Set out from there on foot with a guide who is well versed in the flora, fauna, and history of Sitka and the surrounding area. Enjoy great mountain views (weather permitting) as your hike begins with a gradual ½-mile descent to Starrigavin Creek.
From here, it is a ½-mile level boardwalk through the Starrigavin Estuary bird viewing area. Cross the road and begin the 1½-mile Mosquito Cove Loop Trail, gaining approximately 300 feet in elevation. Walk along the beach back to Old Sitka, where you will be transported back to the dock.
NOTE: Restrooms are available at the Starrigavin Estuary bird viewing area. The entire hike is potentially four miles in length and is for those who are in moderate shape; however, each group sets its own hiking pace, so the length of the hike may vary between two and four miles. Operates rain or shine. Rain gear and a water bottle are provided. Minimum age is 8 years. Not suitable for wheelchairs. This is a non-smoking tour.