About Sitka, Alaska
Sitka sits on the western side of Baranof Island. A town rich in history and natural beauty, it’s the perfect getaway, whether you enjoy diving, sea kayaking, tide pooling, bird-watching, exploring Native arts and cultures, or are searching for the perfect Sitka, Alaska fishing vacation.
Sports Fishing – Sitka Alaska Fishing
The plentiful waters around Sitka are an angler’s dream-come-true. This is the perfect place for your Alaska fishing salmon vacation. The legendary king salmon, halibut and other species thrive around Sitka. Sitka fishing is legendary, and planning your outing is a breeze when you stay with us.
Bird Watching & Wildlife Watching
You can see bald eagles, sea lions, horned puffins, whales and other wildlife in their natural element throughout Sitka. To get an up-close look at wild Alaskan birds, visit the Alaska Raptor Center. The nonprofit center takes in injured birds of prey (eagles, owls, hawks and other species). Stop in at the amazing flight-training center. If the sea interests you more than the sky, The Sitka WhaleFest takes place in early November. There, you can study humpback whales with internationally known experts.
Shee Atiká Totem Square Inn is at the center of Sitka ‘s cultural, historic and natural attractions. This is a perfect town to explore on foot while visiting our Sitka, Alaska fishing lodge.
Next door to the Inn, Totem Square includes a Russian cannon, ancient anchors and a totem pole with the double-headed eagle of Sitka ‘s Russian heritage. Across the street from the Inn, you can take in Native dance performances, storytelling and cultural events during the summer at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi community house. Also across the street is the Alaska Native Brotherhood building, a registered National Historic Landmark.
In the town center is Sitka ‘s onion-domed St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, which has an impressive collection of Russian icons. Nearby, the Isabel Miller Museum in Harrigan Centennial Hall houses Russian and American artifacts, while the Sheldon Jackson Museum offers a 5,000-piece collection of Native art, cultural and everyday objects. At Castle Hill, the first American flag in Alaska was raised in 1867.
Just a half-mile away, in Sitka National Historical Park, you can explore the Tlingit Fort and battlefield from the 1804 Battle of Sitka. A collection of Southeast Alaskan totem poles rings a coastal trail in the Tongass National Forest. At the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, Native artists create traditional crafts. Also here is the Russian Bishop’s House, one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America .
For more on Sitka, Alaska attractions, visit the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau .