Travel Tips

The easiest way to find the cabin’s is to call Joanna or Jesse and obtain the directions from them.   The cabins are located about 1.5 miles south of Coffman Cove on the Forest Service 3030 road.  There is a sign displaying the cabins just off the road.

Getting to Coffman Cove is somewhat of an adventure in itself. Many visitors to Prince of Wales fly into Ketchikan via Alaska Airlines and schedule a float plane ride to either Coffman Cove or you can fly into one of the other towns on the island and drive over. Some will take the inter-island ferry from Ketchikan to Hollis and drive over. Whichever mode of transportation you choose, you will experience the beauty of the island and the surrounding area.


Do I need a car?

It all depends on what you want to do. If you want to get out and explore, the answer of course is yes. If you are coming to go fishing with one of the local guides and plan on just fishing in the salt water then you probably do not need a vehicle.

Vehicles are available from You can also rent vehicles in Ketchikan and transported on the ferry. It really depends on what you are coming to visit for. I recommend renting a vehicle because the island has so much to offer.

You will need a car if you are taking the ferry to Hollis.  Car rental is available in Hollis.  Please see the link below for more information.

Gas is available in Coffman Cove from R&R Fuels –


What to Bring?

Many visitors ask what they need to bring for there stay on the island. There is no general answer; you need to be prepared for rain though. Bring rain gear and rain boots. Bring some warmer clothes even if you are going to be here in the dead of summer, as it can get chilly on the water and in the woods if it is raining and the wind is blowing.

Depending on the nature of your trip to Coffman Cove; clothing suited for your sport should be brought. Groceries can be purchased at multiple locations on the island. It is highly recommended that you pick up the majority of your supplies in Craig, Klawock or Thorne Bay, as the Riggin Shack, the local convenience store carries the essentials. Most of the cabins in Coffman Cove are setup with a refrigerator, stove and sink so you may cook your own food in the cabin. Kevin’s cabin is a full service cabin offering all of the utensils and cookware you may need. If you forget something we are only a phone call away and can take care of just about anything you need. If you need an egg or a cup of sugar, do not hesitate to call. If you do not plan on cooking, you can always grab a breakfast sandwich and hamburger at the Bait Box, Coffman Coves only take-out restaurant.

Coffman Cove and the surrounding area offer many things to do other than hunt and fish. While not a jaw dropping experience, you can visit the site of the Coffman Cove Community Archaeology Project (
projects/coffman-cove-community.html ) located near the dock in Coffman Cove. On another archaeology note, explorers can drive to the El Capitan Cave where black bear bones have been recovered dating back to the late Pleistocene epoch. For a brief history
of the cave check out: Tours of the cave can be arranged by calling 907-836-3004. Reservations are made with the Thorne Bay Ranger District and are only offered in the summer months.

Air Travel

Alaska Airlines


Taquan Air

Island Air Express

Pacific Airways


Inter Island Ferry

Rainforest Island Ferry

Rainforest Island Ferry

Water Taxi


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