The proximity to outside waters and the abundance of fish contribute to the community and make Sitka an amazing destination © Judith Malley
  • St. Michael's Cathedral is an excellent example of the Russian architecture that can still be found throughout Alaska.
  • Stroll through the town's quaint shops and enjoy performances by the Russian and Native dancers.
  • Year-round access to outdoor recreation in the Gulf of Alaska and Tongass National Forest.
  • En route to Sitka by ferry traverse Sergius and Whitestone Narrows, a twisting course with rushing tides.
  • Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Available routes to and from Sitka, Alaska

Service Area

Sitka lies on our mainline ferry route which connects Bellingham and Prince Rupert to ports along the Inside Passage, all the way to Haines and Skagway. Sitka receives ferry service three days per week in the summer and one to two days per week in the winter. The mainline vessels take you on a scenic ten-hour ferry ride from Juneau or sixteen and a half hours from Petersburg. Additionally, fast ferry service between Sitka and Juneau, only takes four and a half hours each way and provides convenient transportation for residents and visitors alike. Additional service to Sitka is often made available as needed for special events.

Sitka, Alaska © Sitka CVB, D. Nevins

Trip Ideas

Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.