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Sitka, a former Russian town is the only oceanfront town in southeast Alaska and a major point for embarking or disembarking many of our Alaskan cruises through the Inner Passage. The extensive surrounding wilderness is the prime attraction, but in town, there are several attractions like the Raptor Rehabilitation Center, where conservationists care for injured birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, and falcons. Hike the Totem Trail at Sitka National Historic Park, where a verdant spruce forest hides authentic totem poles and genuine indigenous artifacts are well preserved. At the Russian Orthodox Church, you will hear more about the history of Sitka and how it was settled first by the indigenous and later by the Russians. Start planning your cruise to Sitka today!
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Cruises Between Sitka and Juneau

The 9-Day Discovery Cruise on the Island Spirit begins in Sitka and visits Juneau before disembarking in Petersburg. The 9-Day Exploration Cruise starts in Juneau and finishes in Sitka. 

The 8-Day Northern Passages takes you from Juneau to Sitka on the small ship Wilderness Discoverer

Cruises Between Sitka and Ketchikan, Alaska

15-Day Ultimate Bays & Fjords takes travelers from Sitka, to the northern passages, then to Juneau exploring remote fjords, glaciers and abundant Alaskan wildlife before disembarking in Ketchikan. This cruise is available on the Wilderness Explorer or Wilderness Discoverer
Sitka is a seaside village located on Baranof Island, a 100-mile-long island in southern Alaska's panhandle only accessible by air or sea.

The Tongass National Forest covers thet he island and Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with a perfectly shaped volcanic cone overlooks the town. 

Major Attractions & Activities on Sitka Cruises
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hike the forested shores of Chichagof and Baranof Islands
  • Kayak and paddle board along glacial fjords
  • Go Whale watching in Icy Strait
  • Sail the Peril Strait and Sergius Narrows
  • Observe a bird colony and view sea lions on South Marble Island
  • Explore the tidal pools of Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds

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