Taste of Sitka Sea Walk Tours is a new tour in Sitka, Alaska. Bob Purvis has been involved with the tour industry in Sitka for the past nineteen years. He has created a new tour along historic Lincoln Street where visitors can experience unique local products and learn about Tlingit and Russian history of Sitka.
Sitka is a small community on the West side of Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska with a rich cultural history dating back to time immemorial. As a 22 year resident of Sitka, Bob enjoys sharing the uniqueness of this small community with visitors.
The two hour tour will provide visitors an opportunity to walk along historic Lincoln Street, stopping for historical highlights and unique locally made products. Historic highlights include Castle Hill, site of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US. Other sites of note include historic St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Russian Bishop’s House and the new Sea Walk (see photo at right) with views of the historic Sheldon Jackson College, the Alaska State Museum and Sitka Sound Science Center.
The tour ends at the Sitka National Historic Monument where guests can proceed on their own to visit the Park, go on to the nearby Raptor Center, or return to explore any of the previous sites.
Sitka boasts a variety of excellent locally made products including Theobroma chocolate, Devil's Club soap and Alaska Pure Sea Salt. Meet the
artisans, learn about their process and purchase a special local treasure. Join a Taste of Sitka tour and learn about Sitka’s rich history from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. See the six business descriptions below for more information. The tour is less than a mile in length and is fully accessible to vision impaired and mobility impaired individuals. Cost for the 2 hour tour is $40 per person. For more information or to book a tour, call 907-738-9245