Hi Gary, lucky man to be going back to Alaska!
Sitka was my least favorite port, Skagway was my favorite. Sitka seemed to be kind of a dumpy little town although I did like the Raptor Center. If I remember, the Center was a good couple of miles from the tender port.
The day we were there was foggy and cold and rainy, yucky in general. We couldn't see any mountains. That could have been a reason for my apathy about Sitka, but I didn't like the tender either. I was nervous the whole time that we would miss getting back to the ship.
I did like the Archangel Russian dancers.
If I ever go back to Alaska I would probably choose an itinerary that omits Sitka. I sound like a grumpy Gus but the other ports were just so much better I thought.