Alaska Fishing Lakes and Streams
Kupreanof Flying Service can take you and your family to remote Alaska fishing streams, lakes and saltwater bays. Both day and overnight trips can be arranged for your Alaska fishing vacation.
Petersburg's central location, in the heart of Alaska's Inside Passage, makes Kupreanof Flying Service a convenient choice to access world-class salmon fishing. Many Forest Service cabins are also located in prime fishing locations and Butch Williams can assist you in selecting the best location for Alaska wilderness fishing vacations.
Alaska Photography Charter
Chartering a float plane and flying around Alaska's inside passage and photographing the majestic scenery, special places and people, bountiful wildlife and your memorable moments in the Petersburg area is one of the many activities you can experience during your Alaska vacation. Late spring and early summer is the time when flowers bloom, fawns and bear cubs are born and nesting birds hatch their young. Midsummer provides for whale watching, halibut fishing, King salmon fishing and watching the long daylight hours fading into alpen glow covered mountains. Late summer offers the return of coho (silver), pink and chum salmon which provide food for bears and eagles.
Butch Williams has the knowledge to help you plan a trip to some very special Alaskan places for outdoor photo opportunities that are off the beaten path. Butch was born and raised in the Petersburg area and has a few secret spots he will share with you on your quest to capture the perfect Alaska adventure photo.
On a clear day the mainland mountains near Petersburg provide excellent photo opportunities from several waterfront locations. Devils Thumb (9077 feet) is located within these mainland mountains providing a palette of changing colors and shifting shadows that will challenge even the most experienced photographer's eye.
For the more adventurous traveler and photographer, flightseeing tours of Devils Thumb are offered. Your flightseeing adventures begins soon after your departure from Petersburg. The rugged Alaskan wilderness, just outside of Petersburg, begins to unfold below the plane as you climb towards Devils Thumb. Clear blue ice fields and alpine topped mountains share their majestic beauty with moose, mountain goats, Sitka Blacktail deer and black bear that can sometimes be observed feeding or resting in the sub-alpine grasses. Your tour around Devils Thumb leaves you mesmerized as this special place shares its secrets with you. After you return to Petersburg, you are immediately drawn to seek out and gaze upon Devils Thumb, satisfied that you have experience a "thumbs up day".
Humpback Whale Cruises in Frederick Sound
Petersburg is situated on Frederick Sound, a place where you'll find some of the best humpback whale viewing in North America. Kaleidoscope Cruises is a local charter that offers 8-hour whale watching trips mid-May through September. The boat even has specially equipped underwater microphones so passengers can listen to the whales.
Important Information: Tours take place between May 15 and September 30.
Notes: Group Tours, Things to Do
LeConte Bay Glacier
Petersburg's central location in the heart of southeast Alaska's Inside Passage provides spectacular flightseeing tours over the many glaciers located just outside of the remote Alaskan town. Kupreanof Flying Service has been offering glacier tours in the beautiful Alaska Wilderness setting for many years. Butch's local knowledge and experience provides an authentic insight of the people, their culture and the spirit of Petersburg.
Harbor seals choose LeConte's protected water and abundant icebergs as a breeding, birthing and rearing area. Remember not to disturb these little ones. Abandonment of a young pup by its mother is a common occurrence, particularly if they are disturbed by hunting or other activities by humans.
Notes: Family, Things to Do