Mosquitoes, Alaska Inland Passage. Any Inputs?

How bad are mosquitoes in the Alaska Inland Passage Region?

My Alaska Cruise is in two weeks and two days! I think it’s going to be awesome, mosquitoes or not.

I know it’s not as bad as the mosquitoes of the Alaska North Slope (Look it up on YouTube, it’s insane the amount of mosquitoes there) but I suspect there must be some since the mosquito is after all the “State Bird” of Alaska.

Tags: Alaska - Inside Passage

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Not bad the time of year you're going...and I don't remember anything from the time we spent onboard..in towns, such as they are, no biggie...out on "tours", you should wear long sleeves, no shorts, and go to your nearest Walmart...back in the camping section...buy a couple cans of REPEL SPORTSMENS MAX...its the only one that I have found with 40% DEET...spray it on your clothes, then your hands and wipe exposed skin...doesn't smell obnoxiously bad either. the stuff in the front of the store is the weaker stuff...I keep 1/2 doz cans out in the shop at all times for the bug season around here...the skeeters in Alaska have big red meatballs on their wings...

I don't think they like Jack D either...either that or by then I didn't care one way or the other...good luck..

About 65 percent of cruisers to Alaska only do the Southeast (Panhandle) portion of the State. Not much of a mosquito problem in Southeast since they don't breed in brackish or salt water.

Thanks gentlemen for the input!

Good info for sharing. Thanks

We have cruised twice in May and once in August. Two of those times we started in Fairbanks. No mosquito problems.

OK every mosquito are bad this spring we did jot have enough snow or cold weather to kill them off and they are big and hungry (that is why we call them are State bird 😊) just don't wear dark colors h

Thanks jbenham.

Thanks raineyak.

We went to the Inside Passage in the end of June/ beginning of July. Had bug spray ready but did not see a single mosquito.

Been twice, don't remember any mosquito issues

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