Waterfall Resort



    Southeast Alaska, AK, USA






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    Celebrating more than a century of tradition, Waterfall Resort spans 52 acres on Prince of Wales Island near Alaska's famed Inside Passage. Accessible only by air and sea, our record-setting salmon cannery turned legendary sport-fishing resort draws anglers from around the world (65,000 to date), who come to our remote shores in pursuit of wild king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and more than 20 other fish species.

    Waterfall Resort Alaska is known the world over for the astounding number of king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and other sport fish reeled in by our guests year after year. But why is the fishing so good at Waterfall Resort? One reason is that we have an unparalleled one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, and the sole aim of our crew of 90-plus—which includes our expert U.S. Coast Guard licensed fishing guides—is to see that you have the best ever Alaska sport-fishing adventure, from arrival to departure.

    But there's another huge reason why our fishing is so good. That's our storied location on Prince of Wales Island's western shore, an ideal habitat for millions of bait fish that draw the annual returns of Southeast Alaska's mighty king and silver salmon. These seasonal runs inspired pioneering fishermen who, back in 1912, established our forebearer, the record-setting Waterfall Cannery. Building on that legacy, the cannery was turned into a remote fishing lodge in 1973.

    Accessible only by air and sea, Waterfall Resort is located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska's 1,100-island Alexander Archipelago, near the famed Inside Passage, the historic settlers' route turned interisland marine highway. The truth is, though, we're as easily reached as we are wonderfully remote. Just a short floatplane flight from Ketchikan—the Alaska port town just 90 minutes from Seattle, Washington—and you're transported to another world.

    Our 52-acre property is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest on our 2,770-square-mile island's craggy west coast. Here, nutrient-rich spring runoff and a confluence of ocean currents attract millions of bait fish, which in turn feed vast populations of halibut, lingcod, and rockfish—as well as the extraordinary annual returns of king and silver salmon.

    Of course, those wily salmon know exactly why they converge along our shores each summer. They're bulking up for their inland journey to their spawning grounds—rivers and creeks in Washington and Oregon, and the 14,000 miles of wild Alaska waterways throughout the Tongass.

    Fly in the Morning, Fish in the Afternoon

    Happily, we're just a short floatplane flight from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, 90 minutes from Seattle, Washington. At Waterfall Resort, you can fly in in the morning and be on the water fishing with us in the afternoon.

    Dedicated Service, On and Off the Water

    It's always great to see the familiar faces of our many repeat guests, and we're honored by those who've made a stay at our historic property an annual tradition passed from one generation to the next. While we've hosted our share of pro athletes and celebrities over the years, our core clientele includes both newbie and longtime anglers, corporate and nonprofit groups, and vacationing families, who return to the resort year after year.

    What Do We Fish For?

    June 15 to Aug 17
    • Halibut
    • Ling Cod
    • Rockfish (Yellow Eye, Red Snapper)
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Pink (Humpback) Salmon


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    Seniors silver salmon getaway - June 15-18 and August 14-17, 3.0 days of fishing starting June 15
    ($800.00 DISCOUNT)
    Seniors silver salmon getaway - June 15-18 and August 14-17, 4.0 days of fishing starting June 15
    ($1,200.00 DISCOUNT)
    Seniors silver salmon getaway - June 15-18 and August 14-17, 5.0 days of fishing starting June 15
    ($1,600.00 DISCOUNT)
    Fourth of July Celebration - July 1-6, 5.0 days of fishing starting July 1
    ($1,600.00 DISCOUNT)
    Two-night special, selected dates, 3.0 days of fishing starting June 15
    ($750.00 DISCOUNT)

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

    • Waterfall Resort Alaska all-inclusive fishing adventures are based on double occupancy in Boardwalk Cabins or Lodge Rooms. Additional nights are $1,600 per night.
    • Upgrade fees apply for Egg House Suites and Tongass Townhouses (see our website).
    • 15% off standard rates for kids and teens under 18 when fishing with an adult.

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    What's included?

    How many hours of guided fishing?

    11 hours/day

    Return transportation to/from Ketchikan      

    Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

    Fish processing:     

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    • On-site Alaska Airlines service for departure day check-in
    • Ground crew assistance at Ketchikan International Airport
    • Daily housekeeping, Wi-Fi, and all other resort services
    • Waterfall Resort provides guests with all-weather gear, including Helly Hansen bib overalls, hooded jackets, and neoprene XtraTuf boots.


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    Return from an exciting day of wild Alaska sport fishing, relaxing in comfort in Waterfall Resort's inviting accommodations: oceanfront Lodge Rooms, our historic Boardwalk Cabins, executive-style Egg House Suites, and family-size Tongass Townhouses.

