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Discover Sitka, Alaska

Small Town, Big Community

One of Sitka’s unique qualities is its natural beauty and how that is artistically expressed. Sitka, Alaska is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and culturally rich history and community, including twenty-two sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you are visiting by ship, plane or passing through on the ferry, we hope you enjoy this special place.

Welcome to Sitka, Alaska, where the natural beauty seamlessly merges with artistic expression, creating a unique tapestry of experiences. Situated within this coastal paradise, Sitka stands as a testament to nature’s wonders, boasting spectacular scenery that ranges from majestic mountains to pristine waters, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in its breathtaking landscapes.

Beyond its scenic allure, Sitka is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering encounters with diverse marine life, soaring eagles, and the occasional glimpse of bears exploring their natural habitat. The city’s vibrant history is woven into the very fabric of its streets, with twenty-two sites proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each corner of Sitka tells a story, inviting visitors to delve into its culturally rich heritage and vibrant community spirit.

Whether you arrive by ship, plane, or ferry, Sitka extends a warm invitation to explore its wonders. Every mode of transport offers a unique perspective, promising unforgettable views of this coastal gem. We hope you take the time to relish every moment in this special place, embracing not only its natural splendor but also the artistic expression that makes Sitka truly exceptional.

Immerse Yourself in Wild Alaska

Sitka, Alaska is located in one of the few temperate rainforests in the world. The Tongass National Forest spreads over 17 million acres. Venture into the dense woods to glimpse grizzly bears, bald eagles, wild salmon and an array of plants only found here.


Nature's Symphony

Exploring Sitka's Biodiverse Wonderland

Immerse yourself in the untouched splendor of Sitka, Alaska, a hidden gem nestled within one of the world’s rare temperate rainforests. Surrounded by the vast expanse of the Tongass National Forest, spanning over 17 million acres, Sitka offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form.

As you venture into the dense woods, be prepared to witness the awe-inspiring sight of grizzly bears meandering through the undergrowth, soaring bald eagles casting their majestic shadows, and the magnificent journey of wild salmon navigating their way upstream. This biodiverse haven is also home to a unique array of plant species, some of which are exclusive to this lush ecosystem, making every step a discovery in itself.

In Sitka, the rhythm of life harmonizes with the natural world, creating a serene atmosphere where you can rejuvenate your spirit. Whether you’re captivated by the vibrant hues of wildflowers or the ancient wisdom conveyed by towering trees, this city invites you to explore its rich biodiversity. From leisurely hikes along verdant trails to thrilling wildlife encounters, Sitka’s natural beauty is an endless source of inspiration and wonder. Embrace the opportunity to tread lightly upon the Earth and witness the delicate balance of life in one of nature’s last frontiers.

The wild country of the Tongass National Forest surrounds Sitka on three sides with the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. A well developed trail system begins with a 10 minute walk from downtown Sitka that will put you on the fringe of true wilderness.

Two excellent resources for hiking Sitka are the Forest Sitka Ranger District and Sitka Trail Works.

Step back in time by visiting the Sitka History Museum. Dive into Alaska Native heritage and learn about the Russian and Tlingit impact on Sitka by exploring St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Sitka National Historic Park.

Your Ultimate Guide

One of Sitka, Alaska’s unique qualities is its natural beauty and how that is artistically expressed.​ The Community is alive with arts, culture, and celebrations all year round. Our event guide is your passport to this captivating city.


Local Happenings

Your Ultimate Guide to Events, Activities, and Experiences

Whether you’re planning your trip for next week or next year, Sitka’s vibrant tapestry of events ensures an enriching experience in this Alaskan gem.

For music aficionados, the Sitka Summer Music Festival resonates with world-class melodies. Dive into history at the Alaska Day Festival, where captivating parades and cultural performances celebrate the region’s heritage. Unleash your creativity at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, offering workshops in various artistic realms. Foodies can indulge in the Sitka Seafood Festival, savoring the flavors of the sea, while nature enthusiasts can explore the Sitka National Historical Park’s totem poles or embark on outdoor adventures like hiking and fishing. Film buffs have a haven in the Sitka Film Festival, showcasing compelling independent films. Intellectual minds can find solace in the Sitka Arts and Science Festival, a unique blend of creativity and knowledge.

