In 1912, pioneers founded a wild Alaska salmon cannery near Ketchikan on 52 acres of wilderness by a seaside waterfall on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, a location known for generations in native legends for some of the best Alaska fishing spots ever. That cannery went on to break world records for the sheer volume of seafood it caught and exported all over the globe.
More than 100 years later the renovated historic cannery is now home to all-inclusive Waterfall Resort and has hosted more than 50,000 guests, making it the most popular fishing lodge in Alaska.
Three words define what makes Waterfall Resort the top fishing spot for wild Alaska king salmon, silver salmon, halibut and more: location, location, location!
The annual return of halibut and salmon to our location on Prince of Wales Island adjacent to Alaska’s Inside Passage gives Waterfall Resort its legendary reputation for premier Alaskan sport fishing.
Access to and from the Resort is by a short sea plane ride from Ketchikan, AK (90 mins from Seattle). Waterfall Resort offers all inclusive guided sport fishing with rich populations of king salmon, halibut, silver (Coho) salmon, ling cod, snapper, rockfish and more. In fact, the historic Waterfall Cannery, the origin of Waterfall Resort, once broke records for the most productive cannery.
Waterfall Resort attracts anglers of all levels, from novice to avid, celebrities and professional athletes. Waterfall is the ideal all-inclusive resort for hosting incentive, team-building and corporate event trips.
Guests from all over the world return to the Resort year after year to enjoy personalized service and our one-to-one guest to staff ratio. You will marvel at the staggering number of trophy-size salmon, halibut and ling-cod and the Alaska fishing stories and memories they create.
Contact usto become a part of Alaska’s legendary sport fishing resort, or to check rates and availability call toll free 800.544.5125.
Welcome to Waterfall Resort, an exceptional fishing lodge located on the coast near Ketchikan, Alaska. Waterfall Resort offers legendary salmon and halibut fishing. Incredible fishing lodges and accommodations are also found at Waterfall Resort to make your fishing trip more enjoyable. Get the opportunity to participate in the $100K King of Kings Salmon Tournament at Waterfall Resort, where you’ll enjoy some of the best King Salmon fishing. Come take part in an incredible Alaskan salmon and halibut fishing experience at Waterfall Resort Alaska.
In the early 1900's, Waterfall was the largest salmon packing plant on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Like most canneries in Alaska, this remote operation on the Ulloa Channel was a complete, self- sufficient, temporary community. When the season was over, all but a few workers departed until the next summer's migration.