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Destination Overview

Boardwalk Lodge is located in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island, just 35 minutes from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska.


This world-class fishing lodge bears the elite Orvis fly fishing lodge endorsement — demonstrating its exceptional fishing, facilities and commitment to excellence as one of the best fishing lodges in Alaska. Three times voted “Lodge of the Year,” this breathtaking resort has been dubbed “King of Alaska Fishing Lodges.”


The lodge offers the best of both worlds: exceptional saltwater fishing and fly fishing. The Orvis endorsed guides lead daily freshwater excursions with your choice of 23 nearby lakes, rivers and streams. U.S. Coast Guard certified skippers run the 28-foot fishing boats for saltwater adventures — targeting halibut, king salmon, silver salmon and several other species.


At Boardwalk, it’s not just the fishing — there’s something for everyone. Many guests enjoy a host of non-fishing adventures for individuals, couples, families and large groups. The lodge staff works tirelessly to ensure your Alaska adventure is most memorable.


Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel guarantees you will receive first-class accommodations and dine on gourmet cuisine prepared by a hand-picked culinary staff. The trophy-class fishing, exhilarating wildlife, and spectacular scenery make this Southeast Alaska 5-star adventure the trip of a lifetime!


At a Glance

Target Fish: Native Steelhead, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Alaska Halibut, Pink Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden and others!

Location: Southeast Alaska, 35 minutes from Ketchikan

Season: March thru September

Lodge Capacity: 19 guests

Nearest Airport: Ketchikan Airport via Sea-Tac provides best flights

Documents needed: Appropriate picture ID for travel

Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Fishing Program

Fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities abound at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge, and both are mere minutes from the lodge. This fully-guided, oceanfront fishing resort gives you exceptional freedom and complete control of your angling experience. It’s your choice: Will it be saltwater or freshwater fishing today?


Fly Fishing — If fly fishing is your bag, you’ve come to the right place… There’s no need for a fly out to get to the action. Our Orvis Endorsed guides will treat you to an exciting day of fly fishing right here on the Island!


Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge proudly participates in the elite Orvis® Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge Program — a distinction that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ensures that this fly fishing adventure will exceed your expectations. As part of this select program, Boardwalk outfits you with complete top-of-the-line Orvis fly fishing equipment. Of course, we certainly won’t discourage you from bringing your time-tested favorite fly fishing gear with you. Seasoned Orvis endorsed fly fishing guides will lead you in pursuit of numerous fish species at the hottest fishing holes at 23 lakes, rivers and streams on breathtaking Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.


Best Fly Fishing seasons:

            Steelhead                    April-May

            Cutthroat                    May-Sept

            Silver Salmon             late July-Sept

            Pink Salmon               mid July-Aug

            Chum Salmon            late July-Aug

            Dolly Varden              May-Sept


Your fly fishing excursions are typically accessed via Suburban. Although available, the added expense of a fly-out trip is completely unnecessary. Many of these waters are only fished when Boardwalk guests venture out, allowing you to cast and catch in solitude.


Saltwater Fishing

The saltwater skippers launch thrilling saltwater fishing excursions straight from our dock — venturing out into the protected inlets of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage.

The native Alaska fishing opportunities include:


Silver Fishing (Coho)

Pink Salmon Fishing (Humpies)

Chum Salmon Fishing (Dog Salmon)

Sockeye Salmon Fishing (Red Salmon)


Note that all fly fishing equipment, including rods, reels, flies, waders, and boots are all part of your lodge package at no additional cost. Likewise, the lodge provides wet weather gear for saltwater fishing.

Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel

Two guest lodges sit on 26 acres of prime oceanfront property overlooking a solitary tidal inlet of Thorne Bay, Alaska. These lodges comfortably accommodate up to 19 guests. The suites at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge have been described as “rustic elegance” and are tastefully furnished.


The Aurora Executive Suite is ideal for larger groups. It features three individual rooms and a great room for entertainment or meetings. Laundry service is available for the guests by our staff. Call to arrange exclusive lodge reservations for your large group.


On Site Amenities and Activities include:

Jacuzzi and fire pit

Sony Playstation and games.  Dvd players and movies

Board games. DVD players and movies


Internet access

Computer access


Digital cameras and camcorders

Meeting area with projector and screen


Wheelchair accessible suites and fishing vessels are available. Boardwalk Lodge is happy to accommodate your special request. Advanced notice of your particular needs will help prepare for your optimum enjoyment and well-being.


Given the limited number of guests at Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge, the staff of classically trained culinary experts will make you feel as though you have your own personal chef. Like everything else at the Boardwalk Lodge, the food and beverage offerings will delight your senses and enrich enjoyment of your Alaskan experience.


Executive Chef Jeff Brady draws from a number of culinary styles and methods to create a wide range of delicious and attractive signature offerings. He makes use of local ingredients to elegantly reflect the rugged and aesthetic beauty of Southeast Alaska.

Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Getting There

Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge is located on Thorne Bay in Southeast Alaska. Guests traveling outside Alaska, in the Continental United States, will typically fly to Seattle’s SeaTac airport, take a 90-minute Alaska Airlines flight to Ketchikan, then a breathtakingly beautiful 33-minute float plane ride from Ketchikan directly to Boardwalk’s dock.


NOTE: You will need to arrive in Ketchikan by 5:00 PM to reach the lodge that evening. Recommended arrival flights are Alaska Airlines #173 and #67. Early morning departures are discouraged (specifically AA flight #60) due to possible fog delays.


For those looking for a different travel experience, ferry service is available between Ketchikan and Hollis on Prince of Wales Island. Guests who chose this option for their last leg of travel can arrange to have Boardwalk staff meet them at the dock in Hollis, Alaska.


Private and corporate aircraft can fly into Klawock, Alaska (45 min. drive) and tie downs are available free of charge. Boardwalk has partnered with Independent Jets for groups who want on-demand private jet charter at exceptional rates. Call ahead and the lodge staff will meet you on the tarmac.

Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel
Kiene's Fly Fishing Travel

Trip includes expert guide services for all adventures. These packages cover Orvis-endorsed freshwater guides, licensed saltwater fishing captains, plus all outerwear and top-notch fishing tackle. Liquor and gratuities are not included.

Guests typically arrive at the lodge the first day by 6 PM, fish full days, and depart the morning of the last day.


All rates are per person based on double occupancy and four guests per saltwater cabin cruiser (two guests per freshwater guide)


Regular Season Rates

Packages                          2017 Rates     

3 Nights, 2 Full Days             $4,495           

4 Nights, 3 Full Days             $5,495           

5 Nights, 4 Full Days             $6,495            

6 Nights, 5 Full Days             $7,500            

7 Nights, 6 Full Days†           $8,200            

Call for information about single occupancy rates. 

Fewer than 4 guests per saltwater vessel are subject to an additional per day fee of $250              for each vacant seat.

Liquor and staff gratuities not included.

Additional nights are $800 each.

Steelhead Silver Salmon Rates

Packages                                  2020 Rates

4 Nights, 3 Full Days               $3,995

5 Nights, 4 Full Days               $4,495

Liquor and staff gratuities not included.


Saltwater Charter Rates

Includes boat, captain, gas, drinks as allowed on board, fish packing and boxes. Fewer than 4 guests per saltwater vessel are subject to an additional per day fee of $250 for each vacant seat.


$1,100/day charter for up to 4 anglers.

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