This unique Alaska excursion explores the historical highlights of this former "Russian" capital city and includes a wildlife tour through the Alaska Raptor Centre, as well as a stop at the Fortress of Bears.
Visit the magnificent Sitka National Historical Park
Meet local native artists
Gain fascinating insight at the Bald Eagle Centre
View Alaska’s brown bears in a naturalised setting
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Layered clothing, light rain jacket and comfortable walking shoes are recommended
The Bald Eagle Centre is operated by bird care professionals assisted by volunteers who work to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. After your introduction to the centre, a presentation with one of the educational birds will take place. Time will be available to view the flight centre, clinic window, outside deck habitat areas and gift shop.
Next, you'll visit the Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 "Battle of Alaska", was fought. The park hosts totem-lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their art. Walk the nature trail, view cultural exhibits and a video presentation, or talk with local native artists about their work.
The final stop is a visit to the Fortress of the Bears, which allows you to get within 25 feet of Alaska’s brown bears in a naturalised setting. You will enjoy observing 3 populations of bears from a covered viewing platform and interact with an experienced naturalist. After the bear tour, you may disembark on the main street to shop or be returned directly to the tender pier.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Requirements: Layered clothing, light rain jacket and comfortable walking shoes are recommended