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Chichagof Island

Address: Icy Strait, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Chichagof is an excellent, resource rich island. Wildlife, and massive timber to the tune of trillions of board feet, await harvest. Access to raingear is wise. Transportation to and from can be intermittent and weather dependent. A great destination.

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San Diego, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Off Juneau is Douglas Island and then Admiralty Island; on the other side of Admiralty Island is Chichagof Island - you need a float plane and/or small boat to get here. It is definitely not an attraction IN Juneau. TA needs to look at a map and fix this !! I doubt you can get to Chichagof except by small... More

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Howick, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I loved the guided hike on the beach and through the forest. Feasting on Bisque made from King Crab on the jetty and learning about the culture of the Tlingit people, their customs and their respect for nature.

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Highland, Utah
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Elfen Cove is where the Elves are born!! The town or berg of Elfen Cove was a fishing village before it became a sport fishing village! It is accessible only by float plane or small boat. It is really right out of your imagination! Located on the North West portion of Chichagof Island it is pure paradise. The buildings are... More

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This trip was not cheap and would have been somewhat disappointing if we had not seen much in the way of wildlife. Nevertheless, the ride in the float plane from Juneau to the island was beautiful and, as luck would have it, we spotted a bear at the mouth of a stream within 5 minutes of leaving the plane. Our... More

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haines, alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The map on this page is incorrect......Chichagof Island is over 70 miles away by boat or air from Juneau....... People planning trips to Alaska need to be informed about the facts and logistics of getting to different places........it is so misleading to place Chichagof Island on a map of Juneau when that is just not the case......and it is not... More

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New South Wales, Australia
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199 reviews 199 reviews
68 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The residents of Chichagof have embraced the opportunity to benefit from all this rich bio-diverse island has to offer both by practising sustainable living and utilising the tourist industry. They offer historical displays and native craft at Icy Straight and the opportunity to either view or catch the local wildlife. Really enjoyed our time here on a cruise visit and... More

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Portland, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Chichagof island is a wondeful place to visit for fishing and wildlife sightseeing. Fishing by guide boat is best, since halibut and salmon are easy to find and catch, but you can fish in the dozens of wilderness creeks. Wildlife sightseeing is outstanding. Eagles and deer are everywhere, and brown beers are easy to find since northeastern Chichagof has the... More

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