Yakobi Island’s Bohemia Basin, just 7 miles northwest of Pelican, offers a shelter, fire ring, and a 4-mile trek through old-growth forest, past lakes, and an historic mining area. Plan to hike and camp out to fully enjoy this rugged and remote part of the world.

First, you need to hire a boat to drop you at the Bohemia Basin dock, a short jaunt over from Pelican. You could also rent a kayak in Pelican and get here on your own paddle power.

A three-sided Adirondack-style shelter is right off the beach. Staying here is free, but is on a first-come, first-served basis. Constructed in 2004 of yellow cedar, the shelter sleeps up to six, and also has a wood stove and pegs for hanging clothes to dry. A wooden bench and fire ring in front invite you to hang out and relax either before or after you explore the Takanis Lake Trail.

Getting There

Latitude: 57.9867
Longitude: -136.3781

The Bohemia Basin shelter and Takanis Lake Trailhead are 7 miles northwest of Pelican on East Yakobi Island on the north end of Lisianski Strait at the mouth of Bohemia Creek. You can charter a boat or float plane to get here or rent a kayak in Pelican.

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