Originally settled by the native Tlingit people, Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience. One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to established a settlement here in 1799. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town.
Marine wildlife cruises and kayaking tours are a few tour favorites. The nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales, tufted puffins and other sea birds. You may also spot sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife.
Sitka sightseeing tours offer insights into both native Tlingit culture, as well as the Russian Orthodox heritage that co-exist in the community today. The Sitka National Historic Park is a short distance from downtown and has walking trails with totem poles nestled among the cedar trees. Another favorite stop is the Alaska Raptor Center, a volunteer-run Alaska bald eagle hospital and educational center. Mount Edgecombe, a 3200-foot dormant volcano on Kruzof Island, can be seen in the distance from several points around town. Contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if your Alaska travel plans include Sitka.