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6 05, 2022

Alaska Birds: Afognak Island Edition

2022-05-06T15:00:26+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Wildlife Photography|

For many birdwatchers, Alaska presents an untapped treasure trove of opportunities. First of all, the Last Frontier’s pristine wilderness offers excellent habitat for several species. Secondly, some birds, like horned and tufted puffins, are difficult to find anywhere outside Alaska. And although many Alaska birds thrive elsewhere, very few places provide such an immersive experience for spectators. The abundance and diversity of birds near Afognak Wilderness Lodge is undoubtedly an attractive amenity for nature lovers hoping to add a few of these feathered friends to their list. Getting Ready for Birdwatching in Alaska Before you head out in search of [...]

18 04, 2022

Things to Know About Afognak Island, Alaska

2022-04-18T14:32:30+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

From dense forest terrain to otherworldly coastal panoramas, Afognak Island is among the most beautiful places in Alaska. Upon learning about the second-largest isle of the Kodiak Archipelago, many travelers are surprised to find out that Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the only all-inclusive resort or residence on the state park property. And as a very remote getaway destination, it’s understandable that people might have several questions. To help satiate your curiosity, we put together a quick guide on things to know about Afognak Island, Alaska. How is the Weather? One of the first questions people ask themselves when they’re pondering [...]

22 11, 2021

What to Pack for an Alaska Photography Tour

2021-11-22T20:17:30+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Lodging, Photography, Wildlife Photography|

Alaska nature offers arguably some of the most breathtaking photo opportunities in the nation, if not the world! A stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge means you are not only surrounded by these stunning sights, but you have ample ways to explore them. Our all-inclusive resort puts you close to top spots for whale watching, trout fishing, and more. Photography is the best way to capture the nature and wildlife you encounter on your adventures and during your Alaska getaway.  A Checklist of Essential Photography Gear To capture the best photos possible, you need to make sure you have the correct [...]

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 [...]

31 12, 2020

3 Reasons to Book Your Summer Alaska Wilderness Vacation Now

2020-12-31T14:21:18+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wildlife, Lodging|

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 [...]

3 08, 2020

Best Practices for Viewing the Alaskan Wildlife

2020-10-19T20:05:59+00:00Alaskan Wildlife|

While fishing is undoubtedly a big draw for our guests, one of the most precious amenities offered by Afognak Island is the abundance of Alaskan wildlife that share their land and water with us. Summer months are also an excellent time for wildlife viewing in our diverse & well populated area. From foraging brown bears to migrating whales, Afognak Island is home to a vast assortment. Observing Alaskan Animals on Afognak Island Now, it wouldn’t be overly difficult to get out, with or without a pair of binoculars, and take a gander at the many wildlife species. We want to [...]

6 07, 2020

Hiking in Alaska at Afognak Island State Park

2020-10-19T20:23:23+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

Hiking in Alaska is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the unscathed pristine beauty offered by this magnificent state. Just north of Kodiak Island, Afognak Island has approximately 75,000 acres of protected wilderness that makes the perfect destination for any Alaskan vacation. Located in a very remote area, Afognak Wilderness Lodge has served as the ultimate basecamp for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a taste of the wild. Being the only lodge or residence on the island certainly has its perks. As such, we want to invite you to stay with us to explore this sacred treasure we call home.

24 04, 2020

A Kodiak Islands Vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:42:16+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Dining, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging, Wildlife Photography|

Imagine, you've just pulled your luggage from the floatplane. Preoccupied with making sure you have everything, you don't immediately notice the misty mountain forest that surrounds you. Your family is slow to make their way out of the aircraft, but as they step outside, their faces begin to glow and you are reminded why you came here. After dropping your gear on the ground, you pull out your phone and notice you have no service. You smile and think to yourself, "Perfect."

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