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, freshwater (rivers),
Guided + Unguided
1:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
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Overview

Whaler’s Cove Lodge is located on Killisnoo Island just a few miles from the village of Angoon on the western side of Admiralty Island. Our calm waters are a hundred miles by water from any large towns, so we enjoy wilderness adventures without any crowds. At Whaler’s Cove Lodge, you will enjoy the best that Alaska has to offer!

Whaler’s Cove Lodge is a remote all-inclusive fishing and eco-adventure destination catering to 48 guests at a time. Our daily trips are designed around small groups – 3 to 6 people per guide/boat. We do this to ensure a great personal experience with everything Alaska has to offer. Our space is limited and bookings run 12 to 24 months in advance.

Our waters are a hundred miles from any other towns, so we enjoy wilderness fishing without day traffic pressure from commercial and sport fleets. You won’t find boats or planes from other lodges anchored where you want to fish. We enjoy productive fishing only 10-30 minutes from our dock, avoiding long boat rides. Calm waters, created by the sheltered weather effect of nearby islands, adds to the pleasure of fishing at Whaler’s Cove Lodge.

Within 1 hour of our lodge, via our 22′ Boulton Freshwater Guide Boats, we can utilize 45 separate freshwater streams and rivers. And within an hour’s reach using a chartered float plane, we can fish in over 1000 freshwater lakes, streams and rivers. We can accommodate parties of 1 to 6 anglers per boat/guide.

What makes us unique:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Dolly Varden
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Steelhead
  • Halibut
  • Trout - Cutthroat
  • Pacific Cod, Black Cod, Shrimp
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dolly Varden
Dungeness Crab
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Steelhead
Halibut
Trout - Cutthroat

Our season runs from June 21 to Sept 9.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$1,012.75
CA$1,355.64
£786.98
€868.33

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishingFully Guided Adventures
US$3,450.00
CA$4,618.07
£2,680.91
€2,958.03
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $138.00 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishingFully Guided Adventures
US$4,600.00
CA$6,157.42
£3,574.55
€3,944.04
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $184.00 per person
6 nights / 6 days fishingFully Guided Adventures
US$6,900.00
CA$9,236.13
£5,361.82
€5,916.06
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $276.00 per person
7 nights / 7 days fishingFully Guided Adventures
US$8,050.00
CA$10,775.49
£6,255.46
€6,902.07
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $322.00 per person
8 nights / 8 days fishingFully Guided Adventures
US$9,200.00
CA$12,314.84
£7,149.10
€7,888.08
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $368.00 per person
3 nights / 3 days fishingSelf Guided Adventures
US$3,360.00
CA$4,497.60
£2,610.98
€2,880.86
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $134.40 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishingSelf Guided Adventures
US$4,600.00
CA$6,157.42
£3,574.55
€3,944.04
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $184.00 per person
6 nights / 6 days fishingSelf Guided Adventures
US$6,090.00
CA$8,151.89
£4,732.39
€5,221.57
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $243.60 per person
7 nights / 7 days fishingSelf Guided Adventures
US$7,100.00
CA$9,503.85
£5,517.24
€6,087.54
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $284.00 per person
8 nights / 8 days fishingSelf Guided Adventures
US$8,102.00
CA$10,845.09
£6,295.87
€6,946.65
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $324.08 per person

NOTES

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Due to the high demand of guest preferences for accommodations, vessels, USCG Captains, and dates of vacation – we cannot hold spaces without a deposit.
  • Reservations made after March 1st of the planned trip year require a payment in full at the time of booking.
  • We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Visit www.Squaremouth.com to compare travel insurance policies or call them at 800-240-0369. Whaler’s Cove Lodge is not affiliated with, nor does it benefit from, Squaremouth sales or policies. This suggestion is for your travel protection only. Please read the cancellation policy below.

Discounts

  • Best price per use of 1 discount: no multiple add on discounts
  • 3% discount for payment in full with Cash or Check
  • 10% discount for Founder’s Club Member
    • Guest must be full-pay for 5 trips
    • 6th trip + for rest of life = 10% discount and 1 extra 50lbs of fish processed, complimentary if caught by guest.
  • Current Year rates for following year if Deposit is paid by end of Current Year season (i.e. 9/12/CY) for next season.
    • Next Year rates kick in beginning first day after season of Current Year closes.

Child Rates

  • 0-4 = Transportation fees apply, no fish box allowance
  • 5-10 = 25% discount, no fish box allowance
  • 11-15 = 15% discount, 1 fish box allowance for trip
  • 16+ same as adult pricing, full package, F&G requires fish licenses

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?

