Southeast Alaska is filled with a variety of charming coastal towns and villages that are rich in historical and cultural significance. These small communities can be reached by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) or local commuter air services. Adventurous travelers who enjoy exploring places often overlooked by others will find kindred spirits living in the heart of Alaska’s Inside Passage.
Known as “The Adventure Capital of Alaska,” Haines is situated in one of the earth’s most picturesque settings: on the shores of the longest fjord in North America. Rich in Tlingit culture and pioneer history, Haines offers a wide range of things to see and do, including nature and adventure tours, great restaurants, quaint retail shops, exceptional fishing and some of the world’s best heli-skiing.
Local artists’ works, from jewelry to totems poles, are on display in local galleries and shops, and outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will find opportunities for recreation and adventure year round in Haines. Some of the best hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, bird-watching and wildlife viewing in Southeast Alaska can be found here.
Surrounded by some of the largest glaciers on earth, Yakutat is a remote jewel in a spectacular setting. With miles of sandy, south-facing beaches, surf breaks, remote rivers, and wild salmon and steelhead runs, the “Lost Coast” of Alaska offers a truly spectacular experience for a once in a lifetime visit to a remote, incredible part of Alaska. Whether it’s fishing, hunting, surfing or birding, Yakutat has it all, with the convenience of daily jet service, lodges, restaurants, and friendly hosts.