We liked our tour because the driver/guide was so knowledgeable and gave us a lot of extra info.
We visited the Russian church and heard how it was built and what its influence was.
We also toured the
Raptor Center and learned about bald eagles. Overall, the time in Sitka was short--so would have liked more time to shop after the tour.
Don't Miss: Cute dancers who preserve Russian culture with their dances and Raptor Center
We got in a little late so started the tour after 7 Pm .
tHE CITY TOUR WAS NOT VERY EXCITING.
wE LEFT THE TOUR IN FRONT OFTHE eMPRESS hOTEL AND WALKED BACK TO THE SHIP WHICH TOOK OVER 25 MINUTES. DIDN'T SEE MUCH AT NIGHT.MUST BE BETTER WAYS TO SEE VICTORIA. DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME AND SINCE IT'S AFTER DARK, DIDN'T SEE AS MUCH AS WHAT WE COULD HAVE IN THE DAYTIME.
Mendenhall Glacier was interesting. Enjoyed the visitor center. Didn't think the salmon hatchery was very interesting. Would see more wildlife if I went back. Ship tours are expensive and several passengers went on their own tours after docking which were much cheaper. Shopping is a big deal for many looking for bargains.
The problem is it's hard to know if you really are getting a good deal. Very convenient to walk to the shopping area from the dock where tenders take you.
Don't Miss: Mendenhall Glacier and Visitor Center
Pros: great entertainment
Cons: casino alllows smoking and didn't like walking through the casino
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