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 [...]
Choosing a camera for nature photography seems relatively easy on the surface. Still, there is a rather wide range of cameras and features that can fulfill your needs, including mirrorless systems with a few advantages over DLSRs. While many photographers will tell you that the best camera is the one you have, a standard point and shoot may not get the job done during a wilderness retreat. When taking pictures of nature, it's important to capture the finer details, such as a collection of dew droplets on a leaf or a surreal mist that lingers throughout a valley or alpine [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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."
Alaska fishing is world-famous for a reason—more than one, actually. Alaska is gorgeous, the fish are plentiful, and there are a wide variety of fishing styles to try. You can fly fish from the banks of a rushing river, wade in a babbling stream, or hit the ocean for the excitement of saltwater fishing. Our island give you access to some of the best saltwater and freshwater fish in Alaska. Because Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the only lodge on the island, our local waters remain pristine and untouched, so everyone who goes fishing here leaves with the best catch of [...]
Some of the most awe-inspiring aspects of the Alaskan wilderness is the residents that live amongst the vast forests and the waters surrounding our lodge. In an area as gorgeous as Kodiak, Alaska, we are privileged to have such an array of incredible critters that we encourage our guests to embark on photography and wildlife viewings during their fishing trip. Here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you can find the best of fishing and wildlife all in one place. Kayaking Photography Tours Though fishing tends to be one of the most popular activities offered at our Alaskan wilderness lodge, our surroundings [...]
For many people, the best part of a vacation is the food. Every part of the world has different styles of cuisine, and Alaska is no different! Kodiak and Afognak Island are separate chunks of land, but we share much of our culture and sources of entertainment. When you stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll be fully immersed in all things Alaska. With all the wonderful things to do in Kodiak, Alaska, it can be hard to choose. That’s where our recommendations may help. Here are the best Kodiak restaurants and places to get Alaska beer and meals if you [...]