20 miles long. Heads at SE end of Takshanuk Mts., trends S to Lynn Canal S of Chilkat Is., 32 mi. S of Skagway, Coast Mts.
Named for the tribe of Tlingit Indians, who had a village at its head. It was called "False Chilkaht" or "Tschillkat Inlet" by Commander R. W. Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 199). The estuary was called "Chilcoot Inlet" by Aurel and Arthur Krause (1883, map).
Carrs Cove, Chilkat Inlet, Chilkoot Inlet, Kalhagu Cove, Kelgaya Bay, Letnikof Cove, Lutak Inlet, Mud Bay, Paradise Cove, Portage Cove, Pyramid Harbor, Shiyi Bay, Taiya Inlet, Taiyasanka Harbor, Tanani Bay,
Anchorage Point, Battery Point, Chilkat Peninsula, False Battery Point, Glacier Point, Green Point, Halutu Peninsula, Kaskulu Point, Kelgaya Point, Lehunua Point, Low Point, Nukdik Point, Seduction Point, Taiya Point, Tanani Point,