About Whale Pass


Welcome to Whale Pass (Photo Credit Dennis Sylvia)

Whale Pass is an incorporated city on the northeast side of Prince of Wales Island off Clarence Strait. It was founded in the 1950’s and has a population of around 60. Whale Pass is scheduled to hold an incorporation election (second class city) in early January (2017).

The Island’s Scenic Byway connects Whale Pass to other PoW communities. There are many recreational opportunities nearby: hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, and caving. Northern Prince of Wales has an extensive system of caves. The US Forest Service offers guided tours seasonally at one of the Island’s largest, El Capitan.

Whale Pass has the following services: fuel, school, boat launch, floatplane access, lodging, and library, among others.


Island in frozen Neck Lake (Photo Credit Dennis Sylvia)


Whales Pass near fish hatchery(Photo Credit Dennis Sylvia)

Additional information can be found at the following contact/links:


Moss covered beach old growth (Photo Credit Dennis Sylvia)

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.princeofwalescoc.org
Southeast Island School District: http://www.sisd.org
Tongass National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/tongass/recreation

The following links will take you to Prince of Wales Island Realty listings in Whale Pass.

Whale Pass Home

Whale Pass Lots

Whale Pass Commercial