Sitka, Alaska

All information about Sitka Cruise Port. Timetable for the arrival of ships, the time of their stay and the number of passengers. Sitka Port news. Weather forecast and historical weather, as well as water temperatures around Sitka.

Sitka, Alaska, United States of America
Sitka, Alaska, United States of America | © Jason

Sitka: tourist information

One look at lovely Sitka and you'll know why Alexander Baranof, governor of the Russian American Company, decided to build his "castle" here. With views of island-studded waters and stately spruce forests reaching to the water's edge, Sitka is considered Alaska's most beautiful seaside town. Sitka's past is a unique blend of Tlingit culture and Russian history.

Our historic and scenic community is situated on Baranof Island, nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Sitka offers a combination of Native culture, Russian history, and Alaskan wilderness which will provide a diverse and unequaled experience.

Wildlife adds to Sitka's natural beauty. Our mild climate, rich habitat and relatively low human population make Sitka one of the best places to view wildlife. Nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales in the late fall and early spring. Summertime provides a wonderful opportunity to view tufted puffins and other sea birds at St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge. While out on the ocean, you may also spot sea otters, sea lions and other marine wildlife.

Sitka lies at the heart of the largest temperate rain forest in the world, the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy the fresh outdoors on well-marked mountain trails. Take to the water for a picturesque boat trip or kayaking adventure among nearby islands or charter a boat to nearby fishing grounds to fish for world-class salmon and halibut.


  • Country: USA
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Government: United States
  • State/Region: Alaska
  • Time Zone: -9 GMT
  • Language: English
  • Latitude: 57.0530600
  • Longitude: -135.3300000
  • Est. Population: 8881
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Fire: Sitka Fire Department - 209 Lake Street, Sitka, Alaska 99835; Phone: (907)747-3233
  • Police: Sitka Police Department - 304 Lake St, Sitka, Alaska 99835; Phone: (907)747-3245
  • Hospital: Sitka Community Hospital - 209 Moller Drive, Sitka, Alaska 99835; Phone: (907)747-3241
  • General: Emergency Phone: 911
  • Sitka, Alaska, United States of America
    Sitka, Alaska, United States of America | © Jody Tracy - Leonard

    Sitka Cruise Port Schedule

    Sitka, Alaska, United States of America
    Sitka, Alaska, United States of America | © Laura Clark

    Sitka in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Sitka ranks 1107th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Sitka in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Sitka ranks 19.

    Weather in Sitka

    Nov 27
    Min/Max temp: 36°F (2°C) / 45°F (7°C)
    Rain (moderate rain), no wind
    Nov 28
    Min/Max temp: 32°F (0°C) / 39°F (4°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), no wind
    Nov 29
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 37°F (3°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), no wind
    Nov 30
    Min/Max temp: 36°F (2°C) / 37°F (3°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), no wind
    Dec 1
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 37°F (3°C)
    Snow (snow), no wind
    Dec 2
    Min/Max temp: 32°F (0°C) / 36°F (2°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), no wind
    Dec 3
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 41°F (5°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), small wind
    Dec 4
    Min/Max temp: 34°F (1°C) / 39°F (4°C)
    Snow (rain and snow), no wind

    Current water temperature in Sitka now is 46°F (7.7°C)

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    Annual Weather

    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / 30°F (-1°C)
    Min/Max temp: 30°F (-1°C) / 34°F (1°C)
    Min/Max temp: 30°F (-1°C) / 36°F (2°C)
    Min/Max temp: 37°F (3°C) / 46°F (8°C)
    Min/Max temp: 46°F (8°C) / 55°F (13°C)
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 59°F (15°C)
    Min/Max temp: 48°F (9°C) / 54°F (12°C)
    Min/Max temp: 41°F (5°C) / 45°F (7°C)
    Min/Max temp: -148°F (-100°C) / 34°F (1°C)
    Min/Max temp: 28°F (-2°C) / 30°F (-1°C)
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