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“Worth doing! Learn about salmon!”
Review of Sitka Salmon Tours

Sitka Salmon Tours
Ranked #20 of 32 Tours in Sitka
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Worth doing! Learn about salmon!”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

I did this tour a few weeks ago while in Sitka. It is a nice walking tour, about 2.5 hours, that gives you all sorts of different perspectives about salmon - from the ecology of the forests that support salmon streams to the business of salmon fishing in a sustainable way. Our guides, Helen and Elizabeth, were very knowledgable and we really learned a lot. Plus, we were outside the whole time walking - not a strenuous walk, but it was nice to learn about a place through the perspective of salmon. I've used the information I gained on the tour at many other places on my Alaska trip.

Highly recommended!

Visited July 2012
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Salmon tours - Fun; interesting and informative”
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Excellent tour for 4hrs. We did a walk through Sitka historic park; salmon hatchery; walk through town; toured the fisheries cooperative processing plant, The walking tour, plant tour, etc was very interesting and informative but also fun. The guides we had were great. Highly recommended

Visited July 2012
Thank MNBadger
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Sitka, Alaska
2 reviews
“Great Tour”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

We did this tour yesterday afternoon and really enjoyed it. The two guides were great and very knowledgeable. We walked through beautiful forests and over and along the Indian River, habitat for some of the salmon and then down to the harbor to see the boats in the fleet. We learned about 5 kinds of salmon in this area and learned the role of fish hatcheries and the conservation efforts that the fishermen of Sitka are making in partnership with many other groups. We would highly recommend this tour.

Visited July 2012
Thank Joyce H
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Belleville, Wisconsin
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Unforgettable Tour!”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Going on a Sitka Salmon Tour was one of the best decisions we made on how to spend our limited time in Sitka. Who could have guessed there is so much to know about salmon? Focusing on just this one animal opens doors to the region’s history, its culture, people, economy, environment, and more. Nic Mink is an outstanding tour guide. He moved us smoothly through the Sheldon Jackson Hatchery, Totem Park, and the docks, all the while sharing his impressive wealth of knowledge. We especially loved the unforgettable mnemonic device he gave us to remember the five basic types (you’ll have to take a tour to learn it!). Sitka Salmon Tours was a highlight of our mid-June visit to Sitka—we would return for another tour in a heartbeat!

Visited June 2012
Thank Deb B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“Experience the breadth of Alaska during the Sitka Salmon Tour”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

On a beautiful 2 hr tour, I experienced old growth forests, thousands of salmon returning to spawn, totem poles, crystal clear rivers, and mountain views across the sound. This was followed by viewing a hatchery, and seeing the different types of salmon fishing boats at the docks. This tour explained the life cycle and history of salmon as it relates to the sustainability of the forests and modern fishing practices in Sitka. Fantastic tour! Very informative and gorgeous scenery.

Visited August 2011
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