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Killisnoo Road Killisnoo Island, Angoon, AK 99820
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#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Angoon
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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 32 guests at a time. Our daily trips include maximum of 4 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! It's time to unplug and re-charge at Whaler's Cove Lodge.
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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Game room
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private beach
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Killisnoo Road Killisnoo Island, Angoon, AK 99820
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Liesl G wrote a review Sep 13
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I have to say I have done a lot of traveling, a lot of fishing and had quite a bit of travel experience. This lodge is hands down my favorite experience to date. As a woman that likes to fish I think its worth mentioning that I felt right at home and extremely comfortable with the staff, lodgings and fishing captain. So much so that we have decided to bring our daughters and their husbands back next year!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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judyccurrier wrote a review Sep 2021
Montana36 contributions14 helpful votes
Traveled to Juneau Alaska. From there we were provided a float plane to Whaler’s Cove Lodge. Upon arrival we were greeted by the crew of the lodge and welcomed to a hot breakfast and then packed our lunch for the first day of fishing. Our boat captain “Dom” was awesome and throughly enjoyed him for our daily fishing trip. The daily fish trips were very eventful, you never know what your going to get, but we pulled up some beautiful Coho “Silver” Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Rock Fish, and a huge skate which is in the Ray family. Dom Released the poor guy to enjoy another day. Totally filled all our fish boxes take home with us. Bonus was lots of humpback whales feeding all around us. Now that is a treat I never get tired of. They are majestic when you watch the bubble feed taking place. Even saw Orcas cruising by. After each day of fishing we had a beautiful cabin overlooking the water to unwind in and relax. Of course the gourmet always had a surprise for dinner. Mark and Kristine Powers, who own the lodge along with their whole staff were so accommodating and we totally recommend Whalers Cove Lodge for a week of fun filled fishing and other activities. They also offer river fishing and kayak fishing. River fishing is awesome, haven’t tried kayaking but those who did, caught some huge fish as well. Can’t say enough about our boat captain “Dom” had some very extraordinary days. Husband Tom had a large cod on his line and then something just took his line almost out to the end. Probably a pretty large Halibut latched onto to the cod, but broke loose after a long and tiring fight. Several times we had 2 halibut on the boat. Happened with the salmon as well. If your looking to go on a great Alaskan fishing trip. You won’t be disappointed. Our trip was August 21 to August 28, 2021. Thank you Mark and Kristine and all the crew for a great time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Kyla Clark, Guest Services / Front Office at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded May 12, 2022
Thank you so much for those kind words! I'm so glad that you got to enjoy some good fishing AND good views (there's nothing like seeing Humpbacks up close, am I right?). We hope that you and your family come join us again real soon!
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Sightsee48515421071 wrote a review Aug 2021
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We just returned home from a true bucket list trip at Whalers Cove Lodge in Angoon, Alaska. We don’t know what was better the service from the staff crew at the lodge or the fishing. We caught several halibut over 50 pounds'. The staff crew are prompt in finding the answers when they are asked questions they don’t know and are eager to help with any request, small or large. The meals were first rate exceeding the quality of the food we ate in Juneau before flying in to the lodge. The captains are also top notch and truly try to catch the types of fish you want. The captains allow you to participate in setting out the lines or you can sit back and wait for the fish to bite then reel them in. The rooms are great with many having a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains on Admiralty Island right from the decks outside your room. You can also see eagles sometimes whales sea lions and sea otters in the bay in front of the lodge. If you have ever gone on a whale watching trip you can enjoy seeing whales while fishing. This was our second trip to the lodge and we have seen whales breaching and bubble feeding on both trips. Each fishing morning starts out with catching herring bait which is also fun all by itself. We anticipated a slight let down in expectations for our second trip but the second trip was even better than the first trip. There is a family like feel with all of the interactions with the staff crew and customers are made to feel like friends.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Kyla Clark, Guest Services / Front Office at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded May 12, 2022
Hey there Sightsee48515421071 :) We are just thrilled that you had such a great experience last summer! Know you and your family are welcome to join us up at the lodge anytime!
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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
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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
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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 contributions37 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
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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
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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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Peter S wrote a review Aug 2018
Houston, Texas35 contributions10 helpful votes
We traveled with friends of ours and stayed a week. The weather was shorts and t shirts to layered clothing. The rooms were cleaned and very nice for a fishing lodge. The boats operated well and no problems on the rougher water days. We had guides Moe N. and John B. We caught fish everyday and the guides were very professional and good at what they do. The fishing gear was in great shape and very easy to use. We were affected by the time change with 3 hours difference and never really changed over. So it was not big deal going to bed at 9:00 pm when it it was midnight at home. Easy to be up and at the docks as well the next morning. The meals where always varied and had fish and non fish meals. Always had plenty to eat and never rushed to finish. We met alot of really nice people around the fire place and at the main lodge. If you love fishing, this is a fishman's dream location. We also seen lots of whales each day as well.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in Point Hays rooms. Easy access to everything and one the water. Quiet in the...
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Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Aug 14, 2018
Pete, my friend, thank you so much for your kind words, and I'm thrilled your crew had such a great time. Looking forward to doing it again in 12 months!
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dbk747 wrote a review Aug 2018
La Jolla64 contributions5 helpful votes
What a great place. They do think of everything. Took the catamaran ferry from Juneau, it's a calm ride. They are organized for your arrival, delivering your bag(s) to your room. You know everything in advance b/c they mail you a handbook (better than email). Meals (breakfast / dinner) are really good, you make your own lunch at a sandwich bar. The rooms are very nice, and it's great to get away from TV / internet. The fishing was great, although the salmon were not really running yet. Their guides and gear are all top notch. I look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Jay B, Manager at Whaler's Cove Lodge
Responded Aug 9, 2018
Thank you kindly for the response, and we're happy you enjoyed your time! We'll hope those critters are a little more punctual next time you visit! All the best-
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Whaler's Cove Lodge offers airport transportation 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.