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Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge

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71 Uyak Square PO Box 123, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak Island, AK 99624
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Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures specializes in Adventure. You get personal guided service along with flexible scheduling, this allows you to experience your ultimate Alaskan adventure the way you want. We cater towards individuals of all ages that like their vacation a little more on the adventurous wild side. Your stay includes private comfortable accommodations, air transportation from the town of Kodiak to us, plus one of the largest activity packages available anywhere. You will experience wild Alaska at its finest. Your experience includes any or all of the following activities: Photography, sport fishing, bear & wildlife viewing, kayaking, sight-seeing, whale watching, beach combing and more. Our facilities include everything you need to experience the many wonders of Alaska’s wild outdoors in a comfortable and safe environment. Unlike other so called wilderness destinations where you follow their schedule and share a dwelling and boat, at Spirit of Alaska you will be the only guests in camp for the duration of your stay. That means you have the whole camp and guide all to yourselves. Your group will be the sole inhabitants of this beautiful ocean front property. You can do what you want, when you want. No schedule, no pressure. We provide you with a fully furnished private cabin or bunk house, boat, guide, sea kayaks, all fishing gear, bait and processing, along with many years of experience. You create your own schedule and itinerary. We are located off the beaten path in true wilderness, removed from the hustle and bustle of today's world. Our ocean front property nestled in the mountains offers spectacular beauty in a relaxed setting in the heart of Kodiak’s National Wildlife Refuge, a scenic 45-minute float plane flight from the city of Kodiak (included). We are an affordable, friendly, and informal option for adventurers who want to experience true Alaska-without the need for fancy expensive amenities. The quality of your experience is our priority.
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71 Uyak Square PO Box 123, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Kodiak Island, AK 99624
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MSkalak wrote a review Jul 2020
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We were unsure whether we should travel, given the pandemic. But we figured retreating to the wilderness was probably the safest we could be! We are so glad we were able to keep our vacation with Spirit of Alaska! The lodge is set right on the water and the views from our windows were amazing. We loved watching the foxes, otters and fish jumping right from the couch. Steele helped us plan our daily activities suited to our wants and needs. As novice fishermen, he was patient and taught us some tips and tricks to score some salmon, cod and halibut. We were also able to kayak among otters, seals, sea lions and puffins. A highlight was kayaking down a stream as the tides came in and seeing bears looking for fish. Even though the salmon are coming in late and in low numbers this year, we still saw nine bears on that trip. Steele does a great job as a wilderness guide and the privacy of the lodge and ability to tailor the trip to your specific desires made for an unforgettable adventure. I would highly recommend this lodge for anyone seeking to enjoy a remote, beautiful experience in the wilderness.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you for your kind Review. Certainly am glad it all worked out for you and you were able to travel. We totally enjoyed your visit.. Thanks again. Take Good Care, and be safe!
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rcjeske wrote a review Jan 2020
Carmel, Indiana11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed here for 4 days in early August, 2019. Steele was a great guide, doing all we could ask for and more. He knew exactly where to find bears, and on the day we spent bear viewing, he took us on a bear trial through the riverbank weeds, and the bears were right where he said they would be. We saw tons of birds, and used his boat anytime we wanted to catch good light for photographs. There were two foxes who spent time near the lodge, a few times we could have touched them as they walked past us. The lodge wasn’t fancy, but we knew that going in. It had everything we could need, including no internet nor phone service for a few relaxing days off the grid. The view out the lodge window was a million-dollar view, and we enjoyed it each night as we ate dinner. Highly recommended, and we would love to return someday.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thank you. Totally our pleasure, you guys were great. We are very fortunate to be able to live and work in such an amazing place for the past 25+ years. None of it would be possible if it wasn't for world travelers such as yourselves that enjoy and appreciate the wild outdoors. Nature is ever changing and we are lucky to be surrounded by Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
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David L wrote a review Sep 2019
Bothell, Washington33 contributions8 helpful votes
Accessed by float plane from Kodiak, included in your booking, Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures provides a private and peaceful "off the grid" experience in the midst of Alaskan wilderness surrounded by amazing scenery and abundant wildlife. While you'll be unplugged from the outside world, your guide will have a satellite phone connection should an emergency occur. Upon arrival, Steele will get you settled into your accomodations and then the intinerary and pace is up to you. He's an amazing fishing guide and also offers kayaking, wildlife viewing, and lodging for hunters. While cooking is up to you (bring your own food) there is a fully equipped kitchen, including an espresso maker and outdoor gas grill. The most unique aspect of this location is the rich history of Parks Cannery. You'll be sleeping in the old dining hall, which has been converted into comfortable rooms with private baths and two spacious living rooms with large windows overlooking Uyak Bay. In your down time, take a walk through the historical buildings nearly perfectly preserved as they were when the cannery closed over 30 years ago. You'll see the old processing equipment, stocked shelves in the company store, and the still-intact work areas of administrative offices. Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures offers a truly unique experience that's totally worth your investment in traveling to this remote and historic location.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Spirit_of, Owner at Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge
Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you! We are Truly Fortunate to be able to Operate, and Live in such an Amazing place. It's people such as yourself that make this all possible..
