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Sitka is nestled among the lush green Tongass National Forest. This is the U.S.’s largest temperate rain forest that encompasses the Alexander Archipelago, fjords, glaciers and peaks of the Coast Mountains....MORE

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Nestled amongst Sitka's unparalleled natural splendor, Sitka boasts twenty-four attractions listed on the National Register of Historic Places, seven ... MORE

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Sitka is settled on Baranof Island, located on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage. Like most Southeast Alaska communities, Sitka is accessible only by air and by sea.  Sitka enjoys daily jet service by Alaska Airlines from hubs such as Anchorage and Seattle.  The Alaska Marine Highway ferries provide year-round service for passengers and vehicles.  Sitka is also a popular port of call for many cruise lines that sail the Inside Passage. Once in Sitka, visitors can travel by foot, bicycle, rental car, shuttle, transit bus or taxi for those not bringing their car or RV via the ferry. The downtown area is centrally located and most points of interest are within walking distance of one another. Whether you're cruising, ferrying and/or flying to Alaska, be sure your itinerary includes Sitka.  

By Air  Sitka is served by one of the country's most highly-rated airlines, Alaska Airlines (1-800-426-0333, www.alaskaair.com).  Scheduled daily jet service links Sitka directly with Seattle, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan. Shuttle service, (907) 747-5800, from the airport to/from local accommodations is available May through September.  Visitors can also enjoy incredible sightseeing by chartering smaller commuter air carriers that connect Sitka with outlying areas.

By Sea  Sitka is a year-round port of call for the Alaska Marine Highway System (1-800-642-0066, www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/). These state-operated ferries provide an extraordinary opportunity to navigate the Inside Passage at a leisurely pace.  Passengers can embark - with or without their vehicle - at Bellingham, Washington (just north of Seattle) and Prince Rupert, B.C. from the south, and in Skagway or Haines, Alaska from the north.  A ferry shuttle provides daytime transportation to/from the Sitka Ferry Terminal by reservations (907) 747-5800 or contact a local taxi company listed below in advance. 

The protected waterways of the Inside Passage also offer a profound adventure for those who prefer to hoist their own sails and set their own pace with a private boat.  For independent mariners, contact the Sitka Harbormaster, (907) 747-3439, for information on Sitka's harbors and transient moorage. 

Sitka is also a popular port of call for many cruise lines that sail the Inside Passage.  During the months of May through September, there are cruises to suit almost anyone's tastes... from cruise lines that specialize in luxury, to small-ship enterprises that offer more intimate, adventure-oriented expeditions.  Make sure Sitka is on your next itinerary!

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Sitka's weather can be very unpredictable!  Plan to dress in layers.  Start with a short sleeve shirt, add a sweater and a light waterproof jacket.  You can easily add or peel layers depending on weather changes or your activity.  Comfortable, weather resistant walking shoes are a must year-round!  Sitka is located in the Tongass National Forest, a rain forest, and receives approximately 95 inches of precipitation annually.  The average high temperatures range from 61F in July to 37.5F in December.  The climate is very mild year-round and is affected by the maritime weather conditions and the Japanese ocean current.

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Alaska Airlines

Our name is no coincidence.  No one knows Alaska like Alaska Airlines knows Alaska.  Daily jet service to, from and within the Last Frontier not to mention, convenient nonstop service to the More »

Alaska Marine Highway System

  • 5307 Halibut Point Road
  • Sitka, AK 99835
  • Toll-free: 1.800.642.0066
  • Phone: (907) 276-6353
  • Website: www.ferryalaska.com

Consider a different adventure to experience the majestic Southeast Alaska --take the Alaska Marine Highway ferry! The only Byway of its kind, Alaska's Marine Highway lets you leave the driving to More »

Aquatic Alaska Adventures

Explore Southeast Alaska on our safe, clean, covered and heated 27 foot water taxi. Arrange for pick-up or drop-off at cabins, trails, beaches, islands and hot springs throughout Sitka Sound. More »

Baranof Taxi and Tours

Site seeing tours, Harbor Mountain Excursions.  Hours of operation Mon-Sun - 7 days a week - 8am-5pm.  Fri & Sat 8am-2am.

Classic Casting Adventures

Transportation by boat to any destination 50 miles from Sitka.  Can transport up to 6 passengers.

Esther G Sea Tours & Taxi

30 Years of experience on the waters and beaches of Southeast Alaska.   Marine transportation to remote locations for hiking, biking, camping and kayaking. The Tongass National Forest is More »

Ferry Shuttle - Sitka Tours

Sitka Tours provides 24 hour, 7 days a week, shuttle for the Alaska State Ferries.  Tour buses are available to introduce Sitka highlights, with time for downtown.  Comfortable rides, expert More »

Hank's Taxi & Tour Service

My services are clean and green.  The focus is on small groups and having an environmentally conscious approach to reducing greenhouse emissions.  This is a one man operation that is also More »

North Star Rent-A-Car

Located at the Sitka Airport Terminal, North Star Rent-A-Car offers a range of vehicles for your transportation rental needs while you are in Sitka. 

Old Sitka Dock at Halibut Point Marine

Old Sitka Dock is a private deep water port offering moorage facilities for vessels up to 1100 feet including cruise ships, yachts and commercial vessels.

Sitka Alaska Outfitters

Marine transfers, custom boat charters and camping trips to forest service cabins and wilderness areas.  Boats include 26' aluminum drop bow, 26' rigid hull inflatable ocean rafts and a 32' open More »

Sitka Harbor Tours

We offer scenic water-front cruises. Come aboard Sound Judgment, a classic Northwest trawler, for an up-close look at Sitka's bustling commercial water front and rich maritime history. Bring More »

Sitka Harbor Tours

If you'd like to explore the WWII  Fort Rosseau remains on foot, we can get you there with a short 15 minute skiff ride from the harbor. We are also available for Forest Service cabin, More »

Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures

Safe, reliable, economical water taxi service to any location up to 75-miles from Sitka.  Vessel outfitted to transport 6-passengers, kayaks, mountain bikes & more.  Operating April More »

Visitors Shuttle/On-Off Bus

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  • Sitka, AK 99835
  • Phone: (907) 747-7137

The Visitors Shuttle operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  It begins at 9am and departs from cruise ship dock every 30 minutes until final tender time  $10 day pass, purchase from the More »

Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop

Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop offers a full service bike shop with daily or weekly bike rentals. Yellow Jersey is conveniently located in the downtown area, just across from Harrigan Centennial More »

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