Last Christmas I decided it was time for the bucket list fishing trip with all the Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons. I was looking for something kid friendly, good fishing and 100% Alaska. Well I can now say Allen and his crew at Larsen Bay delivered big time. I had been on one other alaska fishing trip 5 years earlier in Sitka and I can honestly say that this was so beyond superior that I can no longer imagine going anywhere else other than Kodiak Island Resort. If you are looking for pure alaska beauty but still have incredible ammenities this is your place. Allen and his wife April are top notch service from the time you step off the hopper plane in Larsen Bay. They greet you as though you are long lost family and continually try to impress by delivering old fashioned hospitality. Once we arrived at the lodge the first order of business was giving us a guided tour and showing us the impressive waterfront grounds. Next up was our first dinner and I must say I have never had such high quality and quantity of seafood themed dishes on any trip including cruises before. The menu was perfectly cooked every meal and made me realize how wrong I had been preparing seafood my whole life. Thanks so much to Stephen the Cook. Of course the real reason we all come is for the fishing. Allen starts out giving you a leg up by continuing to offer top of the line fishing gear and the nicest fishing boat around. The crew is top notch and deidicated to you catching fish. Even on days when the wind wasn't coopertive and would blow most boats off the water these guys did there homework and found places we could still fish and catch boatloads of fish. Thanks to Joe and Hunter and dog Nell. Beyond catching our limits every single day, If there has ever been an indicator as to how well the fishing was it would be a 13 year old boy who with a eye watering smile declares it " was the best day EVER!!!" and that was without ipods, wii's or gameboys. I will never forget the feeling of sharing something so positive with my boys, life is too short and you can't buy that feeling for any amount of money. I could not reccomend any place more highly than Kodiak Island Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Fishing Lodge in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Situated in the village of Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Resort is quite simply the most luxurious wilderness fishing lodge on Kodiak. Designed for absolute comfort. Positioned to capture spectacular views of the landscape. We provide first class meals, lodging and fishing adventures. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alaska`s Kodiak Island Hotel Larsen Bay
- Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort Larsen Bay