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 16/03/19 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 23/03/19 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 30/03/19 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 06/04/19 5 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari ex Sitka Return 13/04/19 5 nts
Wilderness Adventurer, Northern Passage & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 20/04/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 04/05/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 04/05/19 14 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Inside Passage Sojourn (Southbound) ex Sitka to Ketchikan 10/05/19 8 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 11/05/19 7 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 11/05/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 12/05/19 7 nts
Admiralty Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 17/05/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 19/05/19 7 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 25/05/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 25/05/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 25/05/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 25/05/19 14 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 25/05/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Southeast Explorer ex Sitka to Ketchikan 26/05/19 10 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 26/05/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 30/05/19 5 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 01/06/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 01/06/19 14 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 02/06/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 02/06/19 7 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 08/06/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 08/06/19 7 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 08/06/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 09/06/19 5 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 09/06/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Inside Passage Sojourn (Southbound) ex Sitka to Ketchikan 13/06/19 8 nts
Sea Bird, Epic Alaska ex Sitka to Ketchikan 14/06/19 10 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 16/06/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 16/06/19 7 nts
Snow Goose, Southeast Alaska ex Sitka to Gustavas 19/06/19 9 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 22/06/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 22/06/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 22/06/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 22/06/19 14 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 22/06/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Become a True Alaskan Family ex Sitka to Juneau 23/06/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Epic Alaska ex Sitka to Ketchikan 24/06/19 10 nts
Admiralty Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 28/06/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 29/06/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 29/06/19 14 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Southeast Explorer ex Sitka to Ketchikan 29/06/19 10 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 30/06/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 30/06/19 7 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 06/07/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 06/07/19 7 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 06/07/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Become a True Alaskan Family ex Sitka to Juneau 07/07/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 09/07/19 5 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 14/07/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 14/07/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Inside Passage Sojourn (Southbound) ex Sitka to Ketchikan 17/07/19 8 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 19/07/19 5 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 20/07/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 20/07/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 20/07/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 20/07/19 14 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 20/07/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Become a True Alaskan Family ex Sitka to Juneau 21/07/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Epic Alaska ex Sitka to Ketchikan 24/07/19 10 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 27/07/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 27/07/19 14 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 28/07/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 28/07/19 7 nts
Snow Goose, Southeast Alaska ex Sitka to Petersburg 29/07/19 9 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 03/08/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 03/08/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Epic Alaska ex Sitka to Ketchikan 03/08/19 10 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 03/08/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Inside Passage Sojourn (Southbound) ex Sitka to Ketchikan 04/08/19 8 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 04/08/19 7 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 11/08/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 11/08/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 13/08/19 5 nts
Sea Lion, Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 17/08/19 7 nts
NG Quest, Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 17/08/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 17/08/19 7 nts
Wilderness Discoverer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 17/08/19 14 nts
Misty Fjord, Alaska's Islands Whales & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 17/08/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 18/08/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Southeast Explorer ex Sitka to Ketchikan 20/08/19 10 nts
Sea Bird, Wild Alaska Escape ex Sitka to Juneau 23/08/19 5 nts
Admiralty Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 23/08/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 24/08/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 24/08/19 14 nts
Sea Lion, A Remarkable Journey ex Sitka to Seattle 24/08/19 14 nts
Safari Endeavour, Whales Wildlife & Glaciers ex Sitka to Juneau 25/08/19 7 nts
NG Venture , Alaskas Coastal Wilderness ex Sitka to Juneau 25/08/19 7 nts
Chichagof Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 01/09/19 7 nts
Sea Bird, A Remarkable Journey ex Sitka to Seattle 02/09/19 14 nts
Admiralty Dream, Alaskas Glacier Bay & Island Adventure ex Sitka to Juneau 06/09/19 7 nts
Alaskan Dream, Alaskas Inside Passage Sojourn (Southbound) ex Sitka to Ketchikan 07/09/19 8 nts
NG Venture, Treasures of the Inside Passage ex Sitka to Seattle 08/09/19 12 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Northern Passages & Glacier Bay ex Sitka to Juneau 21/09/19 7 nts
Wilderness Explorer, Fjords of Alaska Ultimate Expedition ex Sitka to Ketchika 21/09/19 14 nts
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