Visitors to Southeast Alaska get the feeling they're experiencing life in a remote corner of the world, far removed from modern day civilization. Despite its remote feeling, Southeast Alaska is actually very accessible. This is the corner of Alaska closest to what we call "the lower forty-eight." Cruise ship passengers, for instance, can depart Seattle in the afternoon and arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska the following morning. And Juneau, Alaska’s state capital and the Southeast Region’s largest community, is less than four hours away from San Francisco by commercial jetliner.
Though roads are few and far-between in the Southeast Region’s scenic maze of islands and waterways, Alaska visitors arriving via car can reach the outer edges of the Southeast via highway routes through British Columbia terminating in the Alaskan coastal towns of Skagway, Haines, and Prince Rupert. From here, Alaska travelers can book passage aboard car ferries and catch a lift to most of the other communities scattered throughout the Southeast Region.
Each of Southeast's communities has its own flavor and its own attractions: Petersburg, Alaska lays close by the foot the icy LeConte Glacier and is populated by proud and hard- working Norwegian sons and daughters who know, above all, the art and science of catching fish. Angoon is a quiet village where Tlingit Native people still cherish their cultural traditions and maintain a spiritual connection to those who have shared their rainforest island since time immemorial—brown bears, eagles, otters, and deer. Sitka, Alaska, like Angoon, has been home to Native Alaskans for thousands of years, but has also been home to transplants from Europe and Asia since the late 1700s when Russian fur traders first sailed into these coastal waters. Sitka has a New World / Old World flavor that's entirely unique, and it's nestled in surroundings that are entirely…breathtaking.
Plan an Alaska vacation to Alaska’s Southeast Region this year:
PO Box 1696, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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P.O. Box 875649 , Wasilla, AK 99687
Since 2001, Alaska Outdoors has showcased Alaska's National Parks and protected areas featuring small group camping and hiking tours throughout the state. Hike, raft, sea kayak, canoe, whale watching, glacier cruises, flightseeing and more. Tours range from 7 to 21 days and start at $995.
Alaska Passages Adventure Cruises
P.O. Box 213, Petersburg, AK 99833
Inside Passage adventures aboard 65' classic motoryacht, "Heron". Six guests maximum. Whalewatching, seakayaking, fishing for salmon and halibut, flyfishing, photography, glacier tours. Cruise with longtime residents with extensive local knowledge. Great family trips!
Alaska's Glacier Bay Travel
4 Dungeness Way. P.O. Box 180, Gustavus, AK 99826
One stop shopping for your entire independent travel package needs. Glacier Bay and beyond, finest outdoor water activities, accommodations, tours and cruises for families or groups who want a close encounter with Alaska's marine/wildlife and wilderness.
P.O. Box 111853. Anchorage, AK 99511
Booking agency, backpacking, guiding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing,lodging, organization, rafting and river trips, wildlife viewing, winter activities.
Good River Bed and Breakfast at Glacier Bay
Box 37, Gustavus, AK 99826
Spectacular GLACIER BAY, ALASKA. Sixteen tidewater glaciers, whales, kayaking, nature walks, wilderness. Elegant log house, comfy beds, handmade quilts, fresh bread ... quality accommodations - reasonable rates.. Custom packages - best value for the lowest cost
Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures
112 Toivo Circle, Sitka AK 99835
Join us for a guided sea kayak adventure to explore "the coast less paddled". Sitka Sound, and the countless passages extending north & south, comprises one of the most spectacular marine wilderness environments in the world. We offer a range of guided trips & outfitting services to match any schedule, budget, ability and preference. Our specialty is designing custom trips for families and private groups of 6-persons or less. Let's go paddling!
500 Lincoln St. Unit B-9, Sitka, AK 99835
Whether you're visiting southeast Alaska to fish for salmon or halibut, or to see tufted puffins, bald eagles, sea otters or humpback whales, join us, and we'll share our secrets!
My husband and I are wildlife biologists, and moved to Alaska in the 1970s, working for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. We share a perspective acquired through years of education, experience, and a love for Alaska's wildlife.
We invite you to check out our website for more information!
Southeast Charters Inc.
P.O. Box 33018, Juneau, AK 99803
Cruise the protected waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Enjoy whale watching, bear viewing, iceberg and glacier adventures, catching fish, setting crab pots, and exploring fiords with sheer rock walls and misty waterfalls.
4085 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska
Taquan Air provides quality flightseeing and air service in southeast Alaska.
The Boat Company, LLC
P.O. Box 1839, Poulsbo, WA 98370
The Boat Company has been operating small ship ecotours in Southeast Alaska every summer for thirty years. Our cruises are typically one week long and feature visits to remote wilderness areas throughout the region's scenic protected waterways.
On any given day, guests of The Boat Company have the opportunity to participate in an abundance of activities. We offer fishing, shoreline walks with trained naturalists, early morning and late evening kayaking, wildlife and glacier viewing, and everything from leisurely beach combing or gentle strolls to vigorous hikes through virgin rainforests.
Wild Alaska Travel
1115 D. Street Juneau, Ak. 99801
Wild Alaska Travel itineraries revolve around exclusive, authentic and off-the-beaten path adventure tours and extraordinary travel moments in parts of Alaska that most people will never experience. The tours have a strong experiential and learning component. Our goal is to create a "trip-of-a-lifetime" by taking you to unique locations and provide first-hand opportunities to experience the Alaska you always dreamed about! www.wildalaskatravel.com