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:

No, BYOB

Other:

Self-Guided packages include boat-based salt water fishing. 24′ fishing boat equipped with video fish finders, radios and power tilt outboard motors, all safety equipment, fish coolers loaded with ice, all fishing gear and tackle, bait and fuel.

  • The three (3) and four (4) day packages include 2 – 50lb boxes per person (100 lbs)
  • The six (6) and seven (7) day packages include 3 – 50lb boxes per person (150 lbs)
  • The eight (8) day packages include 4 – 50lb boxes per person (200 lbs)

Deposit required: 1000

Balance due: 120 days prior to arrival.


Whaler’s Cove Lodge starts booking trips 2 years in advance, and blocks can sell out 12-18 months before scheduled trip dates. We have very limited space available at our Lodge, which means we have to turn away dozens and dozens of hopeful visitors every year. Once trip blocks are sold out, they’re sold out (unlike airlines, we do not oversell). If space has been occupied for 18 months and then must unexpectedly be cancelled, it puts us all in a difficult position. We will make every effort to re-book your space, as it is both in our and your best interest, but that does not always happen. As a small family company, we have hearts and really feel for family challenges and personal transitions, but we must also protect our livelihood and that of our employees. The best way to secure your funds and not have to worry about the ‘unexpecteds’ of life is to purchase travelers insurance. A company we’ve heard good things about in the past is Squaremouth. You can visit their website here: www.Squaremouth.com, or call them at 800-240-0369. Whaler’s Cove Lodge is not affiliated with, nor does it benefit from, Squaremouth sales or policies. This suggestion is for your travel protection only.

  • All Deposits are Non-Refundable – For your protection, it’s not a bad idea to look at travelers insurance! Click here to shop.
  • If a cancellation must happen and travelers insurance is not purchased, deposits can be rolled over to the next year, one time. Deposits can be rolled over with no additional fee up to 6 months before scheduled trip dates. Once the 6 month deadline hits, there is a $350 per person re-booking fee. Reservation rates for the newly booked year will apply.
  • If the deposit is not used within the originally booked year or the following year (rolled over), the deposit is forfeited.
  • All other payments, above and beyond the deposit, are refunded up to 120 days prior to arrival.
  • Full Payment Due 120 days prior to first day of trip. Final Payments Are Non-Refundable and Cannot be Rolled Over unless we are able to re-book the vacated space. We will make every effort to re-book your space, as it is both in our and your best interest.
  • There are no refunds due to weather conditions or events beyond our control.
  • We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance!! (You may have heard this a few times before…we highly suggest it!)

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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
5
0
155.9
Feb
5
0
105.5
Mar
6
0
113.3
Apr
9
3
76.9
May
12
6
62.6
Jun
14
9
53.5
Jul
16
11
83.4
Aug
17
11
120.3
Sep
14
9
239.8
Oct
10
6
271.7
Nov
7
2
207
Dec
5
1
176.9

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
41
33
6.14
Feb
42
32
4.15
Mar
43
33
4.46
Apr
48
37
3.03
May
53
43
2.47
Jun
57
48
2.1
Jul
60
52
3.29
Aug
62
53
4.74
Sep
58
49
9.44
Oct
51
42
10.7
Nov
44
36
8.15
Dec
42
33
6.96

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Located on a beautiful secluded beach overlooking Killisnoo Harbor and the snow-clad mountains of Admiralty Island. The main lodge is the hub of activity. It serves as our dining and central social & recreational facility. Come enjoy the waterfront party deck and socialize with friends old and new while basking in the warmth of a one of a kind Alaskan fire pit.

We offer a wide range of cabins and suites to accommodate different groups. From single occupancy suites with private bathrooms to beach cabins accommodating two to eight people. All rooms capture a view of our harbor looking east over Admiralty Island National Monument. Each room is appointed with custom reclaimed burnt juniper log and cedar furniture. All rooms and cabins have electric heat and hot water, 24 hours a day. ADA accessible rooms and bathrooms are available!

Hunter’s Cabin

This two room cabin with a queen bed in each room, as well as a private bathroom, is situated on the beach overlooking Killisnoo Harbor. It features a beach deck and a wonderful view of the harbor and dock. This cabin is close to the dock and the main lodge it is a favorite for many long time guests.

Mitchell Bay Cabin

This four bedroom two bathroom cabin sits on the beach next to the lodge overlooking Killinsoo Harbor and the mountains of Admiralty Island to the east. Two single queen bedrooms with an adjoining ADA bathroom and another two double occupancy rooms with a shared bath make up this amazing larger party cabin. This cabin has been recently remodeled and is nicely appointed. Mitchell Bay cabin will have a new beach party deck in the spring of 2014!

