You don't have to go to an exotic destination to get away from it all. Take the ferry to the neighboring community of Sitka for a long-weekend getaway. Whether you live in Juneau or are just passing through, a visit to Sitka is easy and economical with convenient fast ferry service.
Take the Fast Ferry from Juneau to Sitka (+)
Take the Fast Ferry from Juneau to Sitka (-)
Board the fast ferry for a four-and-a-half-hour voyage to Sitka and spend the afternoon exploring the area. Visit Sitka's most popular places: St. Michael's Cathedral, Sitka National Historical Park, Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka Historical Museum, Alaska Raptor Center, Fortress of the Bear, Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House, and the Russian Bishop's House. Finish the day with an evening of dining at one of Sitka's many local favorites.
Sitka — More Than You Can Imagine... Closer Than You Think (+)
Sitka — More Than You Can Imagine... Closer Than You Think (-)
Let the music begin with either the energetic and brightly costumed New Archangel Dancers all-women troupe or the rhythm of the hand-made drums and regalia costumes of the Shee'tka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Dancers. Try an exciting wildlife boating adventure to see whales, sea lions, sea otters and more. Grab a paddle, and kayak the pristine bays and waterways. Scuba dive, dry suit snorkel, or consider a semi-submersible boat excursion. Explore the Tongass National Forest by bike or take a hike on one of the many trails for all skill levels. When you're ready to leave, board the fast ferry for the trip back to Juneau. You'll arrive with plenty of time to prepare for work the next day or to set off on your next adventure.