Are you looking for an awesome, Alaskan wilderness, adventure that keeps you coming back for more?
Do you like to sport fish or hunt, or go camping - rent any one of eleven, very popular, remote, rustic and well-maintained U.S. Forest Service cabins, cruise our inland waterways of the Inside Passage, enjoy the scenery, whale-watch for the mighty humpbacks in Fredrick Sound!
COME and visit Petersburg, Alaska! Give us a call. ~Reserve a skiff, and we will be happy to help you get going in the right direction...
The Town that Fish Built! Petersburg is a quaint, friendly, waterfront community located on the northern shore of Mitkof Island; just
one of a thousand islands that comprise the Alexander Archipelago of
Southeast Alaska. Petersburg's main economic base is commercial fishing, and home to the largest fishing fleet in Southeast; the reason being ... we are right in the middle of some of the best fishing in Alaska!
The Petersburg area is ideally suited to the outdoor enthusiast,
with boating experience, looking for a self-guided boating adventure.
Jensen’sBoat Rentals will provide you with a sea-worthy, dependable, and well-maintained, 18’ - 22'
aluminum skiff; outfitted as needed for your expedition.
Get out on the water and fill your day with sport fishing, seasonal hunting,
cruising/exploring, camping, beach walks, or spend your time observing the magnificent humpback whales of Fredrick Sound.
Sport Fishing: You
may choose to saltwater sport fish for halibut, salmon, crab, and shrimp
or freshwater sport fish for trout. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
provides a great seasonal
chart for your favorite fishing activity.
Camping: Pick one of eleven US Forest Service
(direct saltwater access) in the area and spend time enjoying the quiet solitude you will experience while camping, hiking, or viewing wildlife in our amazing coastal rain forests.
Cruising & Exploring:
Plan a relaxing cruise and explore just a few of the many pristine bays, sloughs and small rivers, along the hundreds of miles of island
Walk the beaches-have a picnic, take a wilderness hike to an inland
lake, or climb your way to the top of Petersburg
Mountain for a spectacular view of Petersburg and our inland waterways.
During the summer, the waters of Southeast Alaska become the feeding
grounds to the awesome humpback and killer whales. You will find sea
lions lounging on their rookeries or taking a time out on the local
channel buoys. To the east of Petersburg, you may - from a safe
distance, view the very active and spectacular Le Conte glacier. On occasion you will catch a glimpse of local wildlife:
black or brown bear, Sitka black-tail deer, moose,
wolf; and observe our plentiful bird life - the American bald eagle, seabirds, waterfowl and migratory birds that are here for the summer.
Hunting: Bear hunters
arrive in April-May for the spring hunt; deer hunters arrive
in August; waterfowl hunters in the fall; several local, successful
hunting areas are accessible by skiff.
Local Lodging: Check out the Lucky Loon, a
waterfront beach house just minutes from downtown. We have several
very friendly and comfortable vacation rentals and local hotels to serve you.