Trolling for Alaska King Salmon

Author Chris Brewer with the Alaska king salmon she caught while trolling

By Chris Brewer For many people, if not most (Alaskans included), when you talk about fishing for King salmon, the first thing that comes to mind is river-fishing, either from the bank or from a [Read More]

Alaska Halibut Fact Sheet

Lodge guest Russ Andrus lands a tasty Alaskan halibut

Names Common Name: Halibut Scientific Name: Hippoglossus stenolepis Other Names: Butts, Chickens (little ones), Turkeys (bigger than little ones), Barn doors (big ones) Halibut [Read More]

Bear Watching Tours

Black bear eating dog salmon fish pass

In Tongass National Forest, bears are a way of life. There are more brown and black bears living here than people, which means sightings are common. Although the bears spend their winters hibernating, [Read More]

Bald Eagle Watching

Bald eagle fishing in Southeast Alaska

Of all the wildlife to see during your visit to Prince of Wales Island, none are quite as breathtaking as the bald eagles. Most of us recognize this majestic bird as a symbol of America, but it’s just [Read More]

Whale Watching Adventure

Gray whale gives a tail slap while surfacing off Prince of Wales

One of the best features about Prince of Wales Island is how close it brings you to nature. With the exception of a few small towns, most of the land here is untouched, undeveloped, and preserved for [Read More]

El Capitan Cave Tour

Entrance to El Capitan Cave on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

There are over 600 caves on Prince of Wales Island, but none of them offer a guided and hands-on experience like El Capitan Cave. The longest mapped cave in Alaska, El Capitan (or El Cap as the locals [Read More]

Totem Village Tour

Totem at Village of Kasaan

The village of Kasaan offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time and view Alaska as it was hundreds of years ago. Famed for its totem poles and rich Native history, Kasaan is located on [Read More]

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

Misty Fjords floatplane flightseeing among clouds

Nothing says “Welcome to Alaska” quite like Misty Fjords National Monument. This natural wonder is located about forty miles east of Ketchikan in a highly protected environment that few people get to [Read More]

Nature Walks

Sitka black-tailed deer fawns

When most people think of a rainforest, they picture the volcanic backdrop of Hawaii or the hot, humid jungles of Costa Rica. Although these places definitely fit the category (and are well worth a [Read More]

Alaska King Salmon Fact Sheet

Guest Russ Andrus Alaska King Salmon fishing

Names Common Name: King Salmon Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Other Names: Chinook Salmon, Blackmouth, Spring salmon King Salmon Description Color & Markings: Black irregular [Read More]