Russians established Southeast Alaska’s first nonindigenous settlement here in 1799, and the town flourished on fur. Today Sitka sees itself as both the cultural center of the Southeast and its most beautiful city, because it’s the only one facing the Pacific Ocean.
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Sitka destination guides
Sitka Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise and City Sightseeing Tour
Combine popular tours of Sitka’s beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife, and historic sites at a discounted price! On this Sitka Super Saver, you get to go on a 2-hour whale-watching expedition, followed by a 2-hour sightseeing tour that takes you around to see some the city’s star attractions including Sitka National Historical Park and Fortress of the Bear.
Sitka Shore Excursion: Baranof Island Seaplane Tour
Want to take your Alaskan cruise to new heights? Leave from your port in Sitka for a 40- or 60-minute seaplane flight over Baranof Island on this shore excursion. Admire southeast Alaska’s backcountry below as your expert pilot familiarizes you with the landscape. The excitement culminates when you touch down on a remote alpine lake, where you can get out and explore on land.