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Sitka, Alaska-port

Founded by Russian fur traders as New Archangel in 1799, Sitka was the historic center of Russia’s Alaskan empire. The Russian flag was replaced by the Stars and Stripes when the United States purchased the Alaska territory in 1867. Today, picturesque Sitka, is known for its fishing industry, an annual summer classical music festival and, of course, its many historic visitor attractions. On a clear day Sitka, the only city in southeast Alaska that actually fronts the Pacific Ocean, rivals Juneau for the sheer beauty of its surroundings.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Advanced Bike Trip
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Historic Sitka and Nature Walk
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Ocean Raft Adventures
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Russian America and Raptor Center
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest
    Seated Tour
  • Sitka Cycling and Forest Walk
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Tongass Rainforest Nature Hike
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure
    Most Active or Strenuous

Advanced Bike Trip

Most Active or Strenuous

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: SIT-007

Embrace the beauty of Alaska's scenic natural terrain in an exhilarating new way during this memorable bicycle tour of Sitka.

This tour has been recommended by Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society based on its philosophy that guided experiences in nature should inspire people, young and old, to act responsibly for the protection of our planet's vital ecosystems.

Depart directly from the cruise ship pier for a 18-26 mile ride on a combination of biking trails, mountain roads, and along the coastal road. A light lunch is provided and guest will stop for a break approximately half-way through the ride to enjoy the scenery and have a light snack. Take in beautiful mountain and ocean views during your exploration and see parts of Sitka most visitors do not get to see. Raingear (pants and jacket), a helmet, a complimentary water bottle, a candy bar and a light snack will be provided.

Please note: This 4-hour, dock-to-dock tour departs from downtown Sitka, and is only recommended for advanced, physically-fit bikers capable of riding between 16 and 23 miles with an elevation gain of over 800 feet. All riders must wear helmets, and attend a safety briefing. The ride is performed using 21-speed TREK Mountain bikes with front shocks. Dress comfortably, and wear sturdy shoes. Participants must be at least 16 years old and 4'10" in height. Minors must be accompanied by an adult parent to participate on this tour.