Port Walter is located on the southeastern side of Baranof Island in southeast Alaska. It is made up of two parts: Little Port Walter and Big Port Walter.
Little Port Walter was the home of a herring saltery during the turn on the century and the ruins can still be seen. Little Port Walter had a small community at one time but has been replaced by a research station that studies the life cycles of several species of Salmon. There is a staff of 3–15 state and federal employees running the research station year-round. There is a dock, and the harbor itself is a safe anchorage.
Things to See & Do
* Saltery ruins
Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 4,162 km² (Baranof Island)
Population – 9,000 approx (Baranof Island)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Transport Links – Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport Sitka enjoys daily jet service by Alaska Airlines from hubs such as Anchorage and Seattle. Sitka Tours provides an airport shuttle to the downtown area or to any accommodations.
The Alaska Marine Highway ferries provide year-round service for passengers and vehicles. Although technically you can not drive to Sitka, the Alaska Marine Highway ferries can get you and your vehicle there.