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Whaler's Cove Lodge

Killisnoo Road Killisnoo Island, Angoon, AK 99820
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Angoon
Whaler's Cove Lodge is a remote all-inclusive fishing and eco-adventure destination. We are located on Killisnoo Island just a few miles from the Tlingit village of Angoon on the western side of Admiralty Island National Monument and the famous Kootznoowoo Wilderness. Get ready to enjoy a wilderness adventure free from any crowds, our calm waters are a hundred miles by water from any large towns and we can boast world class fishing just 10 minutes from our dock! At Whaler's Cove Lodge, you will enjoy the best that Alaska has to offer without compromising comfort. Whale Watching, Fishing, Trips to The Hot Springs or the Salmon Hatchery and so much more! Long day? Have a hot shower then get ready for a gourmet dinner. Whaler's Cove Lodge caters up to 48 guests at a time. Our daily trips include around 4 to 6 people per guide/boat for a very personalized fishing experience. Our space is limited and bookings run 12 to 24 months in advance so don't wait, visit our website for details!
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Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Killisnoo Road Killisnoo Island, Angoon, AK 99820
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Juneau Intl Airport61 miSee all flights
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jimcollman488 wrote a review Dec 2019
Juneau, Alaska4 contributions
WCL as its known is an experience of a lifetime. Fly into Juneau, AK. Take a roughly 2 hr. catamaran trip to the lodge just outside Angoon, AK. Its remote, but not too remote. The lodge, accomodations, and food are all top notch. That's just the beginning. The boats and their captains are some of the best you'll find in Alaska. Its not just world class fishing though, there are many other activities they provide to fulfill just about anything one could want to do (even trips to a full working fish hatchery). WCL has everything covered for a trip you'll never forget.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Dec 31, 2019
Jim, thanks so much for the kind words, and we're thrilled to have you as part of our family! Those catamaran rides are so nice because of the amazing, incredible, fantabulous, magnificent human being we have representing us. What a way to be welcomed to the Lodge, eh?!
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psobieski wrote a review Sep 2019
Baytown, Texas10 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed the last week of the season before they closed up. We did really well fishing with Capt Mo to catch salmon, halibut, pacific cod, ling cod, yellow eye, and assorted rock fish. We had really great weather with only a single day of rain. Wore shorts and t shirts most days. We stayed in a cabin on the water and sun rose coming into our front windows that we never pulled the shades to let it in. The lodge staff was very attentive during meals and taking care of the rooms. Everything went well.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Pick one of the rooms directly on the water. Very quiet. Can watch the seals in the morning...
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Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you, thank you for the words, my friend. Your crew is a whole lotta fun to have around!!
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Lynne M wrote a review Aug 2019
San Diego, California50 contributions18 helpful votes
This was our 4th trip to Whaler's Cove. We always go as a couple, and we usually travel with friends who enjoy the experience, too! It is a wonderful place and we are signed up again for next year! (and I think 2021...) Our fishing this year had one rough day, and our fish count was lower than normal that day, BUT with persistence from our Captain (John Beath) and our continued trolling on a windy day, the sea gave up some wonderful gifts of big, fat, Coho Salmon! OOh, and the four of us on his boat caught some radically big Halibut! Everyone at the lodge is so welcoming, and they work hard to make your visit special. Food is always wonderful and abundant - but the prime rib for dinner this year was outstanding! Breakfasts are hearty, lunch supplies are plentiful to pack your own as you head out to fish for the day, and in the evening there is everything - appetizers, soup, salad, main courses and if you have room, desserts. Of course, all the equipment is already waiting for you - including the boot shed where you are fitted with weather gear, too. All we ever bring is our clothes for the duration, and a few bottles of wine to enjoy with dinner. Our cabins have everything we need, including lovely decks to relax on and watch the water and boats around us. Next year can't wait to enjoy the new outdoor fireplace after dinner. Let me say that EVERYONE, the owners, the crews, the staff (including Jay and family members) treats us like long time friends. Very special place. (While there is a lounge, there is no alcohol for sale on the island, you must bring it with you from Juneau when you are flown in or come by Catamaran. There are abundant mixers and trimmings for your drinks if you desire.)
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Mrs. Lynne, thank you so much for the kind words. We're so grateful to have y'all as a part of our family!
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DMC wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Oh, man, y'all! This is where I want to go when I die! Calm waters, great captains, delicious food and beautiful views. The trip of a lifetime. I'm so happy my daughter got to have these unforgettable memories.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Jul 9, 2019
So very kind of you, lksadjfsldkdkfjsdlkf (is that Dutch?). So happy you enjoyed your time, and we'd love to see you again someday soon (even before you die!). Hope you have a great day today-
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John S wrote a review May 2019
Bend, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
The living quarters, food and fishing is outstanding. I would rate it a 5 out 5 resort. The boats for self guided trips are excellent, but need a little maintenance. The boats that are for guided trips and nothing short of outstanding. I have fished at this resort 4 years running and still feel the samefor all 4 trips.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Kristine P, Owner at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Oct 17, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope to host you again in the coming years! After your 5th trip you become a Founder and then get to enjoy 10% off of any of your future vacations with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whaler's Cove Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Whaler's Cove Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Whaler's Cove Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Whaler's Cove Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Does Whaler's Cove Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Whaler's Cove Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Whaler's Cove Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Whaler's Cove Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Whaler's Cove Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Whaler's Cove Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.