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Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)
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Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)

By My Holidays Online - Alaska
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Ages 0-95, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Driver/guide
  • Fortress of the bears
  • Raptor Centre
  • Totem Park Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Sitka Cruise Port

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9444P52

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • A camera is advised to take with you
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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How much is Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)?
Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) price starts from $141.99. Discover and book Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) on Tripadvisor
What is the Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) cancellation policy?
Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) on Tripadvisor
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TravelTripper22
Salt Lake City, UT18 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Do not take this tour! Where do I begin? We were going to be on shore from a cruise and had to make sure the tour didn't start until after 11 am. We could never receive the necessary information. The customer service lines with Viator all go to the Philippines. For 2 days I was on hold for over 4 hours as the agents were hard to communicate with and could never reach the tour operator. There was a portal to contact the tour operator but he would not respond for 2 days. He is located in the UK. So here I am headed to Sitka AK and the vendor is in the Philippines and the operator works out of the UK. Three different time zones. A nightmare. When he finally answered me he said I was to meet Baranof Tours. I had already cancelled my tour with Viator. I simply booked with Baranof directly. Had an identical tour for $100 less money. No middleman in the UK. Viator is getting a blackeye using far flung operators that do not have local contacts. Apparently the UK operator contracts with Baranof and then resells the tours at a high mark up. Just call Baranof directly.
Written September 4, 2023
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Frances C
5 contributions
Both sanctuaries are smaller than I imagined,and the stops duration are really short. The bears looked a bit miserable to me.
Written June 12, 2023
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rubinhe
2 contributions
Touring the wildlife sanctuary & seeing bald eagles up close was impressive. The bear exhibit was good as well.

The tour operator, elected to board a bus full of passengers. We sat on the bus for 35 mi minutes with no open windows or air conditioning. I wouldn't recommend this tour company as they were not concerned about the passengers' well-being. They should not of loaded the bus until they had a driver ready to go.
Written June 9, 2023
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TimSin
Houston, TX5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was a great semi private tour. Our guide was Steven with a V, he was very knowledgeable and pleasant throughout the tour. Although about 2.5 hours long we really got to experience a lot at the locations
Written August 1, 2023
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None1234567
Krakow, Poland5 contributions
This was fun with Christian. He took us all over and was very informative. The Bears were great it was amazing to see them and the bald eagles!! Thanks for a great time in Sitka.
Written July 5, 2023
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Antonio M
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
May 2023
Leaving the cruise ship and getting on the shuttle bus service to Harrigan Centre (Sitka) was a scenic delight. Once we arrived, we meet our tour service agent and then set out for a quick exploratory walk around the foreshore area.

At the tour start time, we met our guide (Christian, a German Jazz musician) who migrated to Sitka (from New York) and gave some personal insights to his story. He came to Sitka and was enthralled by the natural beauty of the area. And we quickly came to the same conclusion.

We drove to the Raptor centre and it was clear that Christian, wore many hats, having also volunteered with bird rescues. At the Raptor centre we saw Eagles, Falcons, Owls and Osprey birds being rehabilitated to nurse back to good health. The centre showed a video of the work it does, and the origins of the Rapture centre (and its self funded by donations), and it is recognised as a key conservation centre for these birds.

We then drove out to the Bear Fortress to see "da bears", and they didn't fail to entertain us with their playful goofiness and unstable gait, as they were slowly coming out of their dormant state. There were groups of brown bears in one compound and there were two black bears in the other compound. The fortress is constructed from a concrete holding tank from the old paper pulp mill (very large diameter dome), which gave the bears lots of space to roam, play and sleep). They looked in good condition and the bucket of food (yet to be given) have some decent looking fish meat.

Last stop of the tour was to go to the totem park, where there was a totem carving by the local indigenous people. We learnt that the totem pole was like a storyboard capturing a historical event. The sweet smell of the timber just filled the area which was quite enjoyable.

The tour was well planned and executed (all up about 2hours), and quite central to the downtown area to wander around to collect a unique gift. The tour guide was very personable, and knowledgeable about the area. The narrative given of the area was just spot on.
Written June 4, 2023
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J C
Castaic, CA1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Best excursion of our entire trip! Excellent boat ride and the raptors and bears tours exceeded expectations. Would recommend
Written August 10, 2022
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hekIi
1 contribution
Aug 2019
Our group had a wonderful time wth Lindsay. Very friendly, knowlegeable, accomodating.Could not have been a better experience.
Written August 21, 2019
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Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group) provided by My Holidays Online - Alaska

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150 minutes