Vacations are the perfect time to escape the distractions of life and make memories with the ones you love most. Tucked away within the Kodiak Islands rests Afognak Island and Afognak Wildnerness Lodge. Our retreat is the ideal destination for any group looking to enjoy the beauty and adventure that can only be found in Alaska. In addition to avid anglers, our lodge is the perfect place for an Alaska family vacation.
When it comes to planning the perfect Alaska lodge vacation, there are a lot of things to consider. Are you here to fish, or would you enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities? No matter your penchants, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the more unique experiences in “The Last Frontier,” so you may be wondering what to expect.
With its iconic mountains, sprawling forests, and abundant wildlife, Alaska is an excellent place for a memorable vacation. There are many wonders in “The Last Frontier,” but perhaps none as mesmerizing as the northern lights. For generations, travelers worldwide have made their way to Alaska to see the celestial display illuminate the sky, and Afognak Wilderness Lodge is offering you a front-row seat. But before you start packing your bags, we’d like to share a few tips to make the experience more rewarding. Alaskan Northern Lights Forecast The northern light’s most accurate forecasting station resides at the Geophysical Institute at [...]
Afognak Wilderness Lodge may be best known for its unfettered access to some of the best fishing in Alaska, but we also offer several other adventures. There are many ways to explore the Last Frontier, but perhaps none are as immersive as by kayak. Gliding along calm waters as you paddle through protected bays and inlets is sure to be unforgettable! And although kayaking in Alaska isn’t any more complicated than you might think, it never hurts to get in shape with a few exercises that will enhance your experience. Practical Kayak Exercises for Your Alaska Lodge Vacation Many sights [...]
So you're thinking about taking an Alaska vacation to Afognak Island? Before your trip, you can get a feel for the immaculate landscapes, pristine ecosystems, and stunning wildlife by indulging in some of the best books about Alaska. Just because Afognak Wilderness Lodge is closed for the season doesn't mean you can't mentally prepare yourself by reading about Alaska wildlife adventures and travelogues. Afognak Island is a densely forested, remote location that offers unparalleled freedom and a bevy of outdoor activities like fishing and nature photography. Our semi-mountainous slice of paradise lends itself to creating immersive experiences like those we [...]
Many people will contemplate using fly rods when trout fishing in Alaska, but did you know that spinnerbaits are an overlooked and highly effective method for targeting the coveted game fish? And, although Afognak Wilderness Lodge will supply you with top-rated gear, to be extra prepared, you may want to pack an additional assortment of your best spinners for trout. There's something to be said about having your favorite lures, even when guided by world-class Kodiak fishing charters. If you're planning an Alaskan vacation that centers around angling, you've likely developed a preference for what to use, giving yourself an [...]
At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we've helped countless people reconnect with nature by experiencing the jaw-dropping beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. The majority of our guests plan their Alaskan wilderness vacation in the summer, and there's good reason for that. But contrary to what many believe, summer isn't the only time you can plan an Alaskan vacation. It's true, you may have to brave slightly cooler temperatures – but visiting our wilderness resort in the fall can be a truly magical experience. Reasons to Visit Alaska During Fall In Kodiak, AL, the fall is a shoulder season. Summer is by far [...]
Come to Afognak Lodge for the Ultimate Opportunity to Capture Wildlife If you’re looking for an Alaska travel deal, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the most unique experiences on the continent. The land & marine wildlife viewing/photography, sea kayaking and, of course, fresh & saltwater fishing expeditions are part of a fantastic nature-tour vacation. Awaiting you is a wide array of wildlife including the popular Kodiak Brown Bear, assorted sea mammals, soaring bald eagles and comical puffins. Check out some of the photographs taken by our some of our past guests Alaskan Wildlife Portfolio & Photography Opportunities A Photographer’s [...]
When most people think of a vacation, they picture luxury resorts with heated pools and plenty of fruity cocktails. But there's another approach to vacations – one that involves traveling to see isolated regions that, while more difficult and less convenient, show us the beauty that exists in this world. At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, our mission is to help people everywhere reconnect with the majesty of nature by experiencing one of the most rugged, pristine, and breathtaking wilderness regions in the United States. So here are our top 5 reasons on why Kodiak, AK should be your next vacation destination. [...]
Fish You’ll Find in Kodiak, Alaska Alaska is a beautiful state with a coastline that provides plenty of fishing opportunities. One specific location that has attracted fishing enthusiasts over the years is Kodiak Island, where you can also find our Kodiak wilderness lodge. Here are some of the many types of fish that draw the many guests who stay with us at Afognak Wilderness Lodge in Kodiak. Salmon Alaska is well known for the many types of salmon swimming in our waters. Some types tip the scales at 120 pounds, while others weigh in at just 3 to 5 [...]