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4 12, 2019

The Best Kayaking in Alaska

2019-12-04T21:07:21+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures|

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 [...]

4 11, 2019

Understand Fish in Alaska | Freshwater Fish

2019-11-04T17:00:24+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, AWL Blog|

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 [...]

16 10, 2019

Authentically Beautiful Alaska Fishing Lodges

2019-10-16T14:59:36+00:00AWL Blog|

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 [...]

25 09, 2019

Best Kodiak Restaurants and Alaska Beer

2019-10-16T15:00:02+00:00AWL Blog, Dining|

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 [...]

21 08, 2019

Top 4 Most Beautiful Places in Kodiak, Alaska

2019-08-21T20:08:45+00:00AWL Blog|

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 [...]

20 07, 2019

Best Bear Viewing Spots in Alaska

2019-09-20T19:30:50+00:00AWL Blog, Brooks Falls, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Photography|

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 [...]

6 06, 2019

The Ultimate Alaskan Wilderness Experience

2019-08-06T18:36:37+00:00AWL Blog, Dining, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Wildlife Safety|

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 [...]

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 [...]