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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my cell phone work at Rock Haven?
Do you have Internet access?
What happens in case of a medical emergency?
Are you open year-round?
What sort of meals are served?
What is the weather like?
What if we have more than eight people in our group?
How much fish can I take home?
What time zone are you in?
What should I pack?

Can't find your answer? Will my cell phone work at Rock Haven?

Just e-mail us your question. We are happy to help answer anything you might need to know that would assist you in your planning.

Other helpful links:
Finding Rock Haven
City of Coffman Cove

Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Prince of Wales Island Chamber of Commerce
Tongass National Forest

Cellular phone service is available near the higest-populated areas on Prince of Wales Island with limited service near Coffman Cove and even rarer service on the water. Consider packing a calling card for any long distance call you may need to make during your stay.

Do you have Internet access?

Yes! Rock Haven has wireless internet access.
The Coffman Cove Community Library is also a wi-fi hotspot.

What happens in case of a medical emergency?

Coffman Cove does have an emergency response team and access to Medevac services by ambulance and air. The nearest hospital is in Wrangell (35 miles) and offers 24/7 emergency care.

Are you open year-round?

Due to the unpredictable weather, travel to Rock Haven can be difficult in the winter months. Our packages and rates are designed around peak-season travel. If you are interested in scheduling a winter trip to to Rock Haven Alaska contact us to customize a package for you.

What sort of meals do you serve?

When you book your trip to Rock Haven, we work to determine some of the meal preferences you have. Naturally we plan for special diets, food allergies and learn what you like and dislike, but all this happens in advance, as the nearest grocery store is over an hour away. Once you are here, just tell us what you're hungry for and a delicious meal will be served. We even welcome guests who want to join in the fun.
Along with appetizers and desserts like lemon pie, carrot cake or pineapple upside down cake, some of our favorite home-cooked meals you might expect to enjoy are:

Buttermilk pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Hash brown quiche, muffins, fruit. Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit. Salmon with bagels cream cheese and fruit.

A spread of sandwich fixings and sides is set out each day for you to enjoy onsite or pack a meal to take with you fishing, exploring or wherever your adventure takes you.

Prime rib, fish, venison stroganoff, chiicken marsala, taco salad, meat loaf, roasted chicken, steak.

What is the weather like?

You can expect summer temperatures to range from 50 to 70 degrees.In the fall, temperatures dip between 40 and 60 degrees. While our temperatures remain moderate, the influence of the rainforest creates predictable amounts of precipitation, especially heavy in October.

To help with planning, we suggest looking at The Weather Channel's data. The nearest reporting city (Wrangell) is 35 miles away. It will help you know what to expect.

Some fun facts about our local weather:
»On average, the warmest month is July.
»The highest recorded temperature was 84°F in 1976.
»On average, the coolest month is January.
»The lowest recorded temperature was -10°F in 1974.
»The maximum average precipitation occurs in October.

What if we have more than eight people in our group?

Our accomodations include 3 bedrooms, 2 with a comfortable queen bed and the last with 2 extra-long twin beds. We also have a separate, 1-bedroom guest house. Should you need additional sleeping capacity, simply contact us to help create a solution.

How do we take our fish home?

Along with freezing and vacuum packaging, Rock Haven provides two fish transport boxes per fishing guest to help you get some of your delicious Alaska catch home. Weight regulations vary based on your travel plans, but the two most common methods include traveling with your fish as baggage or cargo. or shipping your fish from the Coffman Cove post office.

Fishing regulations are maintained by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Visit their site to learn about region-wide regulations for sport fish, including crab and shrimp. The fish and game guide includes helpful fishing tips, as well as a pictorial to assist you in identifying species.

What time zone are you in?

Coffman Cove, Alaska and Rock are in the Alaska Standard Time (AKST) zone.

What should I pack?

While Rock Haven totally supplies you with meals and any fishing gear and bait, you should pack:
»A phone card for any long distance calls you may want to make from town
»Traveler's checks and/or cash. Most businesses don't take credit cards, but here is an ATM in town
»The most important clothing rule is LAYERS!
      Clothing should be lightweight and include layers from t-shirts to polar fleece
»Rain gear
»All-weather boots/shoes
»Spare, dry shoes
»Bug spray
»Sunscreen and sunglasses
»Your camera (remember batteries, charger or film)