Whalers Cove Lodge

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Salt Water Fishing in Calm, Remote Waters ~ Producing the Highest Catch Rates in Alaska!


  Enjoy the amazing abundance and great fishing variety at Whalers' Cove.

These rich waters produce all five species of Pacific Salmon, Halibut, Gray (pacific) Cod, Black Cod (Sablefish), Ling Cod, Red Snapper and 20 other varieties of rockfish. Due to the natural quantity of herring, the salmon feed in this area for months before migrating to their home rivers. This is one of the world's finest fisheries.

The Area

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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.  


Our Salt Water Fishery

Whaler's Cove Lodge offers the widest variety of fishing available in Alaska. You can choose to target a wide array of species on a daily basis. Click here to see a list of species available.

 Our Vessels

Whaler's Cove Lodge employs Alaska's finest sport charter fleet. Our boats are built for comfort and speed, accommodating a limit of four anglers per boat. Our custom built 32' by 11.5' diesel powered aluminum boats provide plenty of deck space, plus a warm cabin and marine head. Our new 28' Duckworth Offshore class gives 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 GPS units, radar, radios, sound systems and trolling motors.

 Our Guides


Guides at Whaler's Cove are lifelong fishermen averaging over 20 years experience in local waters. We are proud to have such a great team of local people that are here to ensure that your time on the water is a fishing dream come true in both quantity and quality.

Fish Processing


When you return to the dock at the end of the day, your fish will be filleted, vacuum sealed, and flash frozen. Your fish will be boxed in airline-approved shipping boxes for your trip home. The taste of Alaska shared with family and friends will be a wonderful part of your Alaskan fishing adventure.


 Salt Water Tackle

At Whaler's Cove Lodge, we provide the tackle 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, you can have your choice of levelwind downrigger, "knuckle buster" mooching, fly or spinning in light, medium or heavy action for salmon. As for halibut, we recommend using our heavier standup rods designed for the monsters that we pull from the depths.


The Whaler's Cove Lodge Experience

Clean and Comfortable Accommodations, Great Food, Awesome Weather and Superb Fishing on Calm Waters, with Top Notch Guides, Quality Boats and Gear. Put Yourself in the Picture this Summer Season!


*All-Inclusive Adventure Packages Include:

Round-Trip Transportation between Juneau and Whalers Cove Lodge is Included! 

  • Round trip float plane ( www.WardAir.com) or high speed catamaran ferry trip (charted through Allen Marine), including 50 lbs of inbound and outbound personal luggage per person; Includes 100 lbs to 150 lbs of outbound processed fish per person (depending on length of trip). The three and four day packages include up to 2 - 50 lb boxes per person, the six and seven day package include up to 3 - 50 lb boxes per person, and the 8 day packages include up to 4 - 50 lb boxes per person.

Gourmet Food, Snacks and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Daily Hot Breakfast Buffet and Alaskan Sized Gourmet Family Dinner served buffet style in the main lodge
  • A Lunch Buffet is set out every morning for you to choose just the right lunch for your tastes.
  • Coffee, tea, juices, soda-pops, mixers, and water are provided. 


  • Clean, comfortable rooms and cabins with private bathrooms are situated on the lodge property
  • ADA Accessible rooms are available

Daily Room Service

  • Our professional and friendly housekeeping staff will make up and clean your room daily.

Laundry Service

  • We provide daily guest laundry services so you don't have to bring your whole wardrobe...all complimentary!

Guided Packages Include 

  • Daily Guided Fishing with experienced United States Coast Guard  licensed captains on our fleet of custom built 32' diesel powered aluminum vessels, all safety equipment, fish coolers loaded with ice, all fishing gear and tackle, bait and fuel. 

Self-Guided Packages Include 

  • 18' to 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.
Modern Fish Processing
  • Daily fish cleaning and cutting to your specifications, commercial vacuum packaging and flash freezing is all included. 
  • Boxes are wet-lock, insulated airline approved for checked in baggage, and hold up to 50 pounds each.
  • 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)

Fishing Equipment

  • All Rods, Reels, Downriggers, Tackle and Bait...it's all included!

Other Gear Provided**

  • Rain Gear
  • Rubber Calf Length Boots
  • Hip Waders
  • All boating safety equipment required by USCG regulations
  • Kayaks and related safety equipment are available for guest use at your leisure; using the Buddy System. 
  • **Based on availability 

 Not Included
  • Commercial Airline Transportation to/from the Lower 48.
  • Hotel Stay In Juneau
  • Alaska state fishing license and King salmon stamp  2017 Fishing Rates click here 
  • Excess fish processing ($3.00 per lb over alloted package amount)
  • Excess luggage over 50lbs on float plane transportation. 
  • Fuel Surcharge of up to 5% may apply, announced January of each year.
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol (Due to local City of Angoon "Damp" Law, guests must purchase their libations in Juneau and bring them out to Whaler's Cove).  This is a BYOB situation.

City of Angoon Sales And Bed Taxes
Please note that the City of Angoon notified the lodge on January 3, 2017 of the Sales and Bed Taxes that were voted in as of September 28, 2016.  Reservations will now have a breakdown of room charges, transportation to/from Juneau, and all applicable taxes.  We have done our best to accommodate this change for the City while maintaining our published prices for 2017 and 2018. In our efforts to provide the best customer service while maintaining our obligations of the cost of doing business, there is a small fluctuation in the 2018 rates.  If you have made a reservation before our lodge was Certified by the City of Angoon to collect the Sales Tax and Bed Tax, you will not be charged a sales or bed tax, you will pay the rate that you were quoted at the time of confirming your reservation. Please feel free to call our business line if you have any questions.  Thank you, 907-723-3901 
*Whaler's Cove Lodge reserves the right to change or modify our published package prices or services at any time and without written notice.  
All prices, packages, and services are subject to availability and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All rates are per person.
(800) 423-3123

These tours are operated under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.  This company is an equal opportunity provider.