Yakutat | (YAK) | yack' uh tat
"The Place Where the Canoes Rest"
Located on the scenic Gulf of Alaska, Yakutat is 226 nautical miles from Juneau and 302 nautical miles from Whittier. Surrounded by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Tongass National Forest, Yakutat attracts a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts to hike beaches, float rivers, explore bays and passages, climb mountains, view glaciers, snowboard, and surf remote breaks. Malaspina Glacier, the largest piedmont glacier in North America, and Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America are easily accessible from Yakutat.
- At the mouth of Yakutat Bay, is one of the few refuges for vessels along this stretch of coast and provides some of the best saltwater sportfishing in Alaska.
- The area maintains a traditional Tlingit culture with influences from the original Eyak Athabaskans, as well as Russian, English, and American traders and miners.
- As a world-class birding destination, Yakutat provides the opportunity to view over 200 species including many rarities.
- Surf the extreme on the "Far North Shore" in either winter or summer
- Visit yakutatalaska.com for more information on available activities and accommodations.
In the summer, the community of Yakutat receives ferry service via the MV Kennicott on the cross-gulf route. It is a seventeen hour cruise from Juneau and twenty-two hours from Whittier. On this route, get out and stretch your legs for a couple of hours to explore this vibrant community. Or, if you choose to stay longer fly one-way and ferry the other. To get a fully immersive experience, spend a full week in Yakatut and take the ferry round-trip from either Juneau or Whittier.