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1012, 2021

Why You Should Go Fishing in Alaska Every Year

December 10th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not everyone has earned the chance to plan an annual Alaska fishing trip, but it’s something you should strive for. Each season has several pros and cons, so making the trip at least once a year will allow you to experience many facets of an elite fishing vacation. Whether you’re benefiting from the perks of being one of the first visitors in spring or the last to leave in fall, [...]

2211, 2021

Make Lasting Memories on Your Elfin Cove, Alaska, Vacation

November 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Fishing is one of the best ways to build solid and long-lasting relationships. You can treat it as a learning experience too. It can also be a great way to catch up with a friend or family member. Whether or not you catch any fish, you’ll be sure to create some lasting memories over a few drinks and dinner or chatting back at the Elfin Cove Resort. Here are some [...]

1210, 2021

Top-Rated Alaskan Halibut Fishing Charters in Elfin Cove

October 12th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rife with stoic mountain backdrops, unhindered access to pristine fisheries, and a diverse array of available species, Elfin Cove Resort rests in a genuine angler’s paradise. Unlike warm water ecosystems, Southeast Alaska features optimal conditions for table faring fish that make an excellent bounty to share with friends and family. Quite possibly, one of the most epic gamefish opportunities found on our stretch of the coast is Alaska halibut fishing. [...]

2409, 2021

The Types of Fish You’ll Catch in Elfin Cove, Alaska

September 24th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the most significant factors that make Alaska an attractive destination for anglers is its diverse and abundant types of fish. Fishermen and women from all over the world consider “The Last Frontier” a select bucket list item that is well worth their time and effort. And with awe-inspiring picturesque vistas, pristine waters, and majestic wildlife, it’s no wonder that remote fishing excursions have risen in popularity over the [...]

3108, 2021

Autumn Escapes: Reasons to Visit Alaska in the Fall

August 31st, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot to be said about fall in Alaska. As beautiful as it is during spring and summer, “The Last Frontier” takes on a new persona during autumn. Furthermore, you’ll find active wildlife preparing for hibernation or migration, gorgeous scenery—and most importantly—fewer tourists. There is probably a good chance you’re contemplating an Alaskan fishing trip and wondering what that would be like in the fall. Well, the folks at [...]

2307, 2021

Late-Summer Salmon Fishing in Alaska | Elfin Cove Resort

July 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

With its crystalline, frigid waters, Southeast Alaska is considered an angler’s paradise to many. And as early as May, fishermen, and women make their way to Elfin Cove Resort to find an unrivaled fishing experience that can last well into the fall. Many less experienced enthusiasts may not realize that late summer salmon runs can be some of the most productive windows for a sizable bounty. Although August is technically [...]

2906, 2021

Making Long-Lasting Memories | Alaska Family Vacations

June 29th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Part of what makes an Alaska family vacation such an appealing prospect is the countless memories you’ll create with your loved ones. Often seen as a rite of passage for young outdoor enthusiasts, taking a trip to Alaska can be a pivotal moment in the life of an adventurer. And whether you and yours will be making the trip for the first time or visit every so often, Elfin Cove [...]

2705, 2021

Fishing Adventures | Deciding on Alaska Vacation Packages

May 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Partaking in the Alaska fishing season is a bucket list item for many anglers, especially those who want a unique challenge and a chance at a massive gamefish. Alaska vacation packages come in various prices and inclusivity and finding the right one will come down to how you wish to spend your hard-earned money. Not only do you want to stay within your budget, but you’ll also need to consider [...]

1404, 2021

Alaska Fishing Lodges | Setting the Bar at Elfin Cove Resort

April 14th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

You don’t have to be an avid angler to know that Southeast Alaska offers unrivaled fishing opportunities. Heck, even people who haven’t wet a line more than a handful of times will tell you that the “Last Frontier” is a popular destination for anyone seeking an unforgettable fishing adventure. The blessing of such productive waters goes hand in hand with having a wide range of Alaska fishing lodges to compare [...]

3003, 2021

An Early-Summer Southeast Alaska Fishing Trip at Elfin Cove

March 30th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Anyone who has gone on an Alaska fishing trip during various times of the year will likely tell you that each season requires a different approach to how you target your preferred bounty. Depending on when you'll be here, you'll find a new set of challenges. However, what remains constant is the high likelihood of creating long-lasting memories. Although many people have come away with some fantastic experiences from July [...]

1902, 2021

Alaska Bucket List: Exploring Tongass National Forest

February 19th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Consisting of nearly 17 million acres of unscathed wilderness, Tongass National Forest is the largest National Forest in the U.S. With more than 2.8 million annual visitors, Tongass sustains the largest contiguous temperate rainforest in the world, but also over 5,000 jobs and more than $380 in yearly revenue! Located just down the coastline from this majestic biome, Elfin Cove Resort provides guests with various recreational opportunities ranging from historical [...]

