Day Tours & Attractions
Whale, orca, bears and eagles are all attracted to the all-you-can-eat buffet of Salmona, and that means the wildlife viewing is optimal at Tenakee Springs
The rainforest has devoured most of their remains, but a half-dozen canneries along Tenakee Inlet fueled its development and growth for nearly 100 years. Before modern refrigeration and icing techniques aboard fishing boats, canneries by necessity were located close to fishing grounds at places like Tenakee and Pelican.
No visit to Tenakee would be complete without a long soak in the hot springs, whose healing properties drew the Tlingit people to this area long ago. The springs, which include a beautifully-restored bathhouse and changing room, are right in the middle of town, across from Tenakee Springs Market.
Premium fishing for salmon and halibut on the always calm waters of Tenakee inlet. Whale watching and bear viewing. Excellent up close wildlife photographic experiences. Captain Tuck Harry has over 40 years of experience in the wild. Kayaking is also available. Complete packages.
Small cabin in downtown Tenakee located right around the corner from the Bathhouse. A clean, comfortable quiet place to stay offering a king bed, a kitchen to do your own cooking: dishes, pots, utensils provided along with coffee pot, toaster, microwave and stovetop. Towels and soap are provided for your soak in the bathhouse.
Sea View Cottage is a turn-key, fully furnished, split level rental cabin (500ft.sq heated living space) with fully equipped kitchen, potable water, washer dryer, flush toilet, upstairs bedroom w/queen size bed (firm). Heating is with an, easy, modern Toyo oil stove and the cabin has a large covered deck. To sleep four, an additional inflatable queen size Coleman mattress is provide with an electric pump.
If you like small-town Independence Day celebrations, you’ll love this one. It’s an all-day celebration of tasty food and quirky games, featuring kids, dogs, floats, flags…and slugs. It begins with a parade of people walking and riding bikes and four-wheelers along Tenakee Avenue, beginning at the fire hall.
Hike through forested paths along the shoreline east or west of Tenakee Springs. Heading west brings you to many beautiful little bays. Going east leads you over a picturesque suspension bridge, then to Cannery Point and Coffee Cove. Eventually you’ll find one of the old logging roads, which could lead you all the way to Hoonah!
Open for a few hours every day but Monday and Friday, the public library in Tenakee offers Internet access, children’s programming and many books and DVDs for check-out. It’s located conveniently on West Tenakee Avenue, above the community center.
Tenakee Springs Market opened as Snyder Mercantile in 1899. Over the years it’s been a main resource for residents and travelers. Today it’s considered the best store in Southeast Alaska, carrying a little bit of everything you’ll find in a large grocery, plus top shelf whiskeys, wines and beer from all over the globe.
This turn-of-the-century relic harks back to Tenakee’s busier times as a hub for miners, loggers and fishermen who hit town for a soak in the springs and a good time. It has served as everything from a jail, pool hall, dance hall, senior center to a bakery and art gallery.
Serving 11 small communities along the Inside Passage, Alaska Seaplanes is the “city bus” of the Southeast, providing convenient and reliable flights from its hub in Juneau. The quick trip in an iconic floatplane or wheeled plane provides essential service to remote towns, and showcases breathtaking sights all along the way.