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Alaska’s first capital, Sitka is an historic and scenic community located on Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska. It is nestled between forested mountains and the great Pacific Ocean, on the outer waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Sitka is rich in history, blessed with an array of wildlife, and home to some of the best Salmon and Halibut fishing in the world.

Whether you are visiting Sitka with the goal of catching fish, or just want to take in the sights, you will not be disappointed with your visit to this unique Alaskan community. The area surrounding Sitka, Alaska is located on the Tongass National Forest…the largest national forest in the United States.

Sitka is located on an island, so the only way to get here is by boat or by airplane. For those looking for the quickest option, Alaska Airlines offers daily service to Sitka from Seattle, which is only a 2 hour flight. You can get pricing and schedule information by visiting Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines website.

If you are interested in driving to Sitka you can catch a ride on the Alaska Marine Highway system to Sitka from either, Bellingham, WA., Prince Rupert, BC. or Haines, AK. These are vehicle and passenger ferries that travel between the communities within southeast Alaska.

Take a look at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game to check out the licensing required.

To learn more about Sitka, visit