Founded by Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, in 1799 and originally settled by the native Tlingit people, Sitka, Alaska is steeped in Native culture and Russian history while also known as one of Alaska’s most beautiful seacoast communities. Located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island with incredible views of forests and multiple Inside Passage islands, Sitka includes numerous highlights from the Sitka Raptor Center to Sitka National Historical Park, Russian cathedrals, Fortress of the Bear (a bear orphan program) and the Alaska Indian Cultural Center.

Private Sitka cruise shore excursions and day tours range from wildlife cruises to kayaking explorations of Sitka Sound where you are treated to spectacular whale watching for humpbacks as well as abundant wildlife encounters – from sea otters to sea lions, colorful puffins to migrating seacoast birds and other marine life. You might also like a curated Sitka cultural tour or hiking trip through historical Sitka as you visit the many highlights of this colorful Alaskan community.

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“Wild Coast” Sitka Paddle & Cruise

This full-day kayaking trip exploring Sitka Sound is custom-built to give you the ideal paddling itinerary and route that will truly “float your boat”. There’s no such thing as a “typical” itinerary for a “Wild Coast” adventure – no... Read more

Design Your Own Sitka Day Trip

Nestled at the foot of magnificent glacial carved mountains facing the Pacific Island, Sitka’s community-rich culture and history are reflected throughout the town and its beautiful attractions. Get up close to the wildlife of Sitka Sound and enhance your... Read more

A Private Paddle in Sitka Sound

Enjoy a half-day exploring the countless islands and seldom-traveled passages of Sitka Sound on a privately guided kayaking adventure including a 30-minute scenic cruise. Learn about the ecology, history and culture of this very special wilderness area as you... Read more

Cruise the “Wilds” of Sitka Sound

You’ll love this 4-hour adventure with a private naturalist guide getting off the beaten path to explore the wilderness areas near Sitka. The beautiful town of Sitka rests upon Alaska’s Baranof Island. Surrounded by the Tongass National Rainforest and... Read more

Sitka Islands Paddle & Lost Fort Trek

This private kayaking and hiking day tour from Sitka begins with paddling through the waters of the Causeway Islands.  Then, step ashore for a guided trek as you travel back into history to discover lost forts and relics left... Read more

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