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Sitka Metal Art Experience

Excursion Overview

Join a 2.5 hour class to practice and appreciate the art of metal-making

During this quick-paced course, learn how to easily and safely use a 2" die grinder to smooth and texture your creation. You'll be provided with the necessary safety equipment and given close instruction by your experienced teacher. Sparks will fly during this class as you turn a dull, gray piece of steel into a shiny work of art.

With close instruction and guidance, begin grinding and texturing your metal Salmon or Halibut. Use a teardrop mallet to bring your fish to life with a 3D shape. Flapping tails, exhaling gills, and a thick belly will make your Alaskan Salmon or Halibut worthy to hang from any wall.

After you complete the shaping we will turn the heat up with a propane torch to apply deep hues of bronze, purple, and blue to your fish to create a truly one-of-a-kind Alaskan keepsake. Your piece of metal art will be as breathtaking as the views of Sitka Sound.

For a small additional price, your work of art can be shipped to your home or you may take the artwork with you at the end of class.

Please be advised that this class uses power tools, torches, and other light industrial equipment. With over a decade of experience, your instructor has safely guided students to safely use the various tools. Safety protocols must be followed.

Things You Need to Know


  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing protection - over ear & foam plugs available
  • Dust masks
  • Welding Gloves
  • Shipping of your finished piece is available at a small additional cost


  • Signed liability waiver
  • Close-toed shoes are required
  • Must be able to climb a flight of stairs to the workspace.
  • Minimum age to participate: 12 years old (all guests age 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
  • A minimum of 3 passengers is required to operate this tour. Participants are welcome to book an individual seat. Should the minimum not be met, our team will notify you and issue a refund accordingly.

Duration: 2.5 hours (Roundtrip from downtown Sitka.)

  • Upon arrival, you'll begin a quick paced 3 hour class and walk out with a beautiful Alaskan keepsake.

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the workshop space. Cruise ship guests will take the free Ride Sitka private shuttle to and from the dock. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Guests must be 12 years of age or older. All guests ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.

The maximum capacity for this tour is 8 guests. For larger groups, please contact [email protected] for rates and availability.

At checkout, you can choose the King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon or Halibut to create.

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

Closed-toe shoes are required. Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust masks and welding gloves are provided.


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Duration: 2.5 hours

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Duration: 2.5 hours

Adult (18+): $205.00

Must be accompanied by an adult

Child (Ages 12-17): $205.00

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