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THINGS TO DO ON PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND

Outdoor Adventures Abound​

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Prince of Wales Island has a plethora of activities to do throughout the year.
Whether you're into kayaking and canoeing, fishing, hunting, hiking, sight-seeing, camping, biking, ATVing or simply exploring, the island has something for everyone. For first-time visitors, or those that appreciate the convenience of not having to do as much planning, there are plenty of guided adventures available through local charter businesses. For experienced visitors, or those who like DIY vacations, there are local outfitters who rent boats, kayaks, canoes, vehicles, ATVs, and camping equipment who will set you up for your self-guided adventure.

Kayaking /Canoeing

PADDLECRAFT ADVENTURES
The island—itself facing other islands on almost every side—has some of the best-protected coastline in Alaska.
Numerous islands and saltwater waterways make paddling a top pick for adventurers. Canoers can paddle on numerous beautiful inland lakes that teem with wildlife. Sarkar Lake Canoe Route and Honker Divide Canoe/Kayak route are ideal for paddling excursions. Local vendors rent paddlecraft and camping gear.

WILDLIFE

Viewing ADVENTURES
Whether you're on the ocean or on land, opportunities for wildlife viewing abound for whales, bear, deer and more!
Going out with a guide who knows where to find all the great viewing spots is a wonderful way to explore nature, learn about the wildlife of Alaska, and get some epic photos and videos of nature in action. If you're feeling adventurous, contact one of the island's outfitters to get you set up with all the gear you need to get out into the wild and see it all up close and personal. 
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Fishing

Reel Adventures
Some of Alaska’s best fishing is on and around POW. The mix of species in salt water and fresh water makes this place the serious angler’s gotta-go destination. Salmon are our most celebrated fish, but anglers’ targets range widely, from halibut hundreds of feet down in ocean depths to trout in high-mountain lakes.
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Hunting

ALPINE ADVENTURES
Robust populations of deer and bears provide island-wide opportunities for guided and DIY hunts in many terrains.
Prince of Wales Island is a world-class hunting destination, known for trophy Sitka black-tailed deer, large black bears and outstanding waterfowl. Deer season runs August through December. Black bear season is Sept 1 to June 30. Waterfowl hunting runs Sept 16 to Dec 31.
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Come & Visit

EXPLORE HISTORICAL SITES

Salt Chuck Mine

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At Salt Chuck Mine off the Kasaan Road, interpretive signs and mining remnants reflect the heyday of mining on the island. An old trail leads you to see old mining machinery.

The Whale House

At Kasaan, Totem Trail and the newly restored Whale House are an amazing Alaska Native cultural landmark; at the carving shed next to the trailhead, visitors can see carvers in action.

Craig Cannery

The Cannery in Craig can be found at the end of town just past the Dock Side Cafe. This historic building hold memories of the years past when the cannery was active.

Wilderness

ADVENTURES
Wild land is nearby, all over POW, and true wilderness is just beyond: Karta River Wilderness Area is in the east center of the island and South Prince of Wales Wilderness is on the extreme south end.

Prince of Wales Island is unique in Southeast Alaska for its extensive system of paved and backcountry roads. Hundreds of miles of logging roads have been converted to trails by the Forest Service and are legal for ATVs. Five ATV maps are available from the Forest Service, the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce and local vendors. Spectacular wild country and mountain vistas are accessible on remote roads. Bring your own ATVs or rent a fourwheeler and trailer from a local vendor.

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Local Outfitters

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Whether you want to be taken out on a guided charter or chart your own course, there are many options available!

Prince of Wales Excursion Outfitter, LLC

POW Excursion Outfitter rents ocean fishing boats and many other types of rugged outdoor equipment for the Do-It-Yourself Island resident or visitor.

Hollis Adventure Rentals

Car rental with kayak, boat, and camping gear packages. We also offer skiffs, vans, trucks, and fishing gear rentals at affordable rates. No delivery fees to Hollis, Klawock, or Craig.

Southeast Retreat, Inc.

All-inclusive river & ocean packages include spacious A-Frame and a 4x4 automobile for your exclusive use. Self-guided, lodging/auto options also available.

Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge

Waterfront location in Whale Pass. Boat & vehicle packages available for your self-guided stream or saltwater fishing and sightseeing adventures. Guided fishing also available.

Naukati Bay Outfitters, Inc.

Guest house/cabin rental. Very nice two-bedroom with kitchen. Forested setting with access to a large trout-fishing lake, outside gazebo, fire pit, and smokehouse. Bear hunters welcome.

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

Guided and non-guided fishing packages, Eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe rentals.

Coffman Cove Bear’s Den

Coffman Cove Bear’s Den specializes in very affordable self-guided fishing & hunting packages. Come enjoy our comfortable lodging, delicious meals, and the great views.

Coffman Cove Adventures

Coffman Cove Adventures offers full-service self-guided adventures for fishing and sightseeing adventures. Week-long rates include accommodations, meals, vehicle and boat rentals. Nightly lodging and daily boat rentals available.

Adventure Alaska Southeast

Packages including: cottages, boats, vehicles, saltwater charters, or guided stream fishing. Our facilities include: tackle store, hot tub, freezers, canoes, laundry, and more. Serving POW for 20 years.

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