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Sitka Scenic Tour- Premium - Alaska Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bears,Totems!

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Skip the impersonal, large–group bus tour and explore Sitka on a small–group day trip to the city’s top landmarks, with a range of departure times offered to fit your schedule. Your guide, who navigates for you, brings you to four highly–rated attractions, including Fortress of the Bear, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Sitka National Historic Park. All entrance fees are included for your convenience.
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After taking the free ship shuttle to town, where you will meet the owners of your small group tour at the Harrigan Centennial Hall. After being introduced to your guide you'll board a comfortable 10-passenger Nissan NV van to start your adventure of Sitka, situated on the edge of Baranof Island at the end of Alaska's famous Inside Passage.
 Silver Bay: Your local guide narrates what life is like in Sitka as you drive south to Silver Bay. Here, incredible beauty unfolds around each and every bend in the road. We will stop for an amazing photo opportunity and possible wildlife viewing. We often see whales, eagles, sea lions and salmon jumping.
Fortress of The Bear: Next your tour brings you the “Fortress of the Bear”, our most popular stop. Here you will have the opportunity to get within twenty-five feet of our distinctive Brown Bear in a naturalized 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 their experienced rescuers as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, but yet revered creature of the forest.  Learn the challenges they experience as they seek to rescue these incredible giants.
Alaska Raptor Center: Next you will start your private small group tour of this amazing raptor rehabilitation center. Located on a 17–acre campus bordering the Tongass National Forest and Indian River, its primary mission 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 100–200 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, Bald Eagle Flight-Training Center. 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: You continue to the oldest national park in Alaska: Sitka National Historical Park. You'll be amazed 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. All Guests will be given the choice to drive back with your guide or stay longer and stroll the beautiful Sea Walk back to town a 15-20 minute stunning walk.
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Reviewed October 24, 2018
Nice trip, great guide!

It was nice being on a smaller-group tour, especially since we already had seven in our group. Our guide was Maria and for me, she was the highlight of this excursion. She was pleasant and knowledgeable, and happy to show us around Sitka. This was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

We are so glad you choose us on your stop in Sitka! Thank you for you kind words!

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Great trip and guide

Booked this through TripAdvisor and it was great. The van picked us up on the side of Centenial hall. Our driver gave us a tour of Sitka and it’s main points before heading off to a stream to watch the salmon swim up to their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

We love showing off our amazing city with you! Come back soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2018
AK Raptor Center

Wonderful work done by center to take in these birds of prey and effort to re-introduce them into the wild. Well worth short walk from town of Sitka.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018
Nice tour of town in addition to the 3 destinations

Our guide was Maria, she provided great insight about Sitka which she is very knowledgeable on - after all she was born in Sitka and has lived there he entire life! The staff at the Fortress and Raptor centers were awesome, providing many unexpected details...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rhonda C, Owner at Sitka Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Maria is awesome I'm glad you had a great time!

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Nice tour

We took the Fortress of the Bear, Silver Bay and the Cultural Center tour. Booked in advance. We waited minimally for our tour to begin. While driving around our driver who is a native Inuit told us some interesting cultural information of the Inuit and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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January 24, 2019|
Response from SDBrad | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hours they will make sure you are back downtown in time to catch the ships bus back to the ship
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Response from SDBrad | Reviewed this property |
As already mentioned we spent about 15 min on the island. Most of the old base is a school and closed to the public. The day we were there the AK Highway Patrol School was teaching high speed car handeling which was fun to... More
September 19, 2018|
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Adults $10.00 Children (7-18) $5.00 Children under 7 free
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