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Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $9,000 - $12,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $8,000 to $9,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $4,500 to $5,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Visit the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge, an Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge, has been voted 'Lodge of the Year' three times. Two guest lodges, described as displaying 'rustic elegance', overlook a tidal inlet of Thorne Bay. This oceanfront lodge is also close to numerous lakes, rivers and streams, making fly-outs unnecessary, and freshwater or saltwater fishing available at any time. A wide array of amenities are available to guests, including a Jacuzzi, mountain bikes, Internet access, games and movies, and even wheelchair accessible rooms and boats.

The trophy-class fishing, exhilarating wildlife, and spectacular scenery make Southeast Alaska’s 5-star adventure the trip of a lifetime!

Fly fish without fly-outs; spend more time on the water catching trophies instead. Trout and char are so abundant you can catch-and-release all day. Even if you don't fish, there's something for everyone at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge '“ other adventures including whale watching, canoeing and kayaking, wildlife and nature viewing hikes. Prince of Wales Island is a temperate rain forest teeming with foliage and wildlife. Spot bald eagles, Sitka Blacktail Deer, sea otters and Humpback Whales right from the lodge's oceanfront property. Or, enjoy a guided fly-out trip to Anan Creek Bear Observatory, El Capitan Caves, or the Kassan totem Indian village.

Saltwater or Freshwater Fishing… It’s up to you!

This oceanfront property sits in close proximity to 23 lakes, rivers and streams. The optimally located lodge can offer you the best of both fishing worlds, giving you exceptional freedom and complete control of your angling outings. While available, the lodge's fortuitous location makes fly-outs unnecessary; most fishing sites are accessed via Suburban. 28-foot fishing boats will take saltwater adventurers out along Alaska's Inside Passage to tangle with Halibut up to 100 pounds, King Salmon, Cohos, and more.

Seasoned Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides will lead you in pursuit of numerous fish species at the hottest fishing holes

Land a wide variety of native species including native Steelhead, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Alaska Halibut, Pink Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden and more. Many of these waters are only fished when Boardwalk guests venture out, allowing you to cast and catch in solitude. If you like to fly fish, cast your flies right on the island '“ no need for a fly-out. Boardwalk outfits you with complete top-of-the-line Orvis fly fishing equipment; or if you wish, bring your own equipment. Most salmon in this area have never seen an artificial fly. Fish for fighting Silvers weighing in at 12 '“ 15 pounds from late July through September. Pinks are smaller, but stack up in these waters. Chums are a tenacious, thrilling catch from mid-July through August. Steelhead are native to the island, with trophy-class lunkers in the 29-37 inch range. Fly or no fly, saltwater or freshwater, Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge is uniquely positioned to help you hook what you're after.

