Get out and explore Sitka Alaska, noted for its unsurpassed scenic beauty on the Baranof Island, on one of our many and diverse selected Sitka Alaska Cruise Shore Excursions!
Many may not remember that Sitka was once known as New Archangel under Russian rule and was the capital of Russia America at that time. Originally founded by the Tlingit people over 10,000 years ago, this Alaska town now offers a peek into the life of both cultures. The climate is considered moderate but generally cool with an abundant amount of precipitation. This combination allows for flora and fauna that is spectacular with an ever present view of Mount Edgecumbe and the informally named Peak 5390. Both of these are tourist favorites, although Peak 5390 requires experienced climbers only.
There are lots to see here in Sitka, just check out our Sitka Whale Watching and Marine Life Excursion and other excursion options! With shops, museums, and restaurants specializing in the catch of the day, one need not leave the town. Tribal dancing, music festivals, and historical buildings can be found along with annual whale festivals and the celebration of Alaska day on October 18th, which celebrates the passing of Alaska from Russia to the United States.
But, for those who want to explore there are plenty of Alaska Sitka Shore Excursion options and things to do such as our Sitka Scenic and Fortress of the Bear Excursion where you will learn why Sitka is one of the most charming ports in Alaska. Take advantage of the numerous hiking and biking trails, enjoy our Sitka Wilderness Sea Kayaking Excursion, or take out your camera for a bit of wildlife spotting while on your own private boat in our Sitka Private Whale Watching and Marine Life Excursion. Maybe hop onto a floatplane where a flightseeing cruise shore excursion in Sitka will help you see the sights from a totally different angle. Once back in town you can simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee while you watch the ships come in and out of port, it's all up to you.
Come and see why Sitka is considered the prettiest sea-side town in Alaska, enjoy!
Fun Fact: James Michener lived here while writing his epic novel, Alaska.
Enjoy our selected Sitka Cruise Shore Excursions in Alaska by Shore Excursioneer!