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Afognak, Kodiak Island, Alaska, United States
Starting at $1,000 per person per night
Within the Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island is considered the “jewel” for anyone seeking Alaska’s finest combination-destination. With incredible fishing trips plus a variety and abundance of land and marine wildlife plus some of the classiest accommodations, this Kodiak island lodge has been a prized retreat since 1974 for photographers, sport-fishermen and adventurous vacationers.
Unique Features: Guests can choose to fish for freshwater or saltwater fish at Afognak. Offshore, you’ll find a myriad of prized saltwater species that would make any angler jealous. From giant halibut down to the delicate flounder, the Kodiak island offshore fishing trips always yield an impressive haul. Delectable lingcod, red-snapper, sea-bass, greenling, and much more await you.
Accommodations: Spacious log guest cabins are elegantly rustic and cozy, nestled where the edge of the virgin forest meets with tranquil waters of a protected cove. Each cabin has two bedrooms, an ample living room and a modern bathroom with hot, running water–plenty of creature comforts. Enjoy a modern indoor bathroom with instant hot water and views of the enchanted forest or pristine saltwater cove.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Log Cabins. They are all equally nice. The bedrooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, queen/twin beds and down comforters. Wireless internet and phone available in the main lodge.
Dining: Hearty local cuisine is served family style in the main lodge, plus a dandy packed lunch is prepared for an uninterrupted day with Mother Nature. Boats include fast, comfortable cabin cruisers that are ideal for those who want a casual yet active and adventurous day in the freedom of wilderness and sea.
Activities: Sockeye, Pink, and Silver Salmon all visit these streams to breed each year, while Rainbow, Steelhead, and Dolly Varden Trout call them home year-round. In addition to freshwater and saltwater fishing trips, you can dig clams, harvest mussels and cockles, hunt octopus, or just investigate the fascinating ecosystems of jellyfish, starfish, sea-urchins, periwinkles, jumping-jacks, and much more.
Spa & Fitness: There is a hot sauna on the property.
Location: Afognak is an island in the Kodiak Archipelago 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Kodiak Island in Alaska. The dense spruce forests of Afognak are home to Kodiak bears, Roosevelt elk, and Sitka black-tailed deer. The 2000 census reported a population of 169 persons. Ideally located near both saltwater and freshwater, you have your choice of where to cast a line. The breathtaking Alaskan wilderness offers a calming atmosphere while you wait for the fish to bite.
Closest Airport: Encompassing nearly 50,000 acres Afognak Island State Park can only be accessed via air or boat. Floatplanes are a separate charge as some guests arrive/depart from various points (Kodiak, Homer, Anchorage, Alaska Peninsula). Most guests come via Kodiak, which is the closest town and where the largest floatplane services are based.
Children’s Programs: No, they do not have any supervised children’s program.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they do not usually host weddings but may by special request.
Meetings: No, they do not have the space for large groups.
Extra Info: Multiple boats and guides provide outstanding wildlife viewing. Awaiting you is a wide array of wildlife including the popular Kodiak Brown Bear, assorted sea mammals, soaring bald eagles and comical puffins. Guests have often included international filming crews who capture the unique combination of wildlife this area offers.