Petersburg is in the southern panhandle section of Alaska. This area of Alaska is known as the inside passage and consists of thousands of islands. The weather is generally warm, but the water is cold. Light rain and drizzle can be expected, so rain gear is a must. Generally we will wear the rain jacket every day as it acts as a wind breaker while we are traveling about in the boats. The temperatures range from the fifties at night to the seventies during the day. Daylight normally occurs between 3 to 6 o’clock in the morning, and darkens between 8 to 11 o’clock in the evening. June 21st is the longest day, and we lose approximately five minutes of daylight each day after.
The total length of the trip including travel will be approximately nine days. Arrival day at the lodge is a Saturday and departure day is the following Friday morning. The trip is generally broken down as follows: