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.
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.
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.)…
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.
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.