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Trout and Salmon, Dungeness Crab, Halibut

Baranof Wilderness Lodge is nestled in Warm Springs Bay on the east side of Baranof Island, 20 air miles east of Sitka. A short, spectacular float plane ride from Sitka delivers you directly to our floating lodge side dock. Warm Springs Bay is named for the remarkable natural hot springs, enjoyed today as it was by native Tlingit Indians for centuries.

The unpressured waters around our lodge offer the most abundant and diverse salt and freshwater fishing available in Alaska. Dozens of spectacular bays, estuaries, fishing streams and lakes within a short boat ride or hike from our lodge offer premier angling.

Accommodations

Comfortable and spacious guest cabins and lodge. Surrounded by lush green ancient forests. Spacious rooms, elegantly furnished. With pine paneling, armoires, and baseboard heaters with guest-controlled thermostats so you can regulate the temperature of your cabin. Featuring complete private bathroom facilities with hot showers, wash basins with hot and cold running water, flush toilets, and 24 hour electricity (60Hz AC). Our on site housekeeping staff provides towel and linen service.

Soak in one of the hot tubs. Choose the redwood tub, situated in a grove of ancient trees, overlooking a fresh, clear mountain stream that surges past. Or, select the tub on the deck, and view the magnificent panorama around the lodge – Warm Springs Bay, snow covered mountain peaks, soaring Bald Eagles. Adventurous soakers will want to embark on the short hike to the natural hot springs nearby. A series of natural pools overlooking a magnificent waterfall awaits.

Fishing Programs At the Lodge

Fishing Options: You may choose your fishing experience each day, from freshwater to saltwater, stream or lake, light tackle spinning, or flies. World class waters are all a short hike or boat ride from our lodge.

Species Available: King Salmon (Chinook), Silver Salmon (Coho), Pink Salmon (Humpy), Chum Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Dolly Varden, Cutthroat Trout and Rainbow Trout, giant Halibut, and many varieties of Rockfish.

Boat Arrangements: Baranof Wilderness Lodge uses comfortable, safe 24 foot Cuddy Cab cruisers and 16 foot aluminum skiffs. We pride ourselves in choosing the most durable marine watercrafts available. Our fleet is equipped with GPS, sonar, and the latest Raytheon marine radar. All boats are Coast Guard licensed, approved, and equipped with all required safety gear.

Tackle: All saltwater tackle, rods, reels and bait are provided. Freshwater fly and spinning rods are also available with custom flies and tackle that may be purchased in our shop.

Guides: Our truly talented staff and guides have the benefit of many years of experience. All have an enormous love of fishing and the Alaskan outdoors, but most of all enjoy sharing the experiences with others. This staff of professional guides are licensed and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Southeast Alaska Basecamp Trips

You’ll be flown by float plane to our isolated camp at Kelp Bay, which is nested under a canopy of giant, ancient spruce and hemlock forest. Enjoy the personal attention of one of our licensed crew. We provide one guide and boat for every two guests.

Each day opportunities abound, in every direction.

Experience both fresh and salt water fishing – Hike in plush green rain forests – Fish the 5 species of Pacific Salmon – View the majestic whales and bears – Flyfish one of our world class streams for trout and salmon – Pull crab pots full of Dungeness Crab – Wrestle a Monster Halibut – Observe Bald Eagles soaring above – Beachcomb for treasures & dig for clams.

Bristol Bay Watershed Float Trips

Imagine seven days beyond all boundaries, floating through 100 miles of exclusive Alaskan outback while you experience some of the finest fly fishing on this planet. Using our 16 foot rafts with custom frames and floor boards, a personal, licensed guide will take a maximum of 2 guests per boat.

We offer a choice of three of Western Alaska’s greatest rivers in Bristol Bay water shed.

Test your skills on these amazing species: Leopard Rainbow Trout – Arctic Char – Dolly Varden – Giant Kings, Chum, Pink, Sockeye and Silver Salmon – Grayling and Lake Trout

You will camp in peaceful solitude with superior accommodations each night on special selected gravel bar camp sites. Here, you will enjoy the finest of meals complete with freshly baked desserts and a prime selection of wine.

You can even finish your evening with a soothing hot shower!

No matter which of our many exciting activities you select, your appetite will be sharpened by the aroma of fresh bread, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and sumptuous appetizers and hor’s dourves prepared daily by our chef! Our meals are served family style, from a colorful, varied menu inspired by the local halibut, salmon, crab, shrimp, and clams. Our own vegetable and herb garden supplements the bountiful catch from the days’ excursions. And let’s not forget to explore the delightful surprises to be found in our very own wine cellar, as we have a selection to complement fish stories of all shapes and sizes!

Baranof Wilderness Lodge and Beyond Boundaries Expeditions offer you a personal invitation to partake Alaska’s best as we gear up for another fantastic season.

Trip Rates

Example Rates

Subject to change by operator5-1/2 Days – 5 Nights   $4,750 per person

7 Days – 7 Nights   $5,150 per person

Lodge Specials

May – June 11 King Salmon – $3,950 per person

September 12 – October Silver Salmon – $3,950 per person

Packages include all lodging, round-trip transportation between Sitka and Baranof, boats and professional guide service with all top quality salt water equipment, gourmet meals with an impressive wine list, and beer. Also includes all applicable municipal rents, user fees, and sales taxes. The transfer days are Monday and Saturday.

Southeast Alaska Basecamps June to September

5-1/2 Days – 5 Nights – $3,895 per person 7 Days – 7 Nights – $4,195 per person Lodge Combo – $3,950 per person

Packages are per person and include all lodging, round-trip air transportation between Sitka and our Kelp Bay Wilderness Basecamp, boats and professional guide service with all top quality salt water equipment, gourmet meals and an impressive wine list. The transfer days are Monday and Saturday.

Float Trip Rates July 12 to August 31

Tikchick River July 12-18

7 Days – 6 Nights – $3,950 per person

The Chosen River

July 14 – 20 Aug 9 – 15
July 22 – 29 Aug 17 – 23
Aug 1 – 7 Aug 25 – 31
8 Days – 7 Nights – $4,075 per person 7 Days – 6 Nights – $4,075 per person

These packages include all custom camps, round-trip air transportation between Dillingham and river camps, boats and professional guide service, gourmet meals and an impressive wine list. Also includes all applicable municipal rents, user fees and sales taxes.

Fishing Experiences

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