Frederick Sound Port Guide

Frederick Sound Port is located in Petersburg, Alaska. Frederick Sound which is also called Prince Frederick Sound or Prince Frederick’s Sound is very famous for its whales during summer. This port is one of the busiest ports in Alaska because of the cruise ships. You will find very beautiful places in this island.

Fredericks Sound is one of the ports which contribute to the fishing and tourism industry in Petersburg. However, small cruise ships dock in this island because the water is not deep. This island, though not commercialized in a huge scale, is one of the best destinations for cruises. This island has many places for nature lovers and sports lovers.

Transportation to and from this island is very easy since there is transportation provided by the Inter-Island Ferry and the Alaska Marine Highway. You may also travel by ship or air. When you go around the island, you will find local taxis and shuttle services for the guests at very reasonable fees.


There is a limited number of shopping areas in the island because Frederick Sound Port is not for large cruise ships. However, you will find bookstores and galleries at the port.

There are also goods produced by the locals as gift or souvenir items. Handcrafted items and paintings or works of art made by the local artists are wonderfully crafted guests; great locals and tourists alike.

Things to Do

One of the best places to go is the Blind Slough. You will find birds and swans of different species; the locals will appreciate if the birds are not disturbed especially during the winter season.

If you want adventure, you should visit the establishments which offer sea kayaking tours. You will find seals at the fjord created by the glaciers in different spots along this island. Also, you will find humpback whales when you go for a marine wildlife tour.

You will also love to go to the Petersburg High school boardwalk because of the scenic view. It is fun to stroll around but be sure to bring warm clothes and rain gear with you; hypothermia happens anytime of the year on this island.

Most of the guests who have been in Frederick Sound testify that the best experiences on the island are whale watching, kayaking and the tour of the marine wildlife. If you decide to hop from one destination to another, you have to be aware that there are bears in the area as well.

Restaurants and Bars

One of the highly recommended places in Frederick Sound is the Coastal Cold Storage which offers the best seafood dishes. You may also want to bring packed smoked fish from this restaurant when you decide to on a camping or hiking adventure.

If you want salmon or halibut burgers, you should visit Tina’s. Grab one and take a bite as your stroll about the area.

There are also restaurants within the port or main village which offers the best local food.

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