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How and Where to See Puffins in Alaska

  When it comes to wildlife tours, Afognak Island and Kodiak, Alaska, are superior. The unbridled wilderness in these remote parts of the world means you’ll see more Alaska wildlife than in any of the bigger cities. As the only lodge on the beautiful Afognak Island, Afognak Wilderness Lodge enjoys incredible amounts of pure, quiet, undisturbed nature. So if you’re wondering where to see puffins in Alaska, look no further! You’ll see sea lions, otters, whales, Kodiak brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, bald eagles, puffins, and more during your visit to Afognak Island. Types of Puffins in Alaska The most [...]

The Best Kayaking in Alaska

Afognak Island is a breathtaking oasis of outdoor adventure. It’s a pristine, untouched slice of nature and is truly one of Alaska’s crown jewels. With over 75,000 acres of immaculate Alaska state parks land, you’ll find picturesque views at every turn. Afognak Wilderness Lodge is at the heart of this piece of paradise, surrounded by ancient trees, abundant streams, and sheltered ocean waters. It’s the perfect place to stay for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. We have countless activities for you to partake in during your visit, but we’re particularly fond of kayaking in Alaska. Sea Kayaking in Alaska [...]

Understand Fish in Alaska | Freshwater Fish

Before planning your ultimate Alaska fishing adventure, it’s important to know a little about the many different fish in Alaska. Freshwater fish are abundant on Afognak Island, and they’re so much fun to catch! Whether you want to bring fish home or you prefer to catch and release, the fish in Alaska will leave you in awe. They’re large, powerful, and brilliantly colored. As the only lodge on Afognak Island, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers unparalleled access to the most remote fishing waters in Alaska. Here is the scoop on six of the most sought after Alaska freshwater fish on Afognak [...]

Authentically Beautiful Alaska Fishing Lodges

Alaska fishing is world-famous for a reason—more than one, actually. Alaska is gorgeous, the fish are plentiful, and there are a wide variety of fishing styles to try. You can fly fish from the banks of a rushing river, wade in a babbling stream, or hit the ocean for the excitement of saltwater fishing. Our island give you access to some of the best saltwater and freshwater fish in Alaska. Because Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the only lodge on the island, our local waters remain pristine and untouched, so everyone who goes fishing here leaves with the best catch of [...]

Best Kodiak Restaurants and Alaska Beer

For many people, the best part of a vacation is the food. Every part of the world has different styles of cuisine, and Alaska is no different! Kodiak and Afognak Island are separate chunks of land, but we share much of our culture and sources of entertainment. When you stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll be fully immersed in all things Alaska. With all the wonderful things to do in Kodiak, Alaska, it can be hard to choose. That’s where our recommendations may help. Here are the best Kodiak restaurants and places to get Alaska beer and meals if you [...]

Traveling to Alaska in the Fall

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we've helped countless people reconnect with nature by experiencing the jaw-dropping beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. The majority of our guests plan their Alaskan wilderness vacation in the summer, and there's good reason for that. But contrary to what many believe, summer isn't the only time you can plan an Alaskan vacation. It's true, you may have to brave slightly cooler temperatures – but visiting our wilderness resort in the fall can be a truly magical experience. Reasons to Visit Alaska During Fall In Kodiak, AL, the fall is a shoulder season. Summer is by far [...]

Top 4 Most Beautiful Places in Kodiak, Alaska

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and Kodiak, Alaska, is home to some of the most beautiful places in Alaska. When you stay with us at our Afognak Island Alaska wilderness lodge, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best Alaska scenery. We offer easy access to both the Alaskan wilderness and the Gulf of Alaska, so you can explore during the day and grab a hearty meal whenever desired. Visit these four must-see places around Kodiak, Alaska. Fossil Beach in Kodiak, Alaska The road to Fossil Beach beach is rough but worth it. The [...]

Best Bear Viewing Spots in Alaska

People make the voyage out here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, within the heart of Afognak Island State Park, for various reasons. For one, the fishing here is elite, comprised of sockeye and silver salmon, Dolly Varden trout, halibut, ling-cod, and yellow-eye and sea-bass, among others. Our numerous national parks offer stunning and undisturbed landscapes that create great photo opportunities for guests. Another popular activity is wildlife viewing, and there may be no other animal more symbolic of Alaska as the kodiak brown bear. Hop in one of our boats for nearby bear-viewing OR a seaplane and head to one [...]

Tips On How To Photograph Wildlife

Come to Afognak Lodge for the Ultimate Opportunity to Capture Wildlife If you’re looking for an Alaska travel deal, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers one of the most unique experiences on the continent. The land & marine wildlife viewing/photography, sea kayaking and, of course, fresh & saltwater fishing expeditions are part of a fantastic nature-tour vacation. Awaiting you is a wide array of wildlife including the popular Kodiak Brown Bear, assorted sea mammals, soaring bald eagles and comical puffins. Check out some of the photographs taken by our some of our past guests Alaskan Wildlife Portfolio & Photography Opportunities A Photographer’s [...]

The Ultimate Alaskan Wilderness Experience

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 [...]

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