Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Inside Passage Travel Guide

  • Photo: Peter Guttman/
  • Photo: Chad Zuber / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Shirley Chang / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Richard Seeley / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Ruth Peterkin / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Ramunas Bruzas / Shutterstock
  • Photo: B Calkins / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Ruth Peterkin / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Richard Seeley / Shutterstock
  • Photo: Peter Guttman/

Plan Your Inside Passage Vacation

Southeast Alaska stretches down from the rest of the state like the tail of a kite. It is a world of soaring glaciers, steep-shouldered islands, cliff-rimmed fjords, and snowcapped peaks. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, one of the region's most prized attractions, is home to the largest concentration of coastal glaciers on Earth.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Native art and culture Ancestral home of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, Southeast is dedicated to preserving Native heritage. Native crafts include totem poles and masks.
  2. Rivers of ice Visitors relish the opportunity to walk on Southeast's accessible glaciers or to admire them on flightseeing or kayak trips.
  3. Tongass National Forest America's largest national forest is home to bears, bald eagles, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, and marine mammals.
  4. Fishing nirvana Southeast is an angler's paradise. The region's healthy populations of salmon and halibut—as well as the wealth of charter boats and fishing lodges—make this a premier fishing destination.
  5. Taking the ferry The Alaska Marine Highway is the primary means of transportation here. It's a low-cost, high-adventure alternative to cruising, and an easy way to spend time talking to Alaskans.

When To Go

When to Go

The best time to visit is from May through September, when weather is mildest, rain is less frequent, daylight hours are longest, wildlife is most abunda...

Read More

Check historic weather for your trip dates:



Trip Finder

Fodor's Alaska 2015

View Details
Travel Deals