Chichagof Island, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska
Chichagof Island is one of the ABC islands in the Alexander Archipelago of the Alaska Panhandle. It is the fifth largest island in the United States and the 109th largest island in the world. It is situated north of Baranof Island and is bounded by Chatham Strait to the east, Icy Strait to the northeast, Cross Sound to the northwest, the Gulf of Alaska to the west and Peril Strait to the south.
The communities of Hoonah, Pelican, Tenakee Springs, and Elfin Cove are all located on the northern half of Chichagof Island, in the Hoonah-Angoon Census Area. The southern half of the island comprises the northern part of the City and Borough of Sitka. The primary economic sources for all these communities come from either Chichagof Island or the waters and fjords surrounding it. Guided hunting trips, fishing, and logging are all vital economic facets of the local economies.
Things to See & Do
* Nature walks
* Hiking & beach combing
* Bird watching
* Wildlife watching
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 5,305.88 km²
Population – 1,400 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – Anchorage is available at Hoonah, Elfin Cove and Pelican.
Transport Links - Chichagof island 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.