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Excursion Inlet, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Excursion Inlet.

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Around Excursion Inlet ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Juneau. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Excursion Inlet. Juneau has a population of 32,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoonah. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the south of Excursion Inlet and has a population of 750 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Excursion Inlet and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Gustavus   [Map]   428   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pelican   [Map]   88   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Tenakee Springs   [Map]   ---   S   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Auke Bay   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Douglas   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elfin Cove   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Freshwater Bay   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Game Creek   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Whitestone Logging Camp   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Excursion Inlet ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Elfin Cove   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest of Excursion Inlet   [Map]
Fairhaven   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fish Creek   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Freshwater Bay   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Game Creek   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hawk Inlet   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Juneau   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Lemon Creek   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lena Beach   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Excursion Inlet.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Excursion Inlet. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Excursion Inlet ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Excursion Inlet.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Excursion Inlet.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Excursion Inlet. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Juneau Intl. (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]   JNU   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gustavus Airport(GST/PAGS)   [Map]   GST   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Skagway Airport(SGY/PAGY)   [Map]   SGY   N   72 miles [115.9 km]
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport(SIT/PASI)   [Map]   SIT   S   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hoonah Airport(HNH/PAOH)   [Map]   HNH   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Haines Airport(HNS/PAHN)   [Map]   HNS   N   57 miles [91.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Juneau Intl.   (JNU/PAJN)   [Map]
        Website for Juneau International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gustavus Airport   (GST/PAGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Skagway Airport   (SGY/PAGY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport   (SIT/PASI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hoonah Airport   (HNH/PAOH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Haines Airport   (HNS/PAHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Excursion Inlet. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Excursion Inlet.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Excursion Inlet. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Excursion Inlet) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Excursion Inlet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Excursion Inlet

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Excursion Inlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.4186, Longitude: -135.4427     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Excursion Inlet), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Excursion Inlet.