Chatham Strait, Alaska

Chatham Strait is a narrow passage of the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It separates Chichagof Island and Baranof Island to its west from Admiralty Island and Kuiu Island on its east.It is 240 km long] and extends southward from the junction of Icy Strait and Lynn Canal to the open sea. The strait is deep and 5-16 km wide.

Along the Baranof side, many narrow inlets and secluded bays penetrate deep into the rugged, mountainous interior of the island where you can keep an eye out for wildlife activity. To the south, ruins of failed enterprises, now reclaimed by the forest, might be glimpsed: old whaling stations, salmon salteries and canneries, mines, and fish-meal plants.

Mountain goats and harbor seals sitting on ice floes with their pups can be seen as your travel the blue waters of the Inside Passage. View the surprisingly blue Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm and the seabird colonies on remote islands that dot the waterways.

Things to See & Do

* Nature walks
* Hiking & beach combing
* Bird watching
* Wildlife watching
* Sawyer Glacier

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – km²
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1

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

Transport Links - Chatham Strait can be accessed from Sitka Island, Chichagof Island