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7 10, 2021

Afognak Island Escapes | Romantic Getaways in Alaska

2021-10-07T18:18:22+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Offseason Activities, Travel in Alaska|

We’ll be the first ones to admit that when it comes to nourishing your love, romantic getaways in Alaska might not be at the forefront of your mind. After all, with places like France, Italy, or even Norway at the top of many “Most Romantic Places” lists, it’s easy to understand why beautiful Alaska is easy to overlook. One thing is for certain, though. Any couple who has a penchant for the great outdoors and spending time with each other in it will have much to rave about after an intimate trip to the Last Frontier. Thankfully, Afognak Wilderness Lodge [...]

10 09, 2021

Alaska Bucket List: Unique Adventures on Afognak Island

2021-09-10T19:44:38+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Travel in Alaska|

People typically head north to the “Last Frontier” to find enriching endeavors that you simply can’t recreate in the lower-48 states. An Alaska bucket list is a definitive collection of things to do that, unless you’re a regular visitor, you may never have an opportunity to experience elsewhere. Within the beautiful Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island is a sometimes overlooked gem that offers ample possibilities for adventure ranging from fishing to wildlife photography. And at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll find some of the most intriguing experiences in North America and possibly the world! Exploration and Discover on Beautiful Afognak Island, Alaska [...]

5 08, 2021

Watching Whales in Alaska with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2021-08-05T13:35:40+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Wildlife Photography|

With its impeccable waters, ideal habitat, and proximity to prominent migratory corridors, Afognak Island is a magnificent destination to watch whales in Alaska. A wide variety of cetacean species—whales, dolphins, and porpoises—reside in the various inlets, fjords, and bays found throughout the Kodiaks. And Afognak Wilderness Lodge invites you to take a front-row seat to witness these magnificent ocean-dwelling mammals in their natural environment. Whether you’re an avid wildlife photographer or simply love nature, whale watching in Alaska is something you should consider adding to your bucket list.  The Best Times to See Whales in Alaska It goes without saying [...]

28 07, 2021

Getting Started | Fly Fishing in Alaska

2021-07-28T21:43:56+00:00Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

Known for its unrivaled adventures, abundant wildlife, and world-class fishing opportunities, Afognak Wilderness Lodge is an otherworldly travel destination embedded within the Kodiak Islands. And thanks in no small part to a very healthy salmonid population, pristine ecosystem, and immaculate landscapes, fly fishing in Alaska has become a bucket list experience for many avid anglers. After all, when you combine the divine scenery of Afognak Island with one of the best trout and salmon fisheries in the world, you’re bound to find yourself on an unforgettable escapade.  Fly Fishing Alaska: Beginner’s Essentials If you’ve stumbled across this blog, then there [...]

3 06, 2021

An Alaska Summer Vacation on Afognak Island

2021-06-03T15:02:44+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Travel in Alaska|

An Alaska summer vacation is hard to come by for many people, that’s why Afognak Wilderness Lodge—the only lodge or residence on Afognak Island—provides an affordable option with no minimum stay for those hoping to discover one of the world’s most unique and beautiful. From fishing to wildlife viewing and many other activities in between, our slice of paradise in the “Last Frontier” offers a seemingly endless number of opportunities for anyone seeking the ultimate adventure. Besides being in an extremely remote location, one of the other noteworthy aspects of staying with Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the ease in which [...]

16 05, 2021

Getting to Know the Kodiak Brown Bear

2021-05-21T17:52:11+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Photography|

One of the fascinating things to do in Alaska is wildlife viewing, and Afognak Island is no exception! Our beloved slice of paradise is home to a diverse and abundant fauna population; however, few animals are as revered as the Kodiak brown bear. Given our location, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness bears and other majestic beasts within proximity. What’s more, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been reporting population growth, further solidifying the ease at which they are visible. To give you a little more insight into one of our favorite neighbors, today we’ll [...]

16 04, 2021

Beautiful Alaska | Exploring Afognak Island State Park

2021-04-16T20:00:21+00:00Afognak Island State Park, AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Travel in Alaska, Wildlife Photography|

People come to Alaska for various reasons. Some of us want an opportunity to chase coveted game fish amid pristine waters, while others wish to share priceless moments with the native fauna. From fishing to wildlife viewing and everything in between, “The Last Frontier” never disappoints. Part of what makes our beautiful state so alluring is the ease at which visitors can immerse themselves in Alaska’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Specializing in providing an experience that draws from everything Alaska has to offer, Afognak Wilderness Lodge has been a premier Kodiak Island destination since 1974, thanks in part to [...]

30 03, 2021

The Best Time to Visit Alaska

2021-03-30T14:30:14+00:00AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging, Travel in Alaska|

Many people planning a trip to the "Land of the Midnight Sun" may be wondering, "When is the best time to visit Alaska?" The truth is that Alaska is an excellent vacation destination no matter what time of the year, but finding the best time will depend significantly on what you want to experience and where. For those hoping to visit Afognak Wilderness Lodge on the Kodiak Islands, it's worth considering that we are open from May 20 through September 20. It's no coincidence that we've chosen those dates to host hikers, anglers, nature lovers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Since [...]

1 02, 2021

Fun Ways to Stay Busy Before Your Alaska Fishing Vacation

2021-02-01T16:23:04+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Offseason Activities|

Anglers usually don't have many chances for their favorite pastime in winter unless they live in a warm climate or go ice fishing. A lack of opportunity is often the most significant limiting factor followed by winter obligations and responsibilities—like holidays and hunting. No matter the hurdles, there are more than a couple of ways to keep yourself busy during the offseason as you eagerly await your Alaska fishing vacation. Although many all-inclusive resorts in Alaska are closed for the winter, that doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about the upcoming Alaska fishing season at Afognak Wilderness Lodge on [...]

11 11, 2020

Afognak Island Travel Packing List and Smart Travel Tips

2020-11-11T23:09:53+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures|

You may have heard various vagabonds tell you the most important thing about traveling in Alaska is to have plenty of layers. While we certainly won’t argue with that notion, there is much more to consider for your travel packing list when embarking on a wildness retreat to Afognak Island and beyond. Spring will be here before we know it, and our Kodiak Island wilderness lodge will be ready for eager patrons hoping to experience the Alaskan wilderness in all its rugged glory. Once you’ve booked your stay, we highly recommend following the travel packing list we provide and making [...]

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