The Lodge at Whale Pass is situated in the heart of the Inside Passage. It is only a 45-minute floatplane trip from Ketchikan and no set arrival or departure days, so Whale Pass fits any adventure vacation itinerary. Combining great fishing with a fantastic variety of multi-sport activities make this lodge a great family place. The Lodge at Whale Pass has plenty of space, and can accommodate 30-34 guests.
All of the guest rooms radiate off the main lodge Great Room; most are designed for double occupancy, however there are some single rooms and three larger suites. The suites feature nice sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Suites are set aside for couples and families with small children on a first come basis. There is a Great Room which is the central hub of the lodge. Its warm inviting couches and grand view of the bay will draw you in and make you want to stay and relax. There are several sitting areas that you may enjoy depending on your mood or the size of your group. Curl up with a good book or watch the eagles soaring through the sky. For the more active, there is a ‘rec’ room in a detached building that serves as a nice sound buffer for those wanting to retire early in the main lodge. Other amenities include a sauna flanked and hot tub, with spectacular views of the bay. Need a little more pampering? A licensed masseuse is available to help with a perfect ending to a perfect day.
There are five species of Pacific salmon: chinook (King), sockeye, coho (silver), pink and chum; rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden are abundant in the waters near Whale Pass Lodge. Also, offshore you’ll find halibut, bass and lingcod. There is no set itinerary so the day is yours to create. Also available is fishing for trout or salmon in the pristine creeks and streams of the Tongass National Forest.
You will fly into Ketchikan and from there take a float plane to Whale Pass.
In addition to great fishing you might cruise to view humpback whales and glaciers along the coast, take an interpretive guided hike on any of several trails, or kayak with orcas in the Pass. All activities are professionally outfitted and guided and can be customized to your wants and needs.