Explore Sitka

Explore Sitka:

Halibut Point Crab and Chowder

Enjoy locally caught, fresh crab at Halibut Point Crab and Chowder restaurant. Located at the new Sitka Dock Cruise Ship Facility. The view is breathtaking and the service is unmatched.

Sitka Sea Level Adventures

Experience the Best of Sitka at Sea Level! As a lifelong Sitkan, Captain Jaren has intimate knowledge of Sitka Sound, its wildlife, fishing tricks, and of course, the local best kept secrets. Now booking Wild Alaskan Salmon fishing charters, wildlife viewing tours, and water taxi services!

Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures

(907) 752-0660Blue Bus in Harrigan Centennial Hall Parking Lot

With over 25 years of experience exploring the pristine waters of Sitka, Alaska, Sike Sound Ocean Adventures offers world-class guided sea kayak tours for all ages and levels. Their welcoming attitude and sense of adventure make each tour a unique Alaska experience.

Alaska Seaplanes

1-907-747-2820605 Airport Road

Alaska Seaplanes is the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska with scheduled year-round passenger and cargo services. From Sitka, we operate direct flights to Klawock, Kake, and Juneau.

Alaska Marine Highway

1-800-642-0066

The Alaska Marine Highway is a big part of Alaska’s ‘highway system’. With its southernmost port in Bellingham, WA, the Alaska Marine Highway extends more than 3,500 miles to Dutch Harbor, with over 30 stops along the way. Taking a ferry is an excellent way to see a huge swath of Alaska’s coastline while visiting unique communities along the way.

Alaska Airlines

1-800-252-7522

Since 1932, Alaska Airlines has been providing passenger and cargo services across North America. Alaska Airlines serves 19 communities in the state of Alaska with connections to destinations in the lower 48, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico.

Sitka’s The Ride

907-747-7103700 Katlian Street, Suite B

Find Sitka’s complete information on the town’s public transit of both fixed-route buses and paratransit services. Visit their website for a printable transit brochure and interactive map.

Sitka Tours

907-747-5800

Sitka Tours provides a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week shuttle service for the Alaska State Ferries. Tour buses are available to introduce Sitka highlights with time for visiting downtown Sitka. Comfortable rides, expert guides, and reasonable rates.

Alaska Rental Cars

Enjoy the freedom of exploring Sitka on your own schedule with Alaska Rental Cars. Call the number for more information.

Sitka Car Rental

907-738-2282605 Airport Road at Sitka Airport

Sitka Car Rental is a locally owned and operated car rental provider, offering discounted prices on rental vehicles. Get around with ease and take in the sights of Sitka! Sitka Car Rental offers daily, weekly, monthly, and annual rentals.

Avis Car Rental Sitka

907-966-2404605 Airport Road at Sitka Airport

Avis Alaska has operated in Alaska for 60 years, making it the state’s most experienced car rental company. As the only car rental operator at the Sitka Airport, Avis offers cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for single or multi-day use.

Martin’s Taxi & Tours LLC

907-738-0619

Your personal guide to Sitka. Martin’s Taxi & Tour offers informative and scenic driving tours and taxi service. Multi-day personalized packages are available.

Hank’s Taxi and Tour Service

907-747-8888

Hank’s taxi and tour provide small group tours and taxi services with an environmentally conscious approach to reducing greenhouse emissions.

Sheldon Jackson Museum

907-747-8981104 College Drive

Sheldon Jackson Museum houses an exceptional collection of Alaska Native ethnographic material gathered by Presbyterian missionary and General Agent of Education for Alaska, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson.

Sitka National Historical Park

106 Metlakatla Street

Take a stroll through Sitka’s rich history at this scenic 107-acre park. Sitka National Historical Park hosts a collection of Haida and Tlingit totem poles, an exhibit of Tlingit and Russian artifacts, and an active Tlingit arts studio where the public can watch and talk to local Alaskan Native Indian artists.

