Petersburg is a small port town and the only settlement on Mitkof Island (Southeast Alaska). Petersburg Borough was created in 2013, encompassing both Petersburg and Kupreanof (on Kupreanof Island) - plus vast areas (mostly uninhabited) that stretch to the border with Canada and to the southern boundary of the Juneau Borough. The town has population of around 3,000.
Petersburg AK is located on the island's north end, where Wrangell Narrows and Frederick Sound meet. Petersburg is also located almost halfway between Juneau AK (at 190 km / 120 ml to the north) and Ketchikan AK (at 180 km / 110 ml to the south). In 2015 Petersburg had a population of 3,180 people on a total area of 119.2 km2 (46 ml2).
Private yachts and small cruise ships (accommodating up to 250 passengers) visit Petersburg from May through September. It has a high-quality tourist experience, with few of the tourist peaks or crowds experienced by the neighboring Sitka, Ketchikan or Juneau communities. This is partially by design and a result of the natural difficulty of landing big ships in Petersburg and traveling through treacherous waters at Wrangell Narrows, south of town.
In 2011, Seth Morrison together with a host of famous skiers filmed their unusual experiences helicopter skiing in the mountains located near Petersburg. Another well-kept secret in the area is sport fishing.
- The port of Petersburg AK is visited mostly by small cruise lines vessels. Among the regular companies with ships stopping here in the summer are American Cruise Lines, Alaskan Dream Cruises, Fantasy Cruises, Lindblad-National Geographic.
- In July 2017, the privately owned ship MS The World was scheduled to stop here once.
Highlights: Little Norway, Valhalla replica Viking ship, Le Conte Glacier
Petersburg cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Mitkof Island dock (anchor) at Petersburg - port town on the northern coast. Normally, larger liners tie up and refuel at the Petro Marine dock, or anchor near Petersburg.
For the first time in 2017, some of the cruise vessels docked to the outside of Petersburg;s new drive down dock. This dock is used by local fishing boats, but is fairly unoccupied in the mid-week.
The Petersburg cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska.
If you lose the Petersburg location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Petersburg cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Petersburg, Mitkof Island, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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20 May, 2017
24 May, 2017
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