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25 11, 2020

The Best Books about Alaska to Read before Your Trip

2020-11-25T14:52:29+00:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

12 09, 2020

Trout Fishing in Alaska: Best Spinners for Trout

2020-10-19T20:04:39+00:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

20 09, 2019

Traveling to Alaska in the Fall

2020-07-09T16:10:46+00:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

18 06, 2019

Tips On How To Photograph Wildlife

2020-07-09T16:57:39+00:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

27 03, 2019

Top 5 Reasons Why Kodiak, Alaska Should Be Your Next Vacation Spot

2020-07-09T16:59:55+00:00Uncategorized|

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. [...]

7 03, 2019

Fish You’ll Find in Kodiak, Alaska

2020-07-09T17:01:35+00:00Uncategorized|

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 [...]

3 01, 2019

Kayaking In Kodiak, Alaska

2020-07-09T17:07:51+00:00Uncategorized|

Kayaking In Kodiak, Alaska Kodiak, Alaska is nothing short of amazing for anyone who wants to experience nature in its greatest form. One of the best ways to explore Kodiak is by kayak. You will be able to get up close and personal with the fantastic natural surroundings, the animals that graciously share their habitats with our visitors, and you can take amazing and memorable wildlife photos. At the Afognak Wilderness Lodge, our team will supply you with the equipment, knowledge, and advice for a one of a kind kayaking experience. Kayaking your way through Kodiak, Alaska will be different [...]

1 11, 2018

When The Dinner Bell Rings on Your Kodiak Island Vacation

2020-07-09T17:16:49+00:00Uncategorized|

You’ve spent all day outside enjoying the gorgeous Alaskan outdoors, and while it’s been the time of your life, you are exhausted and in need of a hearty and filling home cooked meal. Lucky for you, our Afognak Wilderness Lodge in the beautiful Kodiak Islands provides guests with fantastic dining options to keep everyone satisfied and happy after an exciting Alaskan adventure. Book your Kodiak Island vacation with us, and experience comfortable living with unmatched access to this incredible part of the world. Dinner at the Lodge Whether you spend your days on a local stream fly fishing for salmon, [...]

4 09, 2018

The Perfect Northern Photo Op

2020-07-09T17:23:21+00:00Uncategorized|

From world-renowned photographers and film-makers to novices fueling their newfound passion and hobby, Afognak Wilderness Lodge plays host to all levels of creatives hoping to capture the perfect moment on film. As the only residence within the 50,000-acre Afognak Island State Park, our Kodiak Alaska lodging is exclusive and remote. Our unique island location not only means that you’ll have access to unmatched protected wildlife, but also that your extraordinary photo ops begin right away. Capture the first stills of your trip as you enter the island either by air or by sea, and make your way through the mountainous [...]

4 08, 2018

Meeting Our Water Dwelling Neighbors

2020-07-09T17:24:40+00:00Uncategorized|

Turn your great Alaskan vacation into more than just a fishing trip. Stay at the remote and beautiful Afognak Wilderness Lodge and experience an incredible variety of wildlife. The unique location on Afognak Island means that you will witness a plethora of wildlife only found at this exclusive Alaska wilderness lodge. Fish It’s what most people come to Alaska for - the prized game fish! Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and so much more, we have them all. Book a stay at our lodge, and we will show you all the best nearby spots to cast your line. In [...]

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