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral

907-747-8120240 Lincoln Street

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a touchstone of Sitka’s downtown architecture. Tour the cathedral’s important collection of Russian Orthodox art and rare church treasures. 

Baranof Castle Hill

907-747-6249100 Lincoln Street

Step into Sitka’s past and visit the Baranof’s Castle Hill site where the transfer of Alaska to the United States took place.

Naa Kahidi Dancers

907-747-7137200 Katlian Street

The Tlingit Dancers perform in connection with Sitka Tribal Tours at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. Witness an ancient Tlingit tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.

Fortress of the Bear

907-747-30324639 Sawmill Creek Road

Fortress of the Bear is an education and rescue center for orphaned brown bear cubs. The center’s three-quarter-acre exhibit replicates the Southeast Alaska brown bear habitat. View these incredible animals as they are in their natural habitat. 

Sitka Artisans Market

Experience this spirited and creative artisan market where Sitka’s best artists and artisans showcase their work.

Native American Heritage Month

Dates: November

Sitka recognizes Native American Heritage Month to honor and recognize the indigenous people of our Nation and state. In Southeast Alaska, the rich cultures of Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and Eyak are celebrated.

Sitka Whalefest

Sitka Whalefest celebrates marine life and the marine environment during a weekend of education and community. Enjoy the event’s presentations, day cruises, artisan market, student sessions, and more!

Alaska Day Festival

Dates: October 18, 2022

The Alaska Day Festival commemorates the transfer of Russia’s Alaska claim to the United States. The historic moment took place in Sitka and is celebrated each year with merriment and music galore.

Sitka Wearable Art Show

Dates: Dates to be determined

Take in a captivating and creating show, with Sitka’s annual wearable arts show. Where community members take on the challenge of creating handmade fashion pieces to present. A night of laughter and stunning design. This event is one for the books.

Mudball Classic Softball Tournament

Dates: September 2-5, 2022

Softball teams from around the country flock to Sitka for this unique and exciting Labor Day tournament. 

Sitka Mermaid Festival

Dates: August dates to be determined

Become “a voice for the sea” at this annual week-long festival. Dive into the whimsy of this mermaid themed event that hosts ocean-themed activities while providing environmental awareness education. 

Change your Latitude, Open Water Challenge

Dates: Dates to be determined

Takes part in one of the world’s northernmost open ocean races. The event hosts solo and relay competitions. For more details and course information visit their website.

The Uncommon Music Festival

Dates: Dates to be determined

This annual chamber music festival is dedicated to classical music and the community it creates. Take part in one of their workshops, or enjoy a concert in the woods. This event is free of charge.

Sitka Arts and Science Festival

Dates: Dates to be determined

Take part in a celebration of arts and science. An exciting event that showcases the importance of learning and discovery.

Alpine Adventure Run

Dates: July 16th, 2022

Take part in Sitka’s annual Alpine Adventure Run. A 7-mile long course that traverses the breathtaking Harbor Mt. Ridge Trail. A one-of-a-kind adventure that will further connect you to the community of Sitka! 

Fourth of July Celebration

Dates: July 4th annually

Visiting Sitka over the Fourth of July is a real treat! Enjoy grand firework displays, business decorating contests, a parade, and a town-wide celebration.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp

Sitka Fine Arts Camp offers Alaskan youth throughout the State high-quality arts education and training. Student concerts and performances are held throughout the summer during the program’s season.

Sitka Summer Music Festival

This four-week event brings world-class musicians together for 24 concerts and events hosted in various locations throughout Sitka.

Sitka Salmon Derby

Dates: The weekend of and after Memorial Day

Spend your long weekend reeling in a prize-winning catch! Fun for the whole family, this event is truly unforgettable.

Ocean Wave Quilters Guild Show

Dates: May

Sitka’s Annual Quilt Show, this event occurs every May and is fun for the whole family! Take part in the viewer choice awards and determine whose quilt stands out the most. All proceeds and sales from the auctions are donated to community-based projects.

