Travel / Other weekend events


Getting Here …

by sea:

From Juneau, Haines, Ketchikan, or Bellingham take Alaska Marine Ferry to Sitka terminal (6 miles from downtown Sitka. They charge a $30 flat fee to transport a kayak, or put it on your car. Go to Alaska Marine Highway website.

by air:

Alaska Airlines has daily northbound and southbound service to Sitka. Go to Alaska Airlines website.

in Sitka:

Race will start on Japonski Island (airport side of Sitka) at the Mount Edgecumbe High School ramp. There will be signs identifying the race start.


Staying Here …

Camping

Camping is available at two U.S.F.S sites: Starrigavan campground near the ferry terminal at the north end of town (7 miles from downtown) and Blue Lake campground at the south end of town (6 miles from downtown). Go to Forest Service Camping site.

Housing and Hotels

There are several hotels in Sitka but space is limited and prices are high due to large influx of tourists from June to September.

  • The Bunkhouse at Fisherman’s QuayLocated in Sitka’s active fishing district and a short walk from downtown, the Bunkhouse North has been reserved for a week before and after August 3 to provide lower cost accommodations to participants and support members of the CYL ’14 event. See www.fishermansquay.com for details.

*The Fisherman’s Quay will be donating all net proceeds from lodging at the bunkhouse during the event to the Baranof Barracuda Swim Club.


Other weekend Activities…

Sitka Seafood Festival

Sitka and it’s surrounding areas are known for excellent fishing, which is one of our main industries in SE Alaska. This festival is allows all to experience what we get to enjoy daily, our seafood industry. The possibilities of this festival are endless: including top chefs displaying their culinary expertise utilizing the freshest fish on the planet, to a touch of Sitka’s amazing community demonstrated through our land and sea parades. All ages are welcome to this event, with entertainment for all. Please view our schedule of events for specifics.

Explore Sitka …

Come see why we’re so spoiled. If you are coming over for the race, stay a few days and discover this amazing place. In addition to kayaking, there’s mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and some of the best fishing in Alaska. Definitely worth exploring!

Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau

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