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3 05, 2019

Alaskan Wilderness Adventures: The Importance of Guides

2019-06-03T19:05:14+00:00AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Safety|

A fishing trip to the vast Alaskan wilderness can be one of the most exhilarating excursions out there. The sprawling landscapes are breathtaking, and the trophy fish available are those that most anglers can only dream of. However, a fishing trip to the Alaskan wilderness can also be a bit tricky and dangerous if you are not prepared. Afognak Wilderness Lodge wants to remind guests of the importance of seasoned guides assisting you on your journey. Tips and Tricks When you set out on your Alaskan fishing trip, having an experienced guide to assist you along the way will allow [...]

11 04, 2019

Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges: Saltwater Fishing

2019-05-03T20:35:11+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

There is no rush quite like heading out to sea with fishing gear in hand and tackling the monsters of the deep for an incredible Alaska fishing trip. When you embark on one of our Afognak Wilderness Lodge saltwater fishing trips, you can expect the most exciting catches you have ever reeled in. Kodiak Island fishing lodges don’t get much better than this as there is an array of fish that you will be able to wrangle that you can’t find in the fresh waters of the Alaskan wilderness. Summertime Fun During the summer months, Afognak Wilderness Lodge takes guests [...]

15 03, 2019

Kodiak Brown Bear Safety

2019-05-03T20:30:53+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Safety|

The Alaskan wilderness is full of magnificent wildlife and landscapes that will take your breath away. One of our most majestic wildlife residents is the Kodiak Brown Bear. Here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we want to share a few brown bear facts and safety tips to help guests stay informed on these massive creatures and why we love them so much! Brown Bear Facts The Kodiak Brown Bear is known as the largest bear in the world in close running with the polar bear, and it is always a thrill to see them wandering through the Alaskan wilderness. When you [...]

20 02, 2019

Afognak Wilderness Lodge – Freshwater Fishing At Its Finest

2019-05-03T20:26:16+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures|

For many anglers, Alaska is at the top of their bucket lists for fishing trip destinations. With such a hearty variety of trophy fish and waters that lie in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, it is easy to see why. The unique location of our wilderness lodge also allows anglers to experience a couple of different fishing excursions that you can’t find anywhere else. One of our favorite fishing adventures here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge is our freshwater fishing, and we want to tell you just why! Serene, Bountiful, And Beautiful There are very few places that you can [...]

5 02, 2019

Whale Watching Tips

2019-02-05T19:20:11+00:00AWL Blog|

Whale Watching Tips At Afognak Wilderness Lodge Whale watching in Afognak, AK, can be one of the most memorable moments of your life. Watching the largest animals on earth in their natural habitat is nothing short of breathtaking. To ensure that your whale watching experience is worthwhile, it is important to be prepared and know what to expect. The experts at Afognak Wilderness Lodge offer these four tips to follow to get the most out of your whale watching adventure.   #1: Book Your Trip With A Trustworthy Company Before going on your whale watching adventure, make sure you spend [...]

30 12, 2018

Amazing Things To Do In Alaska

2018-12-30T23:54:31+00:00AWL Blog|

Amazing Things To Do In Alaska Kodiak Alaska is the place for outdoor adventures and activities, and the Afognak Wilderness Lodge is in the heart of Kodiak Islands. It is the perfect place to comfortably stay while exploring the vast wilderness, animals, and waters. The Afognak team are experts on local activities, day trips, or organized tours. We are your resource for things to do while staying at our Kodiak Lodge. We can recommend specific bear viewing locations, the best salmon fishing in the region, and hiking trails for beginners or the more advanced. Depending on your idea of fun, [...]

23 08, 2018

The Best Fishing Spots Near Kodiak, AK

2018-08-23T17:08:59+00:00AWL Blog|

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.

26 07, 2018

Fun Facts About the Bald Eagle

2018-07-26T17:55:53+00:00AWL Blog|

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!

27 04, 2018

What’s the Best Camera for Photographing Wildlife?

2018-04-27T04:35:28+00:00AWL Blog, Photography|

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!

19 02, 2018

The Best Time to Visit Kodiak, Alaska

2019-05-01T02:18:44+00:00AWL Blog|

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.