The Alaska Marine Highway services Ketchikan and commercial Air carriers service Prince of Wales multiple times daily.
Ferry Service: There is ferry service to POW daily leaving Ketchikan and arriving in Hollis on POW. We are able to pick up our guest to bring you back to Coffman Cove. Round trip tickets for the ferry are approximately $85.
Air Service is provided to POW by Taquan air and Island Air Express in Ketchikan on a daily basis. Call us to help you plan the best way to come to Coffman Cove.
Prince of Wales Island is the third largest island in the United States. , Approximately the size of the state of Delaware (2231 square miles). It’s located on Alaska’s panhandle within close proximity of British Colombia (can see it from the Bears Dens porch on clear days.) Coffman Cove is a picturesque small town located on the Northeast corner of the Island.
For the fishing enthusiast, great fishing is just out front of town or follow the road system to more than two dozen great fishing spots with an enormous array of fish to target within a few miles from town.
Spring brings in Steelhead, Dolly Varden, and Cutthroat, to the local rivers. Five species of salmon are sought after in June , that include Sockeye, Pinks , Keta and Coho salmon. King salmon forage out front in the Straits year round at Coffman Cove.
Prince of Wales Island (POW) has more than 2000 miles of road with more than 200 miles of paved roads to travel. POW is part of Tongass Nation Forest and is considered a temperate rain forest with more than 120 inches of rain annually. It is Earth’s largest remaining temperate rainforest. Summer temperatures range from high 40’s to the mid 70’s.
The Island teams with wildlife. There are an abundance of Black bear sightings( no Brown Bears on POW). Sitka Black tail is very common to observe from the road. The surrounding waters to Coffman Cove have , Bald Eagle, Harbor seals, Orcas, Dolphins and great Humpback whale that will sometimes come to visit you while fishing.
Saltwater fishing is minutes from Coffman Coves dock. Trophy size halibut are caught just out front. Salmon fishing is great right out front also.