Kingfisher Lodge is located on Prince of Wales island 60 miles west of Ketchikan. Once you arrive in Ketchikan via Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines you have a few choices by plane and one by water or the IFA ferry system, but we mostly encourage our guests to fly the Cessna Caravan operated by Island Air Express. If you prefer or if the Caravan is booked up the other option is the classic Dehavilland “Beaver” float plane, either way the flight is about 30 minutes. Both air carriers are on the bottom floor of the Ketchikan International Airport and easily found in the small airport.
Transportation to and from Ketchikan is provided in the package price by Kingfisher Lodge. Your flight reservation will be set up by Jeanette once you have booked your fishing trip. Unless you request to come out on the Interisland ferry your reservation will be booked for your convenience on one of the following air carriers.
For more information on the air carriers you can go to the following links:
Island Air Express www.IslandAirX.com
Pacific Airways www.flypacificairways.com
Prince of Wales Island is located 75 miles west of Ketchikan and 600 miles north of Seattle. The island is notably the the third largest in the United States with 2,231 miles. It is 135 miles long and 45 miles wide with eleven communities scattered around the island. There are approximately 4,900 year-round residents. Craig is the largest community with 2,136 residents.
Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian native cultures are represented on the island. Just a few miles up the road from Craig is Klawock, named for Kloo-wah, a member of the Tahn-da-quan Indians of Moira Sound. Klawock's Totem Park has the largest collection of authentic totem poles in Alaska. It is also home to the second oldest hatchery in Alaska and is distinguished as having the first cannery in Alaska.