Starting at $5,250 Per Person
Trip Starting PointKetchikan, Alaska
Ocean Based | Luxury Lodge
LocationBristol Bay, Alaska
Fishing & Guided Activities
Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge is located in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. The lodge offers both saltwater and freshwater fishing. The guides lead daily freshwater excursions with your choice of 23 lakes, rivers and streams nearby. U.S. Coast Guard certified skippers charter the 28-foot fishing boats for saltwater adventures — targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species. They also offer many other non-fishing adventures.
As part of this program, Boardwalk outfits you with fly fishing equipment, but you can also bring your own. The guides will lead you in pursuit of numerous fish species at 23 different lakes, rivers and streams on Prince of Wales Island. The fly fishing excursions are typically accessed via Suburban, although fly out trips are available at an extra cost. Most of the water they fish only receives pressure when Boardwalk guests venture out, and the Island's largest river, The Thorne, is just up the road from the lodge property.
Because of the oceanfront location of the lodge on the Inside Passage, you can enjoy ocean fishing in relatively calm waters. This area is comprised of hundreds of islands, protected passages, bays and inlets; and the waters teem with fish and other aquatic life. Rarely do they fish more than 200 yards from land. The boats are 28-foot ocean cruisers. Each is equipped with a heated cabin, flushing private toilet and all required gear and tackle. The experienced captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed, and certified in First Aid and CPR.
Lodge & Dining Details
The two guest lodges sit on 26 acres of oceanfront property overlooking a tidal inlet of Thorne Bay, Alaska. These lodges comfortably accommodate up to 19 guests. Each suite is fully furnished and ensures a comfortable stay.
The Executive Chef draws inspiration from a number of culinary styles and methods to create a wide range of signature offerings that make use of local ingredients in season.
For Breakfast you can enjoy pancakes, homemade cereals, and fresh breads and muffins with locally picked wild berries. High protein selections include omelets, eggs cooked to order, and a wide selection of breakfast meats and sausages. Beverages include gourmet coffees and teas, hot chocolate, a selection of juices, milk and smoothies. For the on the go lunches guests select from a wide variety of snacks, sandwich items, drinks, fruit, and homemade cookies. Dinner starts with either a fresh homemade soup or salad. Entrees include, but are not limited to, Alder Smoked Prime Rib, pan seared fresh Alaskan Coho Salmon, sesame crusted Alaskan Halibut, rosemary Chicken Breast, and citrus maple Glazed Pork Loin, with such accompaniments as fettuccini with a roasted red pepper cream sauce, sweet chili rice, creamy basil polenta, roasted garlicky cauliflower and summer vegetables.
Day 1Arrive into Ketchikan in time to catch a late afternoon flight to Boardwalk Lodge. Enjoy the 30-minute flight across the Inland Passage waters of Southeast Alaska, to Prince of Wales Island, and finally to the dock at Boardwalk Lodge. Get settled in to your room and enjoy appetizers and a delicous gourment dinner.
Day 2Wake up to hot coffee and breakfast made to order. The Boardwalk Lodge guides will gear you up for a day of fishing in their ocean charter boats. Fish for halibut, ling cod, rockfish, and 5 species of Pacific salmon. Arrive back to the lodge in time to settle into the lodge amenities (hot tub, fire pit, horshoes, etc). Finish the day with appetizers, your favorite beer/wine and a gourmet meal.
Day 3Ready yourself for another full day of Alaska fishing and adventure. Choose between another day on the saltwater, or on the many freshwater rivers and streams available to Boardwalk Lodge. End the day with a short kayak in the bay in front of the lodge.
Day 4Enjoy the many eco-adventures available in Southeast Alaska. Spend the morning watching whales bubble feed, or go for a flight seeing tour of the Misty Fjords National Park. In the afternoon, go bear watching or simply take a walk on the beach checking out tidepools. Boardwalk has Alaska adventure activities for everyone.
Day 5Departure day. Pack your belongings and say goodbye to the Boardwalk Lodge staff. They will escort you down to the dock to catch your floatplane that will take you back to Ketchikan.
Guests traveling from “the lower 48” fly to Seattle’s SeaTac airport, take a 90-minute Alaska Airlines flight to Ketchikan, then a breathtakingly beautiful 33-minute float plane from Ketchikan to the dock at Boardwalk Lodge.
Ferry service is also available between Ketchikan and Hollis and guests can arrange to have a lodge staff member meet them at the dock in Hollis. Private and corporate aircraft can fly into Klawock (45 min. drive) and tie downs are available free of charge. Call ahead and we’ll be there when you land.
Peak Season Rates (July 5 to Sept. 14)
2-Day / 3-Night All-Inclusive Package
$5,250 Per Person
3-Day / 4-Night All-Inclusive Package
$7,000 Per Person
4-Day / 5-Night All-Inclusive Package
$8,750 Per Person
Steelhead Fishing (Apr. 1 to May 10)
$1,225 Per Person
Silver Salmon Fishing (Sept. 15 to Oct. 1)
$1,750 Per Person
Adventure Tours (May 1 to June 14)
$1,750 Per Person
• Airfare from Ketchikan, Alaska to the Lodge
• First-class accommodations
• Gourmet meals from professional culinary staff
• Full, 9-hour days of guided fishing
• Expert guides, including Orvis-endorsed freshwater guides and U.S. Coast Guard licensed saltwater fishing captains
• Top-notch fishing rods, reels and tackle
• Fish processing (vacuum packed, frozen and boxed for transport)
• All wet weather gear, including waders and boots for freshwater fishing
What’s Not Included
• Airfare to Ketchikan
• Local taxes
• Special order wines and beers
• Staff gratuities