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The Lodge at Whale Pass, Alaska
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Dec 24, 2020
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The Lodge at Whale Pass

Located at the north end of Prince of Wales Island, water surrounds the Lodge at Whale Pass. That water includes the Pacific Ocean and the Inland Passage. Some small streams, that nonetheless support great fisheries, are found there, too.

In addition to fishing, the Lodge at Whale Pass offers hiking, biking, caving, wildlife watching for birds, bears, and marine mammals, trips to the LeConte Glacier, and more. You find incredible scenery. You can't get bored there!

It was my privilege to work there three seasons as a guide. I captured these images during that time.

Contact the Lodge at Whale Pass at https://lodgeatwhalepass.com.

Fishing

Fishing options include trolling or mooching for salmon...
Fishing options include trolling or mooching for salmon...
...bottom fishing for halibut and other species...
...bottom fishing for halibut and other species...
...fly fishing for coastal cutthroat trout...
...fly fishing for coastal cutthroat trout...
...or pink salmon, which get unbelievably thick.
...or pink salmon, which get unbelievably thick.
You might catch a mess of Dungeness crabs!
You might catch a mess of Dungeness crabs!

Wildlife Watching

Bald eagles are neighbors.
Bald eagles are neighbors.
You’ll see sea lions.
You’ll see sea lions.
You’ll see humpback and orca whales.
You’ll see humpback and orca whales.
Harbor seals are common.
Harbor seals are common.
Tide pools are full of life.
Tide pools are full of life.

LeConte Glacier

M/V Etolin approaches the face of the glacier.
M/V Etolin approaches the face of the glacier.
Dress warmly!
Dress warmly!
You can pet an iceberg...
You can pet an iceberg...
...or paddle next to one.
...or paddle next to one.

Hiking

There are many hikes on the island. This one takes you to Red Bay Lake.

You’ll find huge trees!
You’ll find huge trees!
Go for a boat ride when you get there!
Go for a boat ride when you get there!
Most folks arrive by float plane. It brings you right to the dock.
Most folks arrive by float plane. It brings you right to the dock.
One of the lodge’s boats, the Blashke.
One of the lodge’s boats, the Blashke.
When it’s time to leave, a plane picks you up and off you go!
When it’s time to leave, a plane picks you up and off you go!
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