SITKA TOURS & SHORE EXCURSIONS

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

  • 4.6
  • 2 hrs

  • $89 / person

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 Riv READ MORE...

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

  • 4.7
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $99 / person

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 fam READ MORE...

Sitka Premium Scenic Private Tour

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $813 / Charter

Take control of your adventure in Sitka. Enjoy the premium package Nissan Armada with up to 7 of your friends and family as you take your own custom scenic drive in Sitka. Your party will get to choose which attractions you w READ MORE...

Sitka Whale Watching & Marine Adventure

  • 4.9
  • 2 hrs

  • $188 / person

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 wa READ MORE...

Sitka Whale Watching & Marine Adventure Private Charter

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $1,125 / Charter

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 your private group through the READ MORE...

Sitka Marine Wildlife Exploration by Boat

  • 4.9
  • 2 hrs

  • $179 / person

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 whal READ MORE...

Simply Amazing Sitka Tour

  • 4.6
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $119 / person

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 Alask READ MORE...

Sitka Bears, Raptors & Totems Private Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • $1,244 / Vehicle

Come experience and get to know Alaska's first capitol on a small group private tour! Depart from Harrigan Centennial Hall and begin your journey to three Sitka highlights with your local guide. Visit the Fortress of the Be READ MORE...

Sitka Tongass National Forest Guided Hike

  • 5.0
  • 2 hrs

  • $119 / person

Nature stuns on this two-hour, guided hike through the Tongass National Rainforest. Experience the rainforest as you learn about the way the mountains, forests, and ocean have been traditionally used for sustenance, foraging READ MORE...

Sitka Metal Art Experience

  • 5.0
  • 2.5 hrs

  • $205 / person

A fresh take on Alaskan fishing. Join an intimate class to learn the art of metal making and walk away with a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Craft a metal salmon or halibut at a local Sitka workshop. Whether or not the fish a READ MORE...

Sitka Sound Island Snorkel Tour

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $170 / person

Sitka is unique amongst towns in Southeast Alaska due to its location on the Outer Coast. The open ocean brings currents, waves, and pelagic creatures to its shores which makes for an incredible underwater world of extreme b READ MORE...

Sitka Scenic Kayaking Adventure

  • 3 hrs

  • $209 / person

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 READ MORE...

Sitka Historic Land Tour

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $130 / person

Home to breathtaking views, Sitka is your destination for the Fortress of the Bear, Sitka National Historical Park, and historical sites. For over twenty years, the Fortress of the Bear has rehabilitated and offered sanctuar READ MORE...

Sitka Exclusive Road Tour

  • 2.5 hrs

  • $120 / person

Step off your cruise ship and set out on the road! Sitka's fourteen-mile road system is home to epic Alaskan scenery. Paired with a professional guide, your small group will discover Magic Island, Japonski Island, the Sitka READ MORE...

Sitka Private Land Tour

  • 2 hrs

  • $999 / Vehicle

Explore for up to two hours on a unique and intimate tour of several Sitka highlights. Your private journey for up to seven guests will transport you to local forest trails, hidden waterfalls, and a stop at the Fortress of t READ MORE...

Sitka Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

  • 5.0
  • 1 hrs

  • $49 / person

Seek out the heart and soul of Sitka on a small group walking tour through the historic downtown. Explore and discover the city's historic streets and landmarks while gaining a deeper appreciation for its Indigenous Tlingit READ MORE...

Sitka Private Island Experience and Sightseeing Tour

  • 6 hrs

  • $5,000 / Charter

Escape the ordinary and embark on an unforgettable journey with our exclusive Sitka Private Island Experience and Sightseeing Tour. Explore a private island with lush forests, two secluded beaches, hiking trails, and a gourm READ MORE...

Sitka Private Wildlife Discovery Water Taxi & Scenic Expedition

  • 5.0
  • 3 hrs

  • $2,490 / Charter

The perfect blend of adventure and exploration as you set off on a captivating water taxi ride and breathtaking scenic expedition. Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature while uncovering the hidden gems of Sitka. Continue READ MORE...

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About Sitka

Best Sitka Tours & Things to Do:

1. Sitka National Historical Park

2. Sitka Scenic Kayaking Adventure

3. Alaska Raptor Center

4. Fortress of the Bear

5. Totem Village

6. Silver Bay

7. Marine Adventure

8. Glacier Bay

 

Sitka Shore Excursions by Locals

We are a local Alaska company that aims to bring you the best tours and experiences that Sitka has to offer. When you buy Sitka shore excursions on your own, instead of through a cruise ship, we can offer you wholesale, local Alaska prices. Our goal is to make your Alaskan cruise the trip of a lifetime!

 

FAQ

What are the best tours in Sitka?

The best excursions in Sitka, Alaska are:

Can I see bears in Sitka?

Yes! You can visit Forgress of the Bears and observe bears up close. Our most popular tour is the Sitka Scenic Tour, which includes Fortress of the Bears, Totem Poles, and Sitka History.

 

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.