Welcome To Yakutat Alaska

Yakutat Chamber of Commerce


Yakutat Alaska is not only a small Alaskan Community but and entire area of untouched wilderness ready to be explored.  We offer the adventurous numerous activites that will having them returning year after year.

Fishing yakutat

Yakutat is known as a world class sportsfishing destination. With the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep and all the rivers feeding into Yakutat Bay it is no wonder that we offer a diversity of fishing opportunities.

Welcome to the Community of Yakutat
Gateway to the Hubbard Glacier
Located on the scenic Gulf Coast of Alaska, and surrounded by Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Tongass National Forest, Yakutat attracts a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts to hike beaches, float rivers, explore bays and passages, climb mountains, view glaciers, and surf remote breaks. Yakutat Bay provides the finest saltwater sport fishing in Alaska.
A variety of visitor services are available in Yakutat, and Alaska Airlines provides daily jet service from Seattle, Juneau, and Anchorage. Additionally, the Alaska State Ferry Kennicott now stops in Yakutat several times each month during the spring, summer, and early fall seasons.

Mount St. Elias stands like a perfect pyramid soaring 18,008 feet into the heavens on the Yakutat skyline, the second tallest peak in the United States. The Tlingit name is Was-eiti-shaa, meaning “Mountain in Icy Bay”. Danish explorer Vitus Bering watched the mountain emerge as the mist cleared following days of fog-bound drifting while exploring for the Czar of Russia in 1741. The discovery was made on, and named in honor of a Danish holiday, St. Elias Day. Mount St. Elias rests at the head of Malaspina Glacier, the largest piedmont glacier in North America.

Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in North America and is located just 30 miles by air or water from Yakutat. During the spring of 2002, as in 1986, the glacier advanced across the mouth of Russell Fiord, creating the world’s largest glacial lake.

Many marine mammals were temporarily trapped within this newly formed impoundment. Fortunately, the ice dam broke prior to overflowing the Situk River system, freeing the stranded wildlife. As a result, the community of Yakutat continues to enjoy the beauty of our land and resources.

Let’s go fishing
Distance to Yakutat

Honolulu, Hawaii

2,787 mi

Seattle, WA

1,957.8 mi

Chicago, IL

3,267.5 mi

Denver, Colorado

2,879.6 mi

Anchorage, AK

1,097.9 mi

Los Angeles, CA

3,092.5 mi

New York City

4,056.1 mi

Portland, Oregon

2,132.5 mi

Juneau, AK

275.0 mi

Dallas, TX

3,595.4 mi

Miami, Fl

4,652.1 mi

Atlanta, Georgia

3,989.0 mi

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