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Old 10-20-2005, 09:04 AM
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Sitka and Hubbard Glacier (Yakutat). Can't find much info?
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:46 AM
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Check out the port review for Sitka, Alaska at the following link:

http://www.alaskaportreviews.com/Sitka.htm

Also, I visited Hubbard Glacier in June and got some great pictures of it that you can find along with my thoughts about it at:

http://www.cruisereviews.com/Celebrity/Mercury46.htm

Hubbard is the best in my opinion.

Tom
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:43 AM
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Hello,

You can see Sitka by walking all over the city (Sitka is a small town). You can walk from the ship to the Totem Pole park via a very nice sidewalk trail that goes from the ship's dock.
Then yu can walk back into town. There may be ship tours that are reasonably priced but Sitka can been seen easily on foot.

A great source is the Alaska State Tourism organization.

Have a great time.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:33 PM
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Sitka and Hubbard Glacier (Yakutat). Can't find much info?
We are going to Alaska in May. We will be on the Carnival Spirit. We are doing a Wildlife cruise from Sitka. We will see Puffins, whales ,ect. We are going with Sitka Secrets. Very nice tour ( 3 hours) for $100 each. they only take 4-6 guests on the boat. Julie
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Sitka was the Russian capitol of North America, back in the days before the U.S. purchased Alaska. If you have a good long day in Sitka and aren't mobility-impaired, the advice about walking around town is good. We did a combination of a tour to the Raptor Rehab Center (for injured eagles/owls/hawks etc.) and a walk on the National Park trail - nice walk in the forest, with totem poles placed along it. On the way back, we opted to walk into town, as it was only 1/2 mile or so. We walked by another National Park site, the Russian Bishop's House, and went in. For $5 each (I think), we got a great personal tour - the lower floor has artifacts and various displays that gave a lot of insight into the Russian settlement and culture there. The upstairs is restored to the condition it was in when the Russian bishop lived there, complete with large parlor and personal chapel. Well worth the stop. This last part was done completely on our own.

I believe Hubbard Glacier is not a port call, rather a day spent onboard, cruising slowly by and stopping at the glacier for a great view. There may be a naturalist onboard (if you're on Holland America, it's likely) to offer more information on what you are seeing, and answer questions.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:50 AM
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There is a wonderful museum in Sitka, on the campus of a school there whose name escapes me at the moment. We combined a visit to the Raptor Rehab Center with a walk around town and into the museum. Lots of Indian artifacts, crafts, etc. Very interesting.

Sandy
 
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