Part of the Craig Ranger District, the Port of Hydaburg is located within the Tongass National Forest. More suitable for the self-sufficient, the Port of Hydaburg has limited services. The local grocery and hardware stores offer necessities, but there is no bank or laundry. Visitors will find a boarding house and a campground. Fishing and hunting guide services and licenses are not available in the Port of Hydaburg. The Inter-Island Ferry provides daily service to/from Ketchikan where visitors can transfer to Alaska's Marine Highway System or board a small air carrier to reach other island communities.
The Port of Hydaburg enjoys one of the warmest climates in Alaska. Temperatures range from about 14°C (58°F) in July to 0°C (32°F) in January. The Port of Hydaburg gets about a month of freezing temperatures each year. Summers are comfortable for outdoor pursuits.
Haida Charters provides guided boat charters for visitors. Captained by US Coast Guard-licensed Haida natives who are or have been commercial fishermen, the charters visit fishing hot spots and some of the area's best natural scenery. Charters include marine and wildlife sightseeing, camping, sport fishing, kayaking, and scuba diving adventures.
The Port of Hydaburg is located within the Tongass National Forest, the largest of the United States' forest system. Tongass covers almost 17 million acres of islands, trees, and rain. It abounds with wildlife, gorgeous scenery, and tough people. Eagles are a common sight, and most roads that are not used for logging are deer and bear trails. The forest offers campgrounds and remote cabins (reservations required for both). Given the largely remote nature of Tongass, visitors should be well aware of safe practices for hiking, climbing, and exploring the wilderness as well as proper bear safety and etiquette. Raingear is recommended.