Sitka Scenic Tour

Sitka Scenic Tour

Sitka Scenic Tour

Explore the wildlife highlights of Sitka on a 2-hour tour with knowledgeable local guides who share their expertise on this remarkable and beautiful area. Walk among the towering totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park, watch the antics of the brown bears at Fortress of the Bear, and gaze at the breathtaking scenery around Sitka. You’ll also see Japonski Island, the O’Connell Bridge, Alaska Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum and St Michael’s Cathedral. This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.

After meeting your small group tour at the cruise ship dock, you’ll board a comfortable 14-passenger van and head over O’Connell Bridge. Get a great view of Sitka, situated on the edge of Baranof Island at the end of Alaska’s famous Inside Passage. The bridge connects to Japonski Island where you’ll hear about Sitka’s role in World War II.

Then continue to the oldest national park in Alaska: Sitka National Historical Park. You'll be amazed as you stroll among the stunning Tlingit and Haida totem poles amidst hemlock and spruce trees on the scenic coastal trail. After, join your guide on a beautiful walk overlooking the Indian River. In the middle of the season, witness salmon spawning while your knowledgeable guide teaches you about the amazing life cycle of the salmon.

After your guided walk along the Indian River, you’ll head south along Silver Bay to arrive at Fortress of the Bear, North America’s biggest bear habitat. The habitat is designed to be a natural setting for orphaned bear cubs. You’ll be able to observe the brown bears from as close as 25 feet (8m), getting a great view of the play and habits of these magnificent animals. Experienced staff can answer any questions that you may have about the bears and their rehabilitation.

Along the tour, your guide will point out many historical treasures like the Sitka Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum, St Michael’s Cathedral, and the Sitka Sound Science Center. Keep an eye out for wildlife throughout your journey, and have your camera handy! After the tour of Sitka’s fascinating wildlife and historical highlights, you will end your tour back at the cruise ship dock in Sitka.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 2)

11:15 AM (Hours: 2)

1:30 PM (Hours: 2)

Duration:

Hours: 2

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Number of Passengers
(Prices Vary by Group Size)

Adult

 

$0.00

Total Cost
$0.00

Activity Level:

1

Inclusions

  • 2-hour scenic tour of Sitka by 14-passenger van
  • Port/hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance and activity fees
  • Customizable, small-group tour
  • Local guide

Tips

Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes as the weather in Sitka is always different. The van has a heater for your comfort, but you will want to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Adult pricing applies to all travelers. Please note: Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. A small amount of walking is involved.

Redemption and Voucher Details

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  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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