Operating from May to September, this private ferry service is the easiest and fastest way to travel between Haines and Skagway. The 45-minute ride passes through Taiya Inlet, a steep-walled rocky fjord just outside of Skagway, and then opens up to the Lynn Canal near Haines. As you ride, look for seals and sea lions, as well as humpback, minke, and orca whales. Don’t forget to look up from the water from time to time to check out the surrounding scenery.
Around milepost 24 on Glacier Highway, take a left onto Almaga Harbor Road to enter Ernest Gruening State Park, named after a territorial governor and one of the state’s first senators. In his summer home here, he wrote his 1953 manifesto, “The State of Alaska,” which articulated why Alaska should be a state. (Statehood became official in January, 1959). From the boat More...
“Out the Road” ends at Echo Cove. You’ll see only a boat ramp and some outhouses, but walk about a mile down the beach and you’ll come upon the beautiful view of Berner’s Bay, Lion’s Head Mountain, and possibly a whale or 20. You likely won’t be alone, though; this is a popular spot for ATVs, so be prepared for their noise. It’s also a More...
Serving 11 small communities along the Inside Passage, Alaska Seaplanes is the “city bus” of the Southeast,…
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Outstation: Angoon: 907-788-3530
Outstation: Elfin Cove: 907-789-3331
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Outstation: Haines: 907-766-3800
Outstation: Hoonah: 907-945-3300
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