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Visit Alaska’s Inside Passage

Alaska’s Inside Passage: a network of sheltered waterways and seaside towns in Alaska’s southeast panhandle that travelers have used for millennia to avoid the open ocean. The usually calm passage weaves between spruce-covered islands, snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed rivers and small, beautiful coastal communities, all within America’s largest national forest. Floatplanes land outside cedar B&Bs, fishing boats nose out from docks at dawn and cruise ships ease into ports lined with shops.

The region was settled thousands of years ago by Alaska’s Native peoples and their vibrant culture is very much alive today. Hand-carved totem poles stand watch over Gold Rush-era buildings and the descendants of pioneers who came north to the Inside Passage, chasing their dreams. The local economy was built on logging, mining and fishing, but it’s the spectacular wilderness, waterways and wildlife that fuels tourism to Southeast Alaska today.

We believe it’s the most beautiful place on Earth. You will fall in love every day. But don’t take our word. Find out for yourself. Journey north to Alaska’s Inside Passage.

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The Southeast Alaska Tourism Council is a cooperative marketing organization whose members represent the convention and visitors bureaus of Alaska’s Inside Passage.