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Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge Endorsement

The Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodges represent the best fishing experiences in the world. Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge has been an Orvis Endorsed property for well over 20 years. We're as committed to excellence and the high standards of this exclusive program as the day we started.

Only a select group of lodges meet the rigorous standards of the Orvis program. Sporting vacations are all too precious for you to waste with an unsatisfactory experience due to the incompetence of the fly fishing guide or host lodge. After all, the best fly-fishing equipment in the world isn't going to be appreciated in undesirable conditions, so Orvis sought out the best fishing lodges, outfitters, and guides in the country, all of whom are located in exceptional fishing areas, and who have a reputation for superior client service.

2021 Lodge of the YearThe Orvis Company nominated Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge for their coveted 2021 Lodge of the Year award. Of 68 Orvis endorsed properties worldwide, Boardwalk was honored with second place in the race for this prestigious recognition.
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Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge Program

The result was the Orvis Endorsed Lodge, Outfitter, Expedition and Guide Program. All participants share the ideals of excellent service, great fishing, and an experienced staff. All operations are continually reviewed by the Orvis staff and must continue to meet their rigorous requirements.

What is Orvis?

The Orvis company is a renowned name in the world of fly fishing, outdoor activities, and nature conservation. Founded in 1856, Orvis has established itself as a leader in the fly fishing industry, offering a wide range of high-quality fishing gear, clothing, and accessories.

Beyond its products, Orvis is also known for its commitment to environmental stewardship and its dedication to providing exceptional outdoor experiences.

What Makes an Orvis Endorsed Lodge?

Orvis Endorsed Lodges are renowned in the fly fishing community for their unparalleled quality and service. An Orvis lodge is not just a place to stay—it offers a complete experience that caters to the passion and spirit of anglers.

From their strategic locations in some of the world's best fishing spots, to their commitment to conservation and education, Orvis endorsed lodges provide a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and learning. Each fly fishing lodge is carefully selected to ensure it meets the highest standards in fishing quality, expert guidance, guest service, and environmental stewardship while offering a personalized and memorable fishing adventure for every guest.

An Orvis endorsed lodge stands out for several key reasons:

  1. Exceptional Fishing Quality: These lodges are located in some of the best fishing spots, offering access to abundant and diverse fish populations.
  2. Expert Guides and Staff: Orvis endorsed lodges employ knowledgeable and experienced guides who ensure a top-notch fishing experience. They're skilled in fly fishing techniques and local knowledge about the best fishing spots.
  3. Quality Accommodations and Services: An Orvis lodge provides comfortable and high-quality accommodations. It focuses on guest comfort, creating a pleasant stay with excellent amenities.
  4. Commitment to Conservation: Orvis endorsed lodges are dedicated to preserving natural resources and practicing sustainable fishing. They often engage in conservation efforts and educate guests on responsible fishing practices.
  5. Personalized Experience: Guests receive personalized attention and customized experiences to meet their individual needs, whether they're seasoned anglers or beginners.
  6. Community and Education: Many lodges offer fly fishing schools and educational programs, contributing to the larger fly fishing community and fostering a love for the sport.

Boardwalk Lodge: Exemplifying the Orvis Endorsed Lodge Standards

Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge stands as a shining example of what it means to be an Orvis endorsed lodge. Nestled in the heart of Alaska's wilderness, our fly fishing lodge meets and exceeds the high standards set by Orvis in several key areas, including:

World-Class Fishing in Alaska's Wilderness

Boardwalk Lodge is strategically located on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, an area renowned for its rich fishing grounds. We provide access to both freshwater and saltwater fishing, where anglers can target a variety of species including salmon, trout, and halibut. The diverse and abundant fish populations in these pristine waters ensure a fulfilling fishing experience for every guest, from the casual hobbyist to the serious angler.

Expertise and Guidance with an Orvis Endorsed Guide

Our team of fishing guides are not only experts in fly fishing techniques, but also have an intimate knowledge of the local ecosystems. This expertise allows us to offer insightful guidance on fishing strategies, ensuring that guests have the highest chance of a successful catch.

Quality Accommodations Amidst Natural Beauty

Boardwalk Lodge offers luxurious accommodations that perfectly balance comfort with the rustic charm of the Alaskan wilderness. Each room is designed to provide a serene and comfortable retreat, equipped with modern amenities and offering breathtaking views of the natural surroundings. The lodge's design and decor reflect the beauty of Alaska, creating a harmonious and relaxing environment for guests.

Conservation Efforts and Sustainable Practices

We believe in Orvis's commitment to conservation. That’s why we actively participate in sustainable fishing practices and environmental conservation efforts. Our fly fishing lodge educates guests on the importance of preserving natural habitats and ecosystems, promotes catch and release practices where appropriate, and participates in local conservation initiatives.

Personalized Services for a Unique Experience

We understand that each guest is unique, that’s why we offer personalized services that cater to individual preferences and needs. This includes customizing fishing trips, accommodating dietary preferences, and arranging special activities. Our staff are attentive to every detail, ensuring that your Orvis adventure is as unique as your individual interests. 

