Petersburg is known as the town that fish built © Wild Iris Photography
  • Started as a fishing community and is currently one of the top-ranking ports in the U.S. for the quality and value of fish landed.
  • The southernmost tidewater glacier in Alaska, the LeConte, is only 25 miles east by boat or floatplane.
  • To the south is Mitkof Island, where a road system leads to U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, hiking trails, fish ladders, a hatchery, and a trumpeter swan observatory.
  • Petersburg was recently named one of the 10 best boating towns by Yachting magazine.
  • Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Available routes to and from Petersburg, Alaska

Service Area

Petersburg lies on our mainline ferry route which connects Bellingham and Prince Rupert to ports along the Inside Passage, all the way to Haines and Skagway. Petersburg receives ferry service five days per week most of the year. The three-hour ferry ride between Wrangell and Petersburg is spectacular as you transit the Wrangell Narrows, famous for its many navigational markers.

Petersburg, Alaska © E.M. Thompson

Trip Ideas

Below are some ideas to help you plan your trip to Alaska. Please note that availability and routing on your particular date of travel may vary from the suggested itinerary.