We offer fully guided saltwater fishing adventures beginning in mid-May and ending in mid-September. Our most popular is the all-inclusive package providing THREE FULL TEN-HOUR DAYS OF FISHING and four nights at the lodge. Click here for Fishing Charter Dates.
Our experience suggests that your trip may be more enjoyable if you don't have to travel and fish on the same day. Therefore, travel is generally scheduled for the day before and the day after those days spent on saltwater. This provides for prime fishing hours each day with ample time for rest, relaxation or other activities that you may enjoy.
Some of our most energetic sports fishermen find that they can arrange their arrival and departure times in such a way as to also be able to fly-fish the area's many productive streams on those two travel days, in addition to the three days on saltwater, without incurring an additional expense.
We usually can customize a package to fit the specific needs of any group of up to twenty-four, fishing up to 6 persons per boat, over any number of fishing days, if reservations are made early enough in the pre-season for the Lodge to accommodate your request.
Package Includes: Ground transportation on Prince of Wales Island; comfortable and modern room accommodations all with private baths; daily maid service; delicious meals in our full service restaurant; fully guided 10 hour fishing days with top quality tackle, bait and equipment; custom fish processing including cutting to your specifications, vacuum-packaging in heavy 5-mil bags, freezing and packaging in airline-approved containers which will be delivered to the Ketchikan Airport in time to be checked as baggage or air-freighted home; rain gear and boots; and memories that will last a lifetime. Not included: transportation to Prince of Wales Island, fishing license, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, or 5% sales tax.
Reservations/Payment Policy: To confirm your reservation a $500 deposit per person is due within 10 days to hold and confirm your reservations. Shelter Cove Lodge accepts checks, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
Rates: Our rates vary depending on your special requirements, the number in your group, the desired number of fisherman per boat, and the requested dates in our charter season.
Please contact the Lodge with these details so that we may quote a price for the fishing experience that best meets your needs. We are always competitive and will inform you of any specials being offered or other discounts that may be in effect during the desired time. Click here to view our basic rates.
We enjoy a special relationship with our guests, most of who return year after year. When considering booking a fishing trip anywhere in the north country, please keep in mind that Shelter Cove Lodge will always strive to give you the very best of the Alaska lodging and fishing adventure at the best possible price. Our goal is that you too will become a permanent part of our extended fishing family. Guest references and videos are available upon request.
Travel Tips: Shelter Cove Lodge is located in Craig, Alaska on the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island. You will fly directly from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska which is a short 90-minute flight via Alaska Airlines. From the Ketchikan airport you will transfer to the commuter scheduled airline of your choice for a scenic 30-minute flight to Craig or board the POW ferry for a 3 hour trip through SE Alaska's pristine waterways. Whichever your choice of transport, you will be met by a member of our staff and transported to the lodge. Click here for Airline and Ferry information.
Our lodge managers are local travel specialists and while confirming your booking at the lodge, will assist you in your travels to Prince of Wales Island. We can also arrange for extended stays in facilities throughout the area and have a rental car available to you if you wish to explore the pristine beaches, lakes and streams of the nation's third largest island. Or, if your preference is for an exciting sight seeing adventure to the Misty Fjords National Monument, the bear observatory at Anan Creek, or to fly in to a nearby mountain lake to spend a day fishing for trout, we can arrange that experience through one of POW's most experienced and knowledgeable resident pilots or the flight service of your choice.
Your Itinerary:Upon arriving on Prince of Wales Island you will be greeted by one of our warm and friendly staff who will transport you to the lodge. You will then receive your room assignment, fishing license, and brief itinerary of the next several days. You may spend the rest of this afternoon relaxing in the lodge, visiting with new friends, or exploring Craig's attractions, shops, and services. Enjoy cocktails before dinner in our full service restaurant featuring fresh Alaskan seafood, choice of steaks or prime rib and perhaps a nightcap of one of our Alaska microbrews on tap, a Northwest wine, port or sherry.
Each morning you will enjoy full service hot breakfast including homemade muffins and pastries, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereals, coffee, juice and more. After breakfast, you may prepare your own lunch from our wide assortment of sandwich, snack, and dessert items. After years of experience we found that you know what you want on your sandwiches better than we do.
Each day of fishing is spent with your intentions and comfort in mind. We offer you 10 hours of guided fishing each day. Hours are not specific but most customers leave around 6:00 a.m. and return late in the afternoon. Our fleet of Cabin Cruisers is perfect for a day of fishing. They are safe, seaworthy and provide you with plenty of fishing space, comfortable cabins, marine heads, and the latest in electronics. We also furnish all the finest in fishing equipment including Lamiglass rods, Diawa & Penn reels, Gamakatsu hooks, and the best quality herring and other baits available. We spare no expense or effort when it comes to your fishing success. You will find our captains to be very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. They will be happy to discuss fishing strategies and insure that they meet with success.
Each day your catch will be bled and iced on the boat. After returning to the dock, and a few pictures, your fish will be expertly processed to your specifications, vacuum packaged in heavy-duty vinyl bags, then flash frozen to ensure the finest product available. When you are ready to depart, your fish will already be boxed in special airline approved boxes and waiting for you at the Ketchikan airport to make your return flight home.
After a day on the water you can share fishing stories while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and fine beverages in our leisure area. Dinner is available anytime between 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. You can choose from any of a dozen entrees and specials including fresh Alaska seafoods, pastas, ribs, select beef and homemade desserts from the Lodge's full service restaurant.
What to Bring: Suggested clothing is that which can be worn in a "layered" manner. For example, a light shirt plus a sweater and jacket. You may also want to bring your favorite deck shoes, fishing hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and remember your camera, film and/or videotape. We will supply you with boots, rain gear and all the necessary saltwater fishing gear. Tip: Pack all your clothing in a carry-on bag, so that
your fish will be able to fly back home as your baggage.