Sitka (Baranof Island, Alaska)

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Region
Alaska

Local Time
15:05 25 Jul 2017

Coordinates
57.05306 N, -135.33000 W

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Sitka is a port town located on the western shore of Baranof Island in Alexander Archipelago (Southeast Alaska). This picturesque town was the capital of Russian-ruled Alaska for a total of 126 years. Vestiges of Russian czars' fur-trading empire are evident throughout Sitka. Although it's been American since 1867, the city provides a pleasant blend of American, Indian and Russian cultures. On clear days, fronting the Pacific Ocean, Sitka rivals Juneau AK for the beauty of its surroundings.

  • In 1799, the Russian explorer Alexander Baranof established New Arkhangelsk - a settlement adjacent to Tlingit village of Sitka. This was the foundation of the first permanent Russian government settlement in North America. In 1902 the settlement was destroyed by Tlingit Indians in an attempt to reclaim their ancestral home. In 1804 their brief victory ended with the return of Baranof, accompanied by Russian warships. They retook Sitka in the Battle of Alaska, then the city became the Russian capital of North America.
  • In 1867 the United States purchased Alaska. With the rapid population growth and the discovery of gold, in 1906 Alaska's capital moved north - to Juneau.
  • Sites of interest in Sitka AK include the Russian Blockhouse, Russian Cemetery, Russian Orthodox St. Michael's Cathedral (1848, rebuilt after destruction by fire in 1966), Sheldon Jackson College Museum housing Russian and native mementos. Nearby, Sitka National Historic Park boasts Native artists at work and a trail lined with totem poles through the forest leads to the site of the Battle of Alaska. Remember to visit the Raptor/Eagle Rehabilitation Centre, where injured owls, bald eagles and other birds are treated and released back into the wild. It's also possible to take various wildlife, nature and fishing quests by foot, bike, boat or kayak.

Baranof Island (aka Baranov Island, Sitka Island) is located in the Alaska's Alexander Archipelago. The island has length of 100 ml (200 km) and width of 30 ml (50 km), with a total land area of 1607 ml2 (4160 km2), ranking it the USA's 10th largest and the word's 137th largest. Its coastline is 617 ml (993 km). Its total population is around 8,500.

Baranof is the smallest of the Alaska's ABC Islands (Admiralty Island, Baranof Island, Chichagof Island). All three are located in the Alexander Archipelago and are part of the Tongass National Forest. Most of the islands' area is protected wilderness, with a minimal human presence on them. A large part of Baranof is designated as "South Baranof Wilderness".

The other (in the "USA top 10") largest Alaskan islands are Kodiak IslandPrince of Wales IslandChichagof IslandSt Lawrence IslandAdmiralty Island, Nunivak Island, Unimak Island and Baranof Island.

  • The list of communities on Sitka Island includes: Baranof Warm Springs, Port Alexander, Port Armstrong, Port Walter and Sitka. All are located on the eastern coast.
  • Important industries for the locals are fishing (tours and commercial), seafood processing, tourism (also by cruise ship passengers), hunting tours (brown bears, Sitka deer).

Highlights: Russian heritage, Raptor Centre, National Historic Park

Sitka cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Baranof Island dock (anchor) at Sitka - port town on the eastern coast.

The Sitka cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska.

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Port Sitka cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Sitka, Baranof Island, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
1 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(arriving at 01 Jul - departing at 01 Jul)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
2 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(departing at 02 Jul)
Monday
3 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(arriving at 03 Jul - departing at 03 Jul)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
4 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Safari Quest(arriving at 04 Jul - departing at 04 Jul)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
5 July, 2017
ms Eurodam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 19:00)
Thursday
6 July, 2017
Safari Endeavour(arriving at 06 Jul - departing at 06 Jul)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
7 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(departing at 07 Jul)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
8 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(arriving at 08 Jul - departing at 08 Jul)
Sunday
9 July, 2017
National Geographic Quest(departing at 09 Jul)
Monday
10 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(departing at 10 Jul)
Tuesday
11 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(arriving at 11 Jul - departing at 11 Jul)
Safari Quest(arriving at 11 Jul - departing at 11 Jul)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 16:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
12 July, 2017
ms Eurodam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Thursday
13 July, 2017
Safari Endeavour(arriving at 13 Jul - departing at 13 Jul)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
14 July, 2017
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
Seven Seas Navigator(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
16 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(arriving at 16 Jul - departing at 16 Jul)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Monday
17 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(departing at 17 Jul)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Safari Explorer(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Safari Quest(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
19 July, 2017
ms Eurodam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Thursday
20 July, 2017
Safari Endeavour(arriving at 20 Jul - departing at 20 Jul)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
21 July, 2017
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 18:00)
Saturday
22 July, 2017
Wilderness Explorer(arriving at 22 Jul - departing at 22 Jul)
Sunday
23 July, 2017
National Geographic Quest(departing at 23 Jul)
Wilderness Explorer(departing at 23 Jul)
Monday
24 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(departing at 24 Jul)
Wilderness Explorer(arriving at 24 Jul - departing at 24 Jul)
Tuesday
25 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(arriving at 25 Jul - departing at 25 Jul)
Safari Quest(arriving at 25 Jul - departing at 25 Jul)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 16:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
26 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(arriving at 26 Jul - departing at 26 Jul)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Thursday
27 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(departing at 27 Jul)
Safari Endeavour(arriving at 27 Jul - departing at 27 Jul)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
28 July, 2017
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Saturday
29 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(arriving at 29 Jul - departing at 29 Jul)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(departing at 30 Jul)
Monday
31 July, 2017
Wilderness Discoverer(arriving at 31 Jul - departing at 31 Jul)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)