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Reviewed 26 August 2016

2016 was our fourth consecutive year to fish at Waterfall Resort. The entire Waterfall experience is top of the line. The float plane ride in, the well designed and maintained boats, the accommodations, the food, and the outstanding guides make this a trip that is unbeatable. We will be back in 2017!

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Geoff S, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks for your rave review of Waterfall Resort! Even more than the kind words, it's the guests who keep coming back year after year that let us know we must be doing something right. We're happy you've become part of the history and tradition that makes this place so special. See you next summer!

Truckee, California
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a turn key amazing Alaskan experience not far from Seattle, this is it. From the ease of setup, to the first class service, the awesome equipment, great location, perfect accommodations, classy guides and wonderful food this place has you covered. The fishing was great and daily boat rides were right out of a text book,...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

So great to hear you had a good time! We admit to feeling pretty special that we get to work in the midst of all that amazing Alaska wildlife and wilderness. And of course the fishing! Congrats on your 136 pound halibut. Hopefully we'll see you back on the water up here again soon, and you can try to break...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stayed at Waterfall resort in August 2016 with a group of about 30 for a corporate trip. The float plane ride in was gorgeous, the staff was all extremely attentive and nice, the meals were insanely good, the bartender was one of the best I've seen in a long time, the rooms were simple but more than sufficient and we...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! Fishing is always better with friends, and we're one of the few Alaska fishing lodges with enough room for a big group like yours. We're glad you had a good time, and we can't wait to get back on the water with you guys again. Let's go fishing!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 August 2016

From the beginning to the end and still today at home in DC, I think of the special time my son and I had at this resort. We have 550 lbs. of King and Coho Salmon and Halibut in our freezer! Certainly a lot for family and friends to enjoy. I traveled with my 16 year old son, shared a...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! We're glad you and your son enjoyed your time here. Of course the sport fishing is pretty spectacular here, but we believe the best part of the experience is the chance to get kids outside and make unforgettable memories sharing quality time together as a family. On behalf of all of us at...

New York
Reviewed 18 August 2016

From the sea plane that delivers you to this resort to the fabulous fishing and bountiful dining, all served within some of the most scenic areas I've ever encountered; Waterfall Resort is just spectacular. Regardless of whether you are an old pro or brand new to fishing; Waterfall's expert guides, new fleet of boats, well maintained equipment and overall sense...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks for the thumbs up! We get a real kick out of sharing all this amazing wilderness, history and fun with our guests. And of course all the fish! Hope to see you on the waters up here again soon.

Springfield, Oregon
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I cannot say enough great things about Waterfall Resort. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We took our teenage son and daughter with us and they both had a great time. Our guide had us on fish the entire time. Food was very good. Float plane rides where another great way to see more of Alaska. My wife is wanting...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

So glad your whole family had a good time! Getting the kids outdoors and creating amazing memories together across the generations is part of what we love to do at Waterfall Resort. That's why we offer kids up to 17 years old 15% off any dates in the season. We hope you listen to your wife and bring them all...

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Waterfall Resort blew me away with great service, fishing, food and overall atmosphere. Make no mistake this is "fishing boot camp". Up early and back at the end of the day with a boat load of fish. My guide each day "Dave" is a semi retired gentleman who saw to everyone on the boat with precision, enthusiasm and genuine...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the glowing review! All our crew (and with a 1-to-1 crew-to-guest ratio, there's a lot of them!) are so excited to share the amazing experience of fishing at Waterfall Resort each summer. We're glad some of that sunny disposition showed through, and that we were able to take care of all that fish you caught! Hope...

Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Having been multiple time to the resort, I find that each trip allows for a better experience. The first year I was so in AWE of the Alaskan experience that the resort and history and even to a degree the fishing took a second place. After this last trip I note that now I have a better appreciation of the...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

We so appreciate your review, not just because you said nice things about Waterfall Resort but because we couldn't agree with you more. Every time we ramp up for another summer of wild Alaska sport fishing in that beautiful, historic, wild location, we have to pinch ourselves to believe it. It's not just the big things (like the fish!), but...

Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you want to go to Alaska to fish, this is the place. Really well organized staff and facility, down to ever single detail. Even lunch ! If food is important to you, you will not be disappointed. So much yummy food in the middle of the bush. The boats and equipment were even brand new or almost new. Everything...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! Obviously we're sport-fishing fanatics, but fishing is even more fun when you're well-fed and get to sleep in a comfortable bed at night. We enjoy bringing a little taste of Alaska to the table with options like duck and elk in addition to old favorites. Hope you enjoyed them. And hope you come back and...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 July 2016

After a less than positive experience in 2015, I could not be happier to have returned again to Waterfall in 2016. We had a wonderful time, consistent with the many years prior to 2015 that I had visited. The place has its own special charm and a place in my heart for its natural beauty alone. The scenery and wildlife...

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TheWaterfallGroup, Director of Marketing at Waterfall Resort Alaska, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We really appreciate loyal guests like you who've been fishing with us for years. You might even say they've become part of the Waterfall history, tradition and legend! We're pleased our efforts to continuously upgrade the experience here made a difference, and that you had a better experience this summer. We hope you'll find even more...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Having hosted more than 60,000 guests, Waterfall Resort is the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska. Located by Southeast Alaska's famous Inside Passage near Ketchikan, just 90 minutes from Seattle, Waterfall Resort makes the spectacular wilderness of Alaska easy to access. Built in 1912, the historic record-breaking Alaskan salmon cannery on 52 acres of breathtaking coastal wilderness now serves as the location for the all inclusive sport fishing lodge, Waterfall Resort. The fish keep coming back every year, and so do our guests. Waterfall Resort delivers an all inclusive Alaska vacation, where our expert service takes care of all the details. Experienced guides accompany you on 25' heated cabin cruisers custom built for comfort, supporting anglers of all skill levels. We provide all the fishing equipment and gear, and we even process your catch for you back on shore so you can take your frozen fish home. Guests typically return with an average of 70 lbs of fillets! Waterfall Resort is situated in SE Alaska on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, benefiting from ocean upwelling and nutrient rich waters that attract King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod and many more. This destination is a short scenic float plane ride over Alaska's Inside Passage from Ketchikan, which is only 90 minutes from Seattle. We host our own Alaska Airlines agent on site to make return flights and baggage check a snap. Easy travel means the resort is also ideal for hosting Corporate groups and events. Come join the legendary sport fishing fun at Waterfall Resort! Catch the Adventure! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterfall Resort Alaska

Address: 320 Dock St, Ste 222, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6437
Region: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Price Range: $1,953 - $2,250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterfall Resort Alaska 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Phone reception is horrible. The bar is on a mediocre router but go into the mud room and you can Facetime and send/receive text messages”
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“They are all good. I think the little cabins were my favorite.”
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