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7 10, 2021

Afognak Island Escapes | Romantic Getaways in Alaska

2021-10-07T18:18:22+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Offseason Activities, Travel in Alaska|

We’ll be the first ones to admit that when it comes to nourishing your love, romantic getaways in Alaska might not be at the forefront of your mind. After all, with places like France, Italy, or even Norway at the top of many “Most Romantic Places” lists, it’s easy to understand why beautiful Alaska is easy to overlook. One thing is for certain, though. Any couple who has a penchant for the great outdoors and spending time with each other in it will have much to rave about after an intimate trip to the Last Frontier. Thankfully, Afognak Wilderness Lodge [...]

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 [...]

5 08, 2021

Watching Whales in Alaska with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2021-08-05T13:35:40+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Wildlife Photography|

With its impeccable waters, ideal habitat, and proximity to prominent migratory corridors, Afognak Island is a magnificent destination to watch whales in Alaska. A wide variety of cetacean species—whales, dolphins, and porpoises—reside in the various inlets, fjords, and bays found throughout the Kodiaks. And Afognak Wilderness Lodge invites you to take a front-row seat to witness these magnificent ocean-dwelling mammals in their natural environment. Whether you’re an avid wildlife photographer or simply love nature, whale watching in Alaska is something you should consider adding to your bucket list.  The Best Times to See Whales in Alaska It goes without saying [...]

3 06, 2021

An Alaska Summer Vacation on Afognak Island

2021-06-03T15:02:44+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Travel in Alaska|

An Alaska summer vacation is hard to come by for many people, that’s why Afognak Wilderness Lodge—the only lodge or residence on Afognak Island—provides an affordable option with no minimum stay for those hoping to discover one of the world’s most unique and beautiful. From fishing to wildlife viewing and many other activities in between, our slice of paradise in the “Last Frontier” offers a seemingly endless number of opportunities for anyone seeking the ultimate adventure. Besides being in an extremely remote location, one of the other noteworthy aspects of staying with Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the ease in which [...]

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 [...]

30 03, 2021

The Best Time to Visit Alaska

2021-03-30T14:30:14+00:00AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging, Travel in Alaska|

Many people planning a trip to the "Land of the Midnight Sun" may be wondering, "When is the best time to visit Alaska?" The truth is that Alaska is an excellent vacation destination no matter what time of the year, but finding the best time will depend significantly on what you want to experience and where. For those hoping to visit Afognak Wilderness Lodge on the Kodiak Islands, it's worth considering that we are open from May 20 through September 20. It's no coincidence that we've chosen those dates to host hikers, anglers, nature lovers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Since [...]

31 12, 2020

3 Reasons to Book Your Summer Alaska Wilderness Vacation Now

2020-12-31T14:21:18+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wildlife, Lodging|

Although we’re well into the offseason, we’re already looking ahead to next summer, and we suggest you follow our lead. An Alaska wilderness vacation is a bucket list item for a lot of people. After a long year, we’re willing to bet there will be a large influx of anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts hoping to get a taste of the “Last Frontier.” As such, it’s highly critical that you mitigate any errors or missteps by booking your trip to Afognak Island as soon as possible. Early booking is the most fail-proof way to secure the lodging and dates you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 10, 2020

The Best Cameras for Nature Photography

2020-10-19T20:21:13+00:00Wildlife Photography|

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 [...]

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