Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Sitka, AK

The city is situated on the west side of Baranof Island and the south half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle).Sitka has an oceanic climate with moderate, but generally cool, temperatures and abundant precipitation. Sitka is only accessible by boat or plane. Ferry travel back and forth to Juneau, Ketchikan and other towns in Southeast Alaska is provided through the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry terminal is located 7 miles north of downtown. Sitka is the 6th largest port by value of seafood harvest in the United States. The port has the largest harbor system in Alaska with 1,347 permanent slips. In the 2017 season, there were 136 cruise ship calls at Sitka with more than 150,000 passengers in total.

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