We have never been to Alaska and we are going to do one of the "Dream Cruises".
These cruises depart from either Sitka or Ketchikan and then they end up in the opposite city to fly home. At the end of the trip - we are going to fly directly home. However, before our cruise starts, we would like to come up 2 or 3 days early and are wondering which city you would suggest to spend our extra time in? In looking at pictures of both (on the web) it looks like Sitka might be prettier and maybe less commercialized? (but I have no clue).
Things we would like to do are 1) Exploring the city 2) Kayaking the harbor 3) Great restaurants 4) Fishing charter 5) ??