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.