Alaska’s own “Little Norway” is located at the heart of the Inside Passage and is full of small town charm. This village has more than enough marine entertainment. Humpback whales call this area home in the summer and villagers make their livelihoods by fishing for salmon in Petersburg’s abundant waters. Another top destination is the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area, with its beautiful LeConte Glacier calving tons of bright blue icebergs just a short boat ride away.

Leave the crowds behind, and visit this thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage.

Featured Activites

Scenic Tour

Take a 20-mile boat ride to the LeConte Glacier and witness a tidewater glacier at work.

Whale Watching

Tour the waters north of Petersburg for some of the best whale watching in North America.


Go charter fishing or rent your own boat to catch salmon and halibut.

Local Flavor

Tour a small fish processing plant in town.

Featured Wildlife

Humpback Whales

Humpback whale adults range in length from 39-52 feet and weigh approximately 79,000 pounds. The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobby head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water.


All five species of Alaskan salmon are found in Petersburg: king, chum, pink, coho and sockeye. Peak fishing season for salmon ranges from May through September, depending on the species, although king salmon can be caught year round.

Explore Petersburg

Plan Your Trip

Alaska Coastal Hunting — A boat-based operation—specializing in big game hunts including brown bear, black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goats and wolves. We also offer sea duck hunts, charters for commercial and personal trips, as well as both salt and freshwater fishing trips. Operated by a lifelong resident of Alaska who has been guiding since 1990.

Alaska Coastal Quest — Schedule cruises and charters aboard our 60' 12 passenger charter yacht designed specifically for eco-tours in Southeast Alaska. The vessel, Misty Fiord, has five staterooms, each with its own toilet and shower. The owner/operator, Dale Philman, is an Alaskan Native and lifetime mariner. His background includes 15 years of commercial fishing and 10 years with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a captain and fisheries biologist. Trips focus on wildlife, scenery, Native culture and history. Shore boats include a zodiac and kayaks.

Alaska Passages — We offer multi-day adventures aboard the 65 foot motor-yacht "Heron." Whale watching, sea kayaking, hiking and custom itineraries. Specializing in providing tours for small family groups.

Alaska Sea Adventures — Join us for a customized small group or family adventure, or experience the ultimate Alaska vacation on a guided expedition.We offer yacht charter and cruises within the waterways of southeast Alaska.

Anchor Excursions Inc. — Seven to ten day adventure cruises with kayaking, hiking and wildlife viewing. Government contracts and conservation support. School programs in marine science education.

Green Rocks Lodge — Green Rocks Wilderness Fishing Lodge is located on the east end of Kupreanof Island about midway between Juneau and Ketchikan. We have everything you'd expect from a great fishing getaway, including roomy cabins, superb king salmon and halibut fishing, as well as friendly hosts and hearty meals. To ensure that you receive the absolute best service possible, we only accommodate a small number of guests at a time.

Island Point Lodge — Sport fishing for salmon, halibut and trout.

Kayak Transport Company — Mothership kayaking for up to 6 kayakers for seven days and six nights. Remote locations, comfortable accomodations, good food and nice people. Book early as we fill up every year.

Majestic Eagle Lodge — Plan to spend your dream Alaskan vacation fishing or hunting at Majestic Eagle Lodge on Kupreanof Island in southeast Alaska.

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) — Wilderness education courses that offer outdoor skills and leadership training. Skill areas include sea kayaking, backpacking, mountaineering, pack rafting and canoeing.

Northwest Navigation Company — Seven day adventure tours aboard the motor vessel "David B." Explore hidden coves, majestic fjords and backwater channels. Cruises are limited to just six guests.

Petersburg Fishing Adventures — Petersburg Fishing Adventures offers a guided week of fishing and sightseeing on the inside waters of southeast Alaska. Tours are full-service and include lodging, meals, local transportation and tackle and bait.

Rocky Point Resort — Offers guided and non-guided fishing trips, whale watching and tours to LeConte Glacier. 

Viking Travel / — Year-round travel agency based in Petersburg, Alaska with a world-wide presence. We offer ferry reservations, small ship cruises, air and hotel packages and travel planning for Alaska and around the world.

Wild Alaska Cruises & Sport Fishing — Multiday fishing and wildlife cruises aboard the excursion yacht "Perseverance." Departures from Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell and Sitka.

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