Sitka City Tour Excursion Reviews

Get a real sense for Sitka's intriguing culture and diversity through a guided city tour.
Very nice people, but the tour was mostly a drive around town.
Sail Date: September 2017
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
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 ...
Sail Date: May 2017
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Amazing tour of local artists!
Sail Date: September 2016
Amazing tour of local artists!
Amazing tour of local artists! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus driver/guide Linda, a Sitka native, gave an excellent and informative tour with several ...
Sail Date: August 2016
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
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 ...
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Raptor Center was amazing - I suggest you go to the raptor centers and skip the Fortress of the ...
Sail Date: July 2016
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
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 ...
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting
Sail Date: July 2016
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting
City tour and salmon hatchery, very interesting Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
What fun this day!
Sail Date: July 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Rode bus and stopped at different Locations For tour guides to tell about and area, and went on ...
Sail Date: June 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch.
Sail Date: June 2016
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch.
Enjoyed tour and had a nice lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very good tour with a native Tlingit Indian.
Sail Date: June 2016
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Our guide had lived in Sitka, so had lots of stories and history to report.
Sail Date: August 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
You see the Russian church, native peoples museums, and totems.
Sail Date: July 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour chockfull of interesting information about history and totem polls.
Sail Date: May 2015
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
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.
Sail Date: May 2015
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The only cruise ship I know of that tenders at Sitka.
Sail Date: May 2014
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
1 hour bus drive around town - interesting but wish I'd done something else.
Sail Date: September 2013
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Sitka is a tender port.
Sail Date: July 2013
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Not very interesting.
Sail Date: June 2013
Not very interesting. Toured an injured bird hospital and walked around the city.
Not very interesting. Toured an injured bird hospital and walked around the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Lots of fun, history, sights, folk dance performance
Sail Date: August 2012
Lots of fun, history, sights, folk dance performance
Lots of fun, history, sights, folk dance performance Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Eagles every where - just like gulls - all over the place!
Sail Date: June 2012
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
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Bus tour as we landed before we took off to Seattle.
Sail Date: June 2012
Bus tour as we landed before we took off to Seattle. Included en route to hotel. Highlights of Sitka pointed out.
Bus tour as we landed before we took off to Seattle. Included en route to hotel. Highlights of Sitka pointed out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: UnCruise Adventures