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Sitka Scenic Tour

$79 USD

On your shore excursion of historic Sitka, Alaska, you’ll walk among the towering Totems, visit our resident rescued bear cubs, and discover the amazing and true stories of Alaska’s most historic city. Let us show you our Sitka, a Sitka as unforgettable as the images you take home with you. These tours are led by real Alaskan tour guides!

Duration: 2 Hours (2 Hours 30 Minutes for Premium tour upgrade)

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About This Excursion

You only have a few hours for a shore excursion in Sitka, Alaska, and you may never come back. So let us take you on one of the best tours in Sitka. On our two hour private small group Sitka shore excursion you’ll discover why Smithsonian Magazine called Sitka, Alaska, one of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013.

On your shore excursion of historic Sitka, Alaska, you’ll walk among the towering Totems, visit our resident bear cubs who have been rescued from certain death, and discover the amazing and true stories of Alaska’s most historic city. Let us show you our Sitka, a Sitka as unforgettable as the images you take home with you.

On our Sitka Shore Excursion you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime as our local Alaskan guides share with you a Sitka filled with amazing wildlife, incredible beauty and unbelievable images. Let our guides tell you the story of the totems, the history of the Fortress of the Bears, and share with you stories of our incredible Sitka-by-the-Sea.

Often enshrouded by a wrapping of mist, Sitka sits on the edge of Baranof Island, one of the last stops of Alaska’s well-known inside passage.

Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of batteries and storage for once in a lifetime shots you won’t want to miss! Thousands of cruise ship visitors come to Sitka each day in the summer. Seats are truly limited on these small group tours. You are invited to reserve your seat by purchasing ahead online.

Like the multi-hued facets of a rare gem, Sitka holds many secrets of Alaska’s past. Secrets that our local guides share with you on our Sitka Scenic Tour. At the beginning of your Sitka shore trip we’ll drive over O’Connell Bridge where you’ll see Sitka laid-out below you, to the final stop at Fortress of the Bear, our guides will wow you with Sitka’s incredible beauty and history and wildlife.

On your shore excursion of Sitka, Alaska we’ll visit:

  • Japonski Island: passing over historic O’Connell Bridge, you’ll leave Sitka, and enter Japonski Island, where you’ll learn about Sitka’s incredible contribution in WWII and look for wildlife along the way.
  • Totem Park: Stroll through Sitka National Historical Park, the oldest National Park in Alaska (Totem Park) and soak in the richness of our old-growth temperate rainforest as you learn about the Totems and the stories they hold within their carved images.
  • Silver Bay: Continue your tour as we drive south to Silver Bay. Here, incredible beauty unfolds around each and every bend in the road.
  • Fortress of The Bear: The final leg of your tour brings you the “Fortress of the Bear”, our most popular stop. Here you will have the opportunity to get within twenty-five feet of our distinctive Brown Bear in a naturalized setting. The three-quarter acre habitat, set against the National Forest, is the largest bear habitat in North America and is complete with covered viewing areas. Meet their experienced rescuers as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, but yet revered creature of the forest. Learn the challenges they experience as they seek to rescue these incredible giants.
  • Other sights along the way include Alaska Pioneer Home, Russian Block House, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Sound Science Center, Russian Bishop’s House, Eagle Bay, and Silver Bay.
  • INCLUDED IN UPGRADE TO THE PREMIUM TOUR (+$10): Alaska Raptor Center: Next you will start your private small group tour of this amazing raptor rehabilitation center. Located on a 17–acre campus bordering the Tongass National Forest and Indian River, its primary mission is the rehabilitation of sick and injured eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey which are brought in from all over Alaska. The Center (the largest of its type in the state, and one of the largest in North America) receives between 100–200 birds a year, with many suffering from gunshot wounds and traffic accident-related trauma. The Center’s goal is to introduce the birds back into the wild, once they are healed and retrained in “raptor life skills” (such as flying) in the enclosed, 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) Bald Eagle Flight-Training Center. Many birds that are no longer able to live outside captivity are sent to zoos and wildlife centers located throughout the United States. A few of the animals that could not be returned to nature have become permanent guests. You will see up to two dozen resident eagles, hawks, owls, and ravens, who assist in the Center’s secondary function, that of public education.

CHILD: $79.00 or $89.00 for Premium tour (12 Years & Younger)
Duration: 2 Hours (2 Hours 30 Minutes for Premium tour upgrade)

Terms/Notes

  • Tour has a maximum of 10 guests.
  • Suggested weight limitation for passengers on this tour is 250 lbs for comfort while riding in the van, however guests may be accommodated on a case by case basis (please contact us for more information)
  • Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated on this tour
  • A full refund is available if bookings are cancelled 15 days or more before the start of the transfer or tour. There is no refund if bookings are cancelled 14 days or less before the start of the transfer or tour.

Inclusions

  • Admission to Fortress of the Bear, Alaska’s Only Bear Rehabilitation Center
  • Totem Park behind-the-scenes wildlife and nature walk
  • Japonski Island, WWII Military base and air/sea landing strip
  • View Sitka’s most famous landmarks including the Pioneer Home, Russian Block House, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Sound Science Center, Russian Bishop’s House, Eagle Bay, and Silver Bay.
  • Small group of 10 people or less in a clean, comfortable van.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable REAL ALASKAN tour guide using a microphone so every one can hear.