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.
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.
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.
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."
book flights to Ketchikan, contact Alaska Air at 1-800-426-0333 or
got o www.alaskaair.com. To find out more about Prince of Whales
Island, check out the links below.
of Wales Chamber of Commerce -www.princeofwalescoc.org
Department of Fish and Game: Sport Fishing Regulations
AK Local Weather Conditions
Air - Floatplane Service to Prince of Wales Island
Pacific Airways - Floatplane Service to Prince of Wales Island
Ferry - Service from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island
Area Visitors Bureau