Spring Art Walk

Dates: Dates to be determined

The Spring Art Walk is a time to experience Sitka’s talented community of artists and their works.

Sitka’s Herring Run

Dates: Typically occurs between March and April

The Sitka herring run is a natural wonder to witness. A time of regeneration for the community and surrounding wildlife. During this time, schools of silver bellied herring churn up the waters of Sitka Sound. The run usually occurs between March and April. 

Sitka Jazz Festival

Dates: February

Enjoy one of Sitka’s biggest events of the year. A three-day jazz festival that features great jazz players from around the country and offers music clinics for participating students.

Russian Christmas and Starring

St. Michael’s Cathedral Dates: January

Experience Sitka’s Russian culture and take part in the week-long celebration of Russian Christmas.

Sitka Sound Tours

907-752-0585

Let Sitka Sound Tour’s knowledgeable Captain and Biologist guide you through a bevy of majestic mountains, ancient volcanoes, towering caves, and miles of ocean teeming with migrating humpback whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, rafts of sea otters, lumbering brown bears, and perched bald eagles. Sitka Sound Tours provides you with unforgettable memories for your once in a lifetime trip to Alaska.

Sitka Checkered Tours

907-738-9417

Classic 1973 Checkered Marathon car, offering Sitka tours for 1 – 5 passengers. Sit back and let the stunning sights and exciting stories of Sitka’s past inspire you. You’ll learn about the local Tlingit Tribe and their 10,000 years of history, delve into the Russian American period, and hear about Sitka’s ties to WWII. Experience this eclectic and welcoming town’s past and present all in one day. 

Sitka Fish Outfitters

907-738-4011

Sitka Fish Outfitters offers fly-out and boating guided fishing trips. Whether half-day, full-day, or multi-day, let their team of guides helps build your custom experience. Fly-fish and spin-fish on the rivers around Sitka for steelhead, salmon, char, and trout, or head out to sea for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod in the saltwater

Sitka Trail Works

907-747-7244801 Halibut Point Road

Sitka Trailworks, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the development, maintenance, and promotion of Sitka area trails. Occasional guided hikes, maps, volunteer trail maintenance, and special events are offered throughout the summer. Visit our website for more information.

Ghosts of Historic Sitka

(907) 738-1743

Ghosts of Historic Sitka explores the grim and ghastly tales that haunt Sitka’s past. Journey with Haunted Sitka through the back passages of town on this easeful 90-minute walking tour.

Sitka Self Charters

907-738-9090712 Lake Street

Sitka Self Charters is your premier boat rental resource. Explore the beautiful waterways of Sitka Sound, unsupervised. Bring your seabound adventures to life with Sitka Self Charter! 

The Sitka Cycling Club

907-747-6317329 Harbor Drive, Suite 101

The Sitka Cycling Club offers a full-service bike shop with daily or weekly bike rentals and is conveniently located in the downtown area, just across from Harrigan Centennial Hall. Tour Sitka by bike and travel with ease while immersing yourself in the town’s beautiful scenery.

Alaska ATV Tours (Sitka)

907-966-2301105 B Monastery Street

Take a thrilling ride through Sitka’s rugged Tongass National Forest, cruising remote beaches and spotting the abundance of wildlife that calls this environment home. A unique experience for all ages! 

Sitka Zodiac Adventures

907-738-4123330 Harbor Drive

Sitka Zodiac Adventures puts you in the driver’s seat. Step out of the crowd and into the shoes of a Southeast Alaskan, captaining your own boat through Sitka Sound. Follow our local guides on this boat tour as they lead you along the beautiful and rugged Alaska coastline and into pristine bays. Take to the sea and enjoy this intimate excursion with your favorite travel companions!  