Hasselborg Cabin

Hasselborg cabin is a two room, one ADA bathroom cabin with two queen beds in the front and two custom bunk beds in the back room. This newly renovated cabin sits adjacent the main lodge and has an awesome front deck connected to the boardwalk system running from the dock to the main lodge. Great for groups of three or four buddies or a family with kids! Accommodates 6 maximum.

Sitkoh Bay Lodge (Pt. Craven Room & Pt. Hayes Room)

This new beachfront duplex for 2018 features two separate units each with a king bed, wet bar and a covered deck overlooking Killisnoo Harbor. These single room, one bath units are appointed with bamboo and slate floors, a gas fireplace with coffee chair seating and a coffee table in front of the picture window looking East. This new floor plan is specifically designed for couples or parents with one child (with a roll away bed).

Point Thatcher (formally Village Pt) & Pt Lull Cabins

Point Thatcher & Point Lull Cabins were built in 2012 and are situated at the shores edge of Killisnoo Harbor. These single room, one bath, double queen cabins are appointed with bamboo and slate floors and a private covered beach deck to enjoy your mornings or evenings with friends or loved ones.

Point Gardner Cabin

This new beachfront cabin for 2018 features a king bed, wet bar and a covered deck overlooking Killisnoo Harbor. This two room, one bath cabin is appointed with bamboo and slate floors, a gas fireplace with coffee chair seating and a coffee table in front of the picture window looking East. This new floor plan is specifically designed for couples or parents with one child (on the pullout couch).

Luke’s Cabin

Luke’s cabin was built by our long time friend Luke Nelson. It is situated on a bluff with a covered front deck view of Killisnoo Harbor and a back room view looking west at the mountains of Chichagof Island. Luke’s cabin is a two bedroom, one bathroom cabin with a living room and a pull out couch. Great for couples or parties looking for privacy or a place to socialize. One room is appointed with a single queen bed, and the other room has two twin beds. The living room couch also makes into a bed if you have kids. This wonderful Alaskan cabin accommodates 4 people maximum.

Distant Point Cabin

One of our favorites, Distant Point is a newly remodeled cottage style cabin with two rooms and one custom bathroom. A cozy room with one full size bed and another room with a queen size bed. This cabin is great for two single guys or a family of 3!

Killisnoo Building

This new in 2015 five unit building features three beach-front ground level double queen rooms and two second level two bedroom suites each with a living room overlooking the harbor.

Kenasnow Room – Kenasnow is the original name of our island before it became known as Killisnoo Island. The exact Tlingit meaning “has been lost“. This ground floor, single room, one bath, double queen room is appointed with bamboo and slate floors and a private covered beach deck to enjoy your mornings or evenings with friends or loved ones.

Killisnoo Room – Killisnoo (Meaning sheltered harbor or sheltered from the wind) is the Tlingit name for the town that once stood where our lodge is today. This ground floor, double queen room with a private bath is identical to the Kenasnow room (next door).

Kootznahoo Room – Kootznahoo (Fortress of the Bear) is the Tlingit namesake of our local area. The third and identical beach front, ground floor double queen with private bath. These three units (Kenasnow, Killisnoo & Kootznahoo Rooms) are great for 3 couples or 6 guys that want to hang out and enjoy the evenings together away from the lodge.

Knudson Suite – The Knudson Suite is named after the family dairy farm in Hood Bay that served the town of Killisnoo back in the day (late 1800’s). This second level harbor and mountain view suite is accessed from the hillside behind (no stairs). It has two bedrooms, each with a king size bed and a shared bathroom between the two rooms. The unit also boasts a living room with comfortable seating for 4 and a gas fireplace. This is perfect for a small family or 2 couples that want to visit and enjoy Real Alaska with all the amentities!

Kanalku Suite – The Kanalku Suite is on the second level and identical to the Knudson Suite (next door) in every way except that there is a Queen/Twin bunk combo in one of the rooms. It is a local Tlingit name for a bay that is part of the Mitchell Bay system. Kanalku is a very special place that provides sockeye salmon the local smoke houses and has fed the community of Angoon for over 800 years! This 2 bedroom suite has a shared bathroom between the two rooms and a living room with gas fireplace that overlooks Killisnoo Harbor and the mountains of Admiralty Island to the east (including Kanalku Mountain).

Salmon & Trout Building

Rainbow, Cutthroat, Dolley Varden, Pink, Silver, King & Sockeye Rooms
This seven room building houses seven individual rooms for couples and groups of two. Each suite has a private bath and all overlook Killisnoo Harbor and the amazing mountain view to the east. Each room accesses a 110′ x 12′ deck running along the water side of the building and is great for groups as well. End the day in an Adirondack chair with you family or friends!

