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Sitka Warnings and Dangers: 7 reviews and 5 photos

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by PA2AKgirl

If you're planning on taking a cruise to Alaska, you'll notice the cut rates in September...while it may look like a great deal, you should know, in Sitka, the weather gets very stormy at this time...
Last year, halfway into the month we had a cruise ship scheduled to arrive at 7am and was supposed to spend the whole day in town. However, it arrived 7 hours late due to the rough sea the night before--up to 30' seas in the open water. The stories we heard were incredible. Someone was bringing the desserts out for dinner and a large cake among other things slid right off the deck into the water. Dishes broke, silverware was lost People were falling off their beds and they were very ill the next morning...too afraid to take the tender to shore. We had winds on land that exceeded 60mph...but it was much worse where there was no protection.

This of course also applies if you're thinking about taking the ferry up from Prince Rupert, BC or even Bellingham, WA. It's a very unpredictable time of year. The cruise prices may seem like incredible deals, but you're getting very close to the off season...many things aren't even open and the weather could very well be...sickening. Literally.

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  • Written May 3, 2004
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