Fortress of the Bear
Fortress of the Bear is a non-profit rescue sanctuary. This facility, originally used as a cistern for the old pulp mill, is now home for 8 Alaskan bears -5 coastal brown bears and three black bears. Guest can expect to view these bears up close and personal in a natural setting. There are interpreters onsite that will explain the history, biology and behavior of these truly amazing creatures.
This beautiful bay lies on the south end of the Sitka road system and is an extension to Middle Channel. Surrounded by snowcapped peaks, this bay is home to krill, salmon, herring, bald eagles, sea lions, and sea otters, and during certain times of the year, humpback and minke whales.
Sitka National Historical park, colloquially known as Totem Park, is home to Tlingit and Haida totem poles, an old Tlingit battle field, and a visitor center that holds both Russian and Tlingit artifacts.
Here, you can walk through a rain forest, contour the beach line, find yourself under a colorful totem pole, and enjoy a ten minute historical film inside the visitor center.
WW II headquarters for military forces who served in Sitka. During WW II, Japonski Island was connected by a man-made causeway in the 1940's to the surrounding chain of islands which served as a location for bunkers and gunning sites. The island was connected to Sitka by the O'Connell Bridge in 1972.
The beach stretches around a portion of this site. At low tide you'll find a variety of ocean creatures. As the Tlingit people say " when the tide is out, the table is set."
COVID-19 Health & Safety
We will be complying with all Government and Cruise Ship Industry Covid-19 safety protocols recommended at the time of your travel. Your safety is always our highest priority!
What you can expect during this experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized