Yakutat, Alaska is home to world class fishing, hunting and sight seeing. The Situk River has the largest steel head run in the world. King (Chinook), Sockeye (reds) and Coho (silver) salmon also return to this river. The Yakutat Bay has an abundance of salmon, halibut, rock fish and cod. Anglers can explore the area on self-guided fishing trips, or be guided by one of the many river and saltwater guides. You can also choose to fly out to one of the remote rivers for a day trip, or a stay at one of the lodges.
Yakutat is home to all kinds of wildlife. Brown bear can readily be found in addition to the more illusive black bear. On occasion a rare glacier bear can be found. Moose, dahl sheep and mountain goats also make their home in the surrounding areas. Hunters can choose from several talented guides when hunting in Yakutat, or choose to go on self-guided trips for black bear and moose.
A popular destination for surfers; Yakutat has miles of beaches. The novelty of surfing the ice cold waves brings many groups of surfers, amatuers and professionals, to the area. Yakutat is home to the well known Icy Waves Surf Shop.
The beauty of Yakutat is breathtaking. It boasts a panoramic view of the Wrangell St Elias mountain range in the background and views of the Yakutat Bay and Gulf of Alaska in the foreground. Surrounded by the Tongass National forest, rivers and lakes sightseeing possibilities are endless. Visitors can go on a boat cruise to view the Hubbard Glacier. The Hubbard is the world’s largest saltwater glacier with a face that stands over 300 ft. above Disenchantment Bay. A drive out to the end of Forest Hwy 10. will give you a view of the Dangerous River with its floating icebergs. Here you will find the trailhead to Harlequin Lake. The lake is filled with icebergs; sometimes close enough to touch. With wildlife, birds and sea life in abundance there is no end of nature watching.