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Prince of Wales Island is located 75 miles west of Ketchikan and 600 miles north of Seattle. The island is the third largest in the United States with 2,231 miles. It is 135 miles long and 45 miles wide with eleven communities on the island. There are approximately 4,900 year-round residents. Craig is the largest community with around 1,800 residents.

Access to Prince Of Wales is by float or wheel plane from Ketchikan, or you can opt for a scenic 3 hour ferry ride. If an overnight stay in Ketchikan is required, there are many sights to see, including two native Alaskan totem parks.  Also, the welcoming downtown area is overflowing with local art and history, as well as a native museum.  Please inquire for details. 

Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian native cultures are represented on the island. Just a few miles up the road from Craig is Klawock, named for Kloo-wah, a member of the Tahn-da-quan Indians of Moira Sound.  Klawock has a Totem Park featuring 21 restored original and replica totem poles from the old village of Tuxekan. The park has the largest collection of authentic totem poles in Alaska and is a source of community pride. It is also home to the second oldest hatchery in Alaska and is distinguished as having the first Salmon cannery in Alaska.  We are located just outside of Klawock.

Klawock has an airport as well as a float plane dock. The airport runway is 5000 feet long and is paved. The Hollis Ferry Terminal is located 24 miles from Klawock. There are several flights each day and daily departures from the Hollis Ferry Terminal.

" Give us a call!  We'd be happy to give you more information about our island."


To book flights to Ketchikan, contact Alaska Air at 1-800-426-0333 or got o To find out more about Prince of Whales Island, check out the links below.

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce

Tongass National Forest

Alaska's Marine Highway

Alaska Airways

Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Sport Fishing Regulations

Klawock, AK Local Weather Conditions

Promech Air - Floatplane Service to Prince of Wales Island

Pacific Airways - Floatplane Service to Prince of Wales Island

Interisland Ferry - Service from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island

Ketchikan Area Visitors Bureau