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Simply Amazing Sitka Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Alaska Raptor, & Totems provided by Baranof Tours

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Simply Amazing Sitka Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Alaska Raptor, & Totems

Simply Amazing Sitka Tour: Fortress of the Bear, Alaska Raptor, & Totems
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Skip the big buses with this small group tour narrated by a local guide. This is Sitka's only tour option to include only the 3 top ranked stops in our beautiful town. This gives you the opportunity to see the top spots and still have time to explore our city. Come join us and see the Alaska you have always dreamed about through the eyes of a local.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64781P20
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission into the Alaskan Raptor Center
  • Admission to Fortress of the Bear
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Raptor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Fortress of the Bear
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA Address: 330 Harbor drive Sitka, Alaska
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • Admission into the Alaskan Raptor Center
  • Admission to Fortress of the Bear
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Alaska Raptor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Fortress of the Bear
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA Address: 330 Harbor drive Sitka, Alaska
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    330 Harbor Dr
    330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
    Address: 330 Harbor drive Sitka, Alaska
    See address & details
  • 1
    Harrigan Centennial Hall
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Alaska Raptor Center
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fortress of the Bear
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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heidi m
20 contributions
Flo was an excellent guide and taught us a lot about the history of Sitka. Loved seeing the sites and hearing about this cool little town. Many of the tours go to these same locations but I would recommend doing it with a smaller group, like this one. We were able to get ahead of the big buses because it does get crowded at each stop. It was convenient that the tour included entrance into the bear sanctuary and raptor center so we were able to walk right in without waiting. It's a short time at each stop but enough to get to see it and still walk the town before going back on the cruise ship.
Written June 13, 2022
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DGMcCready
Grand Rapids, MI8 contributions
We made an impromptu visit to Sitka on our cruise as we were unable to go to Skagway. We were scrambling for things to do the night before on the boat and everything seemed booked. I called here before they opened and was able to book a tour. I’ll be honest I didn’t expect much from it. A trip to a small bird sanctuary followed by bears held in a zoo format then more totems. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Our tour guide was a local and he was great. Very knowledgeable The Raptor Center was much better than I thought and the Fortress of the Bear was even better. Even the totems by the beach were nice and the views even better. I would recommend this to everyone
Written August 5, 2022
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MichMo82
Tijuana, Mexico39 contributions
What a great excursion in Sitka.

Have to start with the boss. A day before she contacted me directly to give me the information of where should we meet for the tour. She couldn't be more precise and professional.

Our driver. Funny guy and very helpful. Very entertaining as well. He showed us a beautiful place to take pictures and was always attentive of our wellbeing.

The Places we stopped. Very interesting they way local people preserve nature and, most importantly, they prioritize it.

A very recommended private tour while visiting Sitka.
Written July 30, 2022
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Juliana M
Houston, TX33 contributions
Faye was a great guide for our group of 10. We saw all the highlights of Sitka with the Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bear and Totem museum. Our cruise was in port for a short 1\2 day and this allowed us to enjoy the bears and raptors and totems as well as enjoy a walk through the forest battlefield to the bridge over the Indian River,which was beautiful. Faye gave us additional information about the town and some of the hiking trails which w as very useful. if you want to focus on just the bears, or just the birds, you should hire a car to go to only those places. We were at each location for just under 30 minutes and that was enough time to enjoy each site. Highly recommend this tour.
Written May 23, 2022
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ofallongirl
St. Louis, MO192 contributions
My husband and I were in Sitka for one day as a cruise stop. We arranged for this tour before leaving home because it sounded better than being with a big group. We met up with the Baranhof Tour rep at the Tour center in town. Will was our tour guide and there was one other couple with us. We went to the Alaska Raptor Center which was fantastic. They explain what they do with the injured birds at the center. We were then free to roam around the different enclosures. We would have loved to spend more time there but we had to go see the bears. Next stop was the Fortress of the Bear which was amazing to see the rescue bears at a close but safe distance. Both stops are run by not for profit organizations who do amazing work with the animals. The last stop was at the totem park and center which is run by the National Park Service and it was wonderful because they give history of the native cultures of Alaska. Will had suggested following the trail that leads down to a bridge where you could see the salmon run. There were NPS Rangers on the bridge to answer questions. It was fascinating to see. Not bad for a 2 hour tour. I would not hesitate to book this tour again.
Written September 12, 2021
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Rubystarfish
Burlington, NC222 contributions
We booked this cruise in town with cruise. I loved fortress of the bears and the totems but the raptor center was a disappointment. Saw plenty of bald eagles but our guide ditched us and we didn’t know where to go. I did enjoy the owls. Fortress of the bears was the highlight though.
Written August 6, 2022
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spurgeony
Hernando, FL361 contributions
Our tour guide Michelle was outstanding. I particularly enjoyed the Fortress of the Bear. They had wheel chairs for disabled that were very functional. Michelle pushed me around to make sure I got to see everything. Also, I enjoyed the Raptor Center, where they also had Wheel Chairs.
Written July 4, 2022
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Alissa T
Toronto, Canada31 contributions
This was INCREDIBLE! Book this tour. Flo was an incredible guide. We were picked up from the port in Sitka and began the morning at the Raptor centre. We learned so much about the rehabilitation of the eagles and beautiful snow owl. Back on the bus we ventured to the Fortress of the Bear. OMG. What an experience. Finally a beautiful walk through the Totems. Was just spectacular.
Written July 27, 2022
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Melisia
Fayetteville, NC91 contributions
What a beautiful day to see Sitka. Missy was quite impressive with her knowledge that was shared. The Birds and the Bears were pretty amazing to see up close. Totems were pretty awesome to see would have liked to be able to hike through the rain forest. Not enough time. We even got dropped off at the the ship which was a plus!! Thank you for a great day!!
Written June 5, 2022
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clarkbar32017
Federal Way, WA8 contributions
Friends
Lots of time to watch bears play. Raptor center best part of excursion. Saw lots of bald eagles and owls that had been injured and now being taken care of there. Visited Indian River where salmon were spawning. Unbelievable how many there were!
Written September 6, 2019
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Amazing Exploration
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