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Sitka, Alaska

Sitka is a charming island community surrounded with stunning mountain and seaside panoramic views. The vast and rich wildlife boasts sightings of whales, brown bears, deers, sea otters, and various birds flock here. This destination offers superb fishing, and plentiful historical attractions.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Sitka
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AKST (Alaska Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -9 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Native crafts, teas, jewellery and wines.
    Shop for local gifts from Sitka here or explore our shopping guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for Whale and Marine Mammals Cruise, whale watching, Bear Sanctuary and more! Taxi, tour buses, and bicycles are available.
    • Famous For
      Visit Sitka's Raptor Hospital for a close encounter with Alaska's bald eagles, or take a drive along Sitka's rainforest coast to the Fortress of the Bear.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Rumored to be over 10,000 years old by some, Sitka is the first and oldest city in Alaska. It is also the 4th largest city in Alaska by population.
    • Tip
      While in Sitka, grab a delicious and authentic local brew. For the best spots read Microbrewery Tour on an Alaska Cruise.


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