The Lodge was originally built in 1990 on the eastern shore of Prince of Wales Island, nestled inside the cove of Thorne Bay, Alaska. The lodge takes its name from the 300-yard boardwalk, stretching from the boat docks and spanning the tidal inlet to the guest lodges.

Each log was felled and towed across Thorne Bay, as whales surfaced around the boat then disappeared into the deep. In true Alaskan spirit, the raw lumber was milled, peeled and notched by hand, along this final frontier. It took seven years of hard work to finish this magnificent three-story lodge!

Since then, facilities have been expanded to accommodate additional guests – up to 19 – and provide more amenities. The lodge is still privately owned and operated, maintaining their high standards of excellence and personal touch that have made it the “showplace of Alaskan lodges.”

First-class service and some of Alaska’s best saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing opportunities are two of the top reasons that scores of friends, families and organizations vacation here year after year.

The lodge is a three-time “Lodge of the Year” recipient with the exclusive Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge Endorsement. Their staff proudly maintains the property to the high standards established for Orvis endorsed lodges.

The lodge truly provides a taste of luxury in Alaska’s vast wilderness. While the lodge can’t claim exclusivity to the exceptional fishing and alluring climate of Southeast Alaska, the staff, accommodations and gear are second to none. Their knowledgeable freshwater and fly fishing guides are Orvis endorsed, captains are Coast Guard certified and their culinary staff is remarkable and service impeccable.  Above all else, the goal is to make your Alaskan adventure unforgettable!


Whether you’re an amateur fisherman or seasoned saltwater angler, saltwater fishing in Alaska is the adventure of a lifetime. The oceanfront lodge offers all-inclusive, luxury fishing opportunities for anyone who wants to discover first-hand why Alaskan saltwater fishing is an unparalleled experience!

Millions of years ago, gigantic glaciers shaped the 500 miles of Pacific Ocean known as the Inside Passage. Today, Alaska’s Inside Passage is a famous fishing spot for both recreational saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing. In particular, this area has some of the best saltwater fishing opportunities in the world.

There’s a reason that Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” The Inside Passage is made up of hundreds of islands, protected passages, federal waters, bays and inlets, both saltwater and fresh water. These state waters are teeming with big game fish and other aquatic life.

Their fleet of saltwater fishing boats are 28-foot ocean cruisers specially designed for your comfort and safety. Each fishing charter boat is equipped with a heated cabin, flushing private toilet, and all required tackle and fishing accessories. The captains are not only highly knowledgeable about local fishing areas and techniques, they’re also U.S. Coast Guard licensed, certified in First Aid and CPR, ensuring you have the safest boating experience possible.

In addition to their fleet of ocean cruisers and experienced captains, the Lodge provides you with top-of-the-line saltwater fishing gear, including saltwater fishing rods, tackle and live bait. These include Lamiglas® and G.Loomis® rods paired with Shimano® or Penn® reels. The staff also does all the fish processing—cleaning, cutting, vacuum packing, freezing, and boxing your saltwater fish for convenient transport home. Smoking your salmon is available at an additional cost.

Everyone from expert anglers to the occasional outdoorsman will be thrilled to see enormous Humpback whales surfacing, dolphins diving, and otters playing in the surf of these pristine waters.

Alaska Saltwater Fishing Species

King Salmon Fishing (Chinook Salmon)- Commonly called Kings, Chinook salmon are Alaska’s state fish. They are the largest and scarcest type of Pacific salmon. The largest Alaska King Salmon ever caught weighed in at 126 pounds, though Kings usually range from 25-50 pounds—now that’s what we call a big fish!

Chinooks are especially known for their power and endurance. Perhaps the most favored sport fishing method for Kings is trolling with rigged herring, though spoons and flashers are also attractive to lure one in.

King fishing is most productive in these waters in June and July. Compared to other salmon species, Chinook salmon have a high fat content, strong flavor, and thick, smooth texture.

Silver Salmon Fishing (Coho Salmon)- Silver Salmon, or Alaska Coho Salmon, are hard fighters, and can provide intense action. The Coho average 12-15 pounds, but can be found weighing in at more than 20 pounds. These salmon are most plentiful from late July through September. Coho Salmon have a moderate fat content and mild taste.

Pink Salmon Fishing (Humpies)- These are the smallest and most abundant salmon in area waters. Pinks have a two-year life cycle and average three to five pounds. Upon entering freshwater streams, pinks develop a dorsal hump, thus their nickname “Humpy.”  Saltwater Pink Salmon fishing is best during late July and August. Humpies have low fat content and a mild taste.

