Coffman Cove Harbor is one of several marinas on Prince of Wales Island. (Photo by Kris Valencia)

Located 55 miles north of Klawock, a 2-hour drive from Hollis/ferry terminal. Population: 198.

See wildlife including black bears, Sitka blacktail deer, whales, herons, Steller’s sea lions and incredible bird watching while you enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing or boating. Stay in a fully furnished lodge, a bed & breakfast, one of the local cabins, or a campground.

Visitor Information: For information on this community, contact the City of Coffman Cove, phone 907-329-2233.

Other tourist services include: the Riggin Shack, a small general merchandise and grocery store; the Doghouse Saloon and Liquor store; and the Bait Box Take-Out, which serves burgers and sandwiches. R&R Fuels has gas/diesel/propane. Accommodations are available in fishing lodges, a bed-and-breakfast and cabins.

The scenic Seaside Park with telescopes and covered tables is a perfect picnic spot. Guided ocean charters are available locally. Coffman Cove is the only community on the north end of Prince of Wales Island that is accessible by paved road. It is also connected to Thorne Bay by the scenic Sandy Beach Road.

Coffman Cove has a post office on the corner of Loggers Lane and Kodiak Drive (open 1–3:30 p.m. weekdays except Tuesdays when it is open from 5–7:30 p.m.). There is a public dock, fish cleaning tables, boat launch, public phone and restrooms here. The Harbormaster’s phone is (907) 329-2233.


  • Hunting (deer and bear), good freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating and hiking. Charters for fishing and whale-watching are available.
  • Canoe Lagoon Oyster Co. here is the state’s oldest and largest oyster producer; fresh oysters available locally at the Riggin Shack and the Doghouse Saloon and Liquor Store.
  • Coffman Cove is the site of a large archaeological project where researchers in partnership with the Stikine Tlingit Tribe are excavating the site of a principal village of the Stikine Tlingit people with settlement dating from 9,000 BCE.