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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 [...]

11 04, 2019

Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges: Saltwater Fishing

2020-07-09T16:59:03+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

There is no rush quite like heading out to sea with fishing gear in hand and tackling the monsters of the deep for an incredible Alaska fishing trip. When you embark on one of our Afognak Wilderness Lodge saltwater fishing trips, you can expect the most exciting catches you have ever reeled in. Kodiak Island fishing lodges don’t get much better than this as there is an array of fish that you will be able to wrangle that you can’t find in the fresh waters of the Alaskan wilderness. Summertime Fun During the summer months, Afognak Wilderness Lodge takes guests [...]

15 03, 2019

Kodiak Brown Bear Safety

2020-07-09T17:00:36+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Safety|

The Alaskan wilderness is full of magnificent wildlife and landscapes that will take your breath away. One of our most majestic wildlife residents is the Kodiak Brown Bear. Here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we want to share a few brown bear facts and safety tips to help guests stay informed on these massive creatures and why we love them so much! Brown Bear Facts The Kodiak Brown Bear is known as the largest bear in the world in close running with the polar bear, and it is always a thrill to see them wandering through the Alaskan wilderness. When you [...]

20 02, 2019

Afognak Wilderness Lodge – Freshwater Fishing At Its Finest

2020-07-09T17:02:28+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

For many anglers, Alaska is at the top of their bucket lists for fishing trip destinations. With such a hearty variety of trophy fish and waters that lie in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, it is easy to see why. The unique location of our wilderness lodge also allows anglers to experience a couple of different fishing excursions that you can’t find anywhere else. One of our favorite fishing adventures here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge is our freshwater fishing, and we want to tell you just why! Serene, Bountiful, And Beautiful There are very few places that you can [...]

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