Admiralty Island, Alaska

Admirality Island is one of the ABC Islands (Alaskan islands) located in the northern part of the Alexander Archipelago, off the southeastern coast of Alaska. The area is known as the heart of the famous Inside Passage and comprises giant bays and fjords and hundreds of islands. The islands are known for their wilderness, wildlife and sea life.

Admiralty Island is spruce-hemlock rainforest interspersed with small areas of muskeg. Its major bays and inlets offer safe places to anchor and hike, beach comb or photograph wildlife. Sitka black-tailed deer are numerous along these beach fringes. The largest inlet, Seymour Canal, contains some of the highest densities of nesting bald eagles anywhere in the world. There are high densities of Alaskan Brown Bear and marine mammals such as harbor seals and porpoises, sea lions and occasionally humpback whales can be seen.

This region offers several popular ports of call including Juneau, Sitka and Skagway. Adventure activities available in the region include sea kayaking, nature walks and small boat tours and river rafting. A scenic tramway ride and a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge railway is also popular with tourists.

Things to See & Do

* Juneau, Sitka and Skagway
* Hiking & beach combing
* Skagway
* Adventure activities
* White Pass & Yukon Route narrow gauge railway

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 12,000 approx (ABC Islands)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – There are ports located at Juneau, Sitka and Skagway.

Transport Links – Daily jet service from Seattle (2 hours), Anchorage (2 hours via Juneau) and southeastern communities; Alaska Marine Highway state ferry, floatplane service.

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