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 (rivers),
Guided
9 hours/day
4:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.7/5
107 reviews

Overview

Port Lions Lodge is a premier, full-service Kodiak Island Alaska lodge and Kodiak Alaska fishing lodge that offers comfortable accommodations, first-class family style dining, and breathtaking views of the stunning natural beauty of Kizhuyak Bay and the Kodiak Mountains. Enjoy fishing for Kodiak halibut, Kodiak salmon, Kodiak rockfish, and Kodiak Lingcod. You will also enjoy hunting for Sitka blacktail deer, sea ducks, whale watching, Kodiak Bear viewing, berry picking, hiking, sea kayaking, and more from our scenic waterfront property. With professional guides, cooks, and hosts, a vacation at Port Lions Lodge is not your typical hunting or fishing vacation. Warm showers, hot meals, and comfy beds await you at the end of every day.

One the strongest attractions to Port Lions Lodge, which opened in 1989, is that unlike other lodges in the area, which typically carry 6 fishermen to a boat, Port Lions Lodge typically limits its boats to 4 fishermen each, except when the guest specifically requests more. There is no question that this increases the quality of the experience. In addition to boats, guests also fish from stream banks and gravel bars and at times even fish while wading in the salt water. Our Alaska fishing lodge offers options that no other lodge can. Our season starts in May with the influx of spawning herring followed by giant king salmon and halibut. We fish exclusively out of the boat in May. Shore excursions are added in June to fly fish for sockeye salmon. As the summer goes on we catch fewer of the giant kings but the numbers of the smaller ones goes up. July adds another opportunity as the silvers start to show up in the saltwater. A typical July day can result in a mixed bag of kings, silvers, and halibut from the ocean as well as some pink salmon and Dolly Varden Trout from the streams. In August we start catching the silvers in the streams and rivers. They run right through September. The late summer fishing is great in both the ocean and the streams. Our Fishing Lodge offers an abundance of fishing opportunities paralleled by none other.

The protected water between Kodiak, Afognak, and Raspberry Islands holds some of the richest biomass in the world. The plankton growth often makes the crystal clear water appear like a rich broth and it attracts everything from tiny fish to great humpback whales. Fish and sea mammals alike hold here in the tidal waters between these islands because of the unending supply of food. Salt-water fish migrate here to feed and grow. King salmon are here all year long and silver salmon feed in the salt water all summer as they travel to their spawning grounds. Add to this the large number of sparkling streams that each have their own unique salmon and steelhead spawning beds and you have one of the best sportfishing areas in the world. It’s also one of the best places around for an Alaska fishing lodge!

What makes us unique:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Halibut
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Rockfish
  • Ling Cod
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Black bass
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Halibut
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Rockfish
Ling Cod
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)

Our season runs from June 2 to Sept 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$900.00
CA$1,146.04
£657.82
€739.25

PER PERSON

6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$4,500.00
CA$5,730.19
£3,289.09
€3,696.25
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $180.00 per person
6 nights / 5 days fishingFresh Water Fishing from Remote Rivers and Salt Water Fishing from the Boat
US$4,500.00
CA$5,730.19
£3,289.09
€3,696.25
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $180.00 per person

NOTES

Ask about our veterans and first responders 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?

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:

Other:

Note that fly fishing gear is NOT included.

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: 90 days prior to start of vacation.


At Port Lions Lodge our operating season is very short and to protect our limited window of opportunity to earn a living, we adhere to a fairly rigid cancellation/refund policy. If a trip is canceled for any reason before 180 days of trip start date, there will be no refunds unless that spot can be filled. There will be a 20% of the deposit restocking fee retained in this event. If Rolled to a future date 80% of the initial deposit will be rolled to that trip offering.

If a trip is canceled for any reason within 180 days of your trip start date there will be no refunds unless that offering can be filled, there will still be a 20% restocking fee applied in this event. We will look at these on a case by case bases as well and do our best to accommodate. If a cancellation is needed it must be submitted in written form.

In the event the offering can’t be completed due to federal, state or local regulations Port Lions Lodge will roll 80% of your initial deposit to a future offering. As always trip insurance is recommended to protect your investment.

Mechanical Cancellations

All efforts will be made to accommodate your fishing around the unforeseeable events by putting you on a different vessel.

Weather

Port Lions Lodge will not be responsible for lost time due to weather. If you are concerned about this please purchase travel insurance.

No Smoking

Port Lions Lodge has a no smoking Policy within the Lodge and the cabin of the boat. You may smoke outside on our deck, in our yard, or on the deck of the boat with the captain’s permissions as long as you do not smoke in any location that can be a nuisance to other guest.

Fish

Although the crew of Port Lions Lodge has fished our waters for numerous years and are experts at what we do we cannot guarantee the catching of any specific species of sizes of fish. We sell a fishing vacation that provides our clients the opportunity to fish for and very likely catch various species of fish indigenous to our waters.

