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Elfin Cove
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Elfin Cove

Elfin Cove is a small fishing village located in the Alaskan Panhandle, in the United States. It is located on the east side of Chichagof Island, and is part of the City and Borough of Sitka. It has a population of approximately 40 full-time residents, and is mostly inhabited by commercial fishermen and their families.

The town was founded in the late 1800s, by Russian and Native American settlers, who were looking for a safe haven from the harsh winter weather. It was originally known as "Duck Bay," and was later renamed "Elfin Cove" by the United States Post Office. The name was chosen because of its small size and the fact that it was surrounded by beautiful mountains and lush green forests.

In the early 1900s, Elfin Cove was a bustling fishing port and was home to a cannery, which was run by the Alaska Packers Association. The cannery was one of the largest employers in the area, and provided an important source of income for the residents of Elfin Cove.

Today, Elfin Cove is still a popular destination for commercial fishermen, as well as tourists who come to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The town is known for its excellent fishing, and it is also home to a variety of wildlife, including eagles, bears, and whales.

Despite its small size, Elfin Cove has a rich history and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is a great place to experience the beauty of Alaska and to get a glimpse of the past.

Excursion tips for a day in Elfin Cove

Elfin Cove is a small fishing village located on the edge of Alaska's Inside Passage. With its stunning views and serene atmosphere, it is the perfect place to spend a day exploring the outdoors. Here are some activities that you can enjoy as a tourist in Elfin Cove:

1. Fishing: Take a charter boat out and try your luck at catching salmon, halibut, rockfish, and more.

2. Whale Watching: Look for humpback whales, orcas, and other marine mammals in the waters around Elfin Cove.

3. Hiking: Explore the local trails and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fjords.

4. Kayaking: Paddle around the nearby coves and bays and get a close-up look at the local wildlife.

5. Bird Watching: Spot bald eagles, puffins, and other species of birds in the area.

6. Beachcombing: Collect shells, driftwood, and other treasures along the shoreline.

7. Visit the Local Museum: Learn about the history and culture of the Tlingit people at the Elfin Cove Historical Museum.

8. Relax and Unwind: Spend some time relaxing on the beach or take a stroll along the waterfront.

Experience Elfin Cove with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Elfin Cove. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Elfin Cove

Elfin Cove in the USA experiences a mild temperate climate throughout the four seasons. In spring, temperatures range from highs of around 50°F to lows of around 40°F, with rain and snowfall. Summer brings warm temperatures, with highs of around 65°F and lows of around 50°F, and the occasional rainfall. Autumn sees temperatures drop again, with highs of around 50°F and lows of around 40°F, and rain and snowfall. Winter brings colder temperatures, with highs of around 40°F and lows of around 30°F, and frequent snowfall.

Cruise weather for Elfin Cove

Our weather forecast for Elfin Cove helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 10.2 °C
21.2 m/s
28.4 m/s
94.6 %
12.2 m
93.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 12.7 °C
min: 9.9 °C
17.6 m/s
20.5 m/s
61.6 %
23.8 m
82.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 10.5 °C
18.4 m/s
22.0 m/s
99.6 %
15.5 m
95.6 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 12 °C
18.0 m/s
20.5 m/s
94.9 %
11.0 m
96.7 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 12.1 °C
23.0 m/s
27.0 m/s
92.7 %
18.0 m
93.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 13.1 °C
min: 11.9 °C
18.0 m/s
21.6 m/s
94.0 %
23.3 m
86.5 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 11 °C
17.3 m/s
21.6 m/s
91.1 %
18.2 m
90.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 10.9 °C
19.1 m/s
20.5 m/s
93.6 %
20.2 m
92.2 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 10.3 °C
21.2 m/s
23.4 m/s
9.8 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 10.7 °C
18.0 m/s
20.5 m/s
1.2 %
23.3 m
86.6 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 10.8 °C
14.3 m/s
16.1 m/s
50.3 %
18.2 m
87.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 11.8 °C
min: 10.9 °C
17.3 m/s
19.4 m/s
100.0 %
13.2 m
96.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 10.9 °C
14.8 m/s
16.6 m/s
97.8 %
15.8 m
96.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 10.1 °C
8.0 m/s
9.1 m/s
98.2 %
20.4 m
91.2 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Elfin Cove

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Scheduled ship calls in Elfin Cove, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 29th 2024 Sunday, 29th of Sep. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 07:00 am 01:00 pm

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