Educational Opportunities for Deeper Engagement

Beyond fishing, Boardwalk Lodge offers a number of educational experiences that deepen guests' understanding of fly fishing and environmental conservation. This includes workshops, seminars, and guided nature walks, where guests can learn about local flora, fauna, and the broader ecosystem. These educational activities provide a richer, more engaged experience of Alaska's natural wonders.

Through these efforts, Boardwalk Lodge not only upholds Orvis endorsement standards, but sets a benchmark for excellence in providing a comprehensive and enriching fly fishing and wilderness experience.

Boardwalk Lodge Achievements and Recognition

Boardwalk Lodge, an esteemed Orvis Endorsed Lodge, has achieved notable recognition in the fly fishing world. In 2021, we were nominated for the prestigious Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year award, a significant honor within the Orvis community. This nomination placed Boardwalk Lodge at the forefront of excellence among the 68 Orvis endorsed properties worldwide.

The fact that we won second place for an Orvis endorsed award shows that our fly fishing lodge has a strong commitment to excellent fishing, great guest service, and conservation. This achievement not only celebrates the lodge's excellence, but also solidifies our reputation as a premier fly fishing destination in North America.

Orvis Equipment at Boardwalk Lodge: Enhancing the Fishing Experience

As an Orvis endorsed partner, Boardwalk Lodge guests have the privilege of using top-of-the-line Orvis equipment, ensuring an exceptional fly fishing experience. Our partnership with Orvis means that guests can expect the best in fishing gear, tailored to the unique fishing conditions of Alaska.

Orvis Fishing Equipment

  1. Fly Rods and Reels: Boardwalk Lodge provides a selection of Orvis fly rods and reels suitable for various types of fishing—whether targeting salmon in the rivers or trout in the streams. These rods are known for their quality, durability, and performance, offering the perfect balance of sensitivity and strength.
  2. Fishing Lines and Leaders: Our fly fishing lodge equips anglers with high-quality Orvis fishing lines and leaders, designed to enhance casting accuracy and improve the overall fishing experience. These lines are crafted to withstand the rugged Alaskan environment.
  3. Flies and Tackle: A comprehensive assortment of Orvis flies and tackle is available, including patterns specifically chosen for the local fish species. These flies are designed to maximize the chances of a successful catch, appealing to the specific feeding habits of the fish in Alaskan waters.
  4. Waders and Boots: For your comfort and safety in variety of fishing conditions, we also offer Orvis waders and boots. These are essential for navigating the Alaskan waters, providing comfort and protection extended periods of fishing.

Orvis is a trusted name in fly fishing, and their equipment represents the pinnacle of quality and innovation in the sport. Guests can fish with confidence, knowing they are using some of the best gear available. 

Having access to this equipment on-site means guests don’t need to bring their own gear, making travel easier and ensuring they are appropriately equipped for an Alaskan fishing adventure.

Overall, the availability of Orvis equipment at Boardwalk Lodge adds significant value to the guest experience, aligning with the lodge's commitment to providing a world-class fishing adventure in Alaska’s beautiful wilderness.

Unique Offerings and Experiences at Boardwalk Lodge

Boardwalk Lodge, beyond being a premier fly fishing destination, also offers unique experiences that showcase the beauty and adventure of Alaska. This includes:

Fishing Adventures

Boardwalk Lodge provides a diverse assortment of fishing opportunities, catering to both novice and expert anglers. Guests can enjoy fly fishing in pristine rivers, lakes, and streams, targeting species like trout and salmon. Your Orvis endorsed guide will ensure a fulfilling fishing experience, regardless of your skill level.

Alaskan Wilderness Exploration

Boardwalk Lodge is the gateway to exploring Alaska's breathtaking landscapes. Guests can embark on wildlife viewing tours, where they might spot bears, eagles, and other native wildlife in their natural habitats.

Adventure Tours

For those seeking a more adrenaline-fueled experience, we also offer adventure tours. These include kayaking, hiking through unspoiled wilderness, and boat trips to remote locations.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation

After a day of adventure, guests can relax in the comfort of the main lodge. The accommodations offer a blend of rustic charm and modern luxury, providing a serene environment to unwind.

Cultural Experiences

Boardwalk Lodge offers opportunities to engage with local culture, including visits to historical sites and interactions with local communities. These experiences provide a deeper understanding of Alaska's rich heritage.

Gourmet Cuisine

We pride ourselves on our gourmet culinary offerings. Each guest will enjoy meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients, adding an exquisite touch to the Alaskan experience.

Discover the Unforgettable: Book Your Stay at Boardwalk Lodge

Boardwalk Lodge is more than just an Orvis endorsed lodge; it's a destination where exceptional fly fishing meets luxury, adventure, and unparalleled hospitality. With our stunning Alaskan backdrop, expert fishing guides, and range of activities both on and off the water, we offer an experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Whether you're seeking the thrill of the catch, the peace of wilderness exploration, or simply a retreat from the everyday, Boardwalk Lodge is poised to deliver an unforgettable adventure. Don't wait to experience the best of Alaska's fishing and wilderness—book your stay at Boardwalk Lodge today and embark on a fly fishing trip you'll cherish forever.