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.
Mooring Ball: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Cell Service: None
Slowboat Tips and Activities
Explore by dinghy or kayak. Look for bears on shore.
Avoid the charted rock that lies north of Pybus Point Lodge.
We’ve seen bears ashore throughout Pybus Bay
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Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: June 4, 2018