My husband and I stayed for nearly two weeks at Zachar Bay Lodge in July/August of 2012 and couldn't be happier with our whole trip. We started with an exciting float plane ride around the island (instead of overland) because of the land fog. We saw bears before we even touched down at the Lodge! While there, my husband hiked up the Zachar River, getting to see his first Kodiak bear up close. Both he and the bear caught some fish. We also went ocean fishing several times. One day the whales decided to give us show--three different kinds of them near the boat breaching!! One breached only 30 feet away! We also went wildlife viewing and saw seals, sea otters, bald eagles, puffins, and many other birds. And we picked up a load of beach glass, which is now a memento of our trip in my kitchen window with the sun shining through it. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic, and we made great memories. It was so nice to be in a family friendly place too! I had a great time talking with Linda and Andy and their two children, all of whom are very knowledgeable about the local flora, fauna, rocks, and shells. It was the trip of a lifetime!
- 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