Baranof Wilderness Lodge is nestled in Warm Springs Bay on the east side of Baran of Island, 20 air miles east of Sitka. A short, spectacular float plane ride from Sitka delivers you directly to the floating lodge side dock. Warm Springs Bay is named for the remarkable natural hot springs, enjoyed today as it was by native Tlingit Indians for centuries. The lodge features private cabins with wonderful views of the surrounding ocean and peaks and diverse fishing program in both fresh and salt water.
The unpressured waters around the lodge offer the most abundant and diverse salt and freshwater fishing available in Alaska. Dozens of spectacular bays, estuaries, fishing streams and lakes within a short boat ride or hike from our lodge offer premier angling.
Baranof is among our top picks for serious angling families as well as groups with non-anglers. Some of the highlights include whale watching, crabbing, clam digging, several scenic hikes, tide pooling, archeological sites with pictographs and world class porch lounging with views of waterfalls and snow capped peaks. The operation takes 12-14 guests and they pride themselves on being very flexible. Every night as dinner winds down, guests choose their activities of choice for the following day from an impressive list of options known as the “Fun Board”.
Baranof Wilderness Fishing
The salt water fishing ranges from fly casting for salmon in the open ocean and estuaries to fishing conventional tackle for halibut, King salmon and assorted bottom fish. The fresh water fishing is centered around fly-fishing six nearby wilderness streams and rivers for Dolly Varden and assorted salmon depending on the time of year.
Baranof Wilderness Lodging
The Lodge has a series of comfortable and spacious guest cabins and a main lodge surrounded by lush green ancient forests. Each cabin features complete private bathroom facilities with hot showers, wash basins with hot and cold running water, and flush toilets. An on site housekeeping staff provides towel and linen service. All equipped with 24 hour electricity (60hz AC) from the lodge’s own hydroelectric plant. The turbine is powered by nearby Sadie Creek, one of many nearby crystal clear streams that tumble down the lush green ancient forest surrounding the lodge. Plus hot tubs situated in a grove of ancient trees, overlooking a fresh, clear mountain stream that surges past. Or, select the tub on the deck, and view the magnificent panorama around the lodge – Warm Springs Bay, snow covered mountain peaks, soaring Bald Eagles.
Baranof Wilderness Travel
It is best to fly into Sitka the day before you are to arrive at the lodge and overnight at a local hotel. On your day of arrival to the lodge, you will be taken to the lodge by seaplane in the morning.
Accommodations and meals at the lodge, wine and beer with meals, guiding, round-trip transportation between Sitka and Baranof Wilderness Lodge, salt water equipment, municipal rents, user fees, and sales taxes. Lodge will clean, package and freeze one box of fish per guest to take home. Travel fish box is provided.
Air transportation to and from Alaska, lodging and meals in Sitka, fly fishing equipment (recommend that you bring your own, but some rods, reels, and waders available at no charge), guide gratuities, fishing licenses, hard liquor.