Kake is located on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island along Keku Strait and is a port of call for the Alaska Marine Highway. Scheduled air taxi also connects Kake to Juneau and Petersburg.
The Alaska Marine Highway terminal is only a quarter mile south of Kake so even if you’re not departing the ferry you can step ashore for a quick view of the Tlingit village.
Charter fishing +
Charter boat captains based in Kake offer a variety of fishing adventures including targeting king salmon from May through June, silver salmon July through September and halibut practically year round.
Dog Salmon Festival +
The village of Kake comes alive in late July when residents stage their annual Dog Salmon Festival.
Tebenkof Bay Wilderness +
Wildlife Viewing +
Located where Frederick Sound meets Stephens Passage and Chatham Strait, Kake is home to the largest congregation of humpback whales in Alaska. Throughout the summer whales migrate through and feed in this area with the peak feeding period in July and August. Charter boat operators based in Kake can arrange a variety of wildlife viewing adventures that include whale watching.
Bear viewing is also possible when chum salmon returns in the summer at the Gunnuck Creek Hatchery and at the Kake Historic Cannery as well as Silver Spike Road Bridge.
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