Getting to Alaska’s Rainforest Islands
With all these options, getting to your Alaska Rainforest Vacation is bound to be half the fun!
Petersburg and Wrangell have daily scheduled jet service via Alaska Airlines from Seattle, Juneau and Anchorage. Check out their interactive flight schedule. Once you have arrived in either Petersburg or Wrangell, you can connect to the Alaska Marine Highway System’s ferry service, which can transport you to most communities in Alaska’s Rainforest Islands.
There are many regional air service providers throughout Alaska’s Rainforest Islands. This air taxi directory is organized by region. Scroll down to see all air taxi services in Southeast Alaska.
If you are interested in traveling to Alaska’s Rainforest Islands via the Alaska Marine Highway System, this state-owned ferry system offers northbound sailings for automobile, RV and passenger transportation to Wrangell and Petersburg from either Bellingham, in Washington state or Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada. Advance reservations are recommended, especially if you plan to bring a vehicle.
The Interisland Ferry Authority, a small local ferry service, provides access to southeastern Prince of Wales Island from Ketchikan, Alaska. Once you arrive in the port town of Hollis, the extensive road system on Prince of Wales Island will take you where you want to go.
A local water taxi service connects the community of Coffman Cove on the northern end of Prince of Wales Island to Wrangell and Petersburg.