Sitka City Tour Excursion Reviews

Get a real sense for Sitka's intriguing culture and diversity through a guided city tour.
We visited locations that are so very informative that it is necessary to go back as they are ...
We visited locations that are so very informative that it is necessary to go back as they are extremely educational, or do on line research once at home as I am doing.
We visited locations that are so very informative that it is necessary to go back as they are extremely educational, or do on line research once at home as I am doing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Took the included tour of Sitka.
Took the included tour of Sitka. Enjoyed the walk through the rainforest with the totem poles - lots of bald eagles.
Took the included tour of Sitka. Enjoyed the walk through the rainforest with the totem poles - lots of bald eagles. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Made some nice stops, the old school bus was not comfortable, but the time inside was limited.
Made some nice stops, the old school bus was not comfortable, but the time inside was limited. Loved the Russian Orthodox Church, enjoyed the New Angel Dancers program, the Sheldon Jackson Museum was interesting. The Park Service stop ... Read More
Made some nice stops, the old school bus was not comfortable, but the time inside was limited. Loved the Russian Orthodox Church, enjoyed the New Angel Dancers program, the Sheldon Jackson Museum was interesting. The Park Service stop was lovely - nice to sit at the water and walk into the forest, great photo opportunities there. One negative comment: while the driver/guide was nice and did know quite a bit of local history, he got the history on the former Sitka Naval Air Station completely wrong. Those who don't know Naval Aviation history didn't know the difference, but still... Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Typical short tour with several stops
Typical short tour with several stops
Typical short tour with several stops Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Visited raptor center.
Visited raptor center. Toured Sitka city. Saw dance performance of Russian dancing. Visited national park. Saw many totem poles and took a walk through the forest.
Visited raptor center. Toured Sitka city. Saw dance performance of Russian dancing. Visited national park. Saw many totem poles and took a walk through the forest. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
This was a nice bus tour culminating in a walk through the Totem Park and some free time.
This was a nice bus tour culminating in a walk through the Totem Park and some free time. Our bus guide was excellent.
This was a nice bus tour culminating in a walk through the Totem Park and some free time. Our bus guide was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The excursion was a 4 hour tour of Historic Sitka.
The excursion was a 4 hour tour of Historic Sitka. Our guide was excellent, and we really enjoyed all of the tour, especially the New Archangel dancers!
The excursion was a 4 hour tour of Historic Sitka. Our guide was excellent, and we really enjoyed all of the tour, especially the New Archangel dancers! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very nice people, but the tour was mostly a drive around town.
Very nice people, but the tour was mostly a drive around town.
Very nice people, but the tour was mostly a drive around town. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This should have been marked as terrible but I gave it a poor rating because I felt sorry for the ...
This should have been marked as terrible but I gave it a poor rating because I felt sorry for the driver. People on the bus were leaving at almost every opportunity to tour on their own - it was hilarious. The tour can be done on foot. The ... Read More
This should have been marked as terrible but I gave it a poor rating because I felt sorry for the driver. People on the bus were leaving at almost every opportunity to tour on their own - it was hilarious. The tour can be done on foot. The only highlight is totem park but not much time is given for you to walk the trail. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Amazing tour of local artists!
Amazing tour of local artists!
Amazing tour of local artists! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus driver/guide Linda, a Sitka native, gave an excellent and informative tour with several ...
Bus driver/guide Linda, a Sitka native, gave an excellent and informative tour with several interesting stops and time to look around.
Bus driver/guide Linda, a Sitka native, gave an excellent and informative tour with several interesting stops and time to look around. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The experience was okey but by booking with the cruise line cost $130 and the people that just went ...
The experience was okey but by booking with the cruise line cost $130 and the people that just went to shore took the free shuttle to town did the same thing for about $50 a couple coz eveything was within the walking distance
The experience was okey but by booking with the cruise line cost $130 and the people that just went to shore took the free shuttle to town did the same thing for about $50 a couple coz eveything was within the walking distance Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Raptor Center was amazing - I suggest you go to the raptor centers and skip the Fortress of the ...
Raptor Center was amazing - I suggest you go to the raptor centers and skip the Fortress of the Bear and Sitka Sound Science Center.
Raptor Center was amazing - I suggest you go to the raptor centers and skip the Fortress of the Bear and Sitka Sound Science Center. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great time gave us tour of Sitka the Bear Fortress and a lot of background of Sitka and life in ...
Great time gave us tour of Sitka the Bear Fortress and a lot of background of Sitka and life in Sitka
Great time gave us tour of Sitka the Bear Fortress and a lot of background of Sitka and life in Sitka Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
What fun this day!
What fun this day! Fun, young kids for guides. Bike was fairly easy--2 1/2 mile over rolling hills, then about 1 mile hike to a lake, then bike back for 2 1/2 mile. The equipment was first class. Good bikes, good helmets and rain gear ... Read More
What fun this day! Fun, young kids for guides. Bike was fairly easy--2 1/2 mile over rolling hills, then about 1 mile hike to a lake, then bike back for 2 1/2 mile. The equipment was first class. Good bikes, good helmets and rain gear as well (luckily we really only had a light "spritz"!) Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Rode bus and stopped at different Locations For tour guides to tell about and area, and went on ...
Rode bus and stopped at different Locations For tour guides to tell about and area, and went on nature walk.
Rode bus and stopped at different Locations For tour guides to tell about and area, and went on nature walk. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch.
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch.
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very good tour with a native Tlingit Indian.
Very good tour with a native Tlingit Indian. We took this cruise line for this port & it did not disappoint. Great history of the Indians/Russians & early American settlers.
Very good tour with a native Tlingit Indian. We took this cruise line for this port & it did not disappoint. Great history of the Indians/Russians & early American settlers. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our guide had lived in Sitka, so had lots of stories and history to report.
Our guide had lived in Sitka, so had lots of stories and history to report. After the tour, we could walk around the town and it was easy to find our way back to the ship.
Our guide had lived in Sitka, so had lots of stories and history to report. After the tour, we could walk around the town and it was easy to find our way back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
You see the Russian church, native peoples museums, and totems.
You see the Russian church, native peoples museums, and totems. Could do this on your own. The New Archangelsk dancers are hoaky but fun.
You see the Russian church, native peoples museums, and totems. Could do this on your own. The New Archangelsk dancers are hoaky but fun. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour chockfull of interesting information about history and totem polls.
Great tour chockfull of interesting information about history and totem polls. Wonderful plant life.
Great tour chockfull of interesting information about history and totem polls. Wonderful plant life. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We did this city tour and it was operated by a locally owned company although it was sold on HAL.
We did this city tour and it was operated by a locally owned company although it was sold on HAL. The driver was a resident for 35 years. Her husband was a local minister and children are school teachers. She is a historian on Sitka. Her ... Read More
We did this city tour and it was operated by a locally owned company although it was sold on HAL. The driver was a resident for 35 years. Her husband was a local minister and children are school teachers. She is a historian on Sitka. Her tour was wonderful. She is full of knowledge about Sitka. The church in the center of town was magnificent along with its history. The locals are very proud of it and should be. It was a quaint town very different from the ports of International jewelers and your regular knick knacks. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The only cruise ship I know of that tenders at Sitka.
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 ... Read More
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! Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
1 hour bus drive around town - interesting but wish I'd done something else.
1 hour bus drive around town - interesting but wish I'd done something else.
1 hour bus drive around town - interesting but wish I'd done something else. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line