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Cruises to Pelican Town

Pelican Town, Alaska

Take a memorable Alaska cruise adventure to Pelican Town, Alaska. Nestled along the pristine coast of Southeast Alaska, Pelican Town offers a secluded and enchanting experience for cruise ship passengers. Situated amidst breathtaking nature and picturesque landscapes, this destination immerses you in the untouched beauty of the region. As you arrive in Pelican Town, expect to be captivated by its tranquil harbor, surrounded by towering mountains and dense forests. The area is teeming with marine life, providing opportunities to spot humpback whales, seals, sea otters, and a variety of seabirds, creating unforgettable encounters with Alaska's incredible wildlife.

Ships tender into Pelican Town, offering a unique and intimate arrival experience. The tenders bring passengers directly to the harbor, allowing you to step ashore and explore this charming town. Ships usually arrive in the morning, providing a full day to enjoy the wonders of Pelican. The duration of stay can vary, but it is typically several hours, giving you ample time to discover the harbor and its surroundings. In the harbor, you can take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, admire the fishing boats, and soak in the peaceful ambiance. The town offers amenities such as restrooms, local shops, and quaint cafes where you can relax and savor the scenic views.

Pelican Town

Pelican Town welcomes visitors with its rustic charm and authentic Alaskan character. With its wooden boardwalks and colorful buildings, the town exudes a quaint and inviting atmosphere. Highlights of Pelican include the historic cannery buildings that have been converted into galleries and shops, showcasing local artwork and crafts. Take a walk through the town's narrow streets, browse the unique boutiques, and immerse yourself in the friendly community spirit. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Pelican Cold Storage Bar, a local gathering spot where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and mingle with the welcoming locals.

Pelican Town celebrates its rich cultural heritage and deep connections to the land and sea. Learn about the town's history as a fishing and cannery community, and discover the traditions and customs that have been passed down through generations. Engage with the friendly locals, who are often eager to share stories and insights about their way of life. Embrace the warmth of the community and witness the resilience and resourcefulness that characterize the Alaskan spirit.

Attractions and Activities

Pelican Town is a gateway to a wide range of thrilling outdoor adventures. Embark on a wildlife-watching excursion to witness the impressive humpback whales as they breach and frolic in the nearby waters. Explore the surrounding forests and embark on guided hikes that lead you to hidden waterfalls and breathtaking viewpoints. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in the abundant fishing grounds, casting their lines for salmon, halibut, and other prized catches. Kayaking and paddleboarding opportunities abound, allowing you to navigate the tranquil waters and explore the rugged coastline, while birdwatching enthusiasts will delight in the diverse species that call this area home.

Local Speciality

Indulge in the local flavors of Pelican Town, where seafood takes center stage. Feast on freshly caught salmon, succulent Dungeness crab, and flavorful Alaskan spot prawns, all prepared to perfection. Don't miss the opportunity to savor local specialties such as smoked salmon, halibut chowder, and freshly baked sourdough bread. Pair your meal with a locally brewed craft beer or a glass of wine, and immerse yourself in the authentic tastes of Alaska.

Support the local community of Pelican Town by purchasing locally made souvenirs and products. Take home handcrafted items such as artwork, jewelry, and wood carvings that showcase the talent and creativity of the local artisans. Additionally, consider supporting the town's fishing heritage by purchasing freshly smoked salmon or locally harvested seafood products, allowing you to savor the flavors of Pelican even after your visit.

Best time to visit Pelican Town

For wildlife enthusiasts, the best time to visit Pelican Town is during the summer months, when the migratory patterns of whales and seabirds are at their peak. Witnessing the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat is a sight to behold. Additionally, the town hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, providing opportunities to celebrate the local culture, arts, and music.

Pelican Town, Alaska Cruise Schedule 2024

Pelican Town, with its tranquil harbor, rich cultural heritage, and thrilling outdoor adventures, offers a unique and authentic experience for cruise ship passengers exploring the wonders of Alaska. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes, embrace the warmth of the community, and savor the flavors of fresh seafood. Whether you choose to embark on wildlife encounters, hike through pristine forests, or simply embrace the unhurried pace of this hidden gem, Pelican Town promises to leave a lasting impression on your Alaskan cruise journey.

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: April 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: May 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: June 2, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: June 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: July 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: August 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: August 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary

Un-Cruise Adventures Alaska 14-day route

14-day Alaska cruise from Juneau

Wilderness Explorer, Un-Cruise Adventures

Date: September 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Juneau, Saint James Bay, Haines, Icy Strait, Pelican Town, Glacier Bay, Chichagof Island, Juneau, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Blashkee Islands, Behm Canal, Misty Fjords, Ketchikan; View Itinerary