Award Winning Alaska Sport Fishing and Wilderness Adventures at Historic Waterfall Resort -- Now Open for the Season

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Waterfall Resort, a world-class sport fishing resort located in Southeast Alaska's famous Inside Passage, attracting anglers of all skill levels for its staggering number of trophy-size King Salmon, Coho and Halibut is now welcoming new and return guests for extraordinary fishing thru August 2010.

Hands down, it is the finest fishing resort I’ve ever stayed at in my 24 years as editor at Western Outdoors Publications, with all the elements necessary for first-class service, food, fishing and location...Pat McDonnell, Editor, Western Outdoor News

WATERFALL RESORT, a historically-maintained former cannery turned upscale, world-class saltwater sport fishing resort located on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska’s famous Inside Passage attracts anglers of all skill levels for the staggering number of trophy-size King Salmon, Coho and Halibut.

Strong tides prime the deep waters with millions of baitfish that attract annual returns of salmon, halibut, red snapper and ling cod along the dramatic coastline; not to mention the high-percentage annual return of anglers to Waterfall each season!

With a fleet of 25 state-of-the-art aluminum North River / Almar cabin cruisers piloted by coast-guard certified guides, Waterfall guests fish from the largest private fleet of boats in Alaska. Each cruiser, outfitted with heated cabins, air suspension seats, fish finders, Global Positioning Systems, and long-range communications technology, adds an element of luxury and comfort to the great outdoors.

After an exhilarating day on the water, photos are taken on the dock while the fish is taken to the seafood processing area where experienced cutters fillet (according to each guest’s request), vacuum-package, then flash freeze the catch. The fish will be placed in special wet-lock boxes for the return trip home.

The Resort’s 4-star meals and accommodations welcome guests while the one-to-one guest-to-staff ratio allows staff to provide attention to detail for each visitor’s requests and comfort. This distinguishes the Waterfall Alaskan experience from any other vacation adventure.

Breakfast and dinner are served in the guest dining room where breathtaking views of the Ulloa Channel at the edge of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest national forest, add to the dining experience.

Gourmet meals created by seasoned Head Chef Michael Vogler spotlight the Resort’s tradition of only the best for each guest. From Alaska-style appetizers to fresh seafood and prime meat entrees to specialty desserts, Waterfall guests take home memories of the mouth-watering cuisine as well as the jaw-dropping fishing! During Waterfall’s
off-season, Chef Michael is the Executive Chef for Squaw Valley Ski Corporation.

Box lunches and soft drinks are served on-board daily. Guests design their own box lunches from a delicious menu selection that includes a hot meal choice.

Among the activities at Waterfall is the trip along the boardwalk to the namesake waterfall. Guests should have a camera ready to photograph the abundant wildlife on-shore as well as on the water. Awe-struck visitors witness nature’s wonders in nearby natural habitats. Whales, sea lions, bears and eagles thrive in the wilderness environment that surrounds Waterfall.

Easy to get to Waterfall Resort, 600 miles north of Seattle and 63 air miles west of Ketchikan, is one of the most memorable highlights of this Alaska experience. A 45-minute photo op-inducing scenic float plane trip soaring above the most majestic and magnificent scenery imaginable completes the journey from Ketchikan to the Resort on Prince of Wales Island, the nation’s third largest island.

Upon arrival at Waterfall, guests board their assigned cruisers. The legendary Waterfall sport fishing adventure is underway within moments of landing.

Waterfall Resort is the only resort in the world to have an on-site airline agent. The Alaska Airlines dockside agents facilitate a “hassle-free” departure day. Luggage and fish boxes are checked in at the Resort and then transferred directly to the guest’s flight leaving Ketchikan.

Waterfall Resort hosts up to 92 guests per day. The Sportfishing Packages include accommodations in one of 26 waterfront cabins or 10 lodge rooms, all with private baths. Our four 2-bedroom beachfront townhouse suites and 4 new beachfront Egg House Suites are offered at an upgraded rate.

Celebrating 22 years, Waterfall’s $100,000 King of Kings Salmon Tournament awards over 29 prizes for which guests vie throughout the summer. From a Ford Truck to an international Princess Cruise for two, and gift certificates from Cabela’s, the annual Tournament is a Waterfall tradition and favorite!

The 3 / night, 4 / day Waterfall Package includes: round-trip floatplane, accommodations, meals, guided fishing, fishing gear, rain gear, and fish processing.

2012 is the banner year for Waterfall Resort. It marks both the 100th Anniversary of the first salmon processing out of Waterfall Cannery and the 30th Anniversary of the Cannery’s conversion into Alaska’s largest sport fishing resort. Preparations are underway to celebrate both milestones in Waterfall’s unique place in Alaska’s history.


Save up to $1,500! Get an extra day of fishing, great food, and Alaskan adventure.
This bonus is available only while dates last.

For more information, or to book a trip to Waterfall Resort, call
Reservations Manager Mike Dooley at 800-544-5125
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