Waterfall Resort, located on the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island on Alaska’s Inside Passage, offers some of the best Salmon and Halibut Sportfishing in the world. Extreme tides and surging ocean currents create a habitat for millions of baitfish that attract annual returns of Trophy-size Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod and Red Snapper.
The West Coast of Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, AK has been fished commercially for over a Century. From 1912 through the late 1960s, Waterfall Cannery played a historic role in modern canning and processing of the seined caught or fish trapped salmon.
Every year, Waterfall Resort hosts over 2,300 summertime avid and novice anglers for various salmon species including the prized King Salmon and Coho (Silvers), Pacific Halibut, Lingcod, Red Snapper and other bottom fish.
WATERFALL RESORT CHECK-IN AND ALASKA FISHING LICENSES
As soon as your plane glides to the dock, the Waterfall Resort staff welcomes you and takes your luggage to your private accommodations. When you check in at the General Store, be sure to turn in your airline tickets with your Departure information.
You will then receive your room key and be assigned your guide boat. This is the time to purchase your Alaska State Fishing License, King Salmon Stamp, and your $100,000 “King of Kings” Salmon Fishing Tournament ticket.
RESORT GENERAL STORE
Open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Our Waterfall Resort Information Center and Hospitality Services are located in this building. The manager and staff are ready to take care of special requests, in-room amenities and any messages.
The Derby Hostess will weigh and photograph your catch and
keep you informed of all Tournament updates. A variety of logo apparel, souvenirs, toiletries, film, soft drinks, snacks, and liquor are available and may be charged to your room.
This comfortable room is located adjacent to the General Store and includes the Manager’s office, floatplane information, a telephone, and reading materials. Stop by and enjoy a cup of fresh coffee in front of the wood-burning stove.
Lagoon Saloon Lounge:
The Lagoon Saloon opens at 4 p.m., overlooks the forest and saltwater lagoon, and is the gathering place for Guests and Staff. Enjoy views of the Tongass National Forest from the casual sitting areas while playing Poker, Pool, Ping Pong, or Darts. Check your emails on the Guest Computers. Catch up on the latest ESPN sports happenings on our large screen TV. Our TV room converts into a comfortable meeting room for 40-50 Guests. Refreshments from the full bar may be billed to our room.
ALASKA AIRLINES TRAVEL AGENT – ON SITE
For your convenience, Waterfall Resort’s on-site Alaska Airlines agents already have reconfirmed your flights home, tagged your luggage and Fish boxes, and provided your Boarding Pass and Seat Assignments. This service eliminates the check-in procedure in Ketchikan if you are making a direct connection on the same day on Alaska Airlines.
Floatplanes leave Waterfall Resort for Ketchikan at approximately 1:30 p.m. every day.
DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE
While you’re enjoying the day out fishing your heart out, your room will be refreshed as housekeeping stocks fruit baskets and ice daily so that upon your return, all is ready for you to relax into the evening.
Click Here to Make a Reservation, or to Check Rates and Availability, call Toll Free: 800.544.5125.
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.