Alaska Luxury Fishing Lodge – Ketchikan
This Alaska luxury fishing lodge is accessible from Ketchikan in remote Southeast Alaska near Alaska’s inside passage. Exclusively sited near southeast Alaska’s famous inside passage, this lodge was once home to a commercial seafood cannery. The cannery prospered because of its location, minutes from the best fishing spots in Southeast Alaska. Today, the artisan hand-crafted luxury fishing lodge is the only lodge on the unpopulated island open to guests. The area is prime for salmon, halibut, ling cod, black bass and rock fish.
All-inclusive packages feature guided saltwater Alaska saltwater sport fishing and professional seafood processing. Back at the lodge, you and your guests are treated to personalized cuisine with Alaska-inspired fine dining and a hosted open bar. The full service crew is available 24/7 for guests’ every need. Amenities such as an oversized fireplace, hot tub, outside firepit, hiking trails and kayaks entertain those that do not wish to spend an entire day on the water. Due the proximity of the lodge to prime fishing spots, it is entirely possible to come back to the lodge for lunch or even spend the rest of your day in front of the fire looking out the giant picture window overlooking the inlet. Whales have been known to wonder in front of the lodge for an entertaining spectacle.
The Club accepts reservations for groups up to sixteen guests during the summer fishing season. The location’s privacy makes it the perfect venue for both intimate gatherings of friends and family, and for “outside the box” corporate events. Alaska sport fishing luxury lodges like this one are a rare find.
As with most of the best lodges in Alaska, this lodge books a year and two years in advance so please be sure to plan ahead. However, as you can imaging the calendar does reshuffle occasionally and thus opening dates even at the last minute.
AGE APPROPRIATE: 10 yrs and older. However any age may accompany parents with a lodge buyout! This lodge offers a private residence just about 100 yards away from this lodge for those that wish to bring the entire family and enjoy a private lodge! Please remember that there are no sitters are available.
Accommodations & Meals
There are two great lodging options based on your group size. Both options provide the identical first-class experience for your group.
The Lodge: the elegant main lodge can host groups of up to sixteen in luxury accommodations hand-crafted by local artisans from native timbers. Guests relax in 6 double occupancy ocean-front rooms and 4 single occupancy forest-view rooms with en suite bathrooms fully outfitted for comfort in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. Ocean-front rooms are a little larger and have 2 double beds per room while forest-view rooms have either 1 king or 2 twin beds each.
Play a game of pool with a grand view of the bay, go whale watching in the hot tub, or let the serenity of the Tongass National Forest ease you to sleep.
In the lodge you will find a Great Room, Display Kitchen, Bayside Deck, Club Room and a Hot Tub.
Guest suites in The Lodge include the following:
- Premium linens
- Ensuite bathroom with shower
- Spacious closet
- Plush robes
- Hair dryer
- Comfortable sitting area
- Wet bar
- Coffee/tea maker
- Deck access
- Wood-burning stoves (oceanfront suites only)
- Daily housekeeping
- Nightly turndown
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
The Residence: this beautiful, stand-alone manor-style guesthouse is just down the shore from the main lodge. Up to eight guests can enjoy an exclusive experience here, or groups of up to 24 may combine both lodges. The Residence has its own dedicated crew, fleet, dining options, and amenities. You have total control over the schedule at the Residence for your private group.
In keeping with the artisan handcrafted styling reflected throughout the main lodge, The Residence is constructed from Sitka spruce, cedar, and other local timbers, and displays the work of Alaska Native artists. It is sited over a natural stream that feeds into the bay, and the overwater dining room features a transparent floor that offers incomparable views during the salmon run.
The Residence offers six oceanfront suites and two forest-view suites, all single occupancy with king-size beds. The Great Room has a cozy wood-burning fireplace and has serene views of the bay. The Club Room upstairs is a great gathering spot for a cigar and a game of pool. There is a pool table, game tables, satellite TV, a movie library and a well-stocked wet bar. There is a covered deck and a hot tub for your enjoyment. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available as well.
In-Room Features and Amenities
Guest suites include the following:
- King-size beds
- Premium linens
- Ensuite bathroom with shower
- Plush terry robes
- Hair dryer
- Spacious closet
- Comfortable sitting area
- Gas stove
- Deck access (downstairs suites only)
- Daily housekeeping
- Nightly turndown
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
The loft overlooking the Great Room is the Club Room where all forms of entertainment are available for guests. A pool table, game tables, TV and a second bar are here for your pleasure.
Styled on a traditional Slavic banya, this large steam room sits right on the water and treats guests to a picturesque view of the bay as they enjoy heat from the wood burning stove.
What flavors invoke the great Alaskan wilderness? The executive chef at the Club answers that question every day with regionally inspired quality ingredients like wild game, prime cuts of meat, local seafood and organic greens grown in The Club’s own private gardens.
The open concept Display Kitchen gives guests a chance to interact with the Chef and kitchen staff in action. Pick up a few cooking tips, sample an impromptu appetizer, or just enjoy the show. Gourmet dining at The Club is all-inclusive and customized to guests’ individual preferences as part of our commitment to personalized service. Guests with food preferences or restrictions are invited to complete a guest profile so the crew may best accommodate them.
