More about Petersburg
Why Cruise to Petersburg?
You don't have to worry about crowding in Petersburg, it's one of Alaska's most remote ports
Unless the item is stamped "made in Alaska," beware of imported souvenirs
Ships come to this Norwegian fishing village for whale-watching and the friendly locals
Petersburg Cruise Port Facilities?
Head to the wooden boardwalk of Sing Lee Alley for quaint little shops and small-town, seaside ambience.
Good to Know?
Items you think are made in Alaska should be stamped "made in Alaska". Otherwise, they may have been made in China or elsewhere.
By Taxi: If you need a cab, try Midnight Rides (907-772-2222) or Viking Cab (907-518-9191). It's a pretty sleepy town, so taxis aren't readily available unless you call.
Renting a Car: There's an Avis car rental desk at the Tides Inn (307 N. First Street, 800-665-8433), which is within walking distance of the cruise ship docks.
On Foot: Petersburg's docks and tiny downtown area are easily explored on foot. It can be fun to wander the docks and watch fishermen cleaning their vessels.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
U.S. dollars are used, and ATM's are available at First Bank and Well's Fargo Bank on North Nordic Drive.
English is the most widely spoken language.
Where You're Docked?
The small ships that visit use various docks within walking distance of the town center. There's not much to do near the pier except watch the comings and goings of the fishing fleet, take in the view and scan the waters for seals and other marine animals.