Alaskas Sea Otter Sound Lodge
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Alaskas Sea Otter Sound Lodge

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan, Craig, Prince of Wales Island, AK 99921-0111
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Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan, Craig, Prince of Wales Island, AK 99921-0111
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Naukiti Airport
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Roger R wrote a review Sept 2020
Los Angeles, California13 contributions20 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Found this lodge after watching the main lodge building being constructed on the Building Alaska show on TV. Called to book a visit and found out it was over 1 1/2 years before they had an opening. We stuck it out and the wait paid off. Albeit, not ideal weather the last week in August, we still had a blast and brought home a good amount of Halibut, Salmon, and Black Bass filets. Tim, the owner was fantastic to work with, especially given our lack of experience saltwater fishing. Getting your own boat was outstanding. Weather permitting, we got to go where we wanted, when we wanted to go. We had 11 whale (humpback and orca) sights during our trip. The staff were all amazing and catered to our every need. The food was plentiful and really good. We will be back!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monica B wrote a review Aug 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
OMG you have to go. My father has been going since 1989 and I just went All I can say is WOW. The food is amazing self guided boats beautiful views amazing staff Thank you Tim & Murtie for making me feel like family I can’t wait to go again. Ask Nick for the Halibut hot spot I caught 11 Salmon fishing is also great. I came home with a 50lb Box of fish and my dad went home with 5 50lbs boxes.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Patricia E wrote a review Aug 2023
North Carolina8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and brother in law have been going to Sea Otter Lodge for 20 yrs, and every year I complained that it wasn’t fair that I stayed home working and with the kids, so last year I went and brought our son for his 3rd time! I will never begrudge them going ever again! I’m not the fisherman they are but I had AN AMAZING TIME! It is beautiful, the fishing was so fun, Tim and Murtie are some of the finest people around, the staff are incredible (they are quizzed on all the guests names!). The rooms are cozy and the beds are soft.
I have food allergies and the staff were careful with my food and always have an option for me.
There is a two year wait to get in, so you know it is worth the wait!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t overpack, the sea plane has weight & space limit. Bring a few pairs of jeans, t shirts,...
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Michael M wrote a review Jun 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Beware! After booking a trip nearly a year ago, we received notice that our reservation was cancelled. The date we had booked was opened up after someone said they were not returning. Apparently, they changed their mind and were given our reservation! After a year of planning and preparing, we are now left high and dry as other lodges are full. We are out more than the money and time we have put into this. Please know that you could be next to be duped here. Run!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Go somewhere else!
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Cheryle L wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tim and Murtie have created a place where your fishing dreams come true. My husband and I fished 12 hours a day for 5 days and never got bored. The sound is beautiful, the lodge is perfect, the food is excellent, the staff made me feel very spoiled, the wildlife and fishing are incredible. This place books up 2 years in advance. The fishing is self-guided so you get to keep more of your catch. The process your fish and get it to the freezers at the Ketchikan airport. I really can't explain how good this place is. I can tell you the my husband and I had never fished for halibut, and the first halibut we caught was 65 lbs. It was a blast to land. I hope and pray that I get to go back someday.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms have waterfront views which are beautiful!
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MrPsari wrote a review Aug 2013
Juneau, Alaska33 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are look for a unique Alaska experience, this is the place. This a family owned fly in floating lodge. it is located in protected waters yet close to open ocean. This lodge specializes in self guided fishing but it also accommodates the angler who prefers the guided trip. The staff is very professional and does what it takes to Let you have an enjoyable stay. My trip was at the end of July and the stay was fantastic. Looking forward to next years trip to the lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SparkygirlRN wrote a review Aug 2016
20 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're looking for an premier Alaskan fishing trip, Alaska Sea Otter Sound Lodge is the ultimate destination in salmon and halibut fishing. Your hosts Tim and Murtie Comer graciously welcome you to their amazing and beautiful floating lodge, tucked in a lovely cove. You can fish a fully guided option if you wish, but one of the things I love best is the self guided fishing. Each caibin or room has its own perfectly stocked boat for fishing inside the sound. Your first day begins with one of their expert guides to get you started on hot spots, tackle, rigging (all of which are fully loaded and ready to go). After you get the hang of it, you are ready to FISH ON! as little or as much as you like. Gourmet dining will keep you energized for the hot and heavy daily catches. Fully guided charters are also available to fish for trophy halibut, long cod, and many other types of rock fish on the Murtie C. Throughout the day you can stop back by your your room for a nap or hot bath if you like, where you will be greeted by many of the wonderful staff to take in your latest catch that is immediately filleted and flash frozen. Grab a snack and you're on your way again. Don't fish? Enjoy amazing wildlife like WHALES and sea otters and entire families of bald eagles. This is our fifth year and It does NOT get better than this! Almost forgot... You fly into Ketchican and spend the night in a beautiful 5-star hotel and fly out in the morning via float plane (all included). Bring your camera!
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Every room is a good room.
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rmarkman wrote a review Jul 2017
Seattle, Washington119 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You do not need to look anywhere else! Fishing, Food, Staff, Accommodations... all are exemplary! Tim, Murtie and the the team make this the best self-guided fishing experience on the planet! July 2017 was my 3rd trip and can not wait to get back in 2019!
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Date of stay: July 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tim F wrote a review Sept 2018
Boise, Idaho17 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Iv'e been coming to Alaska for over 20 years and by far this is the best lodge my wife and I have stayed at. The fishing the food and the people are the best. The rooms are really nice. The boats and the equipment are the best!!!
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Date of stay: August 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen G wrote a review Jun 2020
Snohomish, Washington3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first time to a fishing lodge and this did not disappoint. Even with all the crummy Covid things going on, we were still able to go on our trip and have a great time. The rooms were super comfy and well appointed. The food was great and the staff - well I felt like we had known them before! Everyone was so nice and welcoming.

They land your boat, clean all your fish and all the blood on the deck and bring it right back to you if you want to go out again for the afternoon! The week we were there went by all too fast! Even though we (my son and I) fished 8-10 hours a day - I am ready to go back.

They only thing I would recommend is bring LOTS of warm clothes! I thought I did - but still had a couple of days were I was a bit chilled.

We came home with 100# of nicely freezer packed halibut, lingcod and rockfish filets! YUMMY!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from rmarkman
Seattle, Washington119 contributions51 helpful votes
June through August. Best time is mid July. The lodge is mostly sold out each season, so check with Tim and Murtie.
Patricia E wrote a tip Aug 2023
North Carolina8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t overpack, the sea plane has weight & space limit. Bring a few pairs of jeans, t shirts, sweats. Rain-gear is provided. "
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Michael M wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else!"
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Cheryle L wrote a tip Jul 2022
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have waterfront views which are beautiful!"
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Jeff R wrote a tip Sept 2018
Sacramento, California1,110 contribution271 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are fantastic with great views and individual themes."
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Kathy D wrote a tip Aug 2016
Elk Grove, California9 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good!"
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