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London Family wrote a review Jul 2019
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When we first stepped off the plane we knew we were in good hands, Steele welcomed us and showed us round our lodge giving us time to settle in before we planned an exciting day ahead. It was clear he was very passionate about the wildlife and was also very knowledgeable about them as well as passionate about the natural world. The lodge is basic but comfortable and huge! You could do cartwheels in the lounge (and my sister did!). My mum was transfixed by the view from the lodge and kept saying it was vast and beautiful and making us all look at the otters and jumping fish. We started our first day with a boat trip in which Steele showed us all the islands with plenty of wild native Alaskan animals such as puffins, LOTS of sea otters, and seals. Everyone in my family fell in love with the sea otters - they were sooo cute! Steele respected each animal and we could see this while we took the trip as he never chased any of them and did give them space. Throughout the trip we had so many exciting experiences and Steele was very accommodating, letting us do all the activities we wanted as well as suggesting plenty of others. My sister, my dad and I all learnt to fish which was really fun as both my sister and I caught plenty of fish, including pink and red salmon, Irish lords and Dolly Vardons (?). Not only were we welcomed by Steele but we were also welcomed by the resident foxes - Hat and Rascal (we gave them one of the fishes we caught!). On our final day we saw a pod of orcas - that was definitely one of the best things. We also saw nesting bald eagles. Seals, sea lions and, amazingly, some mother bears with cubs just walking along the shoreline. They were both impressive and utterly gorgeous. Steele took us kayaking across the bay and into a river - we saw an eagle in flight chasing a duck which was incredible. The landscape was unspoilt, beautiful, huge and totally lacking in people but heaving with birds, animals and fishes. On the last day we picked up his daughter Shelbee, and Steele bought us all soft serve ice creams - definitely the best in Alaska. When we were on the boat both my sister and I had to wear life jackets, even though my mum is definitely the worst swimmer. All in all this was an incredible trip and was great because of Steele and his knowledge and kindness. Also on the final night Shelbee showed us all how to make s’mores which were delicious and helped round off an awesome trip. On the plane ride back we all agreed we didn’t want to leave!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 9, 2019
Thank you! It is our pleasure to be able to share our neighborhood with families such as yours. Always fun making new friends and life long memories.
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Sarah P wrote a review Dec 2018
Calgary, Canada13 contributions2 helpful votes
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I visited Spirit of Alaska this summer with my two kids who are 8 and 10. Immediately upon arriving, I realized we had hit traveler utopia. We were flown to the lodge but the kindest gentleman who took time to give us a tour of the island and history of the area. We landed outside of the lodge to be welcomed by Steele, the owner. Steele, unloaded our gear and showed us to the lodge. He gave us time to settle in and then we got to planning. There were many things we wanted to do and in the short time we were there Steele made sure we did it all. He took us kayaking with Kodiak bears where we were the only people. This is not a stand on the shore in a group while watching the bears experience. Instead imagine kayaking down a creek to see the bears, fishing, interacting and playing with their young. We took to the shore to fish salmon and then headed out to sea to catch halibut. Steele paid particular attention to the kids making sure they were safe, able to use the gear on their own and showing them an immense amount of respect. On our last time, I was keen to show the kids wild Orcas and Steele delivered. We drove out to sea and found around 20 some with babies. After that we were treated to a visit to Puffin rock and exploring Steele's favorite islands with seals, sea lions and more. You won't regret booking this trip. It truly is the experience of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Spirit_of, Owner at Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge
Responded Jan 3, 2019
Thank you for your kind review! It was a total pleasure having you and your family as our guests. We Love sharing our amazing piece of wilderness with families. Providing experiences like yours is what Spirit of Alaska is all about!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness center, and free parking.
Is parking available at Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.