Travelling along the Inside Passage between Olympia, south of Seattle and Skagway in South East Alaska, may be accomplished by several means. Cruise ships travel the route every summer. Washington, British Columbia and Alaska ferries offer transportation to communities along the coast, many set on islands or at otherwise inaccessible towns and villages. Private yachts and charter boats cruise the same routes with detours to additional out of the way coastal places.
No matter what mode of transport one uses to experience the Inside Passage, there are many pleasant expereiences and surprises in store. This book provides an insight to some of the popular attractions on the coast, as well as a number of obscure, seldom-visited destinations. It also refers to a number of First Nations villages where one learns more about their culture and sees first-hand their crafts and rituals. The book is intended to serve as a long-time reference to what has been seen and what will be looked for on future visits.