How to Travel Around the Peninsula
Alaska offers a front row seat to experience scenery or wildlife.
The journey is part of the adventure when visiting destinations around the Lake and Pen Borough. Because none of our villages is accessible by car, your two options are plane or boat. There are many options to chose from there so enjoy the ride!
Nearly all travel around remote Alaska involves flying at some point. You can fly directly from Anchorage to Lake and Peninsula Borough locations, or you may fly to "hub" communities such as Iliamna or King Salmon. Some of the airlines listed offer regular service to specific villages, most smaller airlines will also charter service to most anywhere. Some also offer float planes. All are friendly and visitors should not hesitate to give them a call and ask how to get to their chosen destination.
Here is a list of the airlines:
- Alaska Airlines
- Coastal Air LLC
- Grant Aviation
- Iliamna Air Taxi (907) 571-1248
- Island Air Service
- King Flying Service
- Katmai Air
- Lake and Peninsula Airlines
- Lake Clark Air Service
- Rust's Flying Service
- Trygg Air Alaska
Traveling by water is slower but the views are spectacular!
Water travel in Lake and Peninsula Borough is less commercialized than flights, but is likely just as common. Location is key to traveling by water. Visitors will likely need to fly to a village and then take their chosen water transport. The one exception to this is the Alaska Marine Highway System, aka the Trusty Tusty, which stops in Chignik.
Once in a village you can plan to take a water taxi, arrange a skiff or kayak, or even jump on a seiner!
Here are a list of resources, but don't forget the value of calling the local village council and asking about renting a kayak or arrange a skiff ride:
- Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry System (service from Homer to Chignik and back)
- Katmai Water Taxi Service (service from King Salmon to Brooks Camp & back)
- Tulchina Adventures (water taxi & rents kayaks, canoes from Port Alsworth)