I know… I said it was all about the fishing! I think I made my case that we have the best fishing in Alaska. Could it be… that we have the best of everything else too? Naw… I think that would strain my credibility. But our natural beauty and marine wildlife is right up there with the very best in the world… I just wish there were statistics for this!
What is there to do besides fish? * Kayaking * Whale Watching * Beach Combing * White Sulfur Hot Springs Excursion * Visit a Sea Lion Rookery * Photo Safaris: Brown Bear, Puffins, Breaching Humpback Whales, Eagles, Ravens, Killer Whales… * Explore old Mines * Hiking Rain Forests & Muskegs * Chasing Spawning Salmon up a Stream * Experience commercial fishing (DEADLIEST CATCHING) for Salmon *
A remarkable array of maritime life and natural beauty surrounds us wherever we go!
Chichagof Island has the highest concentration of brown bears in the world! Although we are usually primarily focused on fishing, we often make many small side trips; like looking for grizzly bears (from the boat where it’s safe!) and feeding the eagles or sneaking up on sea otters, or we might build a fire and picnic on a remote sandy beach….. there are lots of things to do besides catching king salmon and BIG halibut, ling cod, red snapper and all that stuff. We may choose to explore little coves and and tidal estuaries, old mines, hike, beach comb, or visit Svenson’s cabin. We can spontaneously change plans and activities as it suites you and your group!
White Sulfur Hot Springs. After anchoring up we’ll row ashore and take a 20 minute walk along a US Forest Service trail from the west arm of Mirror Harbor to the hot springs. Many days it’s calm enough to anchor directly in front of the springs, where we can enjoy a campfire, some beach combing and a gorgeous panoramic ocean vista while soaking in the springs.
Visit the sea lion rookery at Inian Islands (an unbelievably close-up encounter with dozens of curious, acrobatic, diving, leaping, charging, and sometimes fighting Stellar Sea Lions. An average adult male Stellar is 9 feet in length and weighs 1500 lb.) Next, watch the tide change direction and turn North Inian Pass from a placid lake into a roaring, raging river with rapids and gigantic whirlpools (don’t worry it’s safe!) Get a close up look at Brady Glacier.
Point Adolfus for humpback whale watching. This is the premier location to view Humpbacks in all of southeast Alaska; hmm, maybe the world!
This is our new 50-foot expedition boat, the PELICAN. The F/V PELICAN is capable commercially trolling for salmon. You may choose to take part in this historic fishery. We call this “DEADLIEST CATCHING“.