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Sitka, Alaska

Sitka from Gavin Hill


Sitka is a small fishing town in Alaska with a bit of Russian influence.

Where You're Docked

A cruise pier opened in 2013 at Old Sitka Dock (OSD) approximately five miles north of the downtown area. Free shuttle buses to downtown are usually provided if docked here. Cruise ships could also anchor and tender to the either O'Connell Bridge or Crescent Harbor docks. Cruise schedule for all Alaskan ports here http://claalaska.com/

Old Sitka Dock

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O'Connell Bridge Dock

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Money and Tipping

When dining in restaurants, it is customary to leave 15-20% tip for good service since servers typically make minimum wage. Taxi drivers should be tipped the same rate.

Local Transportation

Sitka is easily walkable. A shuttle service around town may be offered when cruise ships are in port.


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  • Castle Hill Park - Historic site where the Russian flag lowered and US flag raised during the handover.
  • Sitka National Park - Depending on the season, you may be able to catch spawning salmon here.
  • Russian Orthodox Cathedral - A small historic church
  • Alaska Raptor Center - See wildlife up close


Gavin Hill Trail is a great hike with boardwalks and staircases at the top. If you want a one way trip, take a taxi to the top of the hill and hike down.

Shopping & Restaurants

You will find shops and restaurants on the main street.


Cafes and restaurants may have free wifi for customers.

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