Nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Kodiak Archipelago, Afognak Island is a testament to the remarkable diversity of Alaska’s wildlife. This pristine sanctuary boasts a thriving ecosystem where land mammals, sea mammals, land and sea birds coexist harmoniously. In this guide, we'll embark on a journey to uncover the fascinating wildlife that shares their home with us near Afognak Wilderness Lodge.
Although we’re through the busy season at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, many returning guests are already addressing their getaway options for next year and beyond. Getting ahead of the pack is never a bad idea, and planning an Alaska family vacation is no exception. Here, we’ll share a few considerations to help you along the way.
An Alaska vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge is not your typical getaway; it's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Last Frontier. With its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and a wealth of outdoor activities, Alaska offers a unique travel experience. This guide will delve into five compelling reasons to consider an Alaska vacation, ensuring your journey to this remote wilderness is memorable and enriching.
As one of the world’s most beautiful places, Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago presents an extraordinary photography experience. From breathtaking coastal mountain landscapes to enormous breaching whales, nature lovers and animal enthusiasts will find themselves in awe.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Anglers usually don't have many chances for their favorite pastime in winter unless they live in a warm climate or go ice fishing. A lack of opportunity is often the most significant limiting factor followed by winter obligations and responsibilities—like holidays and hunting. No matter the hurdles, there are more than a couple of ways to keep yourself busy during the offseason as you eagerly await your Alaska fishing vacation. Although many all-inclusive resorts in Alaska are closed for the winter, that doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about the upcoming Alaska fishing season at Afognak Wilderness Lodge on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]