Bird House Building

Ptarmigan & Hummingbird Rooms
The Bird House Suites is tucked in the trees directly behind and above the main lodge. This building is an easy walk from the lodge and is close to everything. Both rooms are available with harbor and mountain views. Each are single queen suites with private bathrooms with access to party decks.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

48

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

10 – 30 mins

Amenities

Dining, central social & recreational facility, Party Deck, Fire Pit.

Daily Housekeeping – Our professional housekeeping staff will make up your room every day. Leave the household chores to us! Linens and towels are replaced as desired. We encourage water conservation.

Daily Laundry Service – You do not need to pack clothes for every day of your trip! Leave your laundry in the laundry bag and we will wash, fold and place it back in your room while you are out enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors! No hassles, no extra charge! Our professional housekeeping staff will make up your room every day. Leave the household chores to us! Linens and towels are replaced as desired. We encourage water conservation.

Meals

Alaskan Sized Breakfast

Your day starts with a hearty family style breakfast buffet. This is followed by a lunch bar which allows you to choose your lunch for the day based on your tastes. Breakfast Fare – Eggs (varied styles), Bacon, Sausage, Potatoes (varied styles), French Toast, Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Omelettes, Toast, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Cold Cereal, Apple, Orange and Cranberry Juices, Milk, Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee. Typical Lunch Bar – Fresh Breads, Fresh Cold Meat Cuts (Ham, Bacon Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Meat Loaf) A variety of Cheeses, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Celery, All Condiments, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Coffee & Tea (Thermos’ Provided), Fresh cookies, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Fruit (pending availablity)

Build It Yourself Lunch Bar

This is followed by a lunch bar which allows you to choose your lunch for the day based on your tastes. Typical Lunch Bar – Fresh Breads, Fresh Cold Meat Cuts ~ Ham, Bacon Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Meat Loaf & Whalers Cove Signature Halibut Spread! A variety of Cheeses, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Celery along with all the condiments. Fresh cookies, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Fruits

Hors D’oeuvres

Hors D’oeuvres and a hot “Soup of the Day“ are presented every evening as you disembark from your daily activity. Just stroll into the lodge and have a taste before dinner!

Dinner & Dessert!

Every dinner at Whaler’s Cove Lodge is a feast of fresh Alaskan seafood (Surf) and a meat or poultry (Turf). A fresh cut salad bar and an amazing dessert are made daily for your enjoyment! Prime Rib, Alaskan King Salmon, Rib Eye Steaks, Chicken (many styles), Alaskan Silver Salmon, Fresh Alaskan Dungeness Crab (as available), Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Potatoes, Fresh Rolls, Vegetables, Corn Bread, Gourmet Lasagna, Shrimp, A Complete Salad Bar, Daily Desserts from Scratch and Ice Cream! Go ahead…It’s your Vacation!

Beverages

A wide range of Coke and Pepsi products, Bottled Water, fresh ground Coffee, cocoa & teas are always available in the main dining room.

Whalers Cove Lodge is a BYOB (Bring your own beer and booze) establishment. We provide all the fixins, (even bitters!) ice, openers and glassware. You can stock up in Juneau on your way out to the lodge and keep your bar tab to a minimum!

Other Activities

Kayak fishing, eco tours.

BOATS

Description

Whaler’s Cove Lodge lodge has a fleet of over 20 vessels for our daily activities.

**Guided Vessels Are Licensed and Equipped to Fish 6 People. Special Deal= Book With a Group of 4 Together, and Your Boat is Locked Down at 4!**

Whaler’s Cove Lodge employs one of Alaska’s finest sport charter fleets. Our boats are built for comfort and speed, accommodating a limit of six anglers per boat. We will lock your vessel down with a group booking of 4! Call Jay for details!
Our custom built 28′ to 32′ aluminum boats provide plenty of deck space, plus a warm cabin and an enclosed marine head. Our new 31′ Devils Club Marine Island Dominator class vessels give us the speed and comfort to reach out to parts known to even fewer souls! These vessels will accommodate groups of 6 with plenty of room to spare. Average loading is 3 to 5 people per boat.

All charter vessels are equipped with state of the art Raymarine GPS units with Navionics bottom contour charts, 1Kw sonars, color radar, VHF radios, SiriusXM satellite radio & stereo systems. and trolling motors.

At Whaler’s Cove Lodge, we provide the gear so you don’t have to. For our saltwater enthusiasts, we provide a wide array of tackle for the variety of fishing in our area. As for the rods & reels, Custom 8′ salmon rods with Shimano Tekota 600LC (line counter) reels are our standard for salmon on the down-rigger or mooching (the same used for early morning herring!) .

As for bottom fishing, we use our custom heavier stand-up rods and Shimano Tyrnos II lever drag reels designed for the wide range of species that we pull from the depths.

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