VISIT SITKA

Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. Surrounded by rainforest, we share our home with brown bears, bald eagles and all five species of Pacific salmon. In Sitka, we are deeply connected to the natural world around us. It informs our culture and inspires our art.

 

Tlingit, Russian and American settlers have all called Sitka home. Today, cultural influences from all three groups remain. From viewing traditional dancing to hiking a totem-lined trail through the rainforest, visitors still experience the cultural richness that inspired Sitka’s 19th century nickname, the “Paris of the Pacific.”.

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Sitka Whale Watching, Sitka Photography Tours

Check out our Favorites of Sitka

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Fortress of the Bear

Up Close and Personal

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Totem Park

A Walk through History

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Alaska Raptor Center

Raptor Rehabilitation Center

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A Whale's Song Expeditions

Sitka, Alaska

"Our vessel adheres to the Alaska Humpback Whale Approach regulations and does not intentionally approach whales within 100 yards"