A large bear grasps a rainbow trout as he walks back to his feeding grounds is one of the many amazing sights you'll enjoy during an Alaska wilderness vacation.

Although we’re well into the offseason, we’re already looking ahead to next summer, and we suggest you follow our lead. An Alaska wilderness vacation is a bucket list item for a lot of people. After a long year, we’re willing to bet there will be a large influx of anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts hoping to get a taste of the “Last Frontier.” As such, it’s highly critical that you mitigate any errors or missteps by booking your trip to Afognak Island as soon as possible. Early booking is the most fail-proof way to secure the lodging and dates you want for your Alaska wilderness vacation. Immediately planning after making a reservation will go a long way in maximizing your time, so to deliver some motivation, we put together three reasons to make your reservation well in advance.

Requesting Time Off For Your Alaska Wilderness Vacation

Many people out there have worked hard for the privilege to take time off from work when they want with little to no resistance. However, not everyone has reached that stage in their lives, so requesting time off may be a bit more involved than sending an email. In many cases, employers require at least a two-week notification for a vacation that lasts more than a week. Booking now gives you concrete information about what days you’ll need to take off, thereby allowing you to plan better.

Financial Planning

Oddly enough, one of the most overlooked aspects of an Alaska wilderness vacation is what gets you here; money. It’s easy to comprehend that you’ll need to have adequate funds to finance your trip. However, you’d be surprised at how many people have had to alter their plans because they didn’t consider covering the deposit or other forgotten costs. Booking well ahead of the time you want to be on Afognak Island will help streamline financial planning by giving you more time to assess your expenses. 


Unless the Kodiak Islands are your stomping grounds, one of the most significant factors for an Alaskan wilderness vacation is flights and other transportation. Heck, getting around the Kodiak Islands can be arduous for those who live here! The most crucial thing is to make sure you get the right flights for the correct dates and destinations. The last thing you want to do is have to purchase another set of plane tickets before arriving for your Alaska wilderness vacation.

All-Inclusive Resorts in Alaska: Basecamp for Adventure

Booking early not only makes planning more manageable, but it also gives you something to look forward to as you count the days until your Alaskan wilderness vacation. Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers guests a rustic Alaskan experience in a diverse ecosystem and pristine environment, so it’s no surprise that we’ve become a prime destination for those hoping to knock a few things off their bucket list. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please visit us online or call 360-799-3250.