The Lodge

Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge is located on the Prince of Wales Island road system for easy access to our lodge and to the many streams and lakes in the area. 

Newly Renovated Lodging

Our newly renovated lodge consists of two main buildings. One building houses our kitchen, a spacious dining room, gift shop and lounging area for guests. On a separate level of that building is our living quarters and that of our staff. The second building is just steps away and is the location of our comfortable guest rooms. Each guest room has its own private bathroom and is accessed by large decks where guests can relax and enjoy the view of the eagles soaring over the beautiful bay in front of the property. Each room has either a king bed, twin beds, or twin bunk beds to provide sleeping arrangements based on the makeup of your party. In addition, we have our original cabin just off of the shoreline which has been remodeled. With three twin bunk beds we use the cabin for bigger groups that stay with us.

How to Get Here

Travel to Ketchikan

Getting to Prince of Wales Island and our lodge in Whale Pass, Alaska starts by traveling to Ketchikan, Alaska. All visitors must either fly into Ketchikan or come on the Alaska Marine Highway. Alaska Airlines serves the city through its hub in Seattle and Delta Airlines also provides daily summer flights.

Ketchikan to Hollis

From Ketchikan the next step is traveling to Prince of Wales Island. Our guests normally travel from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island by ferry. The cost of the ferry both directions is included in our packages.

What to Bring

Packing List

  • Toiletries, medicines, and such (we do provide soap and shampoo)
  • Layered clothing (it can range from t-shirt weather to cold on the open ocean water)
  • Gloves & hat (gloves for the coolest of days on the ocean)
  • Camp shoes or slippers (we ask you to leave muddy footwear outside of rooms)
  • Good rain gear (we are located in a beautiful rainforest)
  • Waterproof footwear (we recommend bringing rubber boots)
  • Waders or hip boots for river fishing or bear hunting
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sunscreen & lip balm
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Bug repellent (high percentage of deet works best)
  • Bug net (early morning & late evening on the water can be buggy sometimes)
  • Many guests prefer to bring their own favorite spin casting & fly-fishing rods and reels for light tackle fishing (We provide halibut gear and trolling tackle in our 21ft. rental boats and for guests who elect to be guided)
  • We recommend guests travel light (less than 40 lbs.)

Available for rent (please see our Rates page for costs):

  • Laundry services
  • Fishing waders
  • Spin casting & fly-fishing rods and reels

Available for purchase in our gift shop:

  • Fishing lures and flies
  • Lodge ball caps, t-shirts, and sweatshirts

Travel Notes

Transportation from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island is included in all Lodge packages. 

We use the Inner Island Ferry for transportation to Prince of Wales.  This has proven the most reliable form of transportation, (even in bad weather).  We want to ensure you are able to enjoy all of your scheduled time with us!  

The ferry departs Ketchikan at 3:30 pm.  All guests need to check in at the ferry terminal by 2 pm.  Boarding begins at 3 pm.  The ferry arrives at the Hollis terminal on Prince of Wales Island at 6:30 pm where our staff will greet you and transport you to the lodge.  

Travel time from Hollis to the Lodge is about an hour and forty-five minutes.  Please let your driver know if you will need to stop at the store for supplies or to purchase alcoholic beverages prior to arrival at the lodge.

Food is available aboard the ferry, but if you would like our chef to have a light snack prepared for your first evening, please let us know in advance.

If you prefer to fly to the Island, you may make reservations through Island Air.  Flight time is about 30 minutes.  Please schedule your flights to arrive at 3 pm, if you would like dinner at the lodge your first night, or at 7pm to correspond with transportation from the ferry.  If arriving at 7pm, please let us know if you would like the chef to prepare a light snack for your first evening.

For those choosing to fly, the cost of ferry passages will be credited on your closing statement.


Having fished the waters of Alaska for many years we know what it takes to have a safe, successful, and enjoyable experience. Equipment is an area that separates the average lodge from a superior one. We provide you with quality equipment to ensure that we are in the superior classification.


We provide you with a comfortable and stable 16-foot Lund with a 20 HP Yamaha 4-stroke motor. Many times you can begin catching fish from the moment you launch the skiff. You can also use the skiff to set out crab pots that we will provide you.


Our fleet consist of 20ft to 24ft RB, Alumaweld and Hewes Craft boats. All are covered and equipped with the following:

  • Fish Finder
  • Down Riggers
  • Rods & Reels
  • Lures
  • Jigs
  • Spreader Bars
  • Weights
  • Halibut Rigs
  • Radio
  • Safety Equipment
  • Net
  • Gaff
  • Anchor
  • Etc.


Depending on the size and needs of your party, we will provide you with an appropriate 4-wheel drive SUV or van to get you to and from nearby streams, lakes, and attractions.