Petersburg, AK Overview
Petersburg is located on the north end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound. Petersburg is halfway between Juneau, 190 km (120 mi) to the north, and Ketchikan, 180 km (110 mi) to the south. he city has a total area of 46.0 square miles (119 km2), of which, 43.9 square miles (114 km2) of it is land and 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it (4.74%) is water.
Small cruise-ships (up to 250 passengers) and private yachts visit from May through September. Petersburg has a high-quality visitor experience, with very few of the crowds or tourist peaks experienced by the neighboring communities of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. Partially this is by design and partially this is a result of the natural difficulty of landing large ships in Petersburg and traveling through the treacherous waters south of town at the Wrangell Narrows.
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Whalesong Cruises of Petersburg, Alaska provides whale watching, glacier viewing, transportation and salt water fishing services.
The Stikine-LeConte Wilderness is on the mainland of southeast Alaska, southeast of Petersburg and north of Wrangell, Alaska. The boundary extends from Frederick Sound on the west to the Alaska- Canada boundary on the east. The wilderness is 448,841 acres (181,640 ha) in size.
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