Aerial view of Tatitlek, Alaska © The Tatitlek Corporation
  • Village originally stood at the head of Virgin Bay, current location of Ellamar, but was moved to its current location around 1900 to make room for the copper mine.
  • Many residents of Chenega moved to Tatitlek following its destruction by the tsunami caused by the 1964 Good Friday earthquake.
  • The dominant feature in the village is the blue-domed Russian Orthodox Church and Copper Mountain.
  • A state-owned gravel airstrip allows for charter air service to / from Valdez or Cordova
  • A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community – the Native Village of Tatitlek.

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Routes available to and from Tatitlek, Alaska

Service Area

The community of Tatitlek receives ferry service one to two times per month in the summer. Tatitlek is a two hour and forty five minute ferry ride from Valdez and three hours and fifteen minutes from Cordova. The village sits on a relatively flat, one-mile strip of land between Galena Bay and Boulder Bay within the Chugach National Forest. The Chugach Mountains form an impassable range to the north, and then lower into a mountain ridge, which runs parallel with the Tatitlek Narrows.