Mornings at The Club begin at 5:00 AM to allow guests ample time for a hot, hearty breakfast before heading out on the water.
Guests may choose to enjoy a summer picnic-style lunch on the water while continuing to fish. Alternatively, most local fishing spots are so close that guests can easily return to the lodge for a freshly prepared mid-day meal. Guides call in lunch orders on the way back so service is ready when the boat pulls in to Steamboat Bay.
After an exciting day of unsurpassed Alaska sport fishing, guests are invited to an evening reception before dinner. The Club’s hosted open bar is amply stocked with complimentary Pacific coast wines, local microbrew and brand name beers, and premium spirits and mixers.
Guests enjoy evening meals at the Club with bay-side table service for a unique fine dining experience, including a special five-course Taste of Alaska event. The Executive Chef updates menus daily, and ensures each meal is personalized to guests’ individual tastes.
Soothing jets and bubbling waters right on the deck help guests relax after a vigorous day of Alaska sport fishing
Complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet access is available to guests throughout the lodge and suites.
The hosted open bar at the Fishing Club provides guests with complimentary drinks during their stay, including Pacific coast wines, Alaskan microbrew and brand name beer, premium spirits and mixers, and a wide selection of soft drinks too.
FISH OF SE ALASKA
Famous for wild Alaska salmon fishing, the fishing near the Club also benefit from an abundant variety of other sport fish, which makes for an exciting adventure on the water. Guests of The Club may catch any of the following species with the support of excellent fishing guides.
King Salmon (Chinook Salmon)
Alaska king salmon fishing typically peaks in June when they swim in from the deep ocean to feed and gain mass before spawning. Kings (also called Chinooks) are the largest of the salmon species, averaging 20-40 lbs and usually 3-4’ long. Prized above all other salmon for their flavor, Kings tend to put up a long fight, and the biggest Chinook in these waters was recorded at almost 80 lbs!
Silver Salmon (Coho Salmon)
Alaska silver salmon run in late summer during July and August, and are the exciting acrobats of the salmon species. Averaging 8-12 lbs and 2-2.5’ long, Coho often leap entirely out of the water when on the hook. The biggest local silver salmon on record was 22.75 lbs.
Alaska halibut are extremely popular with seafood lovers. A flat fish that typically lives on the ocean floor, the smaller ones usually have better flavor while a larger “barn door” catch makes for an impressive trophy. Adults can weigh over 300 lbs and grow to over 6’ long. The biggest local halibut on record was 366.8 lbs.
A member of the cod family, Alaska ling cod are found close to shore hiding in rocks and reefs. Adults can reach over 5’ in length. In spite of their size they yield only a small portion of meat after processing, but the mild buttery flavor is considered a delicacy. The biggest ling cod caught locally was almost 70 lbs.
Sometimes dubbed the Alaskan red snapper, the yelloweye is actually a rockfish. Its striking color and delicious flavor make it a popular catch. Typically weighing in at 10-12 lbs, yelloweye are usually about 2’ long. The biggest yelloweye caught in local waters was over 30 lbs.
Pelagic (Coastal) Rockfish
There are over 20 other varieties of rockfish that live along the Alaskan coast. Pelagic fish typically swim in the middle of the water column.
Non-Pelagic (Bottom-Dwelling) Rockfish
Several additional species of rockfish dwell on the ocean floor, similar to halibut.
Popular in the Pacific Northwest for its sweet and delicate flavor, Dungeness crab usually grow to about 8” across the carapace. Guests can lay crab pots in the morning, then later pick up their catch after visiting other fishing spots for the day.
Alaskan Spot Prawn
Abundant in southeast Alaska and the largest of the local shrimp species, spot prawn can reach over 12” long and bear distinctive white spots on their sides. Guests can lay shrimp pots in the morning and harvest the catch after a day of fishing.
Having the right tools makes all the difference. The all-inclusive resort experience at the Club provides guests with all the fishing gear and equipment they need for a truly luxury Alaska fishing trip.
The Club’s fishing boats are part of the largest private fleet in Alaska. Each 25’ custom-built aluminum Almar cabin cruiser holds up to four guests and their guide. Dual outboard motors provide superior control and reliability. Seats equipped with shock absorbers cushion the ride over the waves, and on board refrigerators hold freshly made lunch for guests who wish to maximize time on the water (though the lodge is close enough for a quick trip back for a hot lunch, too). Every boat is equipped with a winch for shrimping and crabbing as well.
After arriving quickly at the best fishing spots guests are supplied with Seeker fishing rods, high performance Shimano reels, and Eagle Claw hooks, all prepared and baited by expert U.S. Coast Guard certified fishing guides.
The Alaska summer climate is usually temperate but can change from time to time, so they provide stylish Helly Hansen all-weather gear to keep guests warm and dry for any occasion.
Need a left-handed reel? Have questions about access? Service at The Club is tailored for the unique interests and needs of each individual guest. Just complete a guest profile let us know.
