Elfin Cove Resort sits on the remote northwest side of Chichagof Island in the one of the wildest and most lightly traveled regions of Southeast Alaska. The lodge is primarily a saltwater destination focusing on conventional fishing for halibut, five species of Pacific salmon, rockfish, Irish lords, red snapper, yelloweye, black sea bass, and lingcod but they offer a wide range of fly fishing opportunities as well. Depending on the time of year fly anglers can target steelhead, Dolly Varden, as well as pink and coho salmon in the local streams. Unlike many of our destinations, all gear is provided and guest are welcome to bring fish home. For those interested in activities other than fishing consider whale watching, sea kayaking, hiking, bear viewing and birding. Whether you are looking for a truly amazing fishing adventure or to get up close and personal with Alaskan wildlife, Elfin Cove Resort is a great option with stays of varying length welcome.
Location: Elfin Cove Resort is on the Northwest side of Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.
Fishing Program: Elfin Cove Resort is primarily a conventional sport fishing lodge, but they do offer opportunities for fly anglers as well. Most commonly, you will jig for halibut and troll or mooch for salmon. Fly fishing for coho and pink salmon in the salt and the surrounding streams is a day well spent for the fly fishing enthusiast. The staff at Elfin Cove can also arrange a special fly-out day trip to a lake for fly anglers. All of the fish you catch while staying at Elfin Cove are table-fish, meaning you can take them home to eat. The skilled crew does an excellent job cleaning, packaging, freezing, and boxing your catch for the trip home.
Additional experiences: Guests can spend their days hiking the trails, sightseeing, glacier viewing, kayaking, whale watching, and immersing themselves in various wilderness adventures. A short boat ride could have you bathing at White Sulfur Springs, flying through the treetops on a zip line course or hiking on an island in search of an old military outpost.
Accommodations and meals: The newly renovated Elfin Cove Resort features four separate buildings to meet all your lodging needs. The main building on the property houses the kitchen and dining area with five guest rooms as well as a common area where you can relax and play pool or watch movies. The chalet has two guest rooms as well as a living room with a private deck. The highly sought-after beach house has three guest rooms with a family room. There is also the Fishmasters Inn, which is a beautiful, rustic four-story cedar building with wraparound decks. This building has six guest rooms, its own kitchen and dining area, as well as a family room. All rooms have private bathrooms and most offer breath-taking views of the surrounding glaciers and mountains.
Appetizers are served as soon as guests return from fishing with dinner service to follow. Meals are a full of Alaska staples like fresh fish and crab along with tasty dishes of chicken, pork and steak. Breakfast is served family style with all the normal fixings of eggs, sausage, bacon, toast and muffins. There is always cold cereal, fruit and juices available. Lunch is packed along and enjoyed on a break from fishing.
Day 1: Fly to Juneau and connect to the air taxi to the lodge. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 - 5: Full days of guided fishing with all meals and accommodations
Day 6: Depart back to Juneau and connect to commercial flight home.
2018 Rate: $4695 per person for a 5 night / 6 day package (4 full days of fishing)
Included: Round trip charter flight between Juneau and lodge, guided fishing, all conventional fishing equipment, fish processing, rain gear and boots, non-alcoholic beverages, meals and accommodations.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Juneau, accommodations in Juneau(if necessary), fly fishing tackle, licensing, alcoholic beverages and gratuities.
Species: Halibut, several species of rockfish, lingcod, five species of salmon, Dolly Varden, steelhead
Season: Late April - September
Capacity: 20 anglers
Map: Elfin Cove, AK