Top 20 Experiences in Sitka
Simply Amazing Sitka Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Alaska Raptor, & Totems
Skip the big buses with this small group tour narrated by a local guide. This is Sitka's only tour option to include only the 3 top ranked stops in our beautiful town. This gives you the opportunity to see the top spots and still have time to explore our city. Come join us and see the Alaska you have always dreamed about through the eyes of a local.
Premium Sitka Scenic Tour: Alaska Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bears,Totems!
Visit the top three asked about sites in Sitka! Alaska Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bears, Sitka Historical National Park (Totem Park) You can avoid the over crowded large bus tours some cruise ships offer in your new model (10 passenger) Nissan NV tour van! Your guide is an actual Alaskan resident that loves where they live and love to share their stories of life in Sitka. Your local guide is equipped with a wireless microphone so everyone can hear even while outside opening your door so you miss nothing! The departure time for this 2.5 hour adventure is set to avoid the large crowds when ever possible and to give you a more private and fun tour. There is plenty of time before your adventure for shopping downtown (10 minute walk) or take a Marine Wildlife Adventure to make Sitka your best stop on your entire cruise!
Sitka Sound Kayak Adventure
Every tour is catered to each individual groups abilities, as well as the weather conditions we are experiencing for the day. We launch our tours from an ideal location where the guides can take you on a comfortable and fun kayaking experience.
2-Hour Private Wildlife Tour in Sitka
Explores all the inside waters surrounding Sitka where clients can get up close and personal with fascinating bays, beaches, landmarks, and wildlife. There will be local knowledge, insight, and possible viewing of the various commercial fisheries that take place in Sitka Sound. Sitka is located on the outer coast of Baranof Island on the Pacific Ocean, and is home to the world's top salmon fishing. Join us on the chase of a lifetime as we use our skills, tactics, and experience to hook these elusive salmon. On these charters we troll for salmon covering lots of ground where clients can relax and enjoy the view as we give you the best shot at reeling in your trophy. As always, whenever you are on the water in Sitka, you’ll be surrounded by our abundant wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery
Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)
This shore excursion is one of the most popular in it shows the best of Sitka, the former "Russian" capital city of Alaska. It includes a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Center, a visit to the Sitka National Historical Park, and a stop at the Fortress of the Bears.
Electric Bike Rental to Explore Sitka
We are proud to offer the largest fleet of electric bike rentals in Sitka, Alaska. At Kings E-Bike Rentals, your e-bike will be waiting, ready to explore Sitka's beautiful trails and road system. Kings E-Bike Rentals offers the RAD Runner 2, which provides a battery life of 45+ miles. Electric bikes offer pedal assist to help you go farther faster, easily navigating hills and trails. All Kings E-Bikes are safe, easy to operate, and comfortable for all heights. Each bike features a large cargo basket on the back, and a helmet and bike lock are provided. Kings E-Bikes will help you plan a route that meets the desired activity level and allows you to see the sights you choose. A trail/town map is provided, and staff will help mark the course to your desired destinations.
Amazing Whale Watching and Marine Wildlife Shore Excursion
Now booking for summer 2022 Enjoy a (2) two-hour whale watching & wildlife tour off the coast of Baranof Island on a comfortable boat closed cabin boat built for Alaska and open aft viewing area with an experienced local captain. Southeast Alaska is a summer home for Humpback whales, Minke whales, and Gray whales. as well as stellar sea lions, sea otters and seals
Snorkel Tour at Magic Island
Join Selkie Snorkels for a once in a lifetime snorkel adventure in Sitka Sound. Look out for octopus, rockfish, sea stars, anemones, abalone, and many other creatures. Guests are outfitted with semi dry suits and snorkel gear for an unforgettable underwater snorkel adventure. Join us!
Private Taxi Tour
Enjoy a fully customizable private tour. We understand that most visitors only have a handful of hours to experience this amazing city by the sea. Most don't have the time to wait for a transportation from place to place. Our tours are great for couples, families or small groups and can accommodate up to 6 passengers in our clean, comfortable and non-smoking minivans. Whether your mobility is limited or you want to make the most of your Sitka visit, this off-the-beaten-path tour will take you to the most popular sites,as well as some of the lesser known gems known only by the locals.
Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles
Grab the chance to see Sitka on a 2-hour tour with local guides who will share the highlights and history of this fascinating and beautiful city. See stunning totem poles in Sitka National Historical Park, beautiful Silver Bay and meet rescued brown bears who live at Fortress of the Bear, and take in the incredible scenery all around Sitka. You’ll also cross the O’Connell Bridge to Japonski Island and pass Alaska Pioneer Home, St Michael’s Cathedral, and Sheldon Jackson Museum. Avoid the large crowded bus tours some cruise lines sell with this small group (10 or less) van tour! Your local guide is using a wireless microphone so everyone can hear even when your guide is outside opening your door.
Private Sitka Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
You can trust our 18 years of experience as you embark on a thrilling Whale-watching adventure from Sitka where you spot Humpback whales, Sea Otters and Sea lions along with other amazing marine animals in the waters of Alaska! You’ll discover beauty you will never forget on this 2-hour tour that offers an exciting and intimate nature encounter in the comfort of a warm 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This small-group tour is limited to six people ensuring a more personalized experience. Our local Alaskan guides make each adventure a special one of a kind experience.
