Sitka

Flanked by the Pacific Ocean and majestic mountain peaks, Sitka is a picturesque Inside Passage community that speaks to the quintessential Alaskan destination infused with its attractive wildlife, scenery and unique meld of Russian-European and Native cultures. 

Originally inhabited by the Native Tlingit Indians in 1808 following a famous battle, Sitka became the capital of Russian America. From architecture to dance, the town's Russian influence continues to live on. Well-worth a visit, St. Michael's Cathedral is the town's focal point with its onion-shaped domes and golden crosses and is the first Russian church constructed in America. Downtown Sitka is home to several historic buildings, art galleries and fine gift shops.

Mount Edgecomb, a dormant volcano backs this scenic town with a graceful cone akin to Mount Fuji in Japan. Nature lovers can explore the superb hiking trails in a lush rainforest surrounding the city or sight wonderful marinelife such as whales, seals and sea lions. 

Like most of South-East Alaska, Sitka is best visited as part of an Alaskan Cruise.  However, for a complete Alaska experience, you may consider adding a pre- or post-trip to visit South-Central and Denali National Park to your vacation itinerary.  Home to North America’s tallest peak, Alaska’s iconic wildlife, and over 6 million acres of wilderness, it is truly a destination not to miss.

When you book your Alaska vacation with us, you'll love the flexibility we offer. The Alaska Collection offers fully-independent vacation packages, allowing our team of travel experts to help design a customized trip down to the very last detail. Browse our vacation packages below, and when you are ready, contact one of our travel experts to help make it perfect for you!