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Lodge guest Russ Andrus lands a tasty Alaskan halibut

Alaska Halibut Fact Sheet

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Get the facts on one of our prized species: Alaska Halibut. This detailed fishing resource includes everything from best fishing dates to habitat, diet and…

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Bald eagle fishing in Southeast Alaska

Bald Eagle Watching

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

El Capitan Cave Tour

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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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Guest Russ Andrus Alaska King Salmon fishing

Alaska King Salmon Fact Sheet

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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

Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fact Sheet

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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 Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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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Coho Salmon fishing (aka Silver Salmon) in Southeast Alaska

Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing on the Fly

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

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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Flightseeing tour over Prince of Wales Island

Flightseeing Tours Provide Spectacular Aerial Views!

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Adventure-filled fishing trips and guided eco tours have always been at the heart of the Boardwalk Lodge experience. Now Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge has partnered with trusted Alaska charters to offer spectacular flightseeing tours* over Prince of Wales Island and the LeConte Glacier. These aerial tours uncover Alaska’s hidden beauty and mystery in a way that […]

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Sporting Classics Awards Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge for Excellence

By Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Recognized by guests each year as one of North America’s prime fishing destinations, Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge has been presented the Sporting Classics Award of Excellence…

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