.

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