WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT PORT PROTECTION
The Lodge is located one quarter mile from the dock. All visitors MUST be sufficiently fit and healthy for the hike to and from the Lodge and the dock.
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 farthest 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 vast beautiful miles of coastal beaches and the rain forest. Viewing whales, porpoises, sea lions, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat is astonishing.
ALL TOUR START and END DATES ARE BASED ON FLIGHTS
Alaska Airlines flies into Ketchikan or Petersburg as does Taquan Air Suggested flight is to leave Ketchikan Tuesday 15:30 PM to Saturday 8:30 AM. If there are 4 or 5 people in your group, you may consider looking into charter services. Flight information and links can also 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. 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.
The lodge and bunkhouse are quite rustic, but comfortable. You will enjoy views of wildlife from the lodge. We provide three meals per day, but you may want to bring your own snacks or special diet foods. Please notify the staff if you have dietary restrictions; we will do our best to accommodate you.
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.
Use of Han's Pacific Coastal Aluminum 20 foot boat powered with a 150 h.p. Yamaha is included in your stay. Other features are a Lowrance Hook 7 GPS, fish finder, charts, a Uniden VHF Marine radio, Scotty down riggers, and a pot puller. Guests are responsible for their own fuel. Guests assume ALL liability for accidents, damage or injury.
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.
The best fishing is June through September. There is a 1-1/2 week period in June during which residents "Subsistence Fish". Guests are not permitted to participate during this time, but are welcome to come along to enjoy the experience.
We have a vacuum sealer and a freezer for any fish you catch, along with a large smoke house.
Day trips and guide services are available if requested at additional expense.
*PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*