1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Our travel agent supplied free tickets to the Raptor Center. We took a taxi over and walked back with stops at the Historical Park and along the walking path near the water's edge. We also visited the downtown area before returning ... Read More
Our travel agent supplied free tickets to the Raptor Center. We took a taxi over and walked back with stops at the Historical Park and along the walking path near the water's edge. We also visited the downtown area before returning to the ship. Sitka is one of our favorite places in Alaska. The beauty of the bay and surrounding mountains as you sail in or out is very beautiful. The only drawback is that they now have a new dock that is several miles from the downtown area. In the past we anchored just off the downtown area and were tendered in. The view from the anchored ship was much more interesting than that from the new dock. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
Beautiful trip. Gold panning was interesting, fun and profitable! The train was beyond beautiful!
Beautiful trip. Gold panning was interesting, fun and profitable! The train was beyond beautiful! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Drink included in first bar, not in second, but second was more fun, not as smoky (smoking in bars in Alaska will be banned this October, 2018). We did beer tasting at last stop. The bike driver has control of the bike and brakes and ... Read More
Drink included in first bar, not in second, but second was more fun, not as smoky (smoking in bars in Alaska will be banned this October, 2018). We did beer tasting at last stop. The bike driver has control of the bike and brakes and also an electric motor, so it's easy pedaling. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
Walked around downtown. Free shuttle provided from where the cruise ship docks to downtown Sitka. Check out Old Harbor Books along the main street! Super cute local bookstore.
Walked around downtown. Free shuttle provided from where the cruise ship docks to downtown Sitka. Check out Old Harbor Books along the main street! Super cute local bookstore. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Great little city - all the shops are owned by locals and it shows. Shuttle from the ship is easy and everyone here was very friendly. We walked the town, saw the church, headed out thru the National Park, and had a flight of beer out at ... Read More
Great little city - all the shops are owned by locals and it shows. Shuttle from the ship is easy and everyone here was very friendly. We walked the town, saw the church, headed out thru the National Park, and had a flight of beer out at the Sitka Brewing Co. Great day! Oh, and we bought cookies from the kids raising $$ for their new playground too. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Love Sitka ! This was our third time here and we rented a car from alaska coach tours. They met us at the dock with the car. We stopped first at Fortress of the Bear which is an awesome place and the work they are doing is excellent. We ... Read More
Love Sitka ! This was our third time here and we rented a car from alaska coach tours. They met us at the dock with the car. We stopped first at Fortress of the Bear which is an awesome place and the work they are doing is excellent. We then stopped at the Raptor Center which again was very good, the signage to find it could be better though. Both stops were in beautiful settings and very informative. We then stopped at the National Historic Park with totem poles and hiking trails. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We took the free shuttle into town and shopped. We also saw a Russian Dance program at the Visitors Center.
We took the free shuttle into town and shopped. We also saw a Russian Dance program at the Visitors Center. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Sitka was a cute small town and easy to walk around. The amount of time that the ship was docked was the perfect amount of time to spend there.
Sitka was a cute small town and easy to walk around. The amount of time that the ship was docked was the perfect amount of time to spend there. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
After reading pros and cons, we did go to the Fortress of the Bears and were glad we did. We walked the totem trail at the park and saw the Russian Bishops House. That was well worth seeing and the guided ranger tour is a must.
After reading pros and cons, we did go to the Fortress of the Bears and were glad we did. We walked the totem trail at the park and saw the Russian Bishops House. That was well worth seeing and the guided ranger tour is a must. Read Less
13 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We visited the Sitka Sound Science Center. It's small, but it's worth visiting. The staff were friendly and informative. The touch tanks were cool. How many aquariums let you touch a starfish or a sea cucumber? We went hiking in ... Read More
We visited the Sitka Sound Science Center. It's small, but it's worth visiting. The staff were friendly and informative. The touch tanks were cool. How many aquariums let you touch a starfish or a sea cucumber? We went hiking in Sitka National Historical Park and came across a bald eagle posing on a tree trunk. We stood watching him in awed silence for at least 10 minutes. We also hiked to the beach and saw even more bald eagles! A group was hunting for fish and flew back and forth over our heads between the water and the trees. It was amazing!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Sitka was a very nice area. I walked downtown, which was small but the area was very attractive with fishing boats and fishermen working on their nets.
Sitka was a very nice area. I walked downtown, which was small but the area was very attractive with fishing boats and fishermen working on their nets. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
Sitka is a nice port town with lots to do and see. A cab will take you to the Fortress of Bears and just about any other local spot. Cab drivers are waiting at the port building.
Sitka is a nice port town with lots to do and see. A cab will take you to the Fortress of Bears and just about any other local spot. Cab drivers are waiting at the port building. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2018
The one drawback of our Sitka day was that there were two ships in port, which made the shuttle situation congested. Otherwise we had a great experience. We explored on our own and visited the Russian Orthodox cathedral, the Russian ... Read More
The one drawback of our Sitka day was that there were two ships in port, which made the shuttle situation congested. Otherwise we had a great experience. We explored on our own and visited the Russian Orthodox cathedral, the Russian Bishop's House NHS, and the Alaska Raptor Center. We felt that the Raptor Center was overpriced, but did not begrudge them the money because they do good work. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2018
Fond memories of living in Kodiak. Beautiful easy walking along the waterfront. Shop owners were very friendly and engaging. The Russian Church is must. Check out the food trucks; lots of variety and not too expensive (by Alaska ... Read More
Fond memories of living in Kodiak. Beautiful easy walking along the waterfront. Shop owners were very friendly and engaging. The Russian Church is must. Check out the food trucks; lots of variety and not too expensive (by Alaska standards) Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
The may be one of the more boring ports of call. It is especially not fun on a rainy day. Nothing really to do here, except visit the museum and of course, shop until your heart's content. Passengers seem to think THIS was the BEST ... Read More
The may be one of the more boring ports of call. It is especially not fun on a rainy day. Nothing really to do here, except visit the museum and of course, shop until your heart's content. Passengers seem to think THIS was the BEST place for the sales, at the end of September!!! Read Less

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