How to Spot Wildlife in Sitka
Despite the cruise crowds and lively downtown shops at this popular port, the wilderness surrounding Sitka is unadulterated and raw. You’ll find bears, bald eagles, and more wildlife in this Alaskan town that’s tucked between the rainforest and the sea. Here are some tips for spotting native fauna.
Observe orphaned brown bears in their sprawling naturalistic habitat at the Fortress of the Bear.
Learn about Sitka’s winged inhabitants at the Alaska Raptor Center, where birds of prey are rehabilitated and released.
Head out on a whale-watching cruise in search of humpbacks, gray whales, seals, sea otters, and porpoises.
Zip along the shores of Tongass National Forest on an OHV tour, keeping your eyes peeled for Alaska coastal brown bears, bald eagles, and Sitka blacktail deer.
Watch for spawning salmon during a walk along the Indian River.