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Cruises to Elfin Cove

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Elfin Cove is an isolated boardwalk community snuggled into the base of a protected inlet on Chicagof Island in southeast Alaska. During the off-season, the population falls to about 10 souls and during the summer swells to around 250. Unspoiled sport and commercial fishing thrive here. You can troll the open edge of the Gulf of Alaska to the west or fish the protected waters of Cross Sound. The entire town is built around a small inner harbor where commercial fishing vessels and charter boats are moored. No cars are allowed here. No need… no roads! The mode of transportation around town is walking. Everything is connected by boardwalk. If you need to get to another town, you’ll have to use either a floatplane or boat. An ancient rainforest or giant spruce, hemlock, and cedar blanket the land. Salmonberries and huckleberries attract brown bears and blacktail deer. Majestic bald eagles nest in the treetops, piercing the air with their shrill cries. The pristine waters teem with humpback, grey and killer whales, sea otters, seals, sea lions, porpoises and other impressive creatures of the north. This is the northernmost entrance to the world-renowned Inside Passage. Ancient glaciers have etched out a rugged land-and-seascape of deep “fjords» and lush valleys. On a clear day, the Fairweather Mountains (15,300 feet) loom over the northern horizon, and nearby stands the breathtaking visage of Glacier Bay National Park and Brady Glacier.

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