Shore Excursion Details

Raptor Center and Historic Park

Sitka, Alaska

Raptor Center and Historic Park


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Trace Russia’s influence on Sitka in the 19th century and tour a raptor center that rescues injured birds in hopes of returning them to the wild. The Russians first gained a foothold in Alaska in 1804 by overpowering the indigenous Tlingits. That battlefield is now part of the Sitka National Historical Park, where you will browse exhibits explaining the conflict. Here you can walk the forest trail lined with totems, view cultural exhibits or talk with local native artists. This tour also presents the chance to see Alaskan wildlife up close at the Alaska Raptor Center, a rehabilitation facility for birds of prey. This Bald Eagle Center operates with bird care professionals assisted by volunteers to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. Time will be available to view the flight center, clinic window, outside deck habitat areas and gift shop.

Need to Know:

Note: Maximum combined weight with wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 550lbs. This tour involves walking of up to one mile within an hour and a half. The order of sites visited may be reversed. This tour does allow wheelchairs as there are ramps at the stops although there are steps to go inside the cathedral.

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Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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