Information About

Turtle Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Turtle Island on The Map


55 ° 38' 52" N,
133 ° 36' 48" W


Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)


0.88 mi (1.42 km)


204 acres


144 ft (43.89 m)


Turtle Island in Detail.

Getting There

Getting to Turtle Island and the Maurelle Islands can be done by floatplane or boat. The nearest village is Klawock and nearest town is Craig, both 22 miles away. Next biggest are Wrangell nearly 75 miles away, and Ketchikan nearly 80 miles away.


central Maurelle Island Alex. Arch.

Turtle Island is a small island inside the Maurelle Islands. To the west Turtle Island faces the open Pacific Ocean.

There are no trails or facilities on Turtle Island.


Descriptive name given in 1916 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) because "The charted outline resembles a turtle."

Naming: Turtle Island is a descriptive name given in 1917 by USC&GS because "The charted outline resembles a turtle."

Places Near Turtle Island

Twin Rocks,


Arrecife Islands, Dome Islets, Harmony Islands, Maurelle Islands,


Beta Rock, Curacao Reef, Desconocida Reef, Kabanof Rocks, Moke Rock, Rana Reef, Slide Reef, Sucia Ledge,


Port Alice, Aguirre Bay, Anguilla Bay, Cone Bay, Garcia Cove, Gulf of Esquibel, Kelly Cove, Lagoma Bay, Nagasay Cove, Roller Bay, Sea Otter Sound, Steamboat Bay, Tonowek Bay, Ulitka Bay, Warm Chuck Inlet,


Point Marabilla, Point Saint Isidor, Point Saint Thomas, Point Caponeta, Point San Francisco, Point Santa Gertrudis, Point Santa Rosalia, Point Santa Theresa, Point Aguirre, Point Animas, Point Delgada, Point Desconocida, Point Espada, Point Garcia, Point Incarnation, Arrecife Point, Arrecite Point, Bay Point, Bobs Point, Cape Addington, Cape Lynch, Cape Ulitka, Dead Tree Point, Reef Point, Saint Nicholas Point, Snail Point, Steamboat Point, Surf Point, Sword Point,


Arriaga Passage, Bocas De Finas, Launch Passage, Paloma Pass, Portillo Channel, Saint Nicholas Channel, Sonora Passage,


Derrumba Ridge, Tonowek Ridge, Whale Head, White Cliff,


Isidor Hill,


Abrejo Rocks, Alargate Rocks, Anguilla Island, Animas Island, Arboles Island, Bushtop Island, Camp Island, Caracol Island, Clump Island, Culebra Islands, East San Lorenzo Island, Emerald Island, Epsilon Rock, Escurial Island, Esquibel Island, Favorita Island, Feather Rock, Flotilla Island, Garcia Island, Garita Rock, Gas Rock, Gull Island, Hacha Island, Heceta Island, Hendida Island, Hermagos Islands, Isleta, Kubanof Rock, Lambda Rock, Losa Island, Lulu Island, Marabilla Island, Noyes Island, Pesquera Island, Phillips Rock, Pigeon Island, Pine Island, Princesa Island, Quitasueno Rock, Raso Rock, Saint Joseph Island, Saint Philip Island, San Clemente Island, San Francisco Island, San Lorenzo Islands, Shaft Rock, Sonora Island, Timbered Island, Tonina Island, Toza Island, Trasera Island, Turtle Island, Twin Islands, Twocrack Island, West San Lorenzo Island, Whale Head Island, Whale Rock, Wood Islands,


Butterball Lake, Chuck Lake, Crooked Lake, Hook Lake, Island Lake, Jay Lake, Marsh Lake, Mink Lake, Mint Lake,


Bald Mountain, Cone Peak, Noyes Peak, Timber Knob,


Chuck Creek, Marsh Creek, Mink Creek,


Port Alice,