Adventure Awaits

Port Protection Wilderness Lodge offers lodging and tour packages promising that added personal touch. This is a real off the grid place to taste what life is really like in Port Protection!

With Hans Porter's 36 years of experience in the Alaskan wilderness, your trip can be an action-packed itinerary or a laid back respite. Either will deliver a truly enjoyable and authentic travel encounter. We will build the special tour just for you!

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Limited Availability: April 1 - September 30 Weather Permitting

The Lodge is located one quarter mile from the dock. All visitors MUST be sufficiently fit and healthy to hike to and from the Lodge to the dock.

The best fishing for halibut is from April through September.
For salmon it is June to August.

The lodge is quite rustic, but it accommodates up to 5 guests comfortably and you will enjoy views of wildlife from the lodge.

Packages start at $2500 per week per person. Please find booking, deposit, refund and payment information on our "Before You Book" page.

This is a "European Plan"; we do not provide meals at this time. Included the lodge rental you will be able to prepare the food you purchase in Ketchikan or bring from elsewhere. Guests are responsible for bringing and preparing their own food in the kitchen that is well supplied with cooking tools and utensils. We have a vacuum sealer and a freezer for your fish, along with a large smoke house.

There is no television service, however satellite internet is provided and electricity can be enabled with fuel generators. There are videos available if guests want to use the television.


Day trips and guide services are available if requested at additional expense.

Experience the last frontier, Alaska “off the grid,” and step back to what life was like for the pioneers that settled this fabulous state and what they encountered. This area has uniqueness like no other. Port Protection is the furthest village North on Prince of Whales Island, recently discovered and filmed by National Geographic. You will experience endless amazement with sights and sounds of the wilderness and the vastness of beautiful miles of coastal beaches and the rain forest. You will have astonishing views of whales, porpoises, sea lions, and eagles, in their natural habitat.

Alaska Airlines flies into Ketchikan or Petersburg and Taquan Air (907) 225-8800. Suggested flight is to leave Ketchikan Tuesday 15:30 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. Or if there are 4 or 5 people, check their website for charter services. Carlin Air phone # is: (907) 225-3036 or (888) 594-3036. Please check website for services. (Also Charter services are available for flights to Port Protection Ak.) Flight information and links can be found on the "Before You Book" page.


We recommend staying at Super 8 Motel in Ketchikan. If you mention you are going to Port Protection Wilderness Lodge, you will receive a discounted price of $99.00 plus tax. Call Rog at Super 8 Motel at (907) 225-9088.

Baggage service from the dock to the lodge is provided. The lodge is about a quarter mile hike from the dock.

Boat rental is included in tour packages for up to 5 people. Guests are responsible for their own fuel. Guests assume ALL liability for accidents, damage or injury.

Self guided trips include the rental my Pacific Coastal Aluminum 20 foot boat powered with a 150 hp Yamaha. Other features are a Lowrance Hook 7 GPS, fish finder, charts, a Uniden VHF Marine radio, Scotty down riggers, and a pot puller.

Fishing rods and tackle for Salmon or bottom fish are provided.

Fishing licenses are available at the Wooden Wheel store in Port Protection. Hans Porter will gladly handle your fish for vacuum sealing and freezing. Fish boxes for travel are available at an additional cost or guests can purchase their own.

Please review the Before You Book page and use the Get in Touch Form at the bottom of our Home Page to ask about and book your trip.


Great Experiences. Better Memories.


Packages start at $2500 per week per person. Please find booking, deposit, refund and payment information on our "Before You Book" page.

COVID-19 sanitation measures are in place. Our premises are sanitized before, during and after your visit. 



If you are interested in visiting Port Protection, we would love to be your host. Please fill out the form below and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

Port Protection, AK 99927, USA

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Omar Khayyam

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