Are you looking for an awesome Alaskan wilderness adventure that keeps you coming back for more?
Do you like to go boating, fish or hunt, go camping - using a rustic, well-maintained USFS cabin, view wildlife, whale watch, or would you like to idle up to a beautiful blue, drifting iceberg or view nearby glaciers?
COME and visit Petersburg, Alaska! Give us a call ~Reserve a skiff, and we will help get you going in the right direction...
We are a small, quaint, waterfront
fishing community located on the northern shore of Mitkof Island, just
one of a thousand islands that comprise the Alexander Archipelago of
The Petersburg area is ideally suited for the outdoor enthusiast who is
looking for a self-guided boating adventure in Southeast Alaska.
Jensen’sBoat Rentals will provide you with a top-quality 18’ or 21’
aluminum skiff; outfitted as needed for your favorite outdoor
Fill your day with sport fishing, seasonal hunting,
cruising, exploring, camping, backpacking/day hikes, beach walks,
sightseeing, wildlife viewing, visit a nearby glacier, or whale watch.
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 fishing options
Camping: Pick one of
11 US Forest Service
(direct saltwater access) in the area and spend time enjoying the restful, solitude you will experience while camping, fishing, hiking, or wildlife viewing
in our magnificent coastal rain forests.
Cruising & Exploring:
Plan a relaxing skiff cruise and explore the many pristine bays, sloughs and small rivers, along the hundreds of miles of nearby island
Walk the beaches-have a picnic, take a wilderness hike to an inland
lake, along a river, or climb your way to the top of Petersburg
Mountain for a spectacular view of Petersburg and inland waterways.
Alaska Photo Ops:
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. Travel
to the north into the Thomas Bay area and view the receding Baird
Glacier. It is exciting to come across the amazing indigenous wildlife:
black and brown bear, Sitka black-tail deer, the occasional moose or
wolf; and observe our bountiful bird life - the American bald eagle, seabirds, and
migratory birds that are common sights all over Southeast.
Hunting: Bear hunters
arrive in April-May for the spring hunting season; deer hunters arrive
in August; waterfowl hunters in the fall; several local, successful
hunting areas are accessible by skiff.
Local Lodging: Rent the Lucky Loon, a
waterfront beach house just minutes from town. We have many wonderful,
friendly B&B's and local hotels to serve your needs.