Travel Blogs from Sitka
... of high tide- we did a pretty big hike through the woods, with the kayak being carried by two of the guys. That was unexpected but another amazing opportunity- the woods were like something out of lord of the rings or hunger games. Huge old trees and lots of moss and bear homes in giant stumps and trunks. When we got back to the water Brooks kayaked to the boat and retrieved it for us while we waded to a safe spot to hop in. Then we got back on Travis's and Ario's boat and reeled ...
... the harbor, I had another one of those moments where I feel so blessed to have such an amazing and unique experience.
Jim eventually got us back to the pier in Sitka and what had started as a 3-hour tour ended up being 4 hours instead. We felt Jim did an excellent job showing us this beautiful area and he worked really hard to locate several different species of wildlife for us.
Back on the ship, we ordered a ...
We were supposed to have another half day in Sitka and depart at 2:45. Instead we got an email to be at the ferry terminal before 11 for a 12 noon departure. It seems the Columbia Ferry was still in the shop. Since the Columbia was faster we had to spend more time on the slower Malaspina - the original ferry from when AMHS started in 1963. We finally left at 1:30 and got to Wrangell on time the next morning at 5:45 am. ...
... and graves of drowned mariners. Fortunately weather was good, no wind, and we survived.
After an 8 hour trip we arrived in sunny Sitka and anchored is Jamestown Bay for one night and then moved to the city docks amid Sitka's large fishing fleet and visiting yachts, including several large American ones.
The Alaska fishing industry seems to be very robust, profitable and better managed ...
... time on a plane in 9 months and it was a much needed getaway. Had we been here in winter, I think we would have stayed here a lot longer, but winter was dead and we could not seem to get around to the tourist attractions for the price we would be paying. The one tourist attraction that we did want to see was Fortress of the Bear, which is a place where they rescue wild bears, but we could not get there for less than $50 with a taxi. ...
Other places to stay in Sitka
330 Seward Street, Sitka | 3 star hotelfrom $188
109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka | Hotelfrom $105
201 Katlian, Sitka | Hotelfrom $171
118 Lincoln Street, Sitka | 2 star hotelfrom $123
724 Siginaka Way, Sitka | Hotelfrom $65
Box 277, Sitka | Hotelfrom $125