A captivating look at a large humpback whale rising from the sea during an Alaska adventure on Admiralty Island.It’s no secret that most discerning outdoor enthusiasts in the United States have either embarked on or are planning personal Alaska adventures. Even many of those living outside of the Land of Liberty at least plan on making the trek. And although Favorite Bay Lodge is considered an excellent fishing vacation venue, there are several other things to do for the non-anglers in the group. From whale watching to crabbing, you’ll find some of the best things to do in Alaska at Favorite Bay! 

Find Your Wild Side with These Alaska Adventures

At Favorite Bay Lodge, you’ll find nature’s bounty in great abundance. Not only will you have a Southeast Alaska fishing experience with a dash of luxury, but you’ll also find the scenic magnificence of Admiralty Island to be one of beautiful Alaska’s most tranquil destinations. Whether you’re with friends or family, you’ll soon discover why Favorite Bay offers so much more than an elite Alaska fishing vacation. Be sure to check out our rates and specials page to begin planning our retreat!

Whale Watching

Thanks to its diverse ecosystem and pristine waters, the nearby Chatham Straits—just south of Angoon—is one of Earth’s precious waterways. As such, various organisms, including krill and herring, inhabit this vast and fascinating region, creating the perfect conditions for whale watching. Chatham Straits attracts different whale and marine mammal species, including humpbacks, orcas, and porpoises, providing such a plentiful food source. You’ll undoubtedly want to make sure you have a camera or binoculars for such a fantastic viewing opportunity.

Tongass National Forest

Exploring Tongass National Forest is a bucket list item for many hikers. Home to a seemingly endless number of Alaska adventures, the Tongass showcases an otherworldly atmosphere that is nothing short of enchanting. This unique biome hosts a diverse array of wildlife, rivers, and waterfalls, offering travelers a unique experience rife with picturesque landscapes, edible fungi and flora, and a captivating collection of native wildlife.


Person kayaking in Alaska.Exploration isn’t reserved strictly for land at Favorite Bay Lodge. Join one of our trusted local guides to escort you through an unbelievable setting characterized by fern-covered caverns, crystalline waters, dazzling sea anemones, beloved starfish, and other reef residents. No kayaks? No problem! We’ll provide everything you need including kayaks, rain gear, boots, jackets, and food!


Embedded in some of the clandestine coves and inlets of Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands, you’ll find an astonishingly ample supply of Dungeness crab and delectable spot prawns. Harvest your catch using a series of well-placed traps at the mouth of productive streams. There is also a chance you won’t be the only one looking to grab a snack during this Alaska adventure. If you’re lucky, you may also come across a gang of bears feeding on salmon. During full-day trips, we’ll stop by one of the streams to place traps and then return on our way back to the lodge, where our executive chef will prepare your catch!

Admiralty Island, Alaska Vacation Packages

Now that you have a few ideas for your upcoming Alaska adventures, it’s time to start planning. Admiralty Island is the perfect place to begin your journey, but don’t take our word for it! See for yourself by contacting us online or calling 866-452-9383 to book your reservation.