The northern portion of the passage is in the US with a shoreline of 15,000 miles and covers hundreds of islands, inlets and bays. The southern portion has a similar landscape and is in the British Columbia region of Canada.
The Inside Passage encompasses world-famous national parks, cities, glaciers, fjords and towns making it the most popular tourist destination in Alaska. The route is also heavily trafficked by cruise liners, freighters, fishing vessels, tugs and other commercial ships.
It is often said that the variety offered by tourist destinations along the Inside Passage is what has made Alaska cruising so popular around the world. Now let’s have a look at what makes the Inside Passage so popular.