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Sitka Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting Sitka. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit Sitka. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in Sitka to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest

This 3 hour wildlife guided tour is in a water jet-driven boat especially designed to navigate between closely situated islands, and you have plenty of opportunities to sight a variety of wildlife and marine life, including deer, eagles, brown bears, seals, sea lions, whales, and otters. Your naturalist guide will acquaint you with the sea otters' history, highlighting the otters' near extinction to recovery. This tour is also exceptional because the tour operator offers a $100 money back guarantee if you do NOT see a whale, otter, or bear! Another perk is the free admision you receive to visit the beautiful St. Michael's Orthodox Church (also considered a “must do” for many travelers to Sitka).
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $99 to $120.
 
Booking Advice: This activity is rated as easy in terms of physical activity. It is one of the most popular tours in Sitka, so we do suggest early booking.

Walking City Tour, & the Raptor Center

This 3 tour combines the opportunity to view Sitka's historic highlights and explore nature at Sitka National Historic Park and the Raptor Center. Some tours visit St. Michael's Orthodox Church which houses religious artifacts dating back to the 1400's, and others offer a voucher for free admission instead. On this tour, other points of interest include viewing Totem Square, the Russian Blockhouse, the Russian Bishop's House, as well as birds of prey at the Raptor Center.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $55.
 
Booking Advice: If your tour of Sitka and the Raptor Center does not include a visit to St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church but you have a voucher because you have already prepaid for this excursion, you will likely be able to show your voucher and see the church before you begin this excursion. This activity has a moderate rating for physical exercise because it involves 2.5 miles of walking on stairs and uneven surfaces.

Kayaking

Sitka is regarded as a great place for sea kayaking because of the sheltered waters. This 3 hour excursion provides you the opportunity to do just that. You begin with your trip on a motorized Seahawk through Sitka Sound to the floating kayak base camp. After instruction, you begin your journey in a 2 person kayak, and journey in a guided group of 4 to 6 kayaks. You'll see forests of kelp and reef and may sight a variety of marine life and wildlife, including deer, bears, eagles, sea stars, sea urchins, and crabs.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $116 to $120.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion is ranges from moderate to difficult on activity rating scales. Because kayaking is so popular in the Sitka area, it's worth your while to consider the prices and variety offered by third party vendors.

4X4 Wilderness Excursions

For a total of 4.5 hours including transportation, you have that 4X4 experience in Alaska on a two person Yamaha RHINO off-road vehicle. You first take a boat ride through Sitka Sound to Kruzof Island where your 4X4 trip begins. You'll see rain forest eco-systems, Iris meadow Estuary, old growth forest, and black sand beaches. Deer and bear maight be sighted.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $230 to $245.
 
Booking Advice: This excursion is rated from moderate to difficult in terms of physical exercise.

Native Cultural & Historic Tour

Seeing some of Sitka's historic highlights, such as the Bishop's house and the church, combines with an entertaining yet educational experience about the history and culture of the Tlingit people on this 2.5 hour tour. This experience includes the option of a guided Totem Walk in Sitka National Historic Park, and traditional Tlingit dances in a clan house. Following the tour, there's opportunity to shop in town.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay around $54.
 
Booking Advice: When in the national forest, you have the option of visiting native artisans in the the Visitor's Center rather than going on the Totem Walk. That said, this activity is regarded as easy in terms of physical exercise.

Third Party Shore Excursions in Sitka

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in Sitka. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

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