- Pool table
- Hot tub
- Whale watching
- Beach combing
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Resort Schedule & Sample 3D/ 3N Package Travel Schedule
Day 1: Travel to Ketchikan, AK
Upon traveling to Alaska and arriving at Ketchikan International Airport, the lodge ground crew welcomes guests and transfers luggage to private coaches for the short trip to the first night’s hotel accommodations in town. Guests arriving to Ketchikan early enough in the day may enjoy an air, land or walking tour around the historic city known as “The Salmon Capital of the World.”
Day 2: Travel to the lodge
At 5:15 am the ground crew meets guests for transportation to the sea plane dock. From there a scenic 45-minute flight-seeing tour over Alaska’s famous Inside Passage and the majestic Tongass National Forest brings guests to Noyes Island and the lodge.
Check-in is provided in the Great Room, and guest room assignments, boat information, Alaska State Fishing License and King Salmon stamp are all available here. Guests then return immediately to the docks to board their cabin cruisers and begin fishing, with the option to stop and dine on a full breakfast if desired. Guests are advised to pack essentials for fishing (jacket, under-gear clothing, medicines, etc.) in a carry-on piece. The crew will transfer remaining luggage to guest rooms, ready for the end of the fishing day.
After breakfast, guests make their way to the dock where heated cabin cruisers and U.S. Coast Guard certified fishing guides are waiting. Lunch and drinks are provided on board during the day. Guests may let their guide know if they prefer the boat to return to the resort for a hot lunch.
Personalized service is a mainstay at this lodge. Let your guide know your preference for on-water activities each day: all-day fishing, half-day fishing, half-day whale watching, sightseeing, etc. The schedule is yours to invent.
All guest cabin cruisers return from fishing by 4:30 p.m. Guides will describe options for having fish shared, cut, and packaged. The fish processing department professionally handles guests’ catch upon return.
Day 3 / 4: Luxury Alaska Fishing
After breakfast guests depart for another day of fishing and/or sightseeing.
|Breakfast||5:00 am – 6:30 am|
|First Boat Departs||6:30 am|
|Resort Lunch||11:00 am – 12:30 pm (or lunch on-board while fishing)|
|Last Boat Returns||4:30 pm|
|Evening Reception||4:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Dinner||6:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
Breakfast is served from 4:45–5:30 am in the Great Room. Immediately following, the staff will shuttle guests and their luggage to the sea plane dock for a 6:15 am departure to Ketchikan. Boarding passes for flights are provided at the resort prior to departure.
Travel Details & Location
Here is your typical itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Ketchikan where you will be greeted as you enter the arrivals hall by the lodge staff and transfer to the Cape Fox Hotel. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.
Day 2: Early this morning, the lodge staff will collect you at the Cape Fox Hotel for your float plane to the lodge. You will likely land in Craig or Hollis where your fishing guide will greet you for your boat transfer to the lodge. We expect that you will be fishing by 9:00 AM today for the day! Enjoy breakfast if you prefer before you begin your fishing day or take a “to go” breakfast with you. Lunch will be packed for you on the boat as well as drinks
Day 3,4: You will be fishing!
Day 5: Reverse your arrival itinerary and either overnight again in Ketchikan or continue traveling home
Internet & Communications
Wifi is available though if it goes down, there is not a quick fix so patience is needed. The lodge has a landline available for your use.
Cell phone service is spotty.
We secure our marine, air, and wilderness environments and their natural resources by…
- Enabling guests to safely experience authentic wilderness and wildlife environments.
- Providing U.S. Coast Guard trained guides, who engage and educate guests about local environments and species.
- Adhering to all regional, state, national, and international regulations regarding fish and game.
- Contributing to selected nonprofit organizations that improve the environment and help sustain area wildlife.
- Using green construction practices where feasible and cost-effective and within the context of historical integrity.
- Applying the use of sustainable business practices as a criterion for selecting suppliers.
- Moving toward zero waste through reducing, reusing, and recycling.
- Minimizing output of nonbiodegradable materials such as plastics where practical for the business.
- Reducing energy usage costs and carbon impact by increasing efficiency.
We preserve regional history and heritage by…
- Selecting business locations that have preserved and continue to preserve and feature regional history and traditions.
- Maintaining and safeguarding historic sites, artifacts, and records.
- Showcasing the handmade work of regional artists, artisans, and craftspeople in our properties and offices.
- Educating guests about area history, heritage, and traditions.
- Contributing to selected organizations that promote local cultural traditions.
We support local communities and economies by…
- Operating in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure continuity of positive economic impact.
- Participating in professional organizations and associations that promote local tourism.
- Providing local residents with fair-wage employment opportunities.
- Sourcing goods and services from locally owned businesses.
- Contributing to selected philanthropies that provide services to local communities.
|Season Rates, June – August|
|June 1-15 &||June 15-July 7 &||July 7-Aug 7|
|Aug 24-Sep 9||Aug 7-24|
|Includes Transportation to the resort.
*Pricing is per person at The Lodge, double occupancy. Reservations must be made in groups of four.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!