Insurance

The owner of the Port Lions Lodge recommends the use of travel insurance. Port Lions Lodge cannot refund last minute cancellations that are beyond our control. Please use Travel Insurance to protect your vacation dollars.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

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

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

Details

Corporate buyout:

If you book a group of 4 persons together you will get a boat exclusively to your group and the Captain. If you book a group of 8-12 persons together you will have the entire lodge and the two boats exclusively to your group and the Captain. We will not add any additional clients to the lodge or boats. It will be yours exclusively!

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

12

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

10 to 30 mins.

Meals

The provided meals are home cooked and served family style. Breads and desserts are baked fresh daily. We specialize in  Alaska seafood entrees.

Other Activities

Bear watching, whale watching, deer, duck, fox, Kodiak bear and mountain goat hunting.

BOATS

Description

Our new ocean going catamarans are the pride of the fleet. They have lots of deck space for chasing big fish around the boat. They have plenty of cabin room to protect you from the weather. There is a fully enclosed toilet room for privacy. The twin Yamaha four stroke outboards provide fast, quiet transportation as well as efficient trolling. An Alaska Fishing Lodge without Armstrong Catamarans is a sad place indeed! Our boats are equipped with state-of-the-art marine electronics. Fishing gear is updated and carefully maintained. Guides are coast guard licensed and approved with years of experience in safe seamanship and fishing techniques.

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.

Kodiak City, Alaska

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

You will be picked up in Kodiak between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Sunday and dropped off around Noon on the following Saturday. Be sure to check Raven Avaition schedules (1-800-866-8394) if you are spending the night in Anchorage at 6:30 AM Sunday morning as Raven comes out later in the morning.

Do you or anyone in your group have any food allergies? If so please list them to us and what you do at home to accommodate this individual.

Do you or anyone in your group have foods that you do not care for? We typically serve dinners and lunches that are sea foods indigenous to our area. We will be serving halibut, salmon, and crab as an example. If anyone in your group cannot or does not prefer these dishes let us know and we will strive to ensure each of you has an enjoyable meal.

Do you or anyone in your group have any medical conditions we should be aware of? Please make sure you bring any necessary medications with you in your carry on bag just in case that rare situation happens and your luggage arrives a little later than you do.

Do you or anyone in your group experience sea sickness? Port Lions Lodge and our fishery is very protected by islands all the way around us providing typically calm water (way calmer than any of the other lodges in Alaska) but at times individuals susceptible can have issues. If you are in a group of 4 or more you will have the boat exclusive to your group and we can stay in protected waters. As a preventive measure you can try Dramamine or Bonine but I feel the best preventive measure for sea sickness is the Scopolamine Patch. For information see this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682509.html If you are not into taking meds like these or allergic then Ginger Root is also a good holistic prevention and can be picked up at grocery stores and health food stores.

If fishing in the month of June or the last couple weeks of August through the first couple weeks of September can each member in your group make a leisurely hike of about a mile and a half? We have stream fishing for Sockeyes (reds) in June and Cohos (silvers) in late August through mid September so if everyone is up for the occasion we hike some very pretty trails along a stream to a spectacular fishing hole.

Stream fishing- Your personal fishing equipment – bringing your personal fishing gear is highly recommended. We are utilizing the tackle and gear used on the boat for salt water fishing the entire season and our captains are quick to notice issues and provide maintenance or replace gear and tackle. The stream fishing gear is spread out over the season, used late at night around the lodge, and used along the streams out of our sight. We have found over the years that things get broken and not mentioned to us so we highly recommend you bring your own spinning rods or fly fishing gear if you prefer to stream fish. We will provide spinning gear but cannot guarantee someone hasn’t left it in poor repair before you. Feel free to call us for our recommendations for lures and tackle. We furnish each fisherman with a starter kit but many lures can be lost in the heat of battle throughout the week.

Staying Comfortable While Fishing – A short, durable raincoat or waterproof, hooded wading jacket is a great choice to go along with chest waders. The chest waders are used to fish the beach in front of the lodge and area rivers in June for sockeyes (red) salmon or later in August when the silver salmon are transitioning from the salt to fresh water. Its a blast to catch these fish and it’s even more fun if you can stay warm and dry while doing it!

No Felt Soled Wading Boots in Alaska Now! The State of Alaska Department Fish & Game no longer allows felt-soled wading boots to be used in Alaska. Effective January 1, 2012, footgear with absorbent felt or other fibrous material on the soles are prohibited while sport fishing in the fresh waters of Alaska. The regulation was put in place to reduce the potential for the introduction and spread of invasive organisms to Alaskan waters. Thank you for keeping Alaskan waters clean and productive! Bring only rubber-soled or other impervious materials (plastics, etc.) to wear with your waders.

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