Has anyone taken the sea otter and wildlife quest excursion? Are there local vendors that are just as good and cost less? Are there any other things that are suggested for this port?
I have not taken that excursion, but you might want to check out the historic sites from Sitka's days as the Russian capital of Alaska, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Russian folk dancers, and the Raptor Center if your time allows.
We have done both, and enjoyed both. If this is your first time in Sitka I would say go with the ship's tour. Allen Marine was the company that did the Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest when we went and they do a wonderful job.