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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 05, 2020

Alaska Fishing Charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:34:28+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging|

The fishing near Kodiak Island is some of the best in Alaska, if not the world. Every year, thousands of anglers from abroad descend upon this legendary archipelago to experience the thrill and adventure of Alaska fishing vacations. Every serious fisherman and woman should strive to find themselves fishing in Alaska, but with that comes a slight learning curve.  Even if you have spent time near Kodiak Island, you’ll want a person who dedicates time to catching the highly coveted fish of Alaska’s inland freshwater systems and seaside. Alaska fishing charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge allow you to fish side [...]

13 04, 2020

Tips for Wildlife Photography in Alaska

2020-10-19T20:59:20+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Photography, Wildlife Photography|

Arguably, two of the main reasons people come to Alaska are scenic landscapes and abundant wildlife. As the air warms and the ground begins to thaw, numerous species will exit from their dens or return from their vacation homes to forage, mate, and raise their young, making the opportunity to capture these precious moments more abundant with each sunrise.

8 01, 2020

The Ultimate Alaskan Wilderness Experience

2020-07-09T16:01:53+00:00AWL Blog, Dining, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Wildlife Safety|

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, look no further than a vacation to the Kodiak Islands. Located off the southwest coast of Alaska, the Kodiak Islands are a stunning natural reprieve from everyday life. Surround yourself with the lush, towering forests and breathe in the crisp, clean air. Among the islands, you will find Afognak Island, a retreat that offers both fresh and saltwater fishing trips as well as an abundance of wildlife exploration. Come stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge to enjoy excellent accommodations and the Alaskan wilderness adventure of a lifetime.  Afognak Island Fishing Trips Afognak Island [...]

6 01, 2020

The Best Kayaking in Alaska

2020-07-09T16:07:32+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures|

Afognak Island is a breathtaking oasis of outdoor adventure. It’s a pristine, untouched slice of nature and is truly one of Alaska’s crown jewels. With over 75,000 acres of immaculate Alaska state parks land, you’ll find picturesque views at every turn. Afognak Wilderness Lodge is at the heart of this piece of paradise, surrounded by ancient trees, abundant streams, and sheltered ocean waters. It’s the perfect place to stay for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. We have countless activities for you to partake in during your visit, but we’re particularly fond of kayaking in Alaska. Sea Kayaking in Alaska [...]

20 07, 2019

Best Bear Viewing Spots in Alaska

2020-07-09T16:56:54+00:00AWL Blog, Brooks Falls, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Photography|

People make the voyage out here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, within the heart of Afognak Island State Park, for various reasons. For one, the fishing here is elite, comprised of sockeye and silver salmon, Dolly Varden trout, halibut, ling-cod, and yellow-eye and sea-bass, among others. Our numerous national parks offer stunning and undisturbed landscapes that create great photo opportunities for guests. Another popular activity is wildlife viewing, and there may be no other animal more symbolic of Alaska as the kodiak brown bear. Hop in one of our boats for nearby bear-viewing OR a seaplane and head to one of [...]

3 05, 2019

Alaskan Wilderness Adventures: The Importance of Guides

2020-07-09T16:58:10+00:00AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Safety|

A fishing trip to the vast Alaskan wilderness can be one of the most exhilarating excursions out there. The sprawling landscapes are breathtaking, and the trophy fish available are those that most anglers can only dream of. However, a fishing trip to the Alaskan wilderness can also be a bit tricky and dangerous if you are not prepared. Afognak Wilderness Lodge wants to remind guests of the importance of seasoned guides assisting you on your journey. Tips and Tricks When you set out on your Alaskan fishing trip, having an experienced guide to assist you along the way will allow [...]

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