    We host guests in true angler style. Most of our guest quarters once housed the intrepid fishermen of Waterfall Cannery, the record-setting salmon cannery founded in 1912. Now carefully renovated, all accommodations have ocean or forest views, private baths, and in-room conveniences such as coffee/tea makers, mini-fridges, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

    Lodge Rooms

    Conveniently located on the second floor of the General Store (with its supplies and sundries, and snack-stocked lounge) our ten historic Lodge Rooms each feature two double beds, an in-room bathroom with shower, Wi-Fi access, a mini-fridge, and a coffee/tea maker. These rooms are nearest to the Dining Room and Lagoon Saloon, and all have ocean or forest views.

    • Each sleeps two
    • Beds: Two doubles
    • Bathrooms: one
    • Square feet: 190 to 222

    Boardwalk Cabins

    Built in 1912 to house Waterfall Cannery crew, our 26 carefully renovated Boardwalk Cabins are closest to the docks and fishing boats. Each cabin hosts two anglers, and features one room with two double beds, a bathroom with shower, a mini-fridge, and a coffee/tea maker. Best of all, you can watch the waterfront action and catch Prince of Wales Island's extreme tides and dazzling sunsets from your porch.

    • Beds: Two doubles
    • Bathrooms: one
    • Square feet: 258

    Egg House Suites

    Constructed from the building that once stored Waterfall Cannery's coveted salmon roe, our four premium Egg House Suites are within a short walk of the General Store and on the route to our waterfall. Private, extraspacious, and right on the water, these well-appointed quarters accommodate two anglers with two queen beds, expansive bathrooms with shower and tub, separate sitting and dressing areas, mini-fridges, coffee/tea makers, wet bars, and wraparound decks with panoramic views of Ulloa Channel.

    • Beds: two queens
    • Bathrooms: one
    • Sitting area
    • Wet bar
    • Square feet: 618

    Tongass Townhouses

    Great for families and hikers, our four Tongass Townhouses rest right up against the forest, handy to our creekside trails and namesake waterfall. These two-story accommodations host up to four guests and feature two bedrooms (one with two double beds; the other, two twins) and two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs there's a full kitchen, washer/dryer, half-bath, and sitting area with cozy fireplace that opens to an oceanfront balcony.

    • Each sleeps up to four
    • Beds: Two queens, two twins
    • Bathrooms: Two plus
    • Square feet: 853
    • Sitting area
    • Fireplace
    • Full kitchen
    • Washer/dryer

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    We've hosted more corporate events and group gatherings than any other Alaska fishing resort. Our Fortune 500 clients count on Waterfall Resort and our experienced crew for one-of-a-kind gatherings focused on leadership, incentive travel, and customer appreciation.

    • Account management, budget development, custom itineraries
    • Transportation, menu/beverage and reception planning
    • On-site signage, meet and greet, cobranded gear

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    Along with the fully stocked bar, the Lagoon Saloon features big-screen TVs, pool and ping-pong tables, darts, Wi-Fi and landline Internet access, a poker room, cannery memorabilia, plenty of comfortable sitting areas, and views of our saltwater lagoon and the Tongass National Forest.

    Amenities also include daily housekeeping and ice delivery. And every room and suite is within walking distance (or a courtesy golf-cart ride!) of the docks, Dining Room, and Lagoon Saloon. Nonsmoker? Ask for one of our nonsmoking rooms.



    Each of our 27 custom-designed, 25-foot North River cabin cruisers is built for safety, performance, comfort, and convenience. Features include heated cabins, air-suspension seats, powerful fuel-injected outboards, and a full complement of Furuno marine electronics.


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    Deposit required: US$1,000.00

    Balance due: no later than 60 days prior to the reservation arrival date.

    An additional deposit equal to 50% of the invoice total must be submitted no later than February 1, 2016.

    We understand that at times unexpected things can get in the way of your Alaska sport-fishing adventure. To protect against this, we recommend that all our guests purchase travel insurance well in advance of their trip, so they know theyre covered in the event of an emergency.

    Waterfall Resort Alaska is not responsible for loss of fishing time, lodging, food, transportation, baggage, or fish boxes; flight delays; or other incidents resulting from inclement weather or other conditions beyond our reasonable control. The following policy applies to all cancellations.

    All cancellations will be assessed a minimum fee of $1,000 per person. Cancellations made fewer than 120 days prior to arrival date will be assessed an additional cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total package price. Cancellations made fewer than 60 days prior to arrival will be assessed a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total package price. There are no exceptions to this cancellation policy.

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    All-inclusive lodges include:
    • accommodation
    • all equipment/gear/tackle
    • boats and fuel
    • guiding
    • all meals
    • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only, this is not applicable)
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