Walk the Waterfront

Petersburg was built on the water and the scenic waterfront has plenty to offer. From wildlife viewing to taking in the sights and sounds of the harbor, it’s easy to spend hours taking it in. Visitors can head to any one of the three beautiful harbors in Petersburg to visit with local fishermen and learn about abundant marine life or simply watch the boats come in and out of port. Many types of boats come and go, including tugs, small cruise ships, charter boats, crab boats and more. In addition to the boats, visitors will enjoy views of nearby islands, mountains, and occasionally sea lions even make an appearance.

Humpback whales migrate through the area, and for the best viewing opportunity, travelers can take a day cruise from one of the cities harbors to nearby Frederick Sound. Usually, other wildlife such as orcas, seals and more can also be seen on the trip.

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From wildlife viewing to tidal pool discoveries, there is plenty to see at Eagles Roost Park, Sandy Beach and the Wrangell Narrows.


With murals, bronze artwork in the sidewalks and ornate storefronts and more, there is plenty to see and do downtown.


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