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4.9 out of 5 47 Google Reviews
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5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • We were blown away by our experience at Boardwalk Lodge! The natural beauty was incredible, but undoubtedly the best part was the people. We were warmly greeted by the staff, and they worked hard to ensure our group of 10 had an amazing experience. The fishing guides were professional, fun, and helped us improve our skills. We caught tons of fish. We enjoyed hikes, saw starfish during low tide, spotted a bald eagle, and flew in a float plane over Misty Fjords National Monument. The meals at the lodge were a highlight and we loved gathering for breakfast and dinner. Everyone knew us by name and went above and beyond to create delicious and memorable meals. After four days, we left grateful for the chance to be immersed in nature, have outdoor adventures, and experience the warm hospitality of the Boardwalk staff. We highly recommend Boardwalk Lodge. You won?t be disappointed. Trip of a lifetime!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Truly a wonderful experience. The warm, helpful, ever present staff allowed us to feel welcomed, at ease with hellos and welcoming smiles each and every day. Our guides Jordan, Jay and Chris love what they do and put us on fish, encouraged, explained, celebrated our catches and grew our skills while fly fishing and salt water fishing with true joy and we feel we made new friends that we look forward to fishing with again! Every detail was attended well while at the lodge including our rooms, relaxing, eating and fishing. Eric, Alisha, Abby and the rest of the staff provided us with exceptional meals, great conversation, smiles and we felt part of the Boardwalk Family from the beginning. Brad, you have a Blessed and wonderful staff, great facilities, excellent equipment and a truly beautiful, serene setting. The attention to detail, meeting the guest's expectations and the desire to understand the guest's needs and wants make the experience truly remarkable, special and memorable. It all starts with you Brad and how you genuinely take care of your guest family, THANK YOU! to each and every one of you for allowing my son and I to have a truly memorable experience that will be a heartfelt memory for the rest of our lives.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Alaska's Boardwalk lodge was a "one-of-a-kind" experience. Brad and his entire team are wonderful hosts. From the minute that you set foot on the dock until the final goodbye hug you become a member of the "Boardwalk Lodge Family". Each employee makes an effort to know your name, know your tastes and make your trip as comfortable as possible. If I have the opportunity, I will definitely return. The hospitality of the staff at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge exceeded every other trip that I have ever taken with respect to service. Don't think's something that everyone should experience.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • The Boardwalk Lodge feels magical. My only regret was not having my wife and kids there with me. Every glance from any perspective looked like a painting nothing short of stunning. The staff was also genuinely invested into making my stay happy, comfortable and unforgettable. I?ve already got another trip booked and bringing my family this time!
4 out of 5(4/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Boardwalk Lodge There were good things and some not so good things about this trip. I did see ways for both Cape Fox and Boardwalk to become dramatically better if not outstanding. Cape Fox Lodge We wouldn?t have accepted a booking at the Cape Fox Lodge if we knew that the elevator had been out of service for an extended period prior to our stay. There was also no check-in assistance available of any type. After a long trip that started at 3:00 in the morning, our immediate goal was to get settled into a comfortable room. The funicular used to travel hotel guests into town had not been operable for a long time. The van service provided by the hotel as a substitute was not generally reliable. The service at the hotel was substandard. The hotel was reluctant to recommend any activities in Ketchikan since Boardwalk was offering their own tours to Misty Fiords and Glacier float flights at three times the price to those available in town. Although we were planning to at least take a city tour of Ketchikan, an alternative arrangement to a stay at Cape Fox would have had us layover for a night in Seattle on the way in, arrive in Ketchikan on an early flight and fly out later to Boardwalk after a brief city tour. The net here is that the mechanical systems at the hotel have to be restored to working order before I would ever go back. Also, the personnel were of obviously low grade. The black van driver, however, was very good. This could easily become a very desirable place to stay. Boardwalk Lodge It is fair to say that we would have never booked this trip if Hutch had been transparent at the time of booking about the lodge requirement regarding Covid testing to be completed three days before arriving. To book a trip six months in advance on the gamble that a last-minute medical test would allow us to complete it, is ridiculous. We nevertheless didn?t make an issue of this since I had earlier cancelled another Orvis Alaska trip. We were disappointed to discover that the heating system to the rooms had been inoperable for a long time. The space heater provided was inconvenient and a notoriously unsafe substitute to the central system we were expecting. We knew that the cell service would be spotty but hoped that there would be some sort of TV viewing where we could at least watch the news at night. The room was below our expectations as well. We expected a king size bed and received two smaller beds. There was no chair in the room and the only inside lounge type area at the property was in a small alcove above the restaurant. Brad, the proprietor said that our room had a seating banquette- it was not there. There was no clock or phone in the room. On the positive side, the food provided was of generally high quality and the service by most of the staff was excellent, with the exception that the fish box packed for our return flight did not contain any gel freezer packs. As a result, the fish box deteriorated during travel and came apart as the fish melted. The guide service provided by Jay during two days of saltwater fishing was top quality. We caught all of our fish with him and he was impressively skilled and helpful. Sean didn?t seem as well prepared for our fresh water outing. After an initial arduous walk through the woods, we caught no fish. The second stop resulted in a half dozen hookups with no landings. My guess was that we were using hooks and lures designed for smaller fish with an oversized rod. Our third stop netted no bites. The other guests at Boardwalk seemed pleased by their visit. We enjoyed our stay but found that it was at least twice as expensive as my last fishing trip to Alaska several years ago.

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