Location
Southeast Alaska
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater,
Guided
8-9 hours/day
No fly fishing
RATING

No ratings or reviews.

Overview

Welcome to ~ Sportsman’s Cove Lodge, “Alaska’s Best Lodge”. Every lodge in Alaska has great fishing and awesome natural beauty. So what makes Sportsman’s Cove Lodge stand out from the rest? Several things, all revolving around our experience and our service-based business philosophies. Join us for your opportunity to meet some great new friends. Experience the beauty of Alaska and catch some fish in a very comfortable surrounding.

We take great pride in our handpicked Lodge team. Our very rigorous recruiting, hiring and training process takes longer to complete than the seasonal work period itself. It stresses our philosophy of Service, Service, Service, and instills a sense of ownership and pride in all who work here. Every team member in our organization “gets” that message.

At Sportsman’s Cove Lodge, we take great pride in our handpicked Lodge team. Our very rigorous recruiting, hiring and training process takes longer to complete than the seasonal work period itself. It stresses our philosophy of Service, Service, Service, and instills a sense of ownership and pride in all who work here. Every team member in our organization “gets” that message. You will arrive as a guest, but leave as our friend…

What makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Halibut
  • True cod
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Halibut

Our season runs from June 23 to Sept 23.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$823.75
CA$1,122.77
£657.99
€725.12

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishingJune 23 - July 14
US$2,895.00
CA$3,945.89
£2,312.46
€2,548.38
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4 nights / 4 days fishingJune 23 - July 14
US$3,295.00
CA$4,491.09
£2,631.97
€2,900.49
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7 nights / 7 days fishingJune 23 - July 14
US$6,190.00
CA$8,436.97
£4,944.44
€5,448.87
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3 nights / 3 days fishingJuly 15 - Aug 15
US$3,695.00
CA$5,036.29
£2,951.48
€3,252.59
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4 nights / 4 days fishingJuly 15 - Aug 15
US$4,295.00
CA$5,854.09
£3,430.75
€3,780.76
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7 nights / 7 days fishingJuly 15 - Aug 15
US$7,995.00
CA$10,897.19
£6,386.23
€7,037.75
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3 nights / 3 days fishingAug 16 – Sept 13
US$3,595.00
CA$4,899.99
£2,871.61
€3,164.57
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4 nights / 4 days fishingAug 16 – Sept 13
US$3,995.00
CA$5,445.19
£3,191.12
€3,516.67
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7 nights / 7 days fishingAug 16 – Sept 13
US$7,195.00
CA$9,806.79
£5,747.21
€6,333.54
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NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8-9 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

We have a wide variety of fine wines, ales and beer to make sure your thirst is always quenched. NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES.

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: 90 days prior to arrival.


Cancellations

  • All cancellation fees based on scheduled arrival date at lodge.
  • A fishing trip cancelled with more than 180 days prior notice is assessed a US$500 per person fee.
  • 90-179 days prior notice: US$1,000 per person fee.
  • Less than 90 days prior notice: Non-Refundable.
Trip Insurance is your best protection against unforeseen circumstances and we highly recommend it. Sportsman’s Cove Lodge cannot be held responsible for loss of fishing, flight delays (including float planes), lodging, any charges incurred due to weather conditions (within or outside of Alaska) or any other events that are beyond our control. Use Sportsman’s Cove Lodge Travel Department to make your travel arrangements. When your travel plans change unexpectedly, our travel department is your best source for assistance. Linda has your itinerary at her fingertips and knows the best ways to help you.


Payment Methods Accepted
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PayPal:
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 25 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
4
0
257.7
Feb
5
0
187.4
Mar
6
0
196.3
Apr
10
2
161.6
May
13
6
124.9
Jun
16
9
101.4
Jul
18
11
104.5
Aug
18
12
134.4
Sep
15
9
226.8
Oct
11
5
332.3
Nov
7
2
306.4
Dec
5
0
270.2

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 25 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
40
32
10.14
Feb
41
31
7.38
Mar
44
33
7.73
Apr
49
36
6.36
May
56
43
4.92
Jun
61
49
3.99
Jul
64
52
4.12
Aug
64
53
5.29
Sep
59
48
8.93
Oct
51
41
13.08
Nov
44
35
12.06
Dec
41
33
10.64

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

All of our reservations at Sportsman’s Cove Lodge are booked on a double occupancy basis. The views are breathtaking. You’re perched among the towering evergreens, eye-level with the eagles, looking down on the tranquil waters of the Cove. All rooms are spotless, and offer private baths and daily housekeeping service. All but a few rooms have water views. The Lodge can easily accommodate 30 guests. Special requests for rooms are based on a first booked, first served basis.

