Things To Do In Sitka Alaska

Things to do in sitka alaska

What to do in Sitka Alaska?

We often start or end our cruises in the charming town of Sitka; this incredible community has a lot to offer visitors.

With great food, incredible history, and outstanding people, Sitka is a great addition to your Alaskan cruise.  Sitka was once the Russian capital of the Alaskan territory, and the town's architecture still reflects these Eastern European roots. It also has a rich Native American history, and is still highly influenced by the Tlingit culture.

Today you can enjoy a stroll along the harbor, or explore some of the cultural artifacts in the Sheldon Jackson Museum.

This island town is a perfect stop to help you readjust to dry land, or get your bearings before heading out on the Sikumi. Whether you choose to spend a few days here before your cruise or linger after, you will be glad you included Sitka in your itinerary.

  1. Alaska Cruise 
    • Custom Alaska Cruises offer a great way to view whales, bears and glaciers all throughout the Inside Passage.
  2. Alaska Raptor Center Sitka
    • 1000 Raptor Way, Sitka, AK 99835
    • A great way to view bald eagles, golden eagles, snowy owls and other raptors up close
  3. Fortress of the bear
    • 4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
    • Fortress of the bear is an organization that provides protection for rescued animals. They rehabilitate orphaned bear cubs and bring them back to health so that they can be released back into the wild.

Sitka Alaska Restaurants

  1. Ludvig's Bistro: 256 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7501
  2. The Pub: 407 Lincoln St, Upstairs/ Elevator, Sitka, AK 99835-7656
  3. The Larkspur Cafe: 2 Lincoln Street, Ste 1A, Sitka, AK 99835-7570
    • Ph: 1 907-966-2326,
    • The Larkspur Cafe is known for soups, sandwiches, and burgers
  4. Westmark Sitka: 330 Seward St, Sitka, AK 99835-7523
  5. Channel Club: 2906 Halibut Point Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9668

Best Things To Do In Alaska

To read more on the best things to do in Alaska here. We go into detail on some of the best cities along the Inside Passage to travel.

If you are interested in traveling to Alaska, one of the best things to do is to go on an Alaskan Cruise. This way you can experience the incredible adventure that Alaska brings. From whale watching, bears, fishing, glacier calving and more. Read more about our best Alaska cruises here.

Best Time To Travel To Alaska

The best time to travel to Alaska depends on what you are wanting to do. The best time to cruise to Alaska is between May and August.

The lowest rainfall in Alaska is during the months of May and June. If you are wanting to visit Alaska to see whales, it's best to go on a cruise during June and July after the whales have made their migration.

However if you want to see bears in Alaska, the best time to travel to Alaska is during the month of May.

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