Chum Salmon Fishing (Dog Salmon)- Often called Dog Salmon, Chums are famous for their strength and large teeth, which develop most prominently in males upon entering freshwater. These salmon average 15 pounds with an occasional lunker topping 25 pounds.  Chum Salmon fishing is readily available mid-July through August. Out of all the salmon breeds, Chum Salmon has the lowest fat content and most subtle flavor.

Sockeye Salmon Fishing (Red Salmon)- Also called Red Salmon, Sockeyes are the most difficult salmon to catch in area waters. They are one of the smaller salmon species, weighing between four and 15 pounds.  While highly regarded for their fighting skill, saltwater Sockeye sport fishing is limited due to conservation regulations.  Sockeye Salmon have a high fat content, though not as high as King Salmon, and a rich flavor. Its vibrant red flesh is due to the high levels of antioxidants.

Alaska Halibut Fishing– Alaska Halibut are by far the most popular bottomfish inhabiting our waters along Alaska’s Inside Passage.  The pacific halibut is a toothy flatfish that is normally caught on or near the ocean floor.

As with the majority of bottomfish, drifting or anchoring with bait are among the most preferred means of enticing these monsters, which can take hours to reel in after you hook one.  Halibut can live more than 20 years, and the average catch weighs in around 40 pounds. The largest pacific halibut ever caught while sport fishing tipped the scales at 495 pounds.  Local halibut weighing more than 300 pounds have been caught, and good opportunities for hauling in huge halibut exist all summer.  Halibut is a mild, white fish with a gentle flavor that pairs wonderfully with strong spices, like basil or lemon. Baking, grilling, deep-frying, poaching, and steaming are all popular methods of cooking Halibut.

Saltwater fishing along Alaska’s Inside Passage can’t be beat. From the mighty King Salmon to the gargantuan Alaskan Halibut, there are nine main saltwater species of game fish that guarantee your Alaska fishing trip will be one to remember.


Freshwater fishing, both spin casting and fly fishing, at this Lodge is world-class in nearby rivers, lakes and streams, with easy access to 23 select waterways on breathtaking Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Many of these neighboring waters are only fished when Lodge guests venture out, allowing you to cast and catch in solitude. The Island’s largest river, The Thorne, is just up the road from the lodge property. Freshwater fishing trips are easily accessed on the Island with a fleet of Suburbans. While this makes fly-out trips completely unnecessary, we do make fly-outs available for an additional cost.

Use of the lodge’s premium Lamiglas® fishing rods, Shimano® reels, Orvis® waders and wading boots, and wet weather gear is included in your lodge package. You are supplied with a wide range of equipment to fit the conditions and to meet your needs. All you have to do is bring yourself and your fishing license!

Alaska’s freshwater fishing is more than just an angler’s dream; it’s an immersive experience that captures the essence of the wild, untamed beauty of nature. From the elusive Sockeye salmon to the tenacious Chum, each catch tells a story of ancient migratory routes, pristine waters, and ecosystems that have remained largely unchanged for millennia. But beyond the thrill of the catch, Alaska’s vast landscapes, from its shimmering lakes to its meandering rivers, offer a tranquil escape for those seeking solitude and a deeper connection with the environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice taking to the waters for the first time, the magic of Alaska’s freshwater fishing will leave an indelible mark on your soul, beckoning you to return time and time again.

All-Inclusive Alaska Fly Fishing Trips

Seasoned Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guides will lead you in pursuit of numerous fish species at the hottest fishing holes at 23 lakes, rivers, and streams on breathtaking Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Your fly fishing excursions are typically accessed via Suburban.

Located near prime fishing spots in Southeast Alaska, the lodge offers guided fishing trips targeting species such as King salmon, Coho salmon, Rainbow trout, and Silver salmon. Your experienced fishing guide will lead you to the best fly fishing locations on nearby rivers providing insight into local techniques, including fly fishing for trophy trout and arctic char.

The lodge caters to both seasoned anglers and beginners, with fishing charters customized to suit individual preferences and skill levels. Guests can expect to fish in the picturesque landscapes of the Alaska Peninsula, surrounded by the untouched beauty of the region.

Whether using a fly rod on a serene lake or battling a mighty king salmon on a river, every fishing trip promises to be unique. Amenities at the lodge, such as fishing gear, help obtaining a fishing license, and comfortable accommodations, add to the convenience, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free stay.

