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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:57 PM
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We will be sailing on the Infinity soon to the inside passage. Any suggestions for tours in Sitka that you just can't pass up? Thanks
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Sitka is not a large town. You can do most tours on your own by walking.

Saint Michaels Cathedral mid town is worth visiting and the cruise lines do offer it as a stop on a tour. I believe the donation was $2.00 p/p on your own.

There is a rapture center that is very informative and not available through the cruise line. I recommended to some friends that think I'm nuts and really enjoyed it. Give it a chance. The fee to get in was very little. This group does wonders with birds of prey.

You can get an all day bus pass for a very reasonable amount that has many stops in Sitka. If you are lucky with the driver that person may even give you a narration.

The Russian tour is is good and enjoyable. Other than that, shop 'til you drop.
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 06:51 AM
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I agree with Y2C. Walking up & down Lincoln, from Castle Hill to the park, will be a good way to spend your time in Sitka. Enjoy, you lucky person!
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Actually the Raptor Center is included on some tours. Request their visitor guide www.sitka.org

It is a very walkable town without mobility limitations, but they do have an all day loop bus for $7. A highlight here are the boat tours for whales, sea otters. This area also is the only likely place for puffins since there is a rookery on St. Lazaria Island, take a boat tour there. The Sitka Heritage park has a lever 1 mile loop trail past interesting totems, purchase the cheap guidebook, will really enhance the walk. The Archangles dancers are good if of interest.
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I would agree that Sitka is a great town for just walking around. Nice museum/park not far from the dock. Lot of eagles about in this area.
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We just returned from the Infinity & highly recommend the Sea Otter & Wildlife tour arranged through the ship. We saw loads of wildlife & were treated super by the crew.
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