Random Bits of useful Information
Here is a link to the best map of the Island we can find to view online. The Island is
one of the largest in the US, so it is a bit difficult to see it all at once. Right-click with
your mouse on the map image and choose "Save Picture as.." to save it to your
computer for easier zooming in and out. The detailed Deluxe Forest Service Map is
included with all vehicle rentals.
The nearest store and fuel to Hollis is in Klawock, about 24 miles away The grocery
store there closed at 8pm in the summer of 2011. However 1 block away is the Black
Bear convenience store which opens at 4am and closes at midnight, Owned by the
same folks who have Log Cabin sporting goods store (907- 826-2205), a great source
for Island fishing licenses and gear.
If you need Camping or Cooking gear to lighten your travel load, click on the
highlighted words to see what we have. We also rent fishing poles.
Things You Might Want to Know
Hollis Adventure Rentals
Here is a List of Forest Service cabins on Prince of Wales Island. Though some are
only accessible by float plane, there are several you can reach by one of our rental
vehicles, and the Pt Amagura cabin is often accessed using either the Alumaweld or
the SmokerCraft boats we rent.
Most folks want to know where the fishing and hunting are, and since we are not
licensed guides, even if we knew, we couldn't tell you. We are not bear hunters
(actually I am more of a wildlife petter, see photo on left), and enjoy every chance we
get to see a bear. And even though we are not fans of bear hunting, our bear hunting
patrons have all been amongst our favorites; Very respectful and excited fun seekers!
We don't have the more aggressive brown (Grizzly) bear on the island, only black bear.
Our experience has been that they will run from you once they know you are around.
We often wear bells on our shoelaces if we are outback wandering to make sure we
don't surprise a mother with cubs. They have lots to eat and do here, and they seem to
understand people are not good company for them.
The weather has been extremely variable for the last few years, so start watching it as
your trip nears. Always be prepared for rain, and layers is the best approach.
You may want to come into Hollis on a float plane vs the ferry. In that case, We drive
your car right onto the dock and load you up.
Bellow are a few links of interest;
The IFA ferry from Ketchikan to Hollis
Scheduled float plane service from Ketchikan (and the airport) can be made with
Promech or Pacific Air