Petersburg Port is located in the north of Mitkof Island, Alaska. The island is mostly covered by low mountains. This town is great for fishing. This is why there are 700 different berths for fishing fleets and major cruise ships on the island. There are plenty of dining areas, shopping areas and hotels here because it has become one of the busiest ports. Guests come in for hiking, sport fishing and many activities that tourists can enjoy.
If you are an art lover, you should see the Seaport Gallery and Gifts. They have souvenir items, jewelry, woodcarvings, pottery and a lot more. For low and high end souvenirs and crafts, you can visit The Cubby Hole in Sing Lee Alley. For your choice meats and fresh produce, visit Hammer and Wikan Groceries and enjoy free transportation going to the store. Look for clothing made with Quiviut. Quiviut is hand spun wool derived from the under coat of the Arctic Musk Ox; it is lightweight, soft and eight times warmer than sheep’s wool.
Rocky’s Marine offers not only marine boating service. They also sell boating items.
The best areas to shop are in the main streets where you will find seafood, clothing, drinks, electronic items, paintings and books.
Things to Do
Visit the Tongass National Forest and the Indigenous wildlife. You can hike in these areas and experience their rainforest trails. Since Petersburg is also a center for fishing, you can try sport fishing, or just plain fishing tours. There are boats for rent in Doyles Boat Rentals if you are interested, try fishing with professionals who will teach you some techniques and tips.
Another fishing destination that is worth your visit is King Salmon. You will find fishing charters and guides such as Admiralty Bear Guide, Alaska Sport Haven and Alaska Sea Adventures. You can also go through a marine tour and see Anan Bear Observatory, Stikine River and LeConte Glacier. There are also treks for hiking and land tours.
You can also enjoy watching the Humpback Whales in Frederick Sound, and catch crabs in Got Crab.
Restaurants and Bars
For a night out with your friends and family, you can go to Kito’s Kave and enjoy their drinks and liquor. The restaurant also has pool tables and nice background music.
If you want a takeout meal, you should visit Tina’s Kitchen. It serves a mix of Mexican, Oriental and American cuisine. And, if you are craving classic burgers, espresso and salads by the waterfront, you should visit Rooney’s Northern Lights Restaurant. It is located in Sing Lee Alley.
For a picnic or hiking, you will need a boxed lunch; visit Lil’ Hammer and Wikan Convenience Store and the Deli in Downtown Petersburg. For seafood take out lunches, you should try Coastal Cold Storage, Inc. in Nordic.
Petersburg can be one of the best vacation destinations for you and your family. With so many things you can do and learn on this island, you will surely enjoy your stay and have a memorable island vacation.