A natural protected waterway extending about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from Puget Sound to Skagway, Alaska. It threads through the Alexander Archipelago and is known for its snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers.
Protected sea route along the W coast of North America, from Seattle, Wash., to the N part of the Alas. panhandle: the route uses channels and straits between islands and the mainland: c. 950 mi (1,529 km) long.
Inside-passage Sentence Examples
Its harbour consists of an outer and inner anchorage, the former an open roadstead, which are separated by a remarkable stone reef running parallel with the shore-line, leaving an inside passage 400 to 500 ft.
A short ship canal here would give an uninterrupted and protected inside passage from Chacao Channel all the way to the Straits of Magellan, a distance of over 760 m.
For calmer waters board the one-week, round-trip Inside Passage cruise via coastal islands and tidewater glaciers like Tracy Arm.
Detailed Alaskan cruises along the Inside Passage exploring native Inuit villages.
The company's most popular itinerary includes fishing for King and Silver Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod and other bottom fish offshore of Alaska's Inside Passage.