King Salmon: May through July.
Sockeye Salmon: June through July.
Pink Salmon: Mid July through August, peaking in odd-numbered years.
Chum Salmon: Late July through August.
Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon): Late July through September.
Rainbow Trout: June through September.
Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden Char: Year-round, with peak activity in spring and fall.
Steelhead Fishing:  Spring runs typically occur from April through mid-May.

If you’re aiming for a multi-species experience, planning a trip between June and August would allow you to tap into the peak seasons for several types of salmon, trout, and char.

Weather conditions, river levels, and local regulations can also play a significant role in determining the best times to fly fish, so it’s advisable to consult with local fishing guides, lodges, or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The nearby rivers, including those on Prince of Wales Island, are renowned for salmon runs. These rivers host impressive populations of king salmon, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, and more. The estuaries and streams in the area offer unparalleled opportunities for fly fishing for cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char. Additionally, the saltwater fishing available right off the dock of the Lodge opens up a world of possibilities for targeting halibut and rockfish.

The blend of freshwater and saltwater environments ensures a versatile fishing experience. Whether exploring secluded rivers and streams, casting a fly on tranquil lakes, or venturing out into the ocean, the fishing is varied, abundant, and thrilling.  It’s a place where anglers can immerse themselves in the sport, connect with nature, and create lifelong memories of fishing in one of the world’s most magnificent and rewarding fishing landscapes.

Their two guest buildings sit on 26 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking a solitary tidal inlet of Thorne Bay, Alaska. These lodges comfortably accommodate up to 19 guests.  The lodges have been described as “rustic elegance,” where you can relax while enjoying many of the comforts of home.

Their facilities feature comfortable suites and accommodations, whether you’re here for a relaxing escape for your corporate team, wilderness adventure tours, ocean fishing excursions, or Alaska fly fishing lodge trips.

They offer both regular suites with 2 beds or their executive suites which are ideal for larger groups.  The executive suites feature four individual rooms — the master with its own private bath (king & twin), and the other three rooms (2 queens, queen + twin & two full beds) with a shared bath. The suite’s great room, adjoining kitchenette make a perfect space to gather.  Both suites have private baths and tastefully furnished to ensure your comfortable stay.

The Lodge is located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Guests traveling outside Alaska, in the Continental United States, will typically fly to Seattle’s SeaTac airport, then take a 90-minute Alaska Airlines flight to Ketchikan.  Check in at the lodge is typically 4pm. However, early arrival to the lodge is possible, but coordinating any adventures or activities on the day of arrival or departure will likely be an extra cost.

From Ketchikan you travel to the lodge typically one of three ways:

The inter-island ferry ( to Hollis about a 1.5-hour drive to the lodge

A small commercial plane on Island Air Express ( to Klawock about a 45 minute drive to the lodge

An arranged chartered float plane direct to the dock at the lodge

If you choose the ferry, small commercial plane, or a scenic floatplane flight, the Lodge can pick you up from either location for a small fee. This breathtaking, 30-minute floatplane ride will take you from Ketchikan directly to the Lodge’s dock.

If you choose the arranged chartered float plane direct to the lodge please review these details:

The chartered arrival floatplane will be scheduled to leave Ketchikan International Airport at 5:00pm to arrive at the lodge at 5:30pm. You should plan to arrive in Ketchikan before 4:30pm. It may be possible to arrange an earlier departure, however, there may be an additional cost. To minimize the cost, the chartered float plane is arranged for all arriving guests that day and any special arrangements may have an additional cost.

The chartered departure floatplane will be schedule to leave the lodge at 10:00am. The reason for this is that the weather, specifically fog, can be very unpredictable and may prevent the float plane from landing or taking off. We recommend that you schedule departure from Ketchikan International in the afternoon.  Like the arrival, it may be possible to make schedule changes but a special arrangement may have an additional cost.

Commercial Airlines-  In most cases guests will fly into Ketchikan via Alaska Airlines. Depending on what time you arrive in Ketchikan you may need to stay the night in Ketchikan. This is not something that the lodge will arrange for you, but they can assist with recommendations.  Schedule your flight to and from Ketchikan to work with your preferred travel arrangements to the lodge. If we are assisting you with floatplane travel, we recommend you arrive in Ketchikan before 4pm or you may have to stay the night in Ketchikan. Commercial departures are recommended in the early afternoon as morning fog can delay floatplane departures from the lodge.


