Have you ever imagined yourself surfing in Alaska? Yakutat made its debut in the 90s as the best place to surf in Alaska thanks to the legendary 25-foot waves. It was also the first town in the state with a surf shop. The peak surfing season runs from mid-April to mid-June and then again from mid-August to the end of September. If you plan on surfing here, however, we recommend bringing your wetsuit along with you as the temperatures typically sit in the mid-60s during surf season.
Just like the rest of Alaska, the rugged beauty of this northern town will make it hard to leave when it’s time to depart from the jet charter airport in Yakutat. Sitting on a stretch of land known as the Inside Passage to the rest of Alaska, the city is surrounded by water, making it a sea lover’s paradise.
If you plan on spending a few days in the area, you may want to consider planning a trip to the Hubbard Glacier, a 76-mile long and 8-mile wide glacier that’s recognized as the longest tidewater glacier in the world. It’s also considered one of Alaska’s most active glaciers.
Outdoor enthusiasts and fishing fanatics will appreciate the plethora of lakes and rivers found in the area. And of course, there’s plenty of fish to be caught in the gulf of Alaska too. For those hoping to angle a few halibut, Yakutat Bay is home to the best halibut fishing in the world.