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Steelhead angler releases his fish

Alaska Steelhead Fishing Photos 2019

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

In 2019, guests and guides saw some thrilling Steelhead fishing action! Here in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest steelheading can be fast and furious. We had sport fishing writers, hosted fly shop groups, Orvis partners, and fishermen of all types and experience levels join us. The Steelhead fishery here at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge truly is […]

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

Trolling for Alaska King Salmon

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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 boat. The banks and waterways are crowded as anglers from Outside (people from anywhere other than Alaska), as well as […]

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Black bear eating dog salmon fish pass

Bear Watching Tours

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

In Tongass National Forest, bears are a way of life. There are more brown and black bears living here than people,

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Bald eagle fishing in Southeast Alaska

Bald Eagle Watching

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Bald Eagle Watching 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 as safe to say that they’re a symbol of Alaska. These huge birds of […]

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

Whale Watching Adventure

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Whale Watching Adventure 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 future generations. This means that if you want to see everything from bears to birds […]

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

El Capitan Cave Tour

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

El Capitan Cave Tour 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 call it) extends for over two miles from the main entrance. (Conditions get […]

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Misty Fjords floatplane flightseeing among clouds

Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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 Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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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Boardwalk tide pools at dusk

Beach Activities

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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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Alaska Steelhead Fishing Photos 2018

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Imagine catching wild Steelhead… Southeast Alaska’s sea-run Rainbow Trout. These trophy-class lunkers are typically in the 29 to 37-inch range here on Prince of Wales Island. Some exceed 40 inches, and they’ll all leave your heart pounding and your rod straining to meet the water! Join us in April and early May to land these […]

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