A private tour of the highlights of Sitka By the Sea and why Sitka is considered the Paris of Alaska
An in-depth look at Sitka, its 10, 000 year old history to the present. See all 15 miles of road and learn about the varied aspects of its past and the present while riding in a 1973 Checker Marathon car with a driver who has lived in Southeast Alaska for over 34 years.
Itinerary # 1 Private Tour
Visit Old Sitka site of the first Russian and learn about fishing and its current impact on Sitka.
Drive through town pointing out future shopping and dining spots.
Visit the Sitka History Museum - covers indigenous people, Russian history, World War II, logging and current history to the present.
Visit Sitka Sound Science Center and learn more about the difference between fish farming and a fish hatchery. Tour touch tanks.
Sitka and tour the Sitka Fine Arts camp, According the National Endowments for the Arts it is in the top ten fine arts camps for young people in the US. Visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival headquarters on the campus. The artistic director, Zuill Bailey, won a Grammy two years ago for his cello work. In June and early July there are open rehearsals to attend.
Drive across the bridge and discuss World War II history at the site of two former hangers. Great view of Sitka across the channel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Down Town Sitka or the pick up point.
Duration: 4 hours
We go rain or shine and have umbrellas.
1973 Checker Marathon car
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 US - Entry fees and lunch
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Nobody knows Sitka like Jeff. He customized the tour to our wishes and had very knowledgeable commentary. His 70's vintage taxi was amazing. We got to do everything we wanted and had a great time.