Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, Alaska's historic Russian-American island city, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island. Mt. Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano that looks like Japan's Mr. Fujiyama, dominates the horizon and tiny islands dot the harbour.

Once called “the Paris of the Pacific,” Sitka stands out among other ports as a city rich in culture. Built on the empire of Russian fur trade, Sitka is Alaska’s fifth-largest city and has grown to be the cultural and artistic center of the Southeast.

The local economy is strongly centered on the timber, fishing and tourism industries. Famous for its sport fishing, Sitka’s two harbors are dotted with brightly colored boats that look out over the pine-covered islands of the Tongass National Forest.

At Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park), visitors can recapture Sitka's Native and Russian history and see a collection of totem poles, a fort site and the battleground of 1804. Also, it is home to the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center where visitors can watch and talk to Native artisans.

Things to See & Do

* Sitka National Historic Park
* Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center
* Sitka Pioneer Home
* St Michael’s Cathedral
* Whale Park (Late fall, early Spring).

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 12,461.8 km²
Population – 10,000 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 907

Port Location – The ship will anchor up in one of the channels outside of Sitka and tender into the main wharf (just below Castle Hill). Downtown Sitka is a 2-block walk from the tender port and the balance of Sitka's sites are within easy walking distance.

Transport Links – Sitka is best reached by boat, either cruise ship or the Alaska State Ferry. Air taxis are also a popular mode of transportation. Small boat charters are necessary for exploring the many historical sights accessible only by water.

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Cruises from Sitka, Alaska

Cruise Date Duration
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 21/03/20 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 28/03/20 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 04/04/20 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 11/04/20 5 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 02/05/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 02/05/20 14 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 08/05/20 9 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 09/05/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Ultimate Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 09/05/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 16/05/20 5 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 17/05/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 17/05/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 23/05/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 23/05/20 14 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 23/05/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Remote Alaska Adventure ex Sitka to Ketchikan 23/05/20 9 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 24/05/20 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 26/05/20 9 nts
Admiralty Dream, Last Frontier Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 29/05/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 30/05/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 30/05/20 14 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 31/05/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 31/05/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 31/05/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 05/06/20 5 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 06/06/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 07/06/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Ultimate Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 10/06/20 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 13/06/20 9 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 14/06/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 14/06/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 14/06/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 20/06/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 20/06/20 14 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 20/06/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 21/06/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Remote Alaska Adventure ex Sitka to Ketchikan 24/06/20 9 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 25/06/20 5 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 26/06/20 5 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 27/06/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 27/06/20 14 nts
Baranof Dream, Alaskan Family Cruise ex Sitka to Juneau 27/06/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 28/06/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 28/06/20 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 01/07/20 9 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 04/07/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 05/07/20 7 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 06/07/20 5 nts
Baranof Dream, Alaskan Family Cruise ex Sitka to Juneau 11/07/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 12/07/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 12/07/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 15/07/20 5 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 16/07/20 5 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 18/07/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 18/07/20 14 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 18/07/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 19/07/20 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 19/07/20 9 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 25/07/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 25/07/20 14 nts
Baranof Dream, Alaskan Family Cruise ex Sitka to Juneau 25/07/20 7 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 26/07/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 26/07/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 26/07/20 7 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 01/08/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 02/08/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 04/08/20 5 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Ultimate Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 05/08/20 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 06/08/20 9 nts
Baranof Dream, Last Frontier Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 08/08/20 7 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 09/08/20 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 09/08/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 09/08/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 15/08/20 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 15/08/20 14 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 15/08/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 16/08/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Remote Alaska Adventure ex Sitka to Ketchikan 19/08/20 9 nts
Admiralty Dream, Last Frontier Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 21/08/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 22/08/20 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 22/08/20 14 nts
Sea Bird, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 23/08/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 23/08/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 24/08/20 5 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn ex Sitka to Ketchikan 24/08/20 9 nts
NG Quest, Treasures of the Inside Passage ex Sitka to Seattle 29/08/20 13 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 30/08/20 7 nts
Sea Lion, A Remarkable Journey ex Sitka to Seattle 03/09/20 14 nts
Sea Bird, A Remarkable Journey ex Sitka to Seattle 04/09/20 14 nts
Admiralty Dream, Last Frontier Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 04/09/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 06/09/20 7 nts
Kruzof Explorer, Ultimate Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 06/09/20 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 13/09/20 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 16/05/21 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 16/05/21 5 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 29/05/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 30/05/21 7 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 12/06/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 13/06/21 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 15/06/21 5 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 26/06/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 27/06/21 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 05/07/21 5 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 10/07/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 11/07/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 25/07/21 7 nts
Sea Lion, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 25/07/21 5 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 07/08/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 08/08/21 7 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 21/08/21 7 nts
NG Venture, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 22/08/21 7 nts
Sea Lion, A Remarkable Journey ex Sitka to Seattle 03/09/21 14 nts
NG Quest, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 04/09/21 7 nts
NG Quest, Treasures of the Inside Passage ex Sitka to Seattle 11/09/21 13 nts
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