The community of Pelican, Alaska © Linda Carson
  • The community is strategically located to access some of the best fishing you can find.
  • Both saltwater and freshwater opportunities are available.
  • Beautiful scenery - fjords of Lisianski Inlet, Icy Strait, and West Chichagof & Yakobi Island Wilderness Area.
  • Whale watching in Icy Strait is some of the best in Alaska.
  • Approximately 20 nautical miles from Pelican is White Sulphur Hot Springs, a natural hot springs that has been developed by the US Forest Service.
  • Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Routes available to and from Pelican, Alaska

Service Area

The community of Pelican receives day boat service with a nine hour ferry ride to / from Juneau. Service is provided once per month year-round. Make a day of it and take a ride to this boardwalk community. En route to Pelican you'll traverse Icy Strait, known for its abundance of marine life including humpback whales, minke whales, Orcas, Stellar sea lions, Dall porpoises, and harbor porpoises. Spend a couple of hours in the community before returning to Juneau.