Edna Bay is a small fishing and logging community in the Prince of Wales area of Alaska and is populated by less than 50 people. The town is located on the remote island of Kosciusko, which is part of the Alexander Archipelago and home to the beautiful Tongass National Forest. The only other populated neighboring community of Edna Bay is called Cape Pole. Edna Bay is the perfect spot to enjoy days of snowmobiling, hiking, shore fishing and camping for a relaxing or excitement-filled vacation in a gorgeous, isolated environment, away from it all. During the summer season, rafting and sea kayaking are fun ways to pass the time in a wonder-filled, natural environment. Let Skyscanner help you find the best deal to Edna Bay, as we will compare all flight options for all airports in one simple search. Use Skyscanner to also find a rental car for traveling around Edna Bay.
The only way to get to Edna Bay is by boat or plane, as there is no land bridge or road accessing the island. Edna Bay Airport (EDA) can be approached on flights from Ketchikan International Airport (KTN). Ketchikan is a city in Alaska that faces the Inside Passage, which is a popular route for Alaskan cruises.
Edna Bay Airport Flights: Information
This airport is actually a Seaplane Base. The airport's local flight servicer is Taquan Air. Taquan Air has one or two flights to Edna Bay from Ketchikan Waterfront Base on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Flights to Ketchikan from Edna Bay are available through Taquan Air on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes between 50 and 85 minutes.
Ketchikan International Airport
Located on Gravina Island, Ketchikan Airport lies 1.2 miles west of Ketchikan's business district. If you are already in the town of Ketchikan, you must take a seven-minute ferry to get to the airport. This airport handles over 108,000 passengers a year. In addition to passenger traffic, this airport also handles cargo and charter flights. You can fly non-stop to Ketchikan Airport from various cities within Alaska and from Seattle, WA. Most flights taken from cities in the US will stop in Seattle before making a connection to Ketchikan Airport. If you are flying from within Alaska, you can fly to Edna Bay from the following Alaskan cities:
- Port Protection
- Thorne Bay
Flying to Ketchikan From Seattle/Tacoma Airport(SEA)
Non-stop flights to Ketchikan Airport from Seattle are available on Alaska Airlines. The direct flight takes about two hours. Ketchikan is though of as Alaska's First City, as it's the first city travelers come to when coming north from the lower 48 states.
Edna Bay Recreation
A trip to Edna Bay often means a few days or more of exquisite fishing trips and other outdoor activities. Find a hotel or bed and breakfast on Skyscanner for your stay in Edna Bay. Visit Tongass National Forest while in the Edna Bay area. It is the largest national forest in the US and home to fresh salmon streams, towering mountains, and granite cliffs that surround deep fjords. Rent a cabin or camp in a campground and hike through the dense forest, alpine meadows, or take a walk along a boardwalk trail through the peat bogs. Watch wild animals, such as bears, eagles, and whales, from a safe distance in their natural settings.