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Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Sitka pretty much ruled out. New harbor rates effective 1 Oct make it too expensive. We are presently tied alongside the public float in Port Alexander, a community I can only describe as "Charming"; and I mean that in the nicest possible way. If they had electricity at the dock we would seriously consider staying right here.

Considering Petersburg, although we have heard that it is also expensive, and Wrangell which seems to be edging to the top of the list of possible hide-aways. Auke Bay has also been suggested.

Are there any other likely ports in SE Alaska that have the necessities: 30a electrical, potable water, source of groceries, fuel and internet access?
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Though not really SE, I'd choose Seward or Whitter. You have the basics, plus train access to Anchorage (all the way to Fairbanks).
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Why winter there? It's only a few days travel to more hospitable locations either in BC or WA. Sorry, I know that didn't answer your question, but I just had to ask.
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Check into Haines or Skagway. Not sure what the mooring/docking situation would be there but very cool towns. Of course there is Juneau as well. Not sure how finding a slip would work out in Whittier as they are very full generally due to proximity to Anchorage. Seward and Homer are great. But those last 3 get you into a crossing and more serious winter weather than the SE for sure.

If it could work, Haines would be my choice. Beautiful, small, road access to Whitehorse and beyond. Good luck and enjoy Alaska!
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

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Why winter there? It's only a few days travel to more hospitable locations either in BC or WA.
Hey now, what are you saying? This place is a damn tropical paradise! Vega is going to be sunning himself on the deck. In fact, you would be crazy to be down in WA or BC, it just rains all the time! It never rains here in winter.
We have a dry climate in Alaska. In fact, with these temps there isn't even any humidity.

Sadly taken myself while grocery shopping.
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

I take it that's the Fairbanks Fred Meyer, since it doesn't get that cold in South Central.
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

Some Seward cruisers had their boat on the hard in Ketchikan for the winter, they were happy with the service they received.
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

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Hey now, what are you saying? This place is a damn tropical paradise! Vega is going to be sunning himself on the deck. In fact, you would be crazy to be down in WA or BC, it just rains all the time! It never rains here in winter.
We have a dry climate in Alaska. In fact, with these temps there isn't even any humidity.

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You either love it or hate it. We love it.
OH MAN, I can not even imagine this and do not want to. I'll take the humidity down here anytime over that.
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Re: Where to winter (In SE Alaska)

I really REALLY don't want to even think about this one.

Where I sail the Salvation Army starts handing out blankets if the temp fals below 70F.
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