The surrounding area of Yakutat, Alaska © Captain Matt Wilkens
  • 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 for more information on available activities and accommodations.

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Routes available to and from Yakutat, Alaska

Service Area

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.

Yakutat, Alaska © Icy Waves Surf Shop

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.