Pelican is located on Lisianksi Inlet on the northwest corner of Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska. Chichagof Island is part of the world's largest coastal temperate rainforest; the Tongass National Forest. Surrounded by lush forests and watery fjords, it is the closest harbor to the rich Fairweather salmon grounds. Its population doubles during the summer when commercial fishing boats and cold storage workers arrive for the trolling season each summer.
Pelican is mostly built on pilings over tidelands and its main street, dubbed Salmon Way, is a mile-long boardwalk. It is one of the last true waterfront boardwalk villages in the United States!
Activities on offer in Pelican include a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk and watching the tide as it comes up underneath the houses, salmon & halibut fishing, sea kayaking, soaking in a natural hot springs or hiking through old growth forest.
Things to See & Do
* Hot Springs
* Sea Kayaking
* Walk the boardwalk
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - US Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 1.5 sq km’s
Population – 135 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1
Port Location – There is berthing facilities centrally located in downtown Pelican.
Transport Links – Pelican is dependent on floatplanes and the State Ferry for travel. Daily scheduled air taxi services are available from Juneau and Sitka. Facilities include a state-owned seaplane base, a small boat harbor, dock and state ferry terminal. The ferry provides two monthly departures during summer months and one monthly departure during winter.