Pelican | (PEL) | pell' ih kun
"Closest to the Fish"
Pelican is located on the northwest coast of Chichagof Island on Lisianski Inlet and lies 91 nautical miles west of Juneau. Pelican grew with the fishing industry, and now consists of a main boardwalk and a cluster of buildings that cling to the side of the island. Commercial fishing is the mainstay of Pelican's economy. In addition to great fishing and beautiful scenery, Pelican's main attraction is Rosie's bar, where fishermen carve their initials into the ceiling.
- 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 pelican.net for more information on available activities and accommodations.
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.