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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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10 Best Sitka Small Ship Cruises for 2024-2025

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10 Best Sitka Luxury Small Ship Cruises for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Last Frontier Adventure$42958May 31, 2024Chichagof Dream's 8-day Last Frontier Adventure offers more time in the woods and a higher level of adventure. On this journey, visit Baranof Island, …
Northern Passages & Glacier Bay$49008Jun 1, 2024Set sail aboard the SafarI Endeavour from Juneau to Sitka, Alaska, on an 8-day voyage to the Glacier Bay National Park, Chichagof Island, and Peril …
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise$720013Sep 11, 2024Thirteen days take you through the Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park, encountering remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Set …
Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn$53959Jun 4, 2024Sail through Alaska's Inside Passage on this 9-day Alaskan cruise on the Baranof Dream. Visit the ports of Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and visit Glacier …
Last Frontier Adventure$39958Jun 22, 2024This Last Frontier Adventure aboard Admiralty Dream is an 8-day small-ship cruise that offers more time in wilderness areas and a higher level of …
Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord$29726Jun 3, 2024Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day Wild Alaska Escape cruise exploring the coasts and forests of Alaska. Visit ports such as Sitka, …
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$62238Jun 1, 2024Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day Alaska cruise from Juneau to Sitka. Hike over the spongy earth and float …
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$62238Jun 2, 2024Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, encounter incredible and varied wildlife, and see the hidden wonders of Alaska. This exclusive …
North to True Alaska Expedition$35956Jun 30, 2024Experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and …
Seward to Vancouver$54008Jun 6, 2024Join the Silver Muse and cruise the Inside Passage from Seward to Vancouver to see the region's vibrant culture and natural beauty. As you sail along …

10 Top-Rated Luxury Small Ship Cruises for 2024-2025

Ship NameMax PassengersFromSummary
National Geographic Venture100$6223National Geographic Venture is perfectly designed to explore Alaska's Inside Passage and beyond accommodating 100 passengers and providing a new …
Chichagof Dream74$2995The sleek Chichagof Dream was recently renovated and makes its inaugural voyage in 2016. Accommodating up to 74 passengers in 37 cabins, the ship …
Safari Endeavour84$4900The newly refurbished expedition vessel Safari Endeavour's three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for …
Admiralty Dream58$2795The 58-passenger Admiralty Dream is a small ship with a shallow draft and stately pace of cruising so that nothing will be missed in the narrow …
Alaskan Dream40$3595The 40-passenger Alaskan Dream carriers guests on a variety of cruises exploring narrow channels, stunning landscapes, spotting wildlife and …
Le Soleal264$5260Cruise the polar regions in luxury aboard the Le Soleal. This small ship carries 224 passengers in luxurious accommodations with first class …
Baranof Dream49$5395On the Baranof Dream, experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting …
Safari Explorer36$7200Exquisitely appointed, the Safari Explorer carries 36 passengers on small ship cruising of Hawaii with luxury. She features an intimate wine library, …
National Geographic Sea Bird62$3962The Sea Bird, sister ship of the Sea Lion, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to its small size, yet it comfortably accommodates 62 …
National Geographic Quest100$6223The National Geographic Quest is a state-of-the-art expedition ship accommodating 100 guests in 5 different categories of fully equipped cabins. It …
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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 the 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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