Small Villages, Big Adventures

Visit Unseen Alaska
Angoon, Kake, Pelican, Elfin Cove, Tenakee Springs
Breathtaking Seaplane Flight in the Morning.
Sport Fishing by Noon.
Wildlife Viewing at Dusk…Just Another Day in Unseen Alaska.
Experience the Catch
of a Lifetime
Explore the Wilds of Alaska
without All the Tourists.


Explore the unseen side of Alaska. Discover the hidden gems of the Inside Passage.

Unseen Alaska is a consortium of five villages in Southeast Alaska that offers unparalleled adventures. The Unseen Alaska communities are Southeast Alaska’s best kept secrets. They may be close to popular cities like Juneau and Sitka, but they are not nearly as crowded. Each of these communities are unique in their own right, and perfect for people looking to experience the “real Alaska” outside of the large cruise ships. Under the peaks of Glacier Bay National Park, try your hand at some of the best fishing in the world – freshwater or deep-sea. You can come face-to-face with a brown bear or trek through the nation’s largest national forest. Relax in natural hot springs or invigorate your senses by kayaking, hiking old mining trails and even berry-picking. The amazing thing is that you can get to this remote wonderland quickly and easily. With just a short plane ride from Juneau, this is one-stop wilderness brought to you by Alaska Seaplanes.


Angoon is known as the “Fortress of Brown Bears” and is home to the highest density of brown bears in North America and the highest density of bald eagles in the world.
Elfin Cove
Elfin Cove is near the rich fishing grounds of Cross Sound and has a reputation for being a Fisherman’s Paradise with waters that provide an incredible array of halibut, ling cod, rockfish and salmon.
Kake boasts, by many accounts, the largest totem pole in the world, carved out of a single tree. This is the place to come if you’d like to utterly relax and experience a truly Authentic Alaska experience.
Pelican’s motto is “Closest to the Fish”; it is the gateway to the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness located along the north coast of the Gulf of Alaska and the North Pacific Ocean. Pristine natural eco-systems support numerous fisheries, including salmon and halibut, and make Pelican a world-class sport-fishing destination.
Tenakee Springs
Tenakee Springs is a naturalist’s paradise with wildlife viewing opportunities in every direction. Come here to beach comb for giant scallop shells, watch for breaching Humpback whales, see salmon returning to spawn, or spy the occasional otter playing with his food, and of course soak in the Hot Springs.
April 2015, Cynthia Meyer, Tenakee Springs, Alaska
Alaska Seaplanes
Alaska Seaplanes is the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska. Operating from a hub in Juneau, Alaska Seaplanes serves all five of the Unseen Alaska markets as well as Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Sitka and Excursion Inlet.



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100 | National Park Service National Park Service is celebrating 100 years!
The Unseen Alaska communities are nestled within some of the world's most beautiful natural cites. #ElfinCove, for example, is right across from Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a highlight of Alaska's Inside ...
Timeline Photos Today we are featuring another shot by Gary Arndt capturing the majestic icy mountain vista in #ElfinCove. Here you can take advantage of fishing or sight-seeing charters, a quick trip to George Island in search of an old military outpost, ...
Timeline Photos Oscar-Mike-Golf! It's #NationalAviationDay
In 1939 FDR proclaimed 8/19 - Orville Wright's b'day - the National Aviation Day.
A huge shout out to our partners and friends at Alaska Seaplanes. You get the best views flying with them ‼️🛩
Community of Elfin Cove Meet our #ElfinCove gang! They are here to help you get a catch of a lifetime 🎣
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These great people make it fun to go to work counting and ...
Gary Arndt Today we are featuring an aerial shot of #ElfinCove by Gary Arndt. There's just two ways into Elfin Cove: by floatplane or boat. Once on solid ground, a quaint boardwalk leads you around the village, with no roads - and ...



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