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Simply Amazing Sitka Tour

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Transportation Provided
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From Harrigan Centennial Hall
Fortress of the Bear
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Visit a bear sanctuary
The Alaska Raptor Center
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See bald eagles, owls & more up close!
Totem Poles
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Learn about Native Alaskan culture & history


Experience the heart of Alaska's historic capital city with the expertise of a local guide! Join us on the Simply Amazing Sitka Tour, commencing from the Harrigan Centennial Hall, where you'll embark on a comfortable journey aboard a spacious passenger van. As we traverse Sitka's picturesque roads to the south, keep your gaze skyward for the majestic sight of bald eagles soaring overhead and Sitka Black Tail deer grazing amidst the verdant foliage. Along the shores of Silver Bay, framed by majestic peaks, keep watch for glimpses of Humpback and Minke whales during select seasons, and pause for picturesque photo opportunities.

Continuing our captivating excursion, our next destination on the Simply Amazing Sitka Tour is The Fortress of the Bear, a sanctuary dedicated to the well-being of Alaskan bears. Here, you'll forge intimate connections with our resident Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears and Black Bears, gaining valuable insights into their lives and the vital conservation efforts supporting them.

Our journey then leads us to The Alaskan Raptor Center, a haven devoted to the rehabilitation of birds of prey. Marvel at the advanced flight facilities and encounter a diverse array of rescued eagles, owls, and other majestic raptors indigenous to Southeast Alaska.

Concluding our immersive tour, we arrive at Sitka National Historical Park, an enclave of temperate rainforest steeped in cultural significance. Traverse the park's winding pathways, adorned with ancient totem poles, and delve into the history of the 19th-century conflict between the Sheetka Kwan Kiksadi Clan and Russian American troops. Guests can opt for a leisurely stroll through the park or engage with the cultural center's knowledgeable interpreters and captivating exhibits, showcasing traditional Alaskan crafts such as carving, fur work, beading, and metalworking.

The Simply Amazing Sitka Tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Sitka's finest offerings, leaving you with cherished memories to last a lifetime!


What's Included

Round Trip Transportation
Knowledgable Guide
Admission Fee to Fortress of the Bear
Admission Fee to the Alaska Raptor Center
Guide Gratuities
Food & Drink

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?

The total duration of this activity is 2.5 hours and transportation is provided from Harrigan Centennial Hall in downton Sitka.

What should I wear and how to prepare for this tour?

Layered clothing, comfortable shoes and a warm hat. Sun glasses, camera, binoculars, gloves, and rain gear are suggested.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

This tour is not wheelchair or motorized scooter accessible. 

What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?

Southeast Alaska is known for rain, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.

What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases, we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
This tour is not wheelchair or motorized scooter accessible.
Small children must be car seated (limited number of carseats available from guides, please request at time of booking)
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


2h 30min

Guest Rate

Itinerary • 2h 30min • 5 activities

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Meet your guides at Harrigan Centennial Hall in downtown Sitka and board your comfortable passenger van.

10 minutes
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Visit this non-profit rescue facility home to seven Alaskan bears. Here we'll get up close and personal with our four rescued beautiful Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears and three Black Bears--the only black bears on Baranof Island.

45 minutes
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This rehabilitation center for birds of prey has a state of the art flight room and is home to multiple rescued eagles, owls and other birds of prey found in Southeast Alaska.

45 minutes
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This protected area of temperate rain forest stretches offers multiple, easily accessible trail loops along Indian river and the Eastern Channel waters. Totem poles punctuate these trails and a totem carver works onsite.

45 minutes
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You guide will return you to Harrigan Centennial Hall where you can easily set off to explore downtown Sitka before returning to your cruise ship.

5 minutes