For those who have come to experience true wilderness, it's just a ten-minute walk away. An exceptionally developed hiking trail system invites exploration among the towering trees that frequently break into alpine meadows. Scenic roadways and tours to remote locations also provide the means to investigate the landscape via bicycle, car or all terrain vehicle.
One of the most memorable ways to take in the wild beauty of Sitka and its surrounding areas is with a bird's eye view. Seaplane tours offer a chance to see such fantastic geological wonders as the gaping crater of Mt. Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano, the brilliance of the Baranof Ice-fields, or the pristine solitude of an alpine lake.
Most visitors - sooner or later - find themselves drawn to the water, as the quiet channels and coves of Alaska's Inside Passage beckon irresistibly. Sitka Sound is well known for its world class sea kayaking, ocean rafting, diving and snorkeling. Sitka's marine environment is a photographer's dream come true; breathtaking beauty can be found in coastal tidal pools, exciting wildlife and spectacular Alaskan scenery.
In a state where fishing is legendary, Sitka is simply an angler's paradise. The halibut are among the biggest in the world and the salmon fishing is world class. Sitka boasts the highest saltwater sport fishing catch rate for King Salmon in the State. Love fly fishing? Join a freshwater guide, and feel the thrill of fishing in untouched rivers and streams under towering spruce and hemlock trees. Salmon, trout, char, and steel-head all thrive in Sitka's fresh waters. Challenge yourself to reel in some of the world's largest salmon and halibut at the popular Sitka Salmon Derby, which awards cash and prizes every year.
Crazy about golf? Test your golfing skills in wild Alaska with an unforgettable view on a uniquely built course!
Sitka is where your adventure is waiting for you!