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“What a Great Little Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chichagof Island

Chichagof Island
Icy Strait, Juneau, AK
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Ranked #14 of 30 Attractions in Juneau
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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New South Wales, Australia
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“What a Great Little Place”
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 would love to have to opportunity to stay a while.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Chichagof Island is a great place for outdoor adventure”
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 highest concentration of brown beers in the world (about 1.8/mi2, over 4000 bears), and they are huge (up to 1200 lbs & 5' at the shoulder). There are lots of humpback whales and seals, and some killer whales, all of which are sometimes seen in in the harbor. Icy Straight Point is the main tourest facility for the cruise ships that visit. There are restaurants, taverns, shops, a museum, indian culture center, kayaks, bikes, and they claim the longest zip line in the world (really fantastic), and of course lots of sightseeing trips to see the bears, whales, the town, the Vortex Mountains, etc.

PS: Sitka is not on Chichagof island, it's on Baranof island to the south.

Visited July 2012
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