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Photo Adventure : My Favorite Alaskan Harbors

Photo Adventure : My Favorite Alaskan Harbors

If there is one thing Alaska has, it is coastline.  Alaska has 44,500 linear miles of coastline.  That is more than all the other states of the US combined.  Yes- combined!

With so much coastline and having such an important fishing industry, many of Alaska’s mid-sized towns are situated there.   It is no secret that I prefer visiting the smaller, working towns in Alaska more than the tourist kitsch areas that ware frequented by the cruise ships.   Part of the reason is that I really like walking through the harbors and looking at the boats.  I think boats are just beautiful!

Here are a few of my favorite Alaskan harbors I’ve seen to date.  (The picture above is of the harbor in Whittier.)

Whittier, Alaska Boat Harbor on the Western edge of Prince William Sound.

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Kodiak’s St. Paul Harbor on Kodiak Island, Alaska

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Another view of Kodiak, Alaska’s St Paul Harbor

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Petersburg’s Boat Harbor and Marina in the Inside Passage


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My Claire at Seward Harbor Squinting Into the Alaskan Sun


This post is part of Travel Photo Thursday and Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday.

  1. Muza-chan 7 February, 2013

    Great pictures, I love the vivid colors.

  2. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista 7 February, 2013

    I don’t know why but I love harbors, boats with their masts. They are so picturesque! My favorite is the first one.

  3. budget jan 7 February, 2013

    I really love the Whittier photograph. I am a big boat and harbour lover. This photo grabs me because of the stillness of the water and the way the boat creates bow waves in the stillness.

  4. Lisa from Gone With The Family 7 February, 2013

    Love the harbour photos! We traveled to Alaska from Vancouver via cruise ship and then north to Fairbanks by train and missed seeing coastal towns like this. I’d love to return and spend more time just traveling around and visiting these small towns.

    • Amy 8 February, 2013

      Lisa – next time I’d suggest taking the Alaska ferry. It’s much cheaper than a cruise ship, and you get to go into the smaller cities. If you work your schedule right you can spend a couple days in a city, hop on the ferry and ride to the next one… repeat 🙂

  5. Jade 8 February, 2013

    I am drawn to the coast, it seems I can’t be away too long before I start getting homesick for it! I haven’t visited Alaska yet, but I love the reflections you captured in your shots. Can’t wait until I do make it up there!

  6. eileen at FamiliesGo! 8 February, 2013

    we might do an alaskan cruise sometime soon. Am definitely bookmarking this!

  7. Marisol 9 February, 2013

    I’m yet to visit Alaska. If I go, I’ll also visit the small and not touristy ones. I love harbors and the ones you captured are simply picturesque. Nice shots.

  8. Mary {The World Is A Book} 9 February, 2013

    These are such beautiful harbors and one of the reasons Alaska is so appealing. We’ve been to two Alaska cruises so we have only visited the touristy areas but still love Alaska. We want to go back and visit these little towns on ferries like you suggested. I’m especially drawn to the Kodiak ones.

  9. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} 9 February, 2013

    That one of Petersburg is especially scenic. I hope to get to Alaska one day.

  10. Sophie 14 February, 2013

    Very pretty harbours and very pretty girl 🙂