How to Get to Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge

Getting to Prince of Wales Island and our lodge in Whale Pass, Alaska starts by traveling to Ketchikan, Alaska. All visitors must either fly into Ketchikan or come on the Alaska Marine Highway. Alaska Airlines serves the city through its hub in Seattle and Delta Airlines also provides daily summer flights. From Ketchikan the next step is traveling to Prince of Wales Island. Our guests normally travel from Ketchikan to Prince of Wales Island by float plane. The cost of the float plane transportation both directions is included in our packages. There is daily float plane service to Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales. Check in time is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. The float plane service operates out of both the airport and downtown, so you will not have to worry about getting you and your gear somewhere else. It is a beautiful 30 minute flight from Ketchikan to Thorne Bay with wonderful views. After arriving in Thorne Bay we will meet you and drive you the 75 minutes to Whale Pass. This results in getting to the lodge on the day of your arrival in time to get in some fishing time or just more time to relax before starting the next day. When returning to Ketchikan by float plane you can be back to the airport as early as 11:00am. You will be allowed 40 lbs of  luggage on the float plane without charge. In addition on the return flight you are allowed up to two 50 lb fish boxes at no additional cost. In the rare cases that aircraft can not fly due to adverse weather conditions, there is also ferry service between the Island and Ketchikan. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority runs to and from the Island daily. The ferry leaves Ketchikan at 3:30pm to go to the Island and leaves the Island from Hollis at 8:00am to go to Ketchikan with travel time being 3 hours each direction. All passengers must be on the ferry at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

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