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.
Nestled in the pristine wilderness of Alaska's Admiralty Island, Favorite Bay Lodge offers an unparalleled opportunity for quintessential Alaska photography. You’ll easily capture the breathtaking beauty of this rugged and remote corner of the world in our neck of the woods. With its stunning natural scenery, abundant wildlife, and an astonishing assortment of photographic subjects, it’s no wonder taking photos is one of the most popular things to do here.
Although Favorite Bay Lodge is well known for its excellent fishing, we offer many other worthy endeavors. It’s no secret that Alaska presents world-class photography opportunities, and Admiralty Island is no exception! We've all probably heard that the best camera is the one you have, but there remains a wide range of options. Trying to decide what camera is right for you depends on a few different factors, and a standard point-and-shoot may not be enough. From the blood-soaked muzzle of a feeding brown bear to the wrinkles and scars on a humpback whale, you’ll want to capture nature’s finer [...]
Known for fostering North America’s highest concentration of brown bears, with an estimated 1,600 specimens, Admiralty Island, Alaska, is easily one of the best places in the world for bear viewing. These coastal omnivores love eating salmon and often put on a show with their predatory prowess. As such, Favorite Bay Lodge has become a preferred destination for nature lovers and bear enthusiasts alike. An Admiralty Island, Alaska, Bear Viewing Primer With roughly three brown bears for every human, it’s not surprising that the area around Angoon, Alaska, has become such a bear viewing hot spot. The male brown bear [...]
One of the perks of visiting Favorite Bay Lodge in Angoon, Alaska, is having a chance to spend a little time in the capital, Juneau. Now, this little city certainly won’t wow you with towering skyscrapers or a flashy fashion scene. Still, what it lacks in cosmopolitan appeal, it amply makes up for in scenic beauty. Depending on your travel plans, you may only have enough time to grab some food at the airport. However, if you plan on spending a day or more, there are plenty of things to do in Juneau before you begin your Alaskan adventure. What [...]
Whether you and your family will be making your way to the “Last Frontier” for the first time or visit every year, one thing is certain—a trip to Favorite Bay Lodge will be an unforgettable voyage. Part of what makes an Alaskan vacation so unique is that there are many things to discover that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether it’s watching majestic fauna, exploring the world’s largest temperate rainforest, or having a world-class fishing experience, our slice of Admiralty Island offers something for everyone. As such, an Alaska family vacation is the perfect way to ensure your children inherit [...]
The only thing that goes faster than the Alaskan fishing season at Favorite Bay Lodge on Admiralty Island is the rate at which we turn our attention to the following year. Now don’t get us wrong, having a short reprieve from the hustle and bustle of running a wilderness fishing resort is certainly welcome. But still, we’ve already started taking a pointed look at next season and what we need to do, so we suggest you do the same. We know there will be plenty of eager anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts chomping at the bit for a well-deserved retreat, [...]
You may have heard numerous globetrotters tell you the most crucial aspect of traveling in Alaska is to have plenty of layers. We certainly won’t dispute that notion, but still, there is much more to consider for your travel packing list when visiting Angoon, Alaska, and beyond. Spring always seems to creep up on us, and before we know it, our Alaskan luxury resort will be ready for eager visitors chomping at the bit for adventure and excitement. After you’ve booked your stay, we encourage you to follow the travel packing list we provide below while also making a few [...]