3011, 2020

3 Ways to Stay Busy When You’re Not Fishing in Alaska

November 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Unless you're into ice fishing or live in a warm climate, winter is a time when many anglers don't get to indulge in their favorite pastime. Whether it's because of the lack of opportunity or something else that has taken you out of the game, there are a few ways to stay busy and keep you motivated for fishing in Alaska. Although many of the fishing resorts close down for [...]

1311, 2020

Offseason Reading: 3 Great Books about Fishing

November 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Just because the Alaska fishing season has come to an end at Elfin Cove Resort doesn’t mean you have to stop thinking about fishing in Alaska. One way to remain enthusiastic about the upcoming season is to read a few books about fishing before your trip. You can only prep your gear and check your packing list so many times before you start feeling like a robot, so why not [...]

2210, 2020

Give the Gift of an Alaskan Fishing Trip

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

While it may seem premature, the holiday isn’t too far down the road. Although many people know precisely what to get their loved ones, some of us find ourselves staring at the ceiling at night, thinking about what constitutes a meaningful gift. Whether it’s a close friend, spouse, partner, or parent, an Alaskan fishing trip is something no angler will ever forget. Not only will you be giving a shot [...]

409, 2020

Alaskan Vacations at Glacier Bay National Park

September 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Arguably one of the most noteworthy perks to visiting Elfin Cove Resort is our proximity to Glacier Bay National Park. From the depths of the deepest fjord to the highest mountains' peak, this pristine slice of paradise is home to some of the most spectacular Alaskan wildlife and picturesque scenery. If you're yearning for inspiration and discovery, this beloved treasure is calling your name. With over 50 officially named glaciers, [...]

2508, 2020

Alaska Vacations in the Fall

August 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

There is something to be said about the pure beauty of taking an Alaska vacation in the fall. As the heat subsides and the abundance of mosquitoes gradually dissipates, the number of people and crowded attractions do as well. Even though our location is relatively remote, the seasonal population becomes noticeably smaller as winter approaches. To further build upon the allure fall getaways to the cove, the intermittent hardwood forests [...]

707, 2020

Alaska Bucket List: Glacier Kayaking

July 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

It isn't too often that you talk with someone who has gone glacier kayaking in Alaska. Commonly, those who have taken on the endeavor found difficulty describing it to inquiring minds. These awe-inspiring adventures, made possible by pristine, emerald-colored waters, are the types of excursions that make legends. Ideally located across from Glacier Bay National Park, Elfin Cove Resort offers unfettered access to some of the deepest glacial fjords surrounded [...]

1206, 2020

Fishing For Salmon Sharks in Southeast Alaska

June 12th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

When we think of an Alaskan fishing trip, we often conjure visions of fishermen and women proudly hoisting up trout, salmon, lingcod, rockfish, or halibut for all viewers to see. What may not come immediately to mind is teams of anglers fishing for salmon sharks. You see, salmon shark fishing requires a great deal of strength and fortitude. It would be tough for a solitary angler to reel one in; [...]

1905, 2020

Guidelines for Wildlife Viewing in Alaska

May 19th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Summer isn’t far away, and much of the Alaskan wilderness is already active as the temperatures become more inviting. Emerging from their dens or migrating back from their winter vacation, many of the animals in Alaska will be foraging for food and seeking mates, all while providing excellent opportunities for eager nature enthusiasts. From brown bears to humpback whales, Elfin Cove Resort is home to a vast array of native [...]

2704, 2020

Embark on an Alaska Vacation at Elfin Cove Resort

April 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

There’s no such thing as an ordinary Alaska vacation, but a stay at Elfin Cove Resort is undoubtedly extraordinary. For decades tourists and outdoor enthusiasts have flocked to Elfin Cove to be surrounded by picturesque Alaskan wilderness and scenic mountain landscapes. Whether you plan on fishing in Alaska, hiking the trails, or taking photos, Elfin Cove Resort is your base camp for an Alaskan adventure.  Fishing in Alaska with Elfin [...]

305, 2018


May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Visitors to the newly renovated Elfin Cove Resort will have the vacation of a lifetime enjoying all of the breathtaking views, unparalleled sport fishing, and wilderness exploration this unique Alaskan retreat has to offer.  A long-time favorite of the most avid sporting and adventuresome travelers, Elfin Cove Resort’s extreme makeover and expansion of its guest quarters, docks, fishing boats, equipment and more make this an unforgettable experience for first-timers and [...]

305, 2018


May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Juneau- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2014 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat.  These regulations will be effective 12:01 A.M. Wednesday April 2, 2014 through 11:59 P.M. Monday, April 30, 2015.  The regulations are: Alaskan Resident The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in length. Nonresident The nonresident bag and possession limit is [...]

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