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,
Unguided
only self-guided/day
No fly fishing
RATING

No ratings or reviews.

Overview

Experience the difference at Elfin Cove’s exclusive self-guided fishing lodge. Nestled among the secluded northwest coast of Chichagof Island, Waters Edge Lodge allows anglers easy access to some of the best fishing Southeast Alaska has to offer. Along with the diverse fishing grounds, Waters Edge Lodge offers the comforts of home with the convenience of an all-inclusive resort.

Surrounded by the vast beauty of Tongass National Forest the senses are sure to be delighted by the sights and sounds of the abundant wildlife. So, whether you are looking for trophy halibut, acrobatic salmon, or pictures of Alaska’s unique wildlife, Waters Edge Lodge is the place for you. Join us and experience the difference Waters Edge Lodge and Elfin Cove have to offer.

Waters Edge Lodge is owned & operated by Kelly & Mary Crump. With many years of experience you are sure a wonderful fishing experience in Elfin Cove, Alaska! They will ensure your comfort both on and off the water. With an extensive knowledge of fishing in Southeast Alaska they will help make your self-guided fishing experience a memorable and successful adventure.

What makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

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

Our season runs from May 31 to Sept 5.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$680.00
CA$922.35
£545.43
€605.19

PER PERSON

6 nights / 5 days fishingCenter Console
US$3,400.00
CA$4,611.74
£2,727.13
€3,025.94
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6 nights / 5 days fishingCovered Boat
US$3,900.00
CA$5,289.94
£3,128.18
€3,470.93
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NOTES

Lodging is double-occupancy. 3.5% surcharge if paying by credit card.

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?

only self-guided

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:

Laundry services, 7-day ADF&G fishing license, GPS/fish finder.

Deposit required: $800

Balance due: April 1


Deposits are non-refundable however, they are transferable to another guest or we will gladly switch you to a week that is available or carry it over to the following year.  Upon receipt of your deposit a confirmation letter will be sent to you with information specific to your trip. Weather can occasionally affect scheduled flights. If due to weather or other uncontrollable reason, you would have to spend an additional night, you would be responsible for your own hotel and meal costs. Neither Waters Edge Lodge nor participating airlines will assume any additional expense. You break it you buy it. It is very difficult to get supplies in and out of Elfin Cove. Please be careful with the equipment while attending the lodge. If something is broken or lost you will be responsible for the cost to replace the item.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:

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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 65 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
1
-4
109.5
Feb
2
-4
77.5
Mar
4
-2
71.4
Apr
9
1
54
May
14
5
57.2
Jun
17
8
60.1
Jul
17
10
92.6
Aug
17
10
115.3
Sep
13
7
190.7
Oct
8
3
182.3
Nov
4
-1
127.4
Dec
2
-3
119.7

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 65 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
33
25
4.31
Feb
36
25
3.05
Mar
39
28
2.81
Apr
48
33
2.13
May
57
41
2.25
Jun
62
47
2.36
Jul
63
50
3.65
Aug
63
49
4.54
Sep
55
45
7.51
Oct
47
38
7.18
Nov
38
30
5.02
Dec
35
27
4.71

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

Unknown

BOATS

Description

Stabi Craft Ultra Centre Cab 2250:

  • 22.5′ long 101″ beam
  • Luggable Loo
  • Raw water wash down
  • Delta anchor with a windlass pulling system
  • Fish storage in stern
  • 200hp Yamaha motor
  • GPS/Sonar/Radar
  • Marine radio & all US Coast Guard required equipment
  • Electric Down riggers, rod holders, harpoon, salmon net, billy club

Sea Hunt Triton 220:

  • 22′ long 8’6″ beam
  • Luggable Loo
  • T-Top with rocket launchers for rod storage
  • Raw water wash down
  • Delta anchor with a windlass pulling system
  • Fish storage in bow
  • 150hp Yamaha motor
  • GPS/Sonar
  • Marine radio & all US Coast Guard required equipment
  • Down riggers, rod holders, harpoon, salmon net, billy club

Defiance Commander 220 EX:

  • 22′ long 8’6″ beam
  • Luggable Loo
  • T-Top with rocket launchers for rod storage
  • Raw water wash down
  • Delta anchor with a windlass pulling system
  • Fish storage in bow
  • 150hp Honda motor
  • GPS/Sonar
  • Marine radio & all US Coast Guard required equipment
  • Down riggers, rod holders, harpoon, salmon net, billy club

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.

Juneau, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
Juneau-Airport-JNU
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How to get there?

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Details

Cell Phone Coverage and WIFI

As is common with most remote locations in the world, cell phone coverage is great, when you have service. You will have scattered cell service in Elfin Cove with better service out fishing. Bring your phone but be aware that depending on your provider and plan, additional charges may apply. AT&T has had the best service and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have limited or no service. The dining room at the lodge has a cell signal booster which allows for calls and data use. The lodge has a landline phone that guests are welcome to use. Each boat is outfitted with a marine radio for your safety and convenience.

WIFI not readily available in Elfin Cove. If you have a data plan on your phone, this will work best in Elfin Cove especially with our cell signal boosters.

Travel Information

Travel Between your Home and Juneau, Alaska

Sunday 3:30 PM – Do not schedule your commercial arrival after 3:30 PM on Sunday.

Saturday 11:30 AM – Do not schedule your commercial departure before 11:30 AM Saturday.

Travel Between Juneau and Elfin Cove, Alaska

Guests are scheduled to fly with Ward Air to Elfin Cove. Sunday flights begin to depart 2:30 PM. When you arrive at the Juneau airport and after you collect your luggage please contact Ward Air via white courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area or by calling directly at (907) 789-9150. Ward Air is not located in the airport terminal and will transport you to their office in their courtesy shuttle.

Saturday morning Elfin Cove to Juneau a high-speed whale-watching catamaran will provide transportation. You will be back to the Juneau Airport by 11:30 am with your gear and fish boxes.

Travel Difficulties

If you have travel delays or have other travel issues please contact us as soon as possible. Often we are able to make adjustments to accommodate the unforeseen circumstances.

Weather can occasionally affect scheduled flights, if due to weather or other uncontrollable reason, you would have to spend an additional night, you would be responsible for your own hotel and meal costs. Neither Waters Edge Lodge nor participating airlines will assume any additional costs.

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