Our event guide is your passport to this captivating city. Immerse yourself in Sitka’s culture, history, art, and nature. Let the adventures begin!

Share Your Sitka Story

Use #TravelSitka To Be Featured On Our Website

Every visitor to Sitka brings a unique perspective to our city, and we invite you to share your experience with us and the world! Use the hashtag #TravelSitka on your social media posts, and your memories could be featured on our website. Whether it’s a breathtaking sunrise, a delicious local dish, a memorable cultural encounter, or a scenic hiking adventure, your stories and photos can inspire others to explore Sitka’s wonders. 

Join us in capturing the essence of your Sitka journey and let your experiences become part of our community’s vibrant tapestry of travel tales. So, remember to share your Sitka moments with us and let your adventure inspire fellow travelers!

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New Boat! 🤩👏
AU works hard to stay ahead of the curve, which includes updating our fleet. This year we’re retiring the ever-faithful but aging Storyteller with a brand-new North River. The new boat is currently making its way through production and has a delivery date of early May. We’re sticking with our tried-and-true walkaround cabin design from North River Boats and powering her with a Volvo D6 diesel duoprop power package. The new boat will be slightly longer and wider (32x10) than Storyteller and it will feature an opening side door that makes getting on and off the boat super easy for people of all ages and abilities. A roomy cabin with a diesel heater will add to passenger comfort. The latest electronics from Garmin provide Captain James Baumann an edge in finding fish. 
The new boat is not officially named yet, but given Captain James’s near-fanatical love of the Minnesota Vikings, the odds-on bet is “Purple Reign.” 💜💛
Do you have a name suggestion for the new boat? We’d love to hear ‘em! 🎉 Write one in the comments below! ⬇️ 👇 ⬇️ 👇•
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There’s no better place to celebrate your graduate this spring, than on a boat fishing with us in Sitka! 🥳🎓🎣 
May is right around the corner and we offer a discount on all of our May rates. ✅ 
May provides excellent king opportunities, great halibut and blackcod fishing, plus the usual high marks for rockfish and lingcod. The saying goes that you get what you pay for, but in May, you might get a little more.🐟🐟🐟
Send us a message or call Kim at (218) 732-4744! 📞 😃•
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Sitka, Alaska | June 15th-20th, 2024
Calling all nature-loving women seeking solace and adventure – join us for an unforgettable Alaska retreat designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Escape the confines of your busy schedule and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness of Alaska, where towering mountains meet the vast expanse of the sea. Embark on exhilarating hikes through breathtaking landscapes, find inner peace with daily yoga and meditation sessions set against the backdrop of nature’s beauty, and let the rhythm of the ocean waves soothe your soul. This retreat is your chance to unplug, unwind, and rediscover the joy of being present in the moment amidst Alaska’s untamed splendor.

* Airport & Excursion Transportation
* 5 Night Accomodations in Luxury Alaskan Cabin, complete with hot tub and sauna
* 3 Organic chef-prepared meals each day, plus snacks, coffee & tea
* 2 Daily Mindful Movement Yoga and Meditation Sessions
* Wellbeing Practices including Sound Healing and Breathwork
* Group Cooking, Crafting and Mindful Art Workshops
* Guided Outdoor Adventures including hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking
* Whale Watching, Hot Springs & Sailing Excursion
* Welcome Gifts
* Pre-retreat Virtual Meet & Greet
* Exclusive Access to Future Retreats & Experiences
* And so much more! 
Grab your spot now and save $250 with our early bird special. 
Link in the bio! 
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We’ve got some great May dates available! YEAH!😃🙌🎣
🛬Arrive: May 18th, 2024
🎣 Fish: May 19th, 20th, & 21st
🛫Depart: May 22nd
Grab some buddies and let’s kick off the summer with a trip to Sitka for kings, lings, halibut, rockfish!👏😎🐟
Call Kim at (218) 732-4744 with questions and to book! ✅📞 •
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