Yakutat Bay, Alaska Cruise Port

scenic Gulf Coast of Alaska for unsurpassed views of glaciers and glacial ice fields before heading into the heart of the 8th largest city in the world, Yakutat City. As the only sheltered deep-water port in the Gulf of Alaska, the cruise port of Yakutat Bay extends southwest from Disenchantment Bay with miles of untouched sandy beaches. Down on the shores of the bay lies Yakutat City where natives engage in storytelling as a way of passing down knowledge and wisdom to other locals and curious travelers. The beautiful waves of Yakutat’s beaches are truly a surfer’s dream. No wonder it’s known as ‘Surf City Alaska’. Also in Yakutat’s surroundings is Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America. Get excited to see and experience the following attractions on your cruise to Yakutat Bay, Alaska:
 
  • For hiking trails and fishing in streams or oceans, head over to Tongass National Forest. As the nation’s largest national forest covering most of Southeast Alaska, it offers breathtaking vistas of Alaska’s wildlife haven and unique opportunities to view eagles, bears and spawning salmon. Be sure to take a sled-dog ride on a glacier before you leave.
     
  • With miles and miles of pristine beaches to explore, why not engage in a kayaking adventure as a way of taking in the amazing view of the bay and its surrounding city. You may be lucky enough to spot a creature or two.
     
  • In addition to the beautiful scenery, breathtaking glaciers and rich culture of the natives, you wouldn’t want to miss a remarkable bird-watching experience in the cruise port of Yakutat Bay, Alaska. Fun fact – there are over 200 species of birds in the area, with over 100 species breeding on the forelands. Now that’s something to look forward to!

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