Alaska Raptor Center & Walking Tour
Duration: 3.25 hours
Adult $69.00 USD Child $59.00 USD
Tax is not included in the above prices
Discover Sitka’s fascinating history and natural beauty on foot during this scenic walking tour of the city and a nature walk at the Sitka National Historical Park. Depart the pier for a scenic motorcoach tour en-route to the Alaska Raptor Center. At the Raptor Center, you will encounter the swamp-like muskeg soil and alpine meadow where most of Alaska’s bird, plant and wild berries thrive. You will then explore and photograph the Raptor Center’s open bird habitat and Eagle Flight Center, home to bald eagles, owls, hawks and other birds of prey. During your visit, the staff will explain the Raptor Center’s mission and answer questions.
Next, you will begin you guided walk in Sitka National Historical Park, where walking trails lined with authentic totem poles will guide you through the lush Tongass National Forest. As you cross the bridge at Indian River where salmon spawn in the late-summer, you will learn about the rain forest ecosystem, and local plant and animal life. Then, continue to walk along the harbors’ shoreline to visit St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral. You will see many Victorian-style homes and ornate churches before passing Sheldon Jackson College, home to James Michener during the writing of his book, “Alaska”. Your tour will conclude with a transfer back to the pier. If you wish to explore more of Sitka, you can choose to stay downtown and take a free shuttle back to the pier later.