The easiest way to experience the undersea is with a mask and flippers. Mountain Point, five miles outside of Ketchikan, has become a hotbed for snorkeling. The site’s shallow pools are calm and clear, making it easy to see the surprising array of Alaska’s vibrant marine life. Creatures such as sea stars, nudibranchs, anemones, chitons, limpets, and tube worms are sure to captivate.
If you’re new to snorkeling, no problem. Absolute beginners are welcomed, so go for the bragging rights of saying your first time snorkeling was in Alaska. The most difficult part is wiggling in and out of the wetsuit.