358 Sitka Cruise Reviews

Went to fortress of the bears and also the Raptor center .The highlight for me was the show with the Eagle on the trainers arm up close . What a magnificent bird .No wonder it is the US symbol .
Went to fortress of the bears and also the Raptor center .The highlight for me was the show with the Eagle on the trainers arm up close . What a magnificent bird .No wonder it is the US symbol . Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
We walked up and down the very steep streets of Sitka, visited a Russian Orthodox Church at the top of a steep hill! We loved listening to the Deacon tell the history of the church and the contents of the chapel. It was one of our most ... Read More
We walked up and down the very steep streets of Sitka, visited a Russian Orthodox Church at the top of a steep hill! We loved listening to the Deacon tell the history of the church and the contents of the chapel. It was one of our most favorite self guided tours! Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Most "authentic" feeling of the ports as it is a rarity on 7-night itineraries. No Diamonds International or other stores mimicking those in the West Indies. Truly charming. We went to Fortress of the Bear and the Alaska ... Read More
Most "authentic" feeling of the ports as it is a rarity on 7-night itineraries. No Diamonds International or other stores mimicking those in the West Indies. Truly charming. We went to Fortress of the Bear and the Alaska Raptor Center via private taxi and both were wonderful experiences. Downtown Sitka with the old Russian church and cute shops was also very pleasant. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
A very beautiful, clean, Russian influenced little city! Many little islands all around it! Just walking around the city was a joy and a pleasure! Lovely! We bought lunch in twon, at a local restaurant, and shopped!!!!
A very beautiful, clean, Russian influenced little city! Many little islands all around it! Just walking around the city was a joy and a pleasure! Lovely! We bought lunch in twon, at a local restaurant, and shopped!!!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We booked an independent tour with Gallant Adventures and Paul put us right on a humpback whale. After a time following the whale, he took us around the bay and showed up the sights, including eagles, seals and otters. First rate!!
We booked an independent tour with Gallant Adventures and Paul put us right on a humpback whale. After a time following the whale, he took us around the bay and showed up the sights, including eagles, seals and otters. First rate!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Absolutely loved Sitka - the bus transportation to town was informative, even though it was not a tour - the crab shack on the docking pier was ridiculously overpriced - like $55 a pound for dungeness crab? Ridicuous - I would go back to ... Read More
Absolutely loved Sitka - the bus transportation to town was informative, even though it was not a tour - the crab shack on the docking pier was ridiculously overpriced - like $55 a pound for dungeness crab? Ridicuous - I would go back to Sitka - all the whales in the bay, the amazing scenery - LOVED IT Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We walked around for an hour trying to find a place that served breakfast. Apparently only two places in Sitka serve breakfast. Everything else is lunch and dinner. Walked through some of the shops. Walked by the boat docks and out to the ... Read More
We walked around for an hour trying to find a place that served breakfast. Apparently only two places in Sitka serve breakfast. Everything else is lunch and dinner. Walked through some of the shops. Walked by the boat docks and out to the Totem Pole park. My friends went through St. Michael's Cathedral and got some great pics. Wish I had gone through there. We all went through the Russian Bishop's House, at least the part that was free. That was neat. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This town surprised me. Small but very scenic. Be sure to visit the National park and Raptor center for a closeup with Bald eagles.
This town surprised me. Small but very scenic. Be sure to visit the National park and Raptor center for a closeup with Bald eagles. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We took the shuttle into town, and from there took a tribal shuttle out of town to Fortress of the Bears, and then to the Alaska Raptor Center. Both were fantastic! I really enjoyed seeing the bears. These are 8 bears that were taken in ... Read More
We took the shuttle into town, and from there took a tribal shuttle out of town to Fortress of the Bears, and then to the Alaska Raptor Center. Both were fantastic! I really enjoyed seeing the bears. These are 8 bears that were taken in when they were orphaned. Typically such bears were shot, because there was nowhere to take them. The Fortress was delightful, watching the bears playing together and eating the fruit tossed to them. Made for some great pictures! The Raptor Center was also terrific. It is where various raptors, like eagles and owls, are taken to rehabilitate before being released back into the wild. Or, some who are unable to return, are kept there and cared for. It was awesome seeing these birds up close. We returned to the town following the tours, and did a little shopping before it was time to return to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Lots of shopping in local stores as well as a trail into the woods nearby which I did not undertake but heard it was nice. Check out the Sitka Rose gallery for work from local artists at reasonable prices.
Lots of shopping in local stores as well as a trail into the woods nearby which I did not undertake but heard it was nice. Check out the Sitka Rose gallery for work from local artists at reasonable prices. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
This is a very small town and I think our 2800 cruise ship just overwhelmed it. Restaurants services were slow to bad, food were mediocre. We paid $45 for a burger, a beer and a soup, plus tips. So-so stuff and disappointing seating. In ... Read More
This is a very small town and I think our 2800 cruise ship just overwhelmed it. Restaurants services were slow to bad, food were mediocre. We paid $45 for a burger, a beer and a soup, plus tips. So-so stuff and disappointing seating. In all due respect, we decided to eat at the ship. Speciality restaurants only asked for US$29/pax cover Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We did go to the Sitka Public Library. We were in search of a English-Russian dictionary. My brother wanted one, as his Alaskan souvenier.
We did go to the Sitka Public Library. We were in search of a English-Russian dictionary. My brother wanted one, as his Alaskan souvenier. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Take the bus from port to downtown, and back. National Historic Park is easy walk, maybe 15 minutes, follow signs along harbor. Bishops House must see, take the free tour.
Take the bus from port to downtown, and back. National Historic Park is easy walk, maybe 15 minutes, follow signs along harbor. Bishops House must see, take the free tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
First time here......walked to Raptor Center. This is one of best we've ever seen in our travels. Special facilities and care given....wonderful array of birds and stunning walking grounds. Fortress of the Bear is also worth your ... Read More
First time here......walked to Raptor Center. This is one of best we've ever seen in our travels. Special facilities and care given....wonderful array of birds and stunning walking grounds. Fortress of the Bear is also worth your time, but this is simply a viewing area.... about an hour of your day. City is great to walk about.....nice little pubs for an afternoon libation! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We took the designated shuttle to the Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bear. Bothe places were wonderful, in spite of the constant rain that day. Shuttle was a nice ride with pleasant staff.
We took the designated shuttle to the Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bear. Bothe places were wonderful, in spite of the constant rain that day. Shuttle was a nice ride with pleasant staff. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Really enjoyed visiting this port, which was a lot bigger than expected. Walked around town, at a Filipino restaurant (lots of crew there as well), and overall a nice shopping experience with great weather.
Really enjoyed visiting this port, which was a lot bigger than expected. Walked around town, at a Filipino restaurant (lots of crew there as well), and overall a nice shopping experience with great weather. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017

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