Though Yakutat's population was only 662 in 2010, it has regular passenger flights, some in Boeing 737-400s, to its airport, which was originally built for an Army Air Force base during World War II.
There are no roads connecting Yakutat to other parts of Alaska.
Alaska Airlines has regular service from Seattle, Washington as well as other Alaskan destinations.
There is regular ferry service from several ports in southeast Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway System only serves Yakutat on "cross gulf" routes.
Yakutat is the surfing capital of Alaska.
- The Middle of Nowhere, ☎ .
- Mallott's General Store, ☎ .
- St. Elias Auto, ☎ .
- Icy Waves Surf Shop, ☎ .
- Yakutat Hardware, ☎ .
- Yakutat Marine & Supply, ☎ .
- Y.C.C. Inc. Glass Door Bar, ☎ .
- Dierick's Tsiu River Lodge. Offers large portions and hot soup.