Fodor's Expert Review Sentinel Island Lighthouse
Juneau, Alaska, 99801, USA
A few miles north of Juneau and adjacent to a rock where Steller sea lions haul out, this operating lighthouse, complete with a lantern visible from 17 miles away, provides a spectacular spot to watch whales and eagles. You have the entire cliff-bordered 6-acre island to roam. Simple accommodations include bunks in the lighthouse and an adjacent building; you can also pitch a tent on a platform facing the water. Water and cooking facilities are provided for all accommodations. The lighthouse is managed by the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, which also manages the Last Chance Mining Museum, and access is by charter boat, sea kayak, and helicopter. Guests must arrange transportation to the property and should be aware of its remote setting.
- excellent nature viewing
- unique setting
- remote location