The opportunities to explore are endless on Prince of Wales Island. Hike up into the alpine following old logging roads to forgotten lakes. Cruise through the islands and get lost exploring the beauty Southeast Alaska has to offer by charter or self-guided boat. Fly high above it all in a float plane, and spend the day exploring remote beaches not often seen by humans.
No matter where your Alaskan adventure takes you, the memories you make will be ones you’ll store for a lifetime. Between the towering trees, flowing waterfalls, soaring eagles, breaching whales, abundant fish, and plentiful deer, there’s something for everyone here. Come looking for an adventure, and you’ll leave having found so much more!
Prince of Wales Island is located in the Tongass National Forest, and as such, a lot of our land is managed by the Forest Service. Whether you’re looking for beaches for tidepooling and picnicking, trails for hiking and biking, rivers for kayaking and canoeing, or cabins for remote fishing and camping, a plethora of information about activities on the island can be found on their website.
For a nice day trip, consider a drive out to Sandy Beach (near Craig) or Memorial Beach (past Whale Pass) for a little tidepooling and a picnic lunch. If you’re interested in a nice hike to check out Harris River Trail or Twenty Mile Spur Trail (both near Hollis). For a little more exciting adventure, visit the El Capitan Caves or canoe the Honker Divide.
Our island has numerous attractions, so to make the most of your stay it’s important to plan ahead. Maps of the island can be purchased through the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. Additional information about the adventure that awaits you on POW can be found on the Travel Alaska website.