Alaskan Inside Passage Activities
A jagged coastline making up the area of Alaska closest to the contiguous United States, the Alaskan Inside Passage is often the first stop for anyone traveling to this state. With a mixture of American, Canadian, Russian, and Native Alaskan cultures combining in this area, the mix of activities found in the Inside Passage is incredible.
- Inside Passage Cities: The most popular city in this region of Alaska is Juneau, which is the capital of the state. However, while in the Inside Passage of Alaska, you can also check out Ketchikan in the south, Sitka in near the center of the region, and Skagway to the north.
- Glacier Cruises: The Inside Passage is made up of a number of inlets and bays, due to the glaciers crossing over this area. You can still view these magnificent landscape pieces, especially in the Glacier Bay area. Head to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to book a day cruise, tour, or flightseeing expedition of the area.
- Water Activities: If you love boating, kayaking, and rafting, this area of Alaska is for you. You can even hop a flight from Seattle to Prince of Wales Island - it is just 600 miles north of Washington! Then, pick up your RV and head to the rest of the state. In addition to boating activities, other water sports are also popular. I bet you would have never thought that diving or snorkeling would be possible in this part of the world, but booking a undersea tour during the summer months is fun and easy.
- Cultural Activities: This region of Alaska is most well-known for its Native American art and history. You can tour the area to see authentic totem poles and even see some new ones being made by Native American descendants. In addition, the Norwegian and Russian cultures are found everywhere in the Inside Passage. Check out some of the museums in the area to learn a bit about Alaskan culture - it isn't all about building igloos!