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Pybus Bay, AK – Cannery Cove

Cannery Cove is among the finest anchorages in Southeast Alaska, with dramatic alpine views, plenty of room, and manageable depths. It’s also located along the main Inside Passage route between Petersburg and Juneau, and is used often. Don’t expect to be alone. 

Anchorage is in 30-80 feet. Some areas have a rocky bottom with only fair holding. The entrance to Pybus Bay is strewn with rocks, reefs, and islets; they’re charted, but navigate carefully. When approaching Cannery Cove, be sure to avoid the charted rock towards the middle of the bay (sometimes with a float marking it) north of Pybus Point Lodge.

We’ve seen bears ashore on many occasions and the complex shoreline makes for good exploration by dinghy or kayak.

The Pybus Point Lodge sometimes has room for cruisers at dinner. Hail them on VHF 16 or visit by dinghy to inquire.

Lat/Lon: {57.308858,-134.14343659999997}


Anchorage/Holding: Fair
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: No
Protection: Good
Public/Private: Public
Fee: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Electric: None
Garbage: No
Pumpout: No
Maintenance: No
Groceries: No
Laundry: No
Liquor: No
Transportation: No
Cell Service: None
WiFI: No

Slowboat Tips and Activities

Explore by dinghy or kayak. Look for bears on shore.

Entry/Exit Hazards

Avoid the charted rock that lies north of Pybus Point Lodge.


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We’ve seen bears ashore throughout Pybus Bay

Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: June 4, 2018

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