|Sitka Airport Shuttles|
||At SIT Baranof Taxi and Tours is the primary taxi service that is used in Sitka.|
They provide taxi service as well as Harbor Mountain excursions and sightseeing tours. Hank’s Taxi and Tour Service is another popular option available in Sitka. Hank’s taxi service is an eco-friendly service, making him popular with the increasingly environmentally conscious tourists.
Car rentals are available via North Star Rent-a-Car, which is conveniently located at the Sitka. They offer a variety of vehicles to suit the travel needs of the rugged local environment as well your personal preferences.
This small airport is only served by one commercial airline provider. This provider is Alaska Air, which operates only local flights, to and from Juneau and Ketchikan. During the warm season there are also flights to Seattle from this airport.
Sitka, Alaska’s Panhandle
The Sitka Airport, named the Rocky Gutierrez Airport after a former mayor of Sitka, has an airport code of SIT. When construction of the airport began, it required the excavation and removal of the bodies from a graveyard used to inter tuberculosis patients from the nearby Mt Edgecumbe hospital. The part of the airport where the bodies used to reside is still known as the Mausoleum as a result.
Sitka has a proud history. It was the site of the sign over of Alaska during the Alaska purchase in 1867. This area is rich in natural wildlife and sightseeing opportunities and tourists enjoy coming to see the glaciers and wild open land and deep ocean vistas. Sitka is the largest city-borough in the United States in terms of geographical area. However, most of this is uninhabited and in some cases uninhabitable land, as the city has a population of only 8,881 as of the 2010 census.
Hotels near Sitka
Bed and breakfast options are also abundant. The Alaska Ocean view Bed and Breakfast has three rooms and serves a delicious hot breakfast to its guests that they can eat while looking at the water. An Otter’s Cove Bed and Breakfast is a new establishment, featuring a brand new, freshly built facility that is located on the water.
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