Ocean Raft Adventures

907-966-2301105B Monastery Street

Pacific Ocean Thrill Ride – Volcano coast exploration by ocean raft. An ocean rafting adventure is a perfect way to make your visit to Sitka exciting and unforgettable. You will be equipped with state of the art gear for this extreme adventure. Up to 50 mph fun on the waves in the open seating of Adventure Raft. Watch for whales and sea otters on your way to explore the ravaged volcanic coastline of Kruzof Island.

A Whale’s Song Expedition

907-738-9890

A Whale’s Song Expeditions are here to ensure your Alaskan adventure is not only exciting but educational. Their whale and wildlife viewing tours are naturalist-led and designed to enhance your awareness of whales, marine wildlife, and their habitat. They also offer customized photography tours where their photo experts help you capture inspiring and frame-worthy images. Experience the bounty that Sitka’s wildlife and landscapes have to offer. 

Sitka Alaska Outfitters

(907) 966 2301

Sitka Alaska Outfitters is your source for guided outdoor excursions. Experience the thrill of reeling in a King salmon or catching a Coho on the fly. Choose from a number of freshwater and saltwater recreational fishing trips and experience an ultimate Alaska adventure. 

Old Harbor Books

(907) 747-8808201 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am - 6pm Monday through Saturday
10am - 4pm Sunday

While we are first and foremost a bookstore, we also offer a variety of goods that are great for gifting family, friends, or even yourself! Candles, games, bags, blankets, and book-themed apparel. Come for a browse, leave with the perfect scented candle for your reading nook!

Sitka Work & Rugged Gear

907-747-5050336 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 5:30pm

Find your favorite brand name outerwear, apparel, and footwear for men and women. Sitka Work & Rugged Gear meets all your needs for Alaska’s outdoor adventures.

The Cellar

907-747-8020203 Harbor DrHours: 10am to 6pm

A shopaholic’s dream – offering a unique selection of clothing, housewares, gifts, shoes, baby items, toys, and Alaskan merchandise.

Sitka Fur Gallery

907-747-8870108 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 6pm

Sitka Fur Gallery offers extensive collections of furs, shearlings, and specialty outerwear. Find men’s and women’s leathers and accessories like slippers, hats, gloves, mukluks, porcelain Eskimo dolls, and more.

Sitka Bazaar

907-747-5510215 Lincoln StreetHours: 9am to 6pm

Unique gifts for all ages! Alaskan gifts, clothing, jewelry, and more!

Russian American Co

907-747-6228134 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 5:30pm

Russian American Company is a tribute to Sitka’s Russian heritage. This extraordinary gift shop features fine art and rich handicrafts. Here you’ll find authentic Russian lacquer, Faberge jewelry, Zhostovo trays, and many more unique and fine quality gifts!

Russell’s

907-747-3395208 Lincoln StHours: 10am to 5pm

Visit Russells for all your outdoor and sporting goods needs. They provide a large selection of men’s and women’s outdoor clothing for all of your Sitka adventures. 

Galanin + Klein

907-227-8075401 Lincoln StHours: 10am to 5pm

Galanin + Klein is a global goods and style boutique located in downtown Sitka, Alaska. We offer beautiful, functional, and timeless homewares, specialty clothing, and gift items, all carefully sourced from small-run makers and designers located across Alaska and around the world.

Baranof Jewelers

907-966-3838200 Lincoln StHours: Call for current hours

Alaskan owned and operated, Baranof Jewelers provides a large selection of gold quartz and Alaskan gold nuggets as well as other fine gemstones. Let their stunning jewelry become part of your Alaskan memories.

Watson Point Liquors

907-747-33331867 Halibut Point RoadHours: 8am to 12am

Watson provides craft beers, wine, and spirits for purchase. Take advantage of their growler bar for on-tap beer. Conveniently located next to Sea Mart Quality Foods.

House of Liquor

907-747-5322705 Halibut Point RoadHours: 8am to 12am

House of Liquor offers fine wines and a large selection of beer and liquor. Located in the Lakeside Center.

