Passengers wait to disembark with their kayaks © Joshua Roper

Make Some Waves

Take the ferry to dozens of great kayaking destinations. With over 3,000 miles of scenic coastal waterways, nearly every stop on the Alaska Marine Highway is a perfect paddling-off point for you and your kayak. Take the ferry from Juneau to our port of Gustavus; see the wildlife and glaciers that make up Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Get an up-close and personal look at the area's marine life as you make your way through the Beardslee Islands. A trip through Alaska's Interior and Prince William Sound offers great kayaking and hiking adventures. Take in Childs Glacier or Sheridan Glacier in Cordova as part of a multi-day itinerary.

A black bear wanders the shoreline © Barry Hill

Alaska Wildlife Viewing

One thing that makes Alaska such a special place is the amazing wildlife, and seeing bears, moose, eagles, or whales seems to top everyone's list, residents and visitors alike. If wildlife viewing is high on your list of highlights, spend some time researching the best locations and times to watch for specific animals, which will contribute to a more successful viewing experience. Here is a directory of wildlife hot spots. Also review the ADFG's website for additional tips and most importantly how to stay safe.


Photo of people watching MV Kennicott pull into Homer

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