ALASKA’S BOARDWALK LODGE is located in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. This world-class fishing lodge bears the elite Orvis fly fishing lodge endorsement — demonstrating its exceptional fishing, facilities and commitment to excellence as one of the best fishing lodges in Alaska.
Three times voted “Lodge of the Year,” this breathtaking resort has been dubbed “King of Alaska Fishing Lodges.” The lodge offers the best of both worlds: exceptional saltwater fishing and fly fishing. Our Orvis endorsed guides lead daily freshwater excursions with your choice of 23 lakes rivers and streams nearby. While U.S. Coast Guard certified skippers charter our 28-foot fishing boats for saltwater adventures — targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species.
At Boardwalk, it’s not just the fishing — there’s something for everyone. Many guests enjoy a host of non-fishing adventures for individuals, couples, families and large groups alike. The lodge staff works tirelessly to ensure your Alaska adventure is most memorable. Our guests receive first-class accommodations and dine on gourmet cuisine prepared by our hand-picked culinary staff.
Your host at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge: Jay Mar, fishing manager. Jay grew up in the food services industry in Wichita, Kansas, where his father owned a restaurant for 40 years. Fishing, however, is an even greater love for Jay. He has fished throughout the U.S. and has been a well-accepted guide in Kansas. Beginning with the 2004 season, he began guiding for Boardwalk, and in 2011 he took over operations as Lodge Fishing Manager. At Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge our Gourmet Chefs and seasoned Fishing Guides get most of the glory. Yet, as with all successful resorts, we have a solid support staff catering to your every need and most of your desires.
Fly-fishing experience at Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge: Fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities abound at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge, and both are mere minutes from the lodge. This fully-guided, oceanfront fishing resort gives you exceptional freedom and complete control of your angling experience. It’s your choice: Will it be saltwater or freshwater fishing today? Our assortment of native fish species is truly astounding, including native Steelhead, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Alaska Halibut, Pink Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden and much more! Regardless of your tastes, Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge caters to your needs. Our saltwater skippers launch thrilling saltwater fishing excursions straight from our dock — venturing out into the protected inlets of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage. Experienced Alaska freshwater guides shuttle you to 23 productive rivers, lakes and streams nearby. If fly fishing is your bag, you’ve come to the right place… There’s no need for a fly out to get to the action. Our Orvis Endorsed guides will treat you to an exciting day of fly fishing right here on the Island! Click here for quick link country guide.
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Permits: It is best to go online to the Alaska Fish & Game Online Store and follow the instructions to purchase your fishing license. Be sure to add on the King stamp if you will be targeting Kings in July. Print out two copies and pack them in different locations. We cannot guide you if you do not have an Alaska fishing license. We do not sell licenses at the lodge. They can be purchased at the airport store.
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