I recently spent a long weekend in Cordova with a friend. We already had plans to sleep elsewhere, but we were looking for a place to rent kayaks for the day. Brian at the Orca Adventure Lodge was incredibly helpful when I called on the phone early in the week, and when we arrived to get kayaks everyone we met was helpful, friendly, and low key. I've been places where after signing ten pages of waivers the staff makes you feel like an idiot and that their biggest concern is their gear. Everyone at Orca Adventure Lodge seemed genuinely concerned with making sure we felt comfortable, had an enjoyable time and they even pointed us in the direction of specific birds and wildlife we wanted to experience. They have all necessary equipment, good quality, and kayak rentals were very affordable.
If you are heading to Cordova, make a stop out at Orca Adventure Lodge if not to stay overnight, at least to enjoy their great inlet view and friendly help!
If you want a feel for the relaxation of the place, this is the view and sounds that I fell asleep to while lounging on the deck there! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKJmcXHGL38
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 39 room, full service, adventure lodge located on a historic whaling station, and cannery property. Eat in our renovated Cannery Cafe, kayak along the pristine Orca Inlet shoreline and float among the rafts of sea otters or glide up to the numerous waterfalls that decorate the sound. Take a flight seeing or float seeing photography trip, have the fishing adventure of a lifetime or go on one of our Adventure Outings to see glaciers and wildlife. We have something for everyone! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orca Adventure Hotel Cordova
- Orca Adventure Lodge Cordova, Alaska