The 5 Most Magical Creatures in Kodiak, Alaska

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we’re proud to help visitors from all over the world experience the majesty of the Kodiak Islands – but few things encapsulate the sense of wonder quite like getting to see the local wildlife in its natural habitat. Kodiak is home to a wide range of magnificent mammals, birds, fish, and other species, and the pristine wilderness of the Kodiak Archipelago is a wonderful opportunity to see these creatures up close and personal. Wondering what you’ll see when you visit Kodiak for an Alaska wilderness vacation? Here are our picks for the 5 most magical creatures in Kodiak!

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The Best Fishing Spots Near Kodiak, AK

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we’re proud to help guests from all parts experience the rugged beauty of the Kodiak Islands. While much of that can be absorbed from hiking the pristine trails, photographing wildlife, and taking in the power of the landscape, sometimes we all want a more active way to experience nature – and that’s where the magnificent fishing around Kodiak truly shines. Whether you’re a fly fisher or a spin caster, the Kodiak Islands offer the perfect place for an Alaskan fishing experience.

By |August 23rd, 2018|AWL Blog|Comments Off on The Best Fishing Spots Near Kodiak, AK|

Fun Facts About the Bald Eagle

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we’re proud to help guests from all over the world experience the sheer majesty of the wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Our wilderness vacations feature breathtaking opportunities for nature photography, awe-inspiring hikes with plenty of wildlife, and magnificent bird watching – and one of the birds we often see around Kodiak is the bald eagle. As our country’s national bird, the bald eagle is an iconic symbol of North America and the US. Here are a few things we bet you didn’t know about the bald eagle!

By |July 26th, 2018|AWL Blog|Comments Off on Fun Facts About the Bald Eagle|

What’s the Best Camera for Photographing Wildlife?

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we’re proud to help our guests experience the majesty that the Kodiak Islands have to offer – and one of the best ways to capture it is through wildlife photography. We regularly lead our guests in hiking and kayaking photo tours through the oceans, forests, mountains, and meadows of the Kodiak Island to photograph birds, mammals, fish, and of course the Kodiak brown bear – and if you’re wondering what camera to bring along to your wilderness vacation, we can help!

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The Best Time to Visit Kodiak, Alaska

Without question, summer is the best option for those looking to vacation in Kodiak. While the weather is still unpredictable, summer is generally the most pleasant, mild time of the year, giving you the perfect weather to explore the wilderness, rugged terrain, and beautiful seas. Summer provides the opportunity for lure and fly fishing in freshwater and saltwater, gorgeous hikes, whale watching, unparalleled photographs, and very pleasant weather.

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10 Reasons to Choose Afognak Wilderness Lodge

When you’re looking for a Kodiak, Alaska vacation, we realize that you’ll have a plethora of options to choose from. After all, Kodiak Island isn’t exactly a small place! Having said that, that’s why we at Afognak Wilderness Lodge are always striving to provide the best experience for our visitors who are looking for a Kodiak, Alaska resort. We want you to choose us – and most importantly – we want you to desire to come back. To show why we feel that we’re the top Kodiak wilderness lodge around, we’d like to give you ten reasons why we recommend visiting us.

By |January 4th, 2018|AWL Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Choose Afognak Wilderness Lodge|

Salmon Fishing in Kodiak

If you’re planning a summer trip to Kodiak and love to go fishing, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, you’ll find a number of tips & tricks used by guests and pros alike. Afognak Wilderness Lodge is conveniently located in Kodiak and offers all kinds of amenities to ensure that you enjoy your stay and have a successful fishing trip.

By |August 9th, 2017|AWL Blog|Comments Off on Salmon Fishing in Kodiak|

Whale Watching in Kodiak

Seeing and hearing a whale spout is a thrilling experience and one that most people never forget. Many of our guests at Afognak Wilderness Lodge choose to go on whale watching expeditions, as they’re truly a sight to behold. The summer season is one of the best times to catch the massive mammals, starting in June and continuing for the entire summer season.

By |July 7th, 2017|AWL Blog|Comments Off on Whale Watching in Kodiak|

Fun Facts About The Kodiak Brown Bear

Very few places in the world often the amazing wonder of Afognak Wilderness Lodge. From our unspoiled wilderness to temperate rainforest climate, a trip to Afognak Island is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will remember forever. Now that we’re entering the summer season, one of our favorite animals is emerging from hibernation: the Kodiak brown bear. These incredible creatures can weigh up to 1500 pounds, and can be seen in our pristine forest among the Sitka spruce trees.

By |June 12th, 2017|AWL Blog|Comments Off on Fun Facts About The Kodiak Brown Bear|

Afognak’s Temperate Rainforest: An Ecological Wonder

Afognak Wilderness Lodge boasts one of the most unique lodging experiences in the United States, with a beautiful temperate climate and a thriving ecosystem to match. As many of the rainforests throughout the world have been subject to commercial and industrial logging, our land has remained preserved in excellent condition, with protected bays and incredible wildlife to witness.

By |May 16th, 2017|AWL Blog|Comments Off on Afognak’s Temperate Rainforest: An Ecological Wonder|
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