With our amazing combo option you get to enjoy the best of Sitka. Taking advantage of this package affords you the opportunity to see Sitka from both land and sea.If you prefer land over water, you can enjoy our two-hour historical and wildlife life tour in the comfort of a passenger van. On this tour you will see bears, totem poles, and raptors and learn about the history of this beautiful city. This is a small group tour , giving it a truly unique and personal Alaskan experience. After the land tour our marine tour lets you enjoy a two-hour tour off the coast of Baranof Island. We’ll search for whales, otters and sea lions as we explore coves and bays. Enjoy our whale watching & wildlife tour on a comfortable boat with an experienced local captain. This is a small group tour is , giving it a truly unique and personal Alaskan experience.
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Stop At: Baranof Tours, DeGroff St, Sitka, AK 99835
Exploring Sitka Alaska by land and sea
Begin your journey from downtown Sitka with a small group of up to 10 guests. We'll head southbound in a comfortable passenger van to a scenic lookout point called Silver Bay; here we'll look for bald eagles, various diving birds and enjoy the incredible view of snow-capped mountains. Afterward, our small group will head to the Fortress of the Bears, where our guide will accompany us to a viewing platform to view 6 coastal brown bears and 3 black bears. Our guide's personal knowledge and unique relationship with these bears will allow you to get very close.
Then it's off to Sitka National Historical Park ( Totem Park). This unique park lies between Indian River and the Eastern Channel and boasts numerous well-maintained trails that are punctuated with towering totem poles. Here you'll have a chance to do a short rain forest trek or visit the interpreter center.
Our final stop on land will be at the Mean Queen. This locally owned and operated establishment is located right in the heart of historic downtown Sitka and boasts a variety of handcrafted and unique beers. Enjoy flavors from all around Alaska on their ever-changing taps. Depending on taste (and age ), non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Enjoy both in a family friendly tasting room.
Enjoy the next part of your tour seaward as we venture into Alaska's coastal waterways on a vessel. On this tour, we'll view whales, sea otter, and sea lions. Our waters are home to an abundance of marine life such as sea lions, otters, seals and an array of birds; these waters are also stops for whales and orcas, which feed on a variety of sea life. Join us as we explore Alaska’s southeast waters aboard our 24-foot vessel with both a forward and aft viewing deck. This allows for a truly intimate experience as we explore coves, islands and search for an array of marine life.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, 103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Fortress of the Bear, 4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
This center opened in 2007, and now houses 7 bears. More than 20,000 visitors per year come to experience the majesty of these amazing creatures. We’ve sent bears to the Bronx Zoo, Montana Grizzly Encounter and the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Boyd, Texas. Our goal is to work with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game to someday release rehabbed bears back into the wild. As a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization, The Fortress of the Bears rely solely on admission fees and donations for funding.
Duration: 25 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Admission to the Fortress of the Bear
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Local Guide
- Entry/Admission - Baranof Tours
- Entry/Admission - Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
- Entry/Admission - Fortress of the Bear
330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
4 hours 10 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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