Traveling to Southeast Alaska
Southeast Alaska resides in the Tongass National Forest, the largest coastal rain forest in the US. The cities of Sitka, Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, and Wrangell and the mainland are located on a series of islands located in what is known as Alaska’s Inside Passage. There are only two ways to get to these cities; by plane or by ferry.
Travel Planning for Your Alaska Hunt
Most guests fly in two days before their hunt date, spend the night, and take a sea plane flight out to the boat the next day, the day before the hunt. Alaska law states that you can’t fly and hunt on the same day.
We will be setting up your air charter to the yacht and will be in contact with you prior to your arrival. Flights are always dependent on logistics like weather and where the boat is anchored. We plan on flying you out to the yacht sometime between 1-4 pm the day before your hunt starts. This allows you to go sightseeing and also gather up any last minute essentials that you might require.
If you plan on purchasing alcohol, this can easily be purchased at this time. Please let us know if you are interested in any side tours such as a day fishing charter, spa treatments, nice restaurants in town, historical sites and local flair. We are happy to direct you in any way we can!
Purchasing restricted tickets is not recommended, as your party may want to change your return date.
Airlines that fly to Southeast Alaska:
Alaska Air provides daily air service to Sitka, and the cities of Juneau and Ketchikan on comfortable 737’s. Alaska Airlines serves most major west coast cities and has new direct routes from Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J, and Boston, MA.
It takes about 2 hours to fly to Southeast Alaska from Seattle. When flying into Sitka, there is usually a quick stop in Ketchikan or Juneau first.
Delta Airlines also provides service to Southeast Alaska during the summer months. See their website for details.
Ferry to Southeast Alaska
Alaska Marine Highway provides service to Southeast Alaska from the port of Bellingham, Washington. It can take 3-4 days to ride the ferry to Southeast Alaska. See their website for prices and schedules.
Where to Stay in Sitka, Alaska
There are many excellent bed and breakfasts, lodges, and hotels in Sitka, Alaska. Here are some places we recommend.
We also recommend you check out Sitka lodging on TripAdvisor.com.
Where to Eat in Sitka, Alaska
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What to Do in Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, is one of the most historic places in Alaska. It was the site of the signing of the Alaska Purchase on October 18th, 1867, when Russia officially handed over the ownership of Alaska to the US. Sitka was the first city, and the first state capitol of Alaska.
Here are some other places to visit in Sitka:
- Alaska Raptor Center
- Sitka Wildlife Tours
- Fortress of the Bear
- Sitka National Historic Park (Totem Park)
- St. Michael’s Cathedral
- Russian Bishop House
- Sheldon Jackson Museum
- Sitka History Museum
Also call us if you are interested in a fishing charter and we will get you lined up with fishermen who have been fishing these waters for several years.
Places to Shop in Sitka, Alaska
- 3 Guys by the Church ( walrus and baleen scrim shaw)
Wintersong Soap Company– for handmade Alaska soaps and spa products.
Alaska Pure Sea Salt Company -Gourmet sea salt from our local waters.
What to Pack for your Alaska Hunting Trip
The Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska, where you will be hunting, is an area surrounded by temperate rainforest. It rains about 90 inches or more a year, and the temperatures in the summer can range from in the mid 40’s to the mid 60’s. We will be hunting in lush forest land. You will be hunting on rocky shores, soft mountain meadows, spongy muskegs and thick growth forest.
- Gear checklist: Here’s our comprehensive list of what gear you need to bring on your Alaskan hunting trip.
- Clothing: Bring layers of clothing such as t shirts, sweatshirts and jackets. You may want to bring a hat and gloves just in case.
- Waterproof outerwear: Keep in mind that it may rain during part of your visit so you will want to have waterproof outerwear.
- Waterproof hiking shoes or boots are a must.
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