My family and I went for five days in August. We were ruined by the experience. Now nothing else compares to the beauty of the wilderness and the wildlife. The accomodations were excellent and the food superb. Luke, one of the guides and the son of the owner was well seasoned and willing to do any activity we had in mind, from fishing to whale watching to snorkeling. We ate in the main lodge with the owner and the guides each day and experienced the true un-edited culture of the Alaskans who live on the Island. Luke took us to view an eagle nest that was on the side of the cliff (apparently a rarity) rather than in a tree and we observed the mother and baby eagle from a close but safe distance. We saw Arctic Foxes, Seals, Sea Lions, Sea Otters, River Otters, Breaching Whales, Orcas, Falcons, Deer, many birds and of course numerous Bear. Luke has an excellent knowledge of the biology of the area and was an excellent resource. We watched a mother bear with three cubs (from a safe distance) eating a salmon. Luke had his assistants (mostly college students working there for the summer) video much of the trip for us. Thanks, Randolf Family for the wonderful time. We hope to return someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located in the heart of a coastal state park with a wide variety & abundance of land/marine wildlife plus outstanding fresh/saltwater fishing and we've been one of Alaska's favorite true-wilderness lodges since 1974. To reach us, you fly to Anchorage, connect to & overnight in Kodiak then, the next morning, the float-plane service will pick you up from your hotel lobby, have you on our dock by 9:00am . . . and the adventure begins. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Afognak Wilderness Hotel Kodiak Island