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From $5,500
per person, double occupancy

5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing

plus airfare

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Showplace of Alaskan Lodges
Boardwalk is an Orvis-endorsed resort boasting some of Alaska’s finest salt and freshwater fishing. The beautiful hand-hewn log lodge sits in a sheltered cove on Prince of Wales Island, 42 miles from Ketchikan. The summer finds all five species of Pacific salmon: Chinook (king), Coho (silver), Sockeye (red), Humpback (pink) and Chum. You can also pursue barn-door size halibut aboard 26-foot cruisers or enjoy scenic solitude while fishing remote streams for steelhead, rainbow trout and dolly varden. Boardwalk accommodates just 12 guests. Your host, Lowell Nelson, and his staff will indulge you with warm, personalized service, luxurious rooms and gourmet meals prepared by world-class chefs.

Boardwalk Lodge

Alaska, United States

Anglers can target a number of fresh and saltwater species in the fertile waters around Boardwalk Wilderness Lodge. Stream and river fishing consists of steelhead, rainbow trout and dolly varden. Stream and saltwater fishing involves all five species of Pacific salmon. For those that prefer the solitude of wading streams with the fly or spinning gear, you'll be treated to many nearby streams that offer fantastic salmon action. For those that would like to pursue a barn door size halibut, then hop aboard one of the 23-26 foot Olympic Ocean cruisers fitted with heated cabins and restrooms with one of the U.S. Cost Guard approved guides. There are even optional flyout trips available for a nominal fee. Your guide will even set out crab traps with you for dungeness crabs on the way to your fishing areas.

5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing


5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
$5500 per person (double occupancy)

6 days/5 nights/4 days fishing
$6200 per person (double occupancy)

7 days/6 nights/5 days fishing
$6900 per person (double occupancy)

Plus airfare to Ketchikan
Minimum 4 anglers or $250 surcharge per day for empty seat on saltwater vessels

$2000 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. A second installment may be required prior to paying the final balance 60 days prior to departure.

Seattle is the most common gateway, with airfares to Ketchikan typically running around $350. Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.


  • Round-trip scenic floatplane flight from Ketchikan to the lodge
  • Lodge accommodations
  • Gourmet meals
  • Guided freshwater and saltwater experience Full activity programs for non-fishing guests
  • Freshwater rods and reels (including fly fishing), all saltwater fishing tackle, bait and equipment
  • Use of all-weather gear
  • Shore lunches and drinks while fishing
  • Fishing License
  • King Salmon Stamp
  • Local taxes
  • Processing/vacuum sealing, freezing and packaging of fish

Flight to Ketchikan, optional hotel stays, gratuities, optional fly-out fishing to remote lakes or flightseeing tours, spirited beverages, and gifts or items of a personal nature

Overnight stays in Ketchikan may be arranged. Also flyout fishing and sightseeing adventures may be arranged at the lodge.

April to September. This southeastern portion of Alaska boasts a surprisingly moderate and comfortable climate throughout the entire fishing season, from April through September. In fact, over the past five years, Boardwalk anglers have not had to cancel a day of fishing due to inclement weather. For one of the most productive steelhead fisheries around, consider this destination in May and early June. You can expect a realistic 10 to 15 steelhead per angler, in a week's time at Boardwalk. King salmon are strong in June and July, as are the abundant sockeyes. Silver salmon action heats up July through August, while abundant pinks are migrating from August through September. Deep water halibut and cod fishing is just 100 yards off shore and is available throughout the entire season.

Now accepting reservations for next season. Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

You fly to Seattle, where you link up with an Alaska Airlines flight to Ketchikan, where you will connect with Taquan Air, the chartered float plane service, for the scenic 30 minute flight to the lodge. Your flight schedules may require overnighting at a hotel in Ketchikan or Seattle before or after your trip.

12 anglers per week. Up to 16 anglers for complete groups.

Anglers reside in the beautiful, cozy, hand-hewn log lodge that caters to the most discriminating client. Boardwalk is both elegant and cozy, hosting a maximum of 12 guests, so that the owners and staff can concentrate on providing superb service.

From the hors d'oeuvres and wine served in the jacuzzi to the home baked chocolate chip cookies available at any time, to the superb dining prepared by world-class chefs, Boardwalk Wilderness Lodge will fulfill your highest expectations.

Whale watching and wildlife viewing. Shopping in Ketchikan.

(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)

Day 1: Arrival into Ketchikan, Alaska. You will then take a scenic 30-minute floatplane flight to the lodge. Overnight at lodge.

Fishing Days: Full days fishing with your guide on 23 nearby lakes, rivers or streams. (Optional flyout trips to remote lakes or exclusive use of saltwater cruiser may be available at additional cost). Overnight at Boardwalk Wilderness Lodge.

Departure day: After fishing, return in afternoon to Ketchikan for connection with your departure flight to Seattle.
Longer stays, flyouts, group and custom packages available on request.

Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

Temperatures typically range from 40 to 78 degrees.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

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