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Sitka City Tour Excursion Reviews

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Get a real sense for Sitka's intriguing culture and diversity through a guided city tour.

suwaneebarb

1 review

The only cruise ship I know of that tenders at Sitka. The downtown area is an easy walk from the tender and full of history. There's an Orthodox Christian cathedral right in the middle of main street; don't miss going inside. We also went to a dance presentation of Russian folk music; all the dancers are volunteers and work in town at a variety of jobs. Another part of the tour includes going to a state-operated history of museum with amazing artifacts of the Tlingit tribe. The one and only drug store in Sitka is worth a stop; there's a '50s soda fountain of all things! Since it's the only drug store on the island, it's stocked as good as, if not better, than any major chain in the Lower 48!


Provider: Holland America Line

hwattlew

1 review

1 hour bus drive around town - interesting but wish I'd done something else.


Provider: Independent Operator

cat2610

1 review

Sitka is a tender port. What's nice is that it only has 1 ship at a time and doesn't feel as touristy as some of the other ports. The Visitor's Shuttle starts running at 9a. For $10/pp you get a ticket to get on and off all day. The shuttle makes several stops throught the town and runs every 30 min.

Our first stop was the Raptor Center. This is a nonprofit rehab facility for birds of prey. They take in sick and injured birds from all over the country, but specialize in eagles, ravens and owls. They have a vet clinic, a rehab area for birds that are about to be released to the wild, and several habitat areas for birds whose injuries do not allow them to return to the wild. It was quite interesting to see the birds up close. The grounds are also beautiful with wooded forest, trails, and Indian River running through it. It's $19/pp and I think highly worth it.

Our next stop was Totem Park or properly known as the Sitka National Historic Park. This is a national park and admission is free. There is a video and exhibits on the Tlinglit people. There are also lots of trails with recreations of totem poles. An audio tour is available via telephone. The number is posted on the totem poles. It was very scenic and educational at the same time.


Provider: Independent Operator

99stingray

1 review

Not very interesting. Toured an injured bird hospital and walked around the city.


Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

aglow

1 review

Lots of fun, history, sights, folk dance performance

Provider: Holland America Line

rosie1019

1 review

Eagles every where - just like gulls - all over the place! The tour gave a good over view of the city and it's history. The Raptor Center was great- sat within 6 feet of than Eagle ( wounded) loved what they do with helping the wildlife.

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

elaine3Southport

1 review

Bus tour as we landed before we took off to Seattle. Included en route to hotel. Highlights of Sitka pointed out.

Provider: Un-Cruise Adventures

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