This is more than an award-winning fishing lodge; it is a great getaway for your entire family or organization.

A number of eco-tours, sightseeing, hiking and photography excursions can be easily arranged. These and many other activities are possible, depending on availability and length of stay.

  • Alaska Glacier Flightseeing Tours (LeConte Glacier)
  • Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tours (largest Alaska wilderness area)
  • Totem Village Tour (Kassan totem park and rain forest walk)
  • El Capitan Cave Tour (tour Alaska’s longest cave system with U.S. Forest Service guides)
  • Whale Watching Adventures (watch migrating whales, orca, seals and other marine life)
  • Beach Activities (Kayaking, canoeing, beachcombing, tide pool exploration)
  • Nature Walks (walks and hikes of all difficulties)
  • Bear Watching Tours (both driving and flightseeing excursions possible)


All-inclusive pro-guided fishing packages starting at $998 per person per night*

What does “all-inclusive” mean?   Once you get to the Lodge all your needs are taken care of.  Enjoy a made to order breakfast, a hand packed lunch for your adventure day, an appetizer/cocktail hour and a four course 5-star gourmet dinner.  Based on your fishing selection you will have professional Orvis Endorsed fly-fishing guides (for freshwater fishing) and expert US Coast Guard licensed captains (saltwater fishing) and all the fishing gear and equipment you need. They use top of the line Orvis waders, boots, rods, reels and gear for freshwater fishing. Daily housekeeping, including laundry service, and vacuum packed flash frozen fish packing.

*$998 per per night price reflects a 3 person booking in the Bear, Eagle, Salmon or Wolf suite. A 2 person booking (or minimum occupancy in any suite) in the same suites is $1148 per person per night. Travel to the lodge can be extra and some non-fishing adventures may have an extra cost.

How to Book:  Just let us know how many are in your group, the number of nights you would like luxury accommodations for, if you would like to freshwater fish, saltwater fish or a combination of both and we will put together a custom package for you.

Pro-guided salt/fresh fishing combination- All-Inclusive- $4590 PP

Self-guided Freshwater fishing- All Inclusive- $2792 PP

This Executive Suite, the “Otter,” is located in the main lodge up a flight of 15 stairs from the main dining area. There are two separate rooms to this suite with one featuring a king bed plus a twin and the other a full bed.  This suite has an exclusive seating area outside the room as well as two private decks overlooking the ocean tidelands from the upper level. This is a spectacular view!

Perfect for two couples or a minimum of 3 individuals and up to 5 total, they offer this Executive Suite starting at the 3 adult package rate.  Should an additional roll-a-way bed be needed for a child, they can likely accommodate that request.

Steelhead Fishing Packages
All-inclusive Orvis endorsed pro-guided freshwater fishing packages starting at $918.40 per person per night*

Package Dates: 1 April to 11 May
Nothing compares to landing Southeast Alaska’s prized native Steelhead. Pound-for-pound there isn’t a more powerful fish! If you enjoy Steelhead fly fishing — or spin-casting — you’ll love our Alaska Steelhead fishery. They have the top-notch gear for you, plus experienced Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides that can put you on the Steelhead. All equipment, food, and lodging for a thrilling adventure are all-inclusive for your trip.

*$918.40 rate is based on minimum occupancy accommodations.

Silver Salmon Season
All-inclusive Orvis endorsed pro-guided freshwater fishing packages starting at $1033.20 per person per night*

Effective Dates: 1 Sep to 1 Oct
Enjoy freshwater fishing for the largest Silver Salmon of our season. These large Silver Salmon (aka Coho Salmon) storm the waterways in September.

This native run of Southeast Alaska Silvers average in the 12- to 15-pound range, with trophy-class fish topping out around 18 pounds. Silvers are tackle-busters — full of energy! — and their acrobatic fights are a heck of a lot of fun. Pound-for-pound these Silvers are the hardest-fighting salmon, aggressively striking flies and lures.

*$1033.20 rate is based on minimum occupancy accommodations

Lodge Cancellation Policy

Due to the nature of the business, monies paid toward a trip cannot be refunded. If cancellation notice is received at least 90 days prior to your trip, they will make every effort to reschedule you for the following year applying 100% of paid amount to a new reservation. Alternatively, if you are unable to use the reservation at all, and you have notified us at least 90 days prior to your trip, we can allow you to transfer the paid amount to a family or friend to make a new reservation so that they can come and enjoy the experience. Promotional discounts may not be transferable, but 100% of the paid amount can be.



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