Photo of a Leaping Whale near Angoon, One of the Most Beautiful Places in AlaskaWhile 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 National Forest.

Whale Watching in Chatham Straits

Witnessing a 35-ton mammal swiftly emerge from sapphire blue water and leap 50 feet in the air is one of the most awe-inspiring sights to behold. Favorite Bay Lodge is a short boat ride from Chatham Straights, one of the most peaceful, beautiful places in Alaska. Humpback whales swarm to Chatham Straights because it’s home to millions of krill and herring, which happen to be two of these majestic beast’s favorite foods. You’ll spot these 60,000-pound creatures within minutes from our lodge on a guided whale watching excursion. Don’t be surprised also to spot porpoises and killer whales during your unforgettable journey.

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Tours

For those who prefer to explore Admiralty Island’s many beautiful, sequestered waterways, we also offer full-day guided sea kayak tours. Your group will paddle through some of the most beautiful places in Alaska, where it’s unlikely to see another human being. This trip features fern-covered grottos, crystal-clear tidal water, colorful anemones, and splendid reefs. Your guide will be a local educator, artist, or resident with in-depth knowledge of nearly every crevice on Admiralty Island. Each guest is provided a kayak, rain gear, boots, jacket, and a yummy lunch.

Backpacking at Tongass National Forest

Many of our guests here at Favorite Bay Lodge visit Southeast Alaska to escape, and the best way to get away is with a backpacking expedition inside Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest. Hiking in Alaska is a seemingly indescribable experience. Much like the kayaking excursion, you’ll hardly ever see another soul, besides rare birds and adorable woodland critters. You’ll trek through the lush wilderness in search of wild mushrooms, tasty berries, hidden lakes, and gushing waterfalls.

Most Beautiful Places in Alaska: Favorite Bay

After each full day of world-class fishing, whale watching, and exploration, your group will return to our luxury wilderness resort for a genuinely unique gourmet dining experience. Guests have the privilege of indulging in freshly-caught seafood, including pan-seared halibut, garlic spotted prawn, and poached coho salmon. Give us a call today at 1-866-788-3344 to make a reservation for next summer before we’re fully booked!