Sitka Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching and Marine Life Tour
You can trust our 21 years of experience as you embark on a thrilling Whale-watching adventure from Sitka where you spot Humpback whales, Sea Otters and Sea lions along with other amazing marine animals in the waters of Alaska! You’ll discover beauty you will never forget on this 2-hour tour that offers an exciting and intimate nature encounter in the comfort of a warm 26-foot Glacier Bay Catamaran. This small-group tour is limited to six people ensuring a more personalized experience. Our local Alaskan guides make each adventure a special one of a kind experience.
Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles
Explore the wildlife highlights of Sitka on a 2-hour tour with knowledgeable local guides who share their expertise on this remarkable and beautiful area. Walk among the towering totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park, watch the antics of the brown bears at Fortress of the Bear, and gaze at the breathtaking scenery around Sitka. You’ll also see Japonski Island, the O’Connell Bridge, Alaska Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum and St Michael’s Cathedral. This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.
Sitka Shore Excursion: Sitka Harbor & Islands Guided Kayaking
Ever wanted to Kayak before? what better setting than the Sitka sounds. This small group tour is an amazing way to explore Sitka.
Guided Walking Tour of Sitka: Historic Downtown
Make the most of your vacation time in Sitka by taking a 1-hour guided tour of the Alaskan fishing town that was once the capital of Russian America. You will gain a unique local perspective of Sitka as you are lead through the historic downtown of a city rich with Tlingit indigenous culture. You will enjoy a carefully crafted itinerary including totem poles, a prominent harbor for fishing boats, the Russian Bishop's House, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, and much more. In addition you will hear personal stories from your resident guide about commercial fishing, industry, education, and daily life in Sitka, Alaska.
Rockwell Lighthouse Paddle in Sitka, Alaska
Our certified and experienced instructor is a Sitka local, and he’s passionate about kayaking and telling fun stories along the way. Most importantly, he’ll ensure your safety during the trip with a paddle & safety introduction. Kayaking in Sitka is a rewarding experience that will allow you to discover and observe Alaska’s nature from a whole new perspective. Paddling along the tranquil waters, you’ll observe stunning views and spot an array of animals living their best lives in the wilderness. You’ll get a taste of Sitka’s history on this easy-going tour as you’ll explore the iconic Rockwell Lighthouse that is only accessible by water, so what better way to get there than by kayak!
Metal Art Class Experience in Sitka
The Salty Sitkan offers visitors Sitka’s most unique fish experience in Alaska. Visit the only metal art workshop along the inside passage open for classes to visitors. Mike is a 3rd generation high school shop teacher with a decade of experience making students and teachers alike successful in all types of creations. Mike will start this fast paced class by making the sparks fly on a state of the art CNC Plasma cutter to supply you with a flat metal fish blank in the shape of either a Sockeye, Coho or King Salmon ... or dive deep with a Pacific Halibut. You will get a unique chance to see inside a working cnc workshop and learn some of the tricks of the trade for turning dull, crusty steel into spectacular one-of-a-kind Alaskan keepsakes.
Blue Lake Paddle
Explore breathtaking scenery from one of Sitka’s most stunning lakes, famous for its deep blue water and the majestic peaks that surround it. The lake is known for its vibrant blue color, which is created by glacial runoff. You’ll be comfortable in the hands of your experienced and certified tour guide, who will begin your kayak trip with a paddle and safety introduction to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the tour! Choose the length of the trip most suitable to your availability. For this tour, you can either choose a 4-hour or 6-hour adventure. Though you’ll get to take in the area’s natural beauty and explore Sitka’s Blue Lake with either option, with the 6-hour tour, you’ll get some extra paddle time as well as enjoy campfire hotdogs with your small tour group & friendly guide.
Paddle to the ChaiChei Islands in Sitka, Alaska
Set off on a remarkable journey to explore the hidden gems of Sitka’s Chaichei Islands as you embark on our unique island-hopping kayak tour. Paddle through the pristine waters, and discover the stunning natural beauty of the region as you hop from one island to another. Our experienced guide will take you on a route that includes multiple islands, each with its own unique charm and natural beauty, to explore secluded coves and beaches that are inaccessible by foot. You’ll have the chance to explore secluded coves and bays, taking in the scenic views of the surrounding coastline. You might even catch a glimpse of some of the region’s wildlife, such as sea otters, eagles, and even whales.
Half-Day Sitka Sound Paddle & Cruise
This is Sitka's most highly rated small-group kayak adventure. By combining an ample half-day of paddling with one-way boat transportation, you’ll be able to explore a variety of Sitka Sound’s countless islands and seldom-traveled passages. While paddling through mazes of reef and kelp forest your interpreter/guide will help identify the colorful marine life visible below, including: crab, sea stars, anemones, sea urchins, jelly fish and more. At the surface, in addition to the star of the show – the ever amusing sea otter – we also frequently sight harbor seals, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds. We’ll step ashore on a seldom-visited island to stretch our legs, do a little beachcombing, and enjoy a hearty snack while soaking in the majestic wildness and amazing views of the Sound. This half-day wilderness exploration concludes with an exciting 30-minute boat cruise to Sitka.