Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak

Reconnect with nature and spend a few days in Driftwood Wilderness Lodge! Located in Kodiak Island, Alaska, the lodge is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, clean air, and clear water. This place is a DIY project of Nick Blanco, who’s been a fishing enthusiast since he was a kid. The construction of the whole building process was filmed for the tv show “Building Alaska”. If you’re interested in knowing how all of this came to life, watch the show and then join Capt. Nick in this beautiful wilderness.

You’ll be fishing aboard the boat called “The True North”, which is a 32’ Modutech vessel. This boat accommodates up to 6 anglers, with enough space for all of them to fish at the same time. She has everything you need regarding the equipment to have a successful day on the water.

Captain Nick will meet you at the Larsen Bay airport and take you to the lodge. You’ll spend 7–10 hours of fishing each day and target freshwater Steelhead or saltwater Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod. After the trip, the captain will clean your catch and prepare it for your next meal.

The accommodation is all-inclusive, meaning you’ll also be covered with 3 meals per day, wi-fi, private rooms, and fishing equipment. If you’re a fan of alcoholic beverages, you’ll need to prepare them in advance because there are no liquor shops in Larsen Bay. Kids under 5 can come for free, while kids under 18 can join for half the price.

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is a perfect way to enjoy nature with your family and friends. Catch some great fish on the way and experience this amazing getaway!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $950
    Spend an extended weekend in Alaska and enjoy the beautiful waters of Kodiak Island. The trip covers your fishing equipment, transfer from the local airport, the accommodation, and 3 meals per day. Kids of all ages are welcome and there's a special discount for them.
  • Private trip
    4 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $950
    The trip includes your accommodation, fishing equipment, transfer from the airport, and 3 meals per day. Enjoy the cozy lodge during the night, while you can spend days enjoying nature and fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $950
    Fishing is only one part of this amazing trip! Enjoy the wilderness, the charming lodge, and home made meals. You only need to bring a good camera, rubber boots, and layered, warm clothing.
  • Private trip
    6 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $950
    Target Salmon, Steelhead, Halibut, Lingcod, and more in Alaskan pristine waters. Kids of all ages are welcome, so bring your whole family and make memories you'll always remember.
  • Private trip
    7 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    7 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $950
    The waters off Kodiak Island are pristine and are home to some of the best fighting and tasting lb for lb fish in the world. Namely Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, and Lingcod. Bring your family and relax in the wilderness. Kids of all ages are welcome
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About the Captain

Nick Blanco
Larsen Bay, Alaska, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Captain Nick grew up in Minnesota and moved to Alaska in 2011. He built the lodge from scratch and put a lot of effort into it. You can even watch the whole DIY process on the "Building Alaska" show. Once the lodge was done, he could finally focus on fishing trips and teaching other people to catch fish. "I am most comfortable on the water and all my most memorable memories take place there!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod Cod
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Boat Specs

Modutech (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP Chevrolet engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Larsen Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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The captain canceled

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FAQs about Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per day per person - 3 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip (3 days)
  • $475 per day per person - 4 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip (4 days)
  • $475 per day per person - 5 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip (5 days)
  • $475 per day per person - 6 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip (6 days)
  • $475 per day per person - 7 Day Salmon and Halibut Trip (7 days)

When you book a trip with Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Herrings; caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Driftwood Wilderness Lodge – Kodiak include:
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)