When you soar to a jet charter airport in Saginaw Bay, Alaska, you’re transported to a world that existed long before the cities of Anchorage and Juneau.
Tucked away off the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle on the northern tip of the expansive Kuiu Island, Saginaw Bay is all but abandoned. You won’t find any permanent residents here. Instead, you’ll find a family of bears living off the land, a pack of wolves searching for their next meal and the occasional wildlife and outdoor adventure enthusiast on the hunt for a raw and authentic Alaskan experience.
If you’re the latter, you’ll find Kuiu Island to be your new favourite destination. With almost 800 square miles of uninhabited wilderness and forests, the Island calls brave adventurers to trek through its dense rainforests on America’s 15th largest island.
Located entirely within the Tongass National Forest, Kuiu Island is an iconic image of the largest U.S. National Forest. With more than 16.7 million acres, the Tongass National Forest is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. Managed by the United States Forest Service, the Tongass National Forest stretches from the Alexander Archipelago to the fjords and peaks of the Coast Mountains. The Tongass also runs along the international border with British Columbia, Canada.
When you fly by private jet to Saginaw Bay, Alaska, you’ll arrive at the privately-owned Saginaw Seaplane Base. This small airport is the starting point for your Kuiu Island and Tongass National Forest adventure.