1. Sitka: Totem Poles, Local History and Fortress of Bears Tour
Enjoy a port stop in Sitka with a small group tour full of history and wildlife. Gaze at lofty totem poles in Sitka National Historical Park, take in beautiful sights, learn local history, and get introduced to nature at the Fortress of Bears. Grab the quick shuttle ride into the town of Sitka and drive over the O'Connell Bridge to Japonski Island. Learn of the town's World War II history and its role in defending North America in the war's onset. Enter Sitka National Historical Park and take a stroll among the Tlingit and Haida totem poles. Breathe in the northern air as you walk among the spruce and hemlock trees. Allow your guide to bring your attention to historical gems like the Sitka Pioneer Home, Sheldon Jackson Museum, St. Michael's Cathedral, and the Sitka Sound Science Center as you move throughout the tour. Keep your eyes open for spotting local wildlife along the way and try to snap a photo. At last, get up close and personal with Brown Bears at the Fortress of Bears and learn of the wildlife rescue initiatives in the area. With a little time to spare, take a 10-minute walk to browse the shops or hop aboard a shuttle back to the ship terminal. Please make sure you include your cruise ship name as you book, the tour start time will match your cruise ship porting times and could be from 9.30am to 1.30pm as your start time.