Market Center

907-747-6686210 Baranof StHours: 6am to 12am

Market Center is a full-service grocery and convenience store with competitive prices that serves hot and cold sandwiches and salads. Located within the downtown area, stop by for your shopping needs.

Sea Mart Quality Foods Supermarket

907-747-62661867 Halibut Point Rd #9604Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Sea Mart is Sitka’s full-service supermarket and deli offering a wide range of produce, fresh meats and seafood, and tasty baked goods. The store also has video rentals and an ATM on site. 

Westmark Sitka Raven Dining Room

(907) 747-0979330 Seward St.Hours: Mid-September through Mid-May hours: 11am - 9 pm daily/ closed Sundays after October
Mid-May through Mid- September hours: 7am - 9am daily (closed for breakfast on Wednesday)

Get your fresh seafood fix at Westmark Sitka’s Raven Dining Room. Open year-round, this classic Sitka spot is a no-brainer if you’re looking for classic Alaska-inspired dishes.

Mangiare

(907) 623-0888118 Lincoln StreetHours: 5pm to 9pm

Enjoy traditional Italian delights at Mangiare restaurant. Enjoy a warm inviting atmosphere while tucking into delicious, fresh, hearty meals that are sure to delight.

Wildflour Cafe

1-907-738-5824327 Seward Street, Suite 2Hours: 7am to 4pm

Looking for something light, healthy, and delicious? Wildflour Cafe offers a colorful menu of smoothies, fresh-pressed juices, breakfast bowls, and more. Looking for something sweet or savory? They also specialize in classic french pastries and jaw dropping made to order cakes. 

Ludvig’s Chowder Cart

907-966-3663Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 2pm (Monday through Friday)

Ludvig’s Bistro and Wine Bar

907-966-3663256 Katlian Ave.Hours: 4pm to 9pm

Enjoy Alaskan seafood with a rustic Mediterranean flair Ludvig’s Bistro is a hidden gem of Sitka offering a unique and unforgettable culinary experience. The bistro also holds a classic Wine Bar upstairs that serves domestic and imported wines and tapa style fares.

Little Tokyo Sushi

907-747-5699327 Seward Street, Suite 1Hours: 11am to 9pm

Craving fresh Sushi? Look no further than Little Tokyo. Sitka’s high-quality sushi restaurant, their menu offers all your favorite sushi delicacies under one roof.

Harbor Mountain Brewing Co.

(907) 308-73391209 Sawmill Creek Rd.Hours: Wednesday - Friday 3pm to 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am to 8pm

Whatever your style, Harbor Mountain Brewing has a beer for you! Their taproom offers sips that will transport you to mountain top brews or cold ones around a camp fire. When visiting Sitka you can’t miss this hometown favorite. 

The Channel Club

907-747-74402906 Halibut Point RoadHours: 5pm to 9pm

Spend an evening surrounded by the incredible views of Sitka Sound at The Channel Club. This classic and upscale restaurant offers the perfect ambiance for a romantic night out or special family dinner.

Campfire Pizza Kitchen

(907) 623-82121209 Sawmill Creek Rd.Hours: Wednesday - Friday 3pm to 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 8pm

Located in Sitka’s Harbor Mountain Brewery, enjoy hand toasted woodfire pizzas while sipping on a delicious beer. Enjoy classics like a margherita or branch out and try one of their own creation like #partydad a Sitka-inspired spicy italian with venison beer sausage and sweet drop peppers. A great spot for lunch or dinner! 

Beak Restaurant

1 (907) 966-2326Lincoln St #1AHours: Tuesday - Wednesday 11am to 2pm
Thursday - Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday brunch 10am to 2pm

Brunch with the locals at Beak. Beak offers a true taste of southeast Alaska style with full, fresh flavors in a bright and laid back atmosphere. Enjoy locally sourced seafood, fun brunch menus, and more!

