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Sitka Premium Sightseeing Excursion

Sitka, Alaska / USA (Excursion ID S3415)

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    2 hours 30 min
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  • Round-trip transportation from your Sitka Alaska cruise ship tender pier!
  • Air-conditioned(and heated) and licensed vehicles!
  • English-speaking, local, and trained Sitka shore excursion guides!
  • Visit and entrance fee to Fortress of the Bear!
  • Get a custom visit to the Raptor Center!
  • A 35-minute hike along the Sitka National Historical Park!
  • Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Sitka and the surrounding area!

Do you want an experience the beauty of Sitka and the surrounding countryside away from the large crowds? This small group adventure offers just that in a setting that is indescribably beautiful!

From your Sitka cruise ship, you will take the free shuttle to town to meet your guide at the Visitor's Center in town. Your guide is a true Alaska resident who will give you all of the insider information about the area. Originally settled by the Tlingits more than 10,000 years ago, Sitka is located on Baranof Island in Alaska. After boarding your 10-passenger van, you will make your way south to Silver Bay, a deep-water fjord with striking cliffs. Your guide will tell you about the life of present-day Sitkans along the way, while you sit back comfortably and take in the gorgeous scenery you have never seen. When you stop for a photo opportunity, you may even see some of the wildlife such as whales, eagles, sea lions, and salmon.

From there, you are off to an exciting adventure at Fortress of the Bear in the Tongass National Forest. You will get up close and personal with the brown bears that live in this natural habitat! You will be within 25 feet of them! All of the bears here have been rescued from very sad and dire circumstances, but are now lovingly cared for in what is the largest bear habitat in North America! Toby, the only female, came here with her two brothers after their mother died from eating plastic bags from a garbage can. You will learn all about the challenges faced by the caretakers in providing for Toby and the other bears!

After visiting with the bears on land, it is time to look to the skies and visit the Alaska Raptor Center! This amazing facility was started in the backyard of two area residents with one bald eagle. Having a population of 24 raptors in residence, this rescue rehabilitation center has taken in many injured and sick birds of prey including, eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and others. Their goal is to release the up to 200 birds they receive annually into the wild after they have been rehabilitated and taught to fly. Those that are not able to survive in the wild are sent to wildlife centers, or they may join the family of permanent residents at the Center.

Your final stop on your experience in the nature of Alaska is at Sitka National Historic Park, the oldest national park in Alaska! On the site of a battle between invading Russians and the indigenous Tlingit people, you will stroll amid the towering spruce, red alders, and hemlock of the rainforest. View the amazing totem poles scattered amid the forest. Your guide will walk you down a path that overlooks the Indian River - a truly magnificent sight. The park and surrounding areas are home to approximately 30 species of water and land mammals, and over 200 species of birds, as well as migratory and resident fish. If you visit in mid-season, you may be able to witness salmon spawning and learn about their life cycle from your knowledgeable guide.

After such an unbelievable and beautiful personalized experience, you can either ride back to the Sitka cruise ship shuttle with your guide or extend your day in nature a little longer by taking a 15-20 minute stroll down the unique Sea Walk that will take you back to the cruise pier shuttle. It will be difficult to find a more enjoyable, awe-inspiring, or informative adventure in Sitka!

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Experience the beauty of Sitka and the surrounding countryside away from the large crowds. This small group adventure offers just that in a setting that is indescribably beautiful!


6 Reviews

Redfield, Arkansas
Great Tour!
     5/5  (Visited on July 2019)
My husband and I booked this excursion and we really enjoyed it. Maria was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was funny and friendly! Lots of great stops and sites to see. This tour was definitely worth every penny!
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Exceed Expectations!!
     5/5  (Visited on May 2019)
Being honest, I was unsure about booking outside of the cruise line but believe me, this was such a great tour that far exceeded my expectations. The size of the group, the guide, the sites, everything was good and worth the price. Do not be hesitant to book off the ship!
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Golden, Colorado
Simply Loved it!
     5/5  (Visited on June 2019)
Just returning from my MS Oosterdam cruise last week. My family and I had a lot of fun and had learned so many things about these lovely creatures. We spotted whales, sea lions, eagles, bears, and owls. Very impressed with the great job these people are doing.
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Houston, Texas
Family trip!
     5/5  (Visited on June 2019)
This was a great tour for our family of 5. Our tour guide was a resident of Sitka, very knowledgeable giving us lots of information. This tour covers the most and highlighted places of Sitka. Our children really enjoyed all the sites.
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Gary, Indiana
Worth while and Educational!
     5/5  (Visited on June 2019)
Just getting off our Celebrity Cruise. This center is doing such a great job with the animals, they are very professional and knowledgable. My family had a great time and my kids loved seeing the baby owls. Definetely will return next year folks.
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Lenox, GA
The best excursion during my cruise
     5/5  (Visited on May 2018)
As soon as we arrived to the Welcome Center we knew we were gonna have a great time. Bruce greeted us and introduced us to our guide Robin. Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming. We were anxious to get started. Our ship would only be in port 6 hours so this was perfect for us and what most encouraged us to book it was the entrance Fortress of the Bear. It was so beautiful and I could just be here allllll day! It's a beautiful job that the folks at the center are doing to take care of their bears. Some of the stories are sad but seeing them play and see how happy they are in a natural environment similar to theirs is rewarding. Just loved it and that alone made my day. The Raptor Center was also educational and worth the visit. We got to see so many bird species including some cute baby owls and tooonnnssss of eagles!!! It was such a great experience the whole tour itself was wonderful and I would love to come back with my children next time!
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