Private Premium Scenic Sitka
Private Scenic Sitka
After taking the free ship shuttle to town, you will meet your local representative who will be waiting for you with your private transportation. Start your amazing adventure on the edge of Baranof Island at the end of Alaska's famous Inside Passage.
Your private tour puts you in charge of what attractions you want to visit and how long you wish to stay while there. This premium package offers private transportation for up to seven of your friends and family. Choose up to three of Sitka's amazing attractions, allowing for ample time at each venue.
Some of your options for the day include the following. Fortress of The Bear: One of the most popular stops in Sitka, here you will have the opportunity to get within twenty-five feet of the distinctive Brown Bear in a natural 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 the experienced rescuers as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, yet revered creature of the forest. Learn the challenges they experience as they seek to rescue these incredible giants.
The Alaska Raptor Center: Located on a 17-acre campus bordering the Tongass National Forest and Indian River, the primary mission of the facility is the rehabilitation of sick and injured eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey which are brought in from all over Alaska. The Center (the largest of its type in the state, and one of the largest in North America) receives between 100 to 200 birds a year, with many suffering from gunshot wounds and traffic accident-related trauma. The Center's goal is to introduce the birds back into the wild, once they are healed and retrained in "raptor life skills" (such as flying) in the enclosed, 20,000 square foot (1,900m) Bald Eagle Flight Training Center. Many birds that are no longer able to live outside captivity are sent to zoos and wildlife centers located throughout the United States. A few of the animals that could not be returned to nature have become permanent guests. You will see up to two dozen resident eagles, hawks, owls, and ravens, who assist in the Center's secondary function, that of public education.
Sitka National Historical Park: The oldest national park in Alaska will amaze you as you stroll among the stunning Tlingit and Haida totem poles amidst hemlock and spruce trees on the scenic coastal trail. After, join your guide on a beautiful walk overlooking the Indian River. In the middle of the season, witness salmon spawning while your knowledgeable guide teaches you about the amazing life cycle of the salmon.
Silver Bay: Your local, friendly, and knowledgeable guide narrates what life is like in Sitka as you ride south to Silver Bay. Here, incredible beauty unfolds around each bend in the road. Stop for amazing photo opportunities and possible wildlife viewing. Often you can see whales, eagles, sea lions, and salmon, to name of the few residents.
Other options you may wish to consider are St. Michael's Cathedral (Russian Church), Sitka Sound Science Center (Fish Hatchery), two amazing museums, downtown shopping, Sitka Harbor and fishing fleet, custom photo stops, local food stops (food not included) or make your very own stops as you wish.
This private tour ensures a custom experience to match your needs with real Alaskan guides who are Alaska residents, what could be better? Sign up today and don't miss out on this wonderful adventure that awaits you in Sitka!
Please Note: Any entrance fees, where applicable, are included. Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 7 guests maximum. Groups with more than 7 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.
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