Welcome to Alaska’s Rainforest Islands, located in the heart of the Inside Passage. These beautiful emerald islands are sprinkled along the upper northwest coast of the Pacific Ocean. Among them, you’ll find heart-pounding adventure, pristine glaciers, mountains, wilderness and rainforest. You’ll marvel at the diverse wildlife in natural habitat; ancient and modern Native culture; and the warmth of Alaskans and their hospitality. And don’t forget the fishing and seafood — some of the best in the world!
The Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, encompasses Alaska’s Rainforest Islands. The Tongass is the planet’s largest remaining temperate rainforest, offering unparalleled flora and fauna, recreational activities and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Alaska’s Rainforest Islands are composed of Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell Island and the community of Wrangell, Mitkof Island and the community of Petersburg, and Kupreanof Island, home of Kake, Alaska. Within this region, you’ll find a myriad of lodging options such as quaint B & B’s, eclectic hotels and motels, deluxe wilderness lodges, rustic Forest Service cabins and campgrounds. In addition, with scheduled jet service to Petersburg and Wrangell combined with the Alaska Marine Highway, the Inter-Island and the Rainforest Island ferry services, getting to your Alaska Rainforest vacation is half the fun.
Take a trip to Alaska’s Rainforest Islands and see why this stunning stretch of coastal islands should be your next destination!