We took a family vacation to Zachar Bay Lodge. Had an amazing float plane ride to get there seeing mountain goats, deer and bears from afar. Went hiking with Andy while my husband and father were down the river catching salmon. He pointed out arnica flowers and other local flora as we walked. He took us to a beautiful spot with a gorgeous waterfall and then out comes a mother bear that started catching fish for her cub . Seeing the beautiful and HUGE bears in their natural setting was such a special experience. The next day we went out halibut fishing with Marty and my father pulled in a HUGE halibut that was nearly as tall as he was. While out there we saw puffins, sea lions, otters AND a pod of orcas feeding. One orca came up very close to the boat and checked us out. It was literally a foot away from us. It made eye contact with us. AMAZING. Back at the lodge our rooms were always kept very tidy. The food was amazing a lot of which is home grown or fresh caught. Every night you sit down for a family dinner and you really get to know the Eaton family. Just an overall great experience that I will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Zachar Bay Lodge our guests enjoy the remote wilderness of Alaska's Kodiak Island while relaxing in accommodations that are both welcoming and comfortable. Our lodge offers a variety of different options for daily excursions ranging from sport fishing trips on both fresh and saltwater, to other outdoor activities such as wildlife viewing, sea kayaking, and hiking. We would love nothing more than to show you a Bear, help you catch a Halibut, and share with you for a short while the pleasure that is life on the Kodiak Island. ... more less