Nestled within the picturesque Southeast Alaska Panhandle lies the awe-inspiring expanse of the Tongass National Forest, spanning approximately 17 million acres. This verdant sanctuary encompasses a multitude of treasures, including the charming village of Angoon, Alaska, gracing the shores of Admiralty Island, where the renowned Favorite Bay Lodge awaits, a sanctuary for avid explorers.
Although we’re well-known as a premier angling destination, there is much more to do at our Alaska fishing lodge besides fishing. Whether it’s exploring the Tongass National Forest or watching magnificent marine life, Favorite Bay Lodge is a base camp for adventure, even if you’re not an avid angler. Our placid part of Admiralty Island graciously lends itself to various activities, so we’d like to let you know what to expect if you don’t feel like fishing!
Many people think of the ocean when the topic of salmon arises and for good reason. How many times have you seen ocean anglers on television pulling up massive salmon or heard stories from your buddies about the time they limited out on an Alaska fishing charter? What some people don’t realize is that salmon are an anadromous species, meaning they thrive in both fresh and saltwater. The life of an Alaska freshwater salmon starts beneath the surface of the inland streams and rivers where they can live for up to several years—depending on the species—before migrating to the ocean. [...]
In honor of the most romantic season of the year, we’d like to take some time to talk about the beauty of Angoon, Alaska, and why a couples getaway to Favorite Bay Lodge should be on your bucket list. Favorite Bay Lodge is located on the majestic Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska and is part of the Tongass National Forest. While staying at the lodge, you’ll be able to spot an abundance of Alaska wildlife, sit around a fire pit with a glass of wine, and can even take a bath after a long day of hiking in Alaska. Nightly [...]
The holidays are just around the corner, which means that you may find yourself in a bit of a pinch when it comes to getting your significant other something meaningful for the season. Why not give the gift of an adventure to Favorite Bay Lodge in Angoon, Alaska? Not only will the special angler in your life be able to fish in Alaska, but they’ll also be able to have a life-lasting memorable experience. Continue reading to find out why giving the gift of a fishing trip for the upcoming salmon season will be the perfect option for your loved [...]
Admiralty Island, Alaska, is one of the last remaining hidden gems in North America as only a handful of fishing and adventure lodges rest on this particularly serene isle. And Favorite Bay Lodge remains one of the only Southeast Alaska fishing lodges to provide world-class fishing, gourmet cuisine, whale watching, and crab trapping. While we’re in the midst of autumn, there’s no better time than right now to book a well-deserved, long-awaited getaway to awe-inspiring Admiralty Island. Admiralty Island: A Scenic, Adventurous Haven To ensure that your Southeast Alaska fishing vacation is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled eight reasons [...]
Summer is fast approaching, and we’re patiently itching for the upcoming salmon fishing season to begin here in Angoon, Alaska, at the luxe Favorite Bay Lodge. While the still waters that surround Admiralty Island are teeming with salmon, halibut, and rockfish, we offer so much more than just fishing here at Favorite Bay Lodge, one of the premier Alaska fishing lodges. You’ll discover a surprisingly luxurious wilderness resort that provides everything from gourmet cuisine to jaw-dropping natural beauty. We’ve hand-selected four reasons to visit Admiralty Island during the summertime for those who’re still on the fence about planning a trip [...]
While most of our guests make the journey to the Last Frontier for week-long world-class fishing trips, Favorite Bay Lodge’s prime location ensures that you’re also minutes from awe-inspiring outdoor adventures. Favorite Bay Lodge rests on Admiralty Island, one of the most beautiful places in Alaska, and nature still rules the land here in Southeast Alaska. Outdoor enthusiasts from across the globe visit our peaceful bayfront lodge to witness gigantic humpback whales, majestic bald eagles, and astounding brown bears. Our guests can substitute a fishing excursion with a day-long wildlife activity, including whale watching, sea kayaking, and backpacking through Tongass [...]