Sample Itineraries

Prince of Wales Geological Tour

Day 1

Ketchikan

Fly to Ketchikan - spend the day the day visiting gold rush historical sites.

Currently there is no public transportation system on Prince of Wales, but a private shuttle company meets each ferry and offers transportation to the City of Craig. If you do not have your own transportation, arrangements should be made ahead of time.

Day 2

Take the Interisland Ferry Authority KTN to Hollis, rent a car, send the day touring South Prince of Wales. Stay the night in Craig, hike Sunnahae Trail for a great view of the island and ocean.

Day 3

Drive to Thorne Bay, hike the Salt Chuck Mine Trail. Stop in Thorne Bay to grab lunch and make sure to contact the Thorne Bay Ranger District to schedule a tour of El Capitan Cave Trail. Reservations must be made with the Thorne Bay Ranger District (907-828-3304) two days in advance. The maximum group size is 6 people, (no child packs or carriers). Drive to Whale Pass, visit the town and beautiful El Capitan passage. Drive to Coffman Cove and catch the Interisland Ferry Authority to Wrangell.

Day 4

Stay at a local B&B, visit Petroglyph beach and see historic Tlingit rock art or take a jet boat tour up the Stikine River and fly home on Alaska Airlines.