Spuhn Island is a vast, private island situated within 10 minutes of mainland harbors. Afloat in the protected waters of Auke Bay and just minutes from downtown, Spuhn Islandís location offers the most in terms of privacy and natural splendor, yet boasts all the conveniences of modern living.
The island spans 156 acres of unspoiled natural forest and sits at the junction of Auke Bay, Smugglerís Cove and Fritzí Cove. Privately owned throughout its history, Spuhn Island has never been previously developed. Its forest yields way to pleasant beaches that meet the crystal clear southeastern Alaskan sea in numerous cozy coves and inlets, while views in every direction offer breathtaking panoramas of the Fairweather mountain range and Stephens Passage. An interior trail suitable for foot travel and all-terrain vehicles winds its way among the natural splendor from one end of the island to another.
Itís no mistake that Spuhn Island is located on the way from Juneau to some of the best fishing and whale watching grounds in southeast Alaska. Numerous forms of wildlife enjoy the protective calm of the Spuhn Island area, both on land and in the sea. Eagles, bears, whales, deer, mountain goats, porpoise and sea lions are all common sights along the shores of the mainland and in the local waters.
Residents of Spuhn Island will enjoy the very best Alaska has to offer, both in terms of majestic natural beauty and civilized comforts. Fishing, kayaking, whale watching, hiking and crabbing are all but a few steps away while hunting, golfing, snow skiing, and deep sea fishing are within a few minutes by car or boat. Neighboring Mendenhall Glacier offers unparalleled glacial ice climbing, hiking and photographic experiences, while local helicopter charter services offer access to popular backwoods destinations for skiing or snowshoeing.
Juneau is a very short ride away when interests turn cosmopolitan. Fantastic shops, museums, theatres, historic landmarks and other city delights wait to inspire and entertain. Spas, sports clubs, and other community organizations provide social activities. Natural splendor, modern conveniences and luxurious living -- Spuhn Island has it all!