Sitka Baranof Taxi and Tours

907-738-4722

Baranof Taxi provides taxi cab service to all of Sitka seven days a week, including Sitka Airport, Ferry Terminal, and Harbor Mountain Access Road. All of our vehicles are non-smoking six-passenger mini-vans.

Sitka Sound Science Center

907-747-8878834 Lincoln Street

Experience the spectacular diversity of the many amazing marine creatures that thrive in the waters surrounding Sitka. Sitka Sound Science Center hosts an 800-gallon Wall of Water exhibit, touch tanks, and more. Spend your day immersed in the vibrant and varied world of Sitka’s marine environment. Fun for all ages! 

Alaska Raptor Center

907-747-86621000 Raptor Way

A pioneering wildlife project, the Raptor Center is a refugee and rehabilitation center for Alaska’s injured raptors. One of Sitka’s most popular attractions, visitors are welcome at the Raptor Center’s expanded facility and flight barn.

Allen Marine Tours Alaska Wildlife Tours & Water Taxi

907-738-1062

Enjoy the scenic wonders of Sitka Sound aboard Allen Marine’s, a 31-foot vessel with a fully enclosed head, heated cabin, and covered deck. Create your own adventure as you search for whales, sea otters, sea lions, and witness the thousands of nesting marine birds and eagles that call Sitka Sound their home. Allen Marine also offers fishing charters and transportation for wildlife photographers, kayakers, campers, and backcountry hikers.

Classic Casting Adventures

907-738-2737

Flyfish Sitka’s rivers with Classic Casting Adventures. They offer half-day, full-day, and multi-day guided fishing trips. Fish for steelhead, salmon, trout, and char. Saltwater trips are also available for fishing salmon, rockfish, and lingcod.

Alaska Pure Sea Salt Alaska Co.

907-747-7258239 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday through Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co offers handcrafted salts from the pristine waters surrounding Sitka. These waters are the lifeblood of this small fishing community and Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co celebrates this extraordinary source and the bounty it provides. Their salts begin as seawater and nothing else is added. Simple, clean, elegant, and truly unique.

Silver Basin

907-747-7607124 Lincoln StreetHours: 10am to 5:30 Monday through Friday
Closed Sunday

Silver Basin brings you the very best in all your home décor, cooking, gift-giving, and entertainment needs. Their hand-selected merchandise offers fabulous finds. Whether you’re preparing a special dinner, looking to spruce up your home, or treating yourself to a special gift, their selection is sure to please.

Lakeside Grocery Store

907-747-3317705 Halibut Point RoadHours: 6am to 12am

Lakeside is a full-service grocery store and deli that sells fresh food, local seafood, and general merchandise. The deli includes a salad bar and seating area.

Bayview Pub

907-747-5300407 Lincoln StreetHours: 11am to late evening

Treat yourself to fresh-caught seafood and top craft beers from the PNW and Alaska, at the Bayview Pub. A great spot to catch the latest game or play a round of darts, the pub offers pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, and all your favorite sports on the numerous TVs throughout the restaurant.

Mean Queen

907-747-0616205 Harbor DriveHours: 11:30am to 2am

Enjoy Sitka’s premier pizza and pub restaurant! Famous for their thin crust pizza and New York-inspired cocktails, the Mean Queen is a local favorite overlooking the O’Connell Bridge and Sitka’s waterways. The Mean Queen also offers a full brunch with an impressive bloody mary bar! The atmosphere is great, the food is spectacular, and you’re bound to make new friends at this fan favorite.

Halibut Point Crab & Chowder

907-747-05234513 Halibut Point RoadHours: Seasonal (check website for information)

Locally owned and operated, Halibut Point Crab & Chowder, located, offers fresh-caught Dungeness crab, King crab, and other seafood and nonseafood dishes. Located at Sitka’s Cruise Ship Port this is a great first stop when landing in Sitka.