Location
Kodiak Island
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, freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8 hours/day
6:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
5/5
26 reviews

Overview

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is located on a secluded lagoon with views of Uyak Bay, which is 60 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak. The nearby village of Larsen Bay is home to about 100 people and according to Travel Alaska is next to some of the best fishing grounds in the Kodiak Archipeligo. Larsen Bay is surrounded by Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,812-square-mile preserve that covers most of Kodiak Island. The refuge offers rugged mountains and alpine meadows, wetlands, and spruce forests. Wildlife viewing is excellent there, and it is home to the giant Kodiak brown bear and more than 200 different species and 600 breeding pairs of bald eagles. Marine life includes seals, sea lions, porpoises, sea otters, whales and puffins. There are no roads, and no maintained trails, so the best way to view wildlife is by chartered boat or plane.

Fill your freezer with professionally processed, organic meat that you caught with your own hands. There should be at least 50 lbs per person cooler, if not more, based on the length of someone’s trip. With the cost of quality salmon and halibut behind your local markets counter – you’ll be walking away with a deal.

What makes us unique:

  1. Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is off the grid and is built on the premise that all of us can benefit from the healing power of the wilderness.
  2. We will not lie, DWL is rustic and totally off the grid, but that is why it’s so special. The air and water are pure, and the scenery is amazing.
  3. If this sounds good to you, you’ve come to the right place for a great hunting and/or fishing experience at a reasonable price.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish

Our season runs from June 1st to December 15th.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$495.00
CA$650.05
£379.44
€417.28

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishing
US$1,485.00
CA$1,950.14
£1,138.32
€1,251.84
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $59.40 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing
US$1,980.00
CA$2,600.19
£1,517.77
€1,669.13
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $79.20 per person
5 nights / 5 days fishing
US$2,475.00
CA$3,250.23
£1,897.21
€2,086.41
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $99.00 per person
6 nights / 6 days fishing
US$2,970.00
CA$3,900.28
£2,276.65
€2,503.69
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $118.80 per person
7 nights / 7 days fishing
US$3,465.00
CA$4,550.32
£2,656.09
€2,920.97
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $138.60 per person

NOTES

  • Children – under the age of 18 with an accompanying adult – are always 1/2 off.
  • We also show our appreciation to many with 15% discount for veterans, teachers, and active duty law enforcement/military.
  • With group discount: groups of 4 or more get a 15% discounts.

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

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What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 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:

Deposit required: $500 or 10%, whichever is higher

Balance due: April 1st


Due to our short season and high demand for space, your reservation may be released for further bookings if deposits are not received. A payment of $500 pp is due January 15, with a final payment due by April 1st.


Payment Methods Accepted
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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 57 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
2
-3
156.8
Feb
3
-3
118.9
Mar
3
-3
85.5
Apr
6
0
108.5
May
10
4
84.9
Jun
13
7
89.2
Jul
16
10
67
Aug
16
10
75.2
Sep
13
6
122.9
Oct
9
2
137.1
Nov
4
-2
108.4
Dec
3
-3
160.8

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 57 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
36
26
6.17
Feb
37
27
4.68
Mar
38
27
3.37
Apr
43
33
4.27
May
50
39
3.34
Jun
55
45
3.51
Jul
60
49
2.64
Aug
62
49
2.96
Sep
56
43
4.84
Oct
47
35
5.4
Nov
40
29
4.27
Dec
37
26
6.33

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

The lodge is a 1,500-foot heated wood “cabin” situated on Uyak Bay. The lodge was built by hand by Nick and DWL volunteers – all wood was salvaged from the sea and milled onsite.
Accommodations include:

  • Large deck with dramatic views of the ocean, mountains, Uyak Bay, and an eagles’ nest right next door
  • Spacious (1,500 sq. ft.) secluded cabin
  • New memory foam mattresses
  • New bunk beds
  • Heat
  • Outhouse
  • Outdoor hot shower facility
  • Access to Main Lodge kitchen, dining and coffee areas

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

6

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15 mins

Amenities

  • Guest lodge cell phone (GCI is the only mobile service tower in the area and cell phones of most guests won’t work).
  • Electricity for charging all your devices and gadgets.

Meals

  • Under the full-service plan, the lodge crew will prepare three meals a day, including what you catch or kill.
  • Guests can also arrange for DWL to stock the guest cabin, so you can do your own cooking.
  • Special diet requests should be sent to Nick at least a month before arrival.
  • There are no liquor sales in Larsen Bay, so guests should bring their own beverages, or talk to Nick to order them in advance.

    Other Activities

    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Camping
    • Whale watching
    • Bear Viewing
    • Nature Wildlife Photography

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    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.

    Larsen Bay, Alaska

    Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
    57.548285,-153.982195
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