The Main Lodge
Our Main Lodge accommodations are the most centrally located, just above the dining room and lounge. All rooms feature private baths and stunning views, most overlooking Saltery Cove, and two with a beautiful wilderness vista. The Main Lodge is a favorite choice for our guests that enjoy a quick trip to the dock, meals, and our infamous warm cookies and milk served every evening in our lounge.

The Eagle’s Nest
The Eagles Nest is located precisely where the name suggests, high up in the trees. It is situated at the very top of our lodge. There are 2 levels that have 4 rooms each with sliding glass doors out to shared balconies overlooking the cove.

Saltery Cottage
The newest addition to our Sportsman’s Cove Lodge family is a completely remodeled neighboring cabin that accommodates groups of 6 featuring 3 full bedrooms and 3 baths. This cottage also includes a kitchenette and living room for your group’s enjoyment as well as a private deck overlooking the water. Please call for pricing and availability, as this has become a popular upgrade.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Please contact us for pricing and availability.

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

30

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

30 mins

Amenities

Hot tub, gift shop.

Meals

We offer fine Alaskan dining, as well as providing special dietary needs. Our Culinary crew highlights the menu with fresh, locally caught seafood complemented by fresh baked breads and desserts. We also have a wide variety of fine wines, ales and beer to make sure your thirst is always quenched. Upon your arrival our culinary staff will greet you with treats from their fine Alaska dining selections. Each morning you will be provided with a hearty breakfast to meet the day. There will also be some delectable selections from our fine Alaska dining on the Spike table so that you may create your own specialty lunch, to be taken onto the boat each day.

Other Activities

Hiking trails, row boat, photographic opportunities and hiking trails.

BOATS

Description

Our boats are the safest and most spacious available. You’ll spend the majority of your fishing vacation aboard your boat, so it makes sense to maximize your comfort and safety. Our claim to fame is bigger, more comfortable, and safer boats. Owner Larry McQuarrie spent years designing our 37′ spacious walk-around sport fishing boats and has them custom-built just for Sportsman’s Cove Lodge. Each boat has a warm comfortable cabin, a clean sanitary head, and the latest in navigational electronics. A party of six can enjoy a boat all to themselves.

Our Custom Fishing Boats

  • 37 feet long
  • 11 feet wide
  • Cruise speed: 20 – 25 mph
  • 15 feet per guest
  • 140 square feet
  • Warm cabin with oil burning furnace/stove, private restroom, dinette with cushy seating, Yacht-like experience
  • Safe, dependable diesel engines designed for heavy use
  • Master Mariner Captains & Deckhand

 

The Ordinary Boat

  • 18 – 26 feet long
  • 8 feet wide
  • 25 – 35 mph
  • 5 feet per guest
  • 32 – 48 square feet
  • No stove, port-a-potty (or bleach bottle)
  • Unreliable gas outboard motors not intended for commercial use
  • No deckhand. Guide is often merely a OUPV (Operator of Un-inspected Passenger Vehicle)

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Travel destination:

The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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Details

Luggage
Most major airlines have their own baggage requirements. Please check with every airline you will be flying on to ensure no surprises in your trip. When you travel with Pacific Airways (the float-plane company that will be transporting you to the Lodge and back to Ketchikan), they will allow 40 pounds per person of luggage on flights to and from the Lodge. Soft sided or flexible luggage is recommended for floatplane travel.

Traveling Tips
In addition to your personal bag tags, it is imperative that our HOT PINK SCL bag tags are attached to every piece of luggage bound for Sportsman’s Cove Lodge — EVEN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG! We cannot stress this enough. Our worst fear would be that your bags would stay on the plane and end up in some remote village… lost forever.

If Arriving in Ketchikan Before 2:00 pm
If you arrive before 2:00 pm, you may want to take the ferry over to town and do some sightseeing. The airport is located on a small island with ferry service every 30 minutes to Ketchikan.

Please check in with Pacific Airways and let them know you are going into town and will want to catch the floatplane to the Lodge from the “waterfront” terminal. Pacific Airways will then give you a waterfront floatplane departure time. You will need to be at the Pacific Airways waterfront terminal — located at 1621 Tongass Ave, Suite 101 — 30 minutes prior to departure.

If Arriving in Ketchikan After 3:30 pm
Upon arrival in Ketchikan International Airport (remember no later than 3:30 pm) you will notice the “Pacific Airways” counter located right by the baggage claim area. After claiming your bags, please proceed to the Pacific Airways counter and check-in with them immediately — they will be expecting you.

Pacific Airways will provide you with the information you need to proceed to the floatplane dock for your flight to Sportsman’s Cove Lodge. Your floatplane fare is included in the cost of your package.

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