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 Shore Excursion: Sea Kayaking Adventure
Once docked at the Sitka port, you won't have to go far see this area's abundant natural beauty and wildlife! This 3-hour shore excursion starts right at the cruise port dock and includes a sightseeing cruise and then a 1.5-hour kayak tour through the magnificent waters of the Sitka Sound, part of the Gulf of Alaska.
Sitka Sea Kayaking Adventure
While in Sitka, explore the area's natural beauty and abundant wildlife from the water! This 3-hour tour includes a sightseeing cruise out to a floating base camp, followed by 1.5 hours of kayaking through the magnificent waters of the Gulf of Alaska.