Sitka Tours

You only have a few hours in Sitka, and you may never come back. So let us take you on one of the best Sitka tours in town!

Your tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours includes admission into the Fortress of the Bear.

Your tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours includes admission into the Fortress of the Bear.

Your Small Group Sitka Tour includes:

  • Admission to Fortress of the Bear, Alaska’s Only Bear Rehabilitation Center!
  • Totem Park behind-the-scenes wildlife and nature walk
  • Japonski Island, WWII Military base and air/sea landing strip
  • View Sitka’s most famous landmarks including the Pioneer Home, Russian Block House, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Sound Science Center, Russian Bishop’s House, Eagle Bay, and Silver Bay.
  • Small group of 10 people or less in a clean, comfortable van.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable tour guide using a microphone so every one can hear.

On our two hour small group Sitka tours you’ll discover why Smithsonian Magazine called Sitka, Alaska, one of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013.

When you go on one of our Sitka Tours, you’ll walk among the towering totems, visit our resident bear cubs who have been rescued from certain death, and discover the amazing and true stories of Alaska’s most historic city. Let us show you our Sitka, a Sitka as unforgettable as the images you take home with you.

Totem Poles in Sitka AlaskaOn our 2 hour Sitka Tour you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime as our local guides share with you a Sitka filled with amazing wildlife, incredible beauty and unbelievable images. Let  our guides tell you the story of the totems, the history of the Fortress of the Bear,and share with you stories of our Sitka, Alaska.

Often enshrouded by a wrapping of mist, Sitka sits on the edge of Baranof Island, one of the last stops of Alaska’s well-known inside passage.

Like the multi-hued faucets of a rare gem, Sitka holds many secrets of Alaska’s past. Secrets that our local guides share with you on our Sitka Scenic Tour.

At the beginning of your Sitka shore trip we’ll drive over O’Connell Bridge where you’ll see Sitka laid-out below you, to the final stop at Fortress of the Bear, our guides will wow you with Sitka’s incredible beauty and history and wildlife.

On your Shore excursion of Sitka Alaska, we’ll visit:

  • Japonski Island: passing over historic O’Connell Bridge, you’ll leave Sitka, and enter Japonski Island, where you’ll learn about Sitka’s incredible contribution in WWII and look for wildlife along the way.
  • Totem Park: Stroll through Sitka National Historical Park, the oldest National Park in Alaska (Totem Park) and soak in the richness of our old-growth temperate rainforest as you learn about the Totems and the stories they hold within their carved images.
  • Silver Bay: Continue your tour as we drive south to Silver Bay. Here, incredible beauty unfolds around each and every bend in the road.
  • Fortress of The Bear: The final leg of your tour brings you the “Fortress of the Bear”, our most popular stop. Here you will have the opportunity to get within twenty-five feet of our distinctive Brown Bear in a naturalized setting. The three-quarter acre habitat, set against the National Forest, is the largest bear habitat in North America and is complete with covered viewing areas. Meet their experienced rescuers as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, but yet revered creature of the forest.  Learn the challenges they experience as they seek to rescue these incredible giants.
  • Other sights along the way include Alaska Pioneer Home, Russian Block House, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Sound Science Center, Russian Bishop’s House, Eagle Bay, and Silver Bay.

Be sure to bring your camera and plenty of batteries and storage for once in a lifetime shots you won’t want to miss!

Thousands of cruise ship visitors come to Sitka in the summer. Seats are truly limited on these small group Sitka tours. You are invited to reserve your seat by purchasing ahead online.

Book your Sitka Tour Now!

 Custom & Private Tours Available!

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Reserve a whole van for your group or family tour of Sitka and enjoy a custom 2 or 4-hour private tour. 

The 4-hour tour allows time to see both ends of the island, ride some of our back roads, as well as a visit to see the salmons they bump and jump their way upstream (when in season). Click here to learn more!

It is said the Tlingit people pass their culture down through the telling of stories.. Let us tell you our stories of Sitka that you may carry home with you and share. You will never forget this beautiful place called Sitka!

Click here to reserve tickets for the Sitka Scenic Tour!

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