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Chief Son I Hat whale house in Kasaan, Alaska

Totem Village Tour

By T M

Totem Village Tour 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 the eastern side Prince of Wales Island, just south of Thorne Bay. A Haida village […]

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Misty Fjords floatplane flightseeing among clouds

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

By T M

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour Play Video 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 experience for themselves. From high, rocky cliffs overlooking the Inside Passage to cascading waterfalls and huge expanses […]

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Sitka black-tailed deer fawns

Nature Walks

By T M

Nature Walks 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 visit), our very own Prince of Wales Island is a rainforest, too. We’re located right in the heart of […]

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Guest Russ Andrus Alaska King Salmon fishing

Alaska King Salmon Fact Sheet

By T M

Get the facts on one of our prized species: Alaska King Salmon. This detailed fishing resource includes everything from best fishing dates

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Boardwalk tide pools at dusk

Beach Activities

By T M

Beach Activities You don’t need to pack a swimsuit and sunscreen to enjoy a day at the beach in Southeast Alaska. (You will want that swimsuit for our outdoor Jacuzzi!) Although you probably won’t want to hit the waves or take up surfing while you’re here, there are a number of beach activities to tempt […]

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Boardwalk fishing guide Kris Atkins holds sockeye salmon for guest photo op

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fact Sheet

By T M

Names Sockeye Salmon Common Name: Sockeye Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Other Names: Red Salmon or Blueback Sockeye Salmon Description Color & Markings: Seagoing Sockeye (and those that have recently entered rivers to spawn), have iridescent silvery sides and a white belly. Their backs are a metallic blue-green color. They may have fine, black speckling on their back, […]

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Chris Brewer fishing for Alaskan halibut

Jigging for Alaskan Halibut

By T M

by Chris Brewer Alaska halibut fishing is the #1 offshore sport fishery in the state and with good reason: The fishing is fun, the meat is tasty and versatile, and the sights are spectacular (especially on a sunny day in Southeast Alaska). While you can catch halibut in pretty much any part of the ocean […]

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IGFA world record Alaska Steelhead

Alaska Steelhead Fact Sheet

By T M

Steehead Names Common Name: Steelhead Trout, Rainbow Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Other Names: Chromers, Silver Bullets, Sea-run Rainbows, Gray ghosts, Rainbows or Square-tails Steelhead Description Color & Markings: Adult steelhead have two very different physical appearances. Adult rainbow trout do not. In the ocean, and for a time after returning to freshwater, steelhead are bright silver […]

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Fishing guide Jay Mar lands his first Alaska Steelhead of the season

Best Tactics for Fishing Alaska’s Steelhead Trout

By T M

by Chris Brewer Alaska Steelhead Fishing Despite their voracity, durability, and resilience, Steelhead Trout are, without a doubt, Alaska’s most high-maintenance fish. Fishing for these beauties is like spotting the hottest, most meticulous, intelligent, accomplished person around and deciding in advance, “That’s who I’m going to take home.” Steelhead fishing in Alaska takes prior planning, […]

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Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

By T M

by John Conger As originally published in American Outdoorsman Magazine — Summer 2018 Wham, another wild ‘Slamming Silver’ Salmon just crushed my 1982 Pink Pixie lure on light tackle on a remote stream on the last day of my salmon fishing trip on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Just like the previous five, […]

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