Inside Passage and Our Town

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The Inside Passage is a coastal route for ships and boats along with a network of passages that weave through the islands on the Pacific Northwest Coast of the North American Fjordland. The route extends from southeastern Alaska in the United States, through western British Columbia in Canada, to northwestern Washington state in the United States. Ships using the route can avoid some of the bad weather in the open ocean and may visit some of the many isolated communities along the route. 

Wildlife abounds in Petersburg. Eagles are regularly seen in the trees and on the beaches around town. Over 240 species of birds have been recorded on the 210 square mile island. Mitkof Island is also home to healthy wolf, black bear, deer, and moose populations. Sea lions and seals are often seen in the harbor and the waters surrounding Petersburg. During the summer, hundreds of humpback whales live and feed about 40 miles north of Petersburg where Frederick Sound joins with Stephens Passage. These can be best viewed with local charters specializing in marine tours.


To get an up-close view of our rugged and beautiful home, climb aboard one of our day tours on the Point Retreat, a multiday excursion aboard our commercial fishing vessel Zeus, or a leisurely stay at our secluded Petersburg Creek cabin. For those that want a different kind of adventure, consider renting our canoes.


Glacier and Whale Tours

  • The Point Retreat (passenger vessel) – this touring vessel offers up to 13 sightseers and photographers, a day of amazing views of Alaska’s natural beauty. She offers a roomy heated cabin, with elevated booth seating and restroom.      (May 12-Sept. 17)​​

    • "Ice, Ice, Baby" LeConte Glacier Tour – enjoy the dynamic action and ever-advancing glacier as it frequently calves. 

    • Whisker & Whales Tour – during your 100-mile voyage in Frederick Sound, relax as you take in the marine life and stunning views - including snow-topped mountains.​

    • Private Tour – up to thirteen people can enjoy a prearranged voyage discovering Alaskan wildlife and adventure, on your way to Portage, Thomas Bay, or the LeConte Glacier.


Book Here: Glacier or Whale Tours, to use our convenient

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Cabin Living

  • Privately owned Cabin - Enjoy the privacy and solitude of the Petersburg Creek Valley in the safety and comfort of  "Grampa's Place". Built in 1977, this privately owned cabin is located 3.5 miles NW of Petersburg and is surrounded by a USFS Protected Wilderness Area and bear sanctuary accessible only on high tide, enhancing your privacy. 

    • Our cabin is surrounded by huge trees - pristine, old-growth spruce and hemlock forest of the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. The fishing has been described as "world-class" by The Washington Fly Fishing Forum. There is outstanding steelhead, coho, sockeye fishing in the creek, plentiful wildlife, and wildflowers. Black bears, eagles frequent the creek right outside your door. 

Call or email Rob Schwartz at 907-518-0265 or

Commercial Fishing "Crewz"

  • The F/V Zeus – a 44’ commercial fishing vessel owned and operated by Captain Rob Schwartz.     (Mid-April to Mid-September)​ 

    • The goal is to provide your group with a Southeast Alaskan voyage aboard an authentic commercial fishing vessel. 

    • Together we can customize a 2 - 5 day trip for up to five people at a time, designed by you with our guidance, that may include an authentic commercial fishing experience, camping, wildlife watching, fishing, or solitude at our remote riverfront cabin (among others) – the choice is yours.

To book your Zeus "Crewz" Excursion call or email Captain Rob Schwartz at 907-518-0265 or

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