Getting to Alaska's Fish Tales Lodge

The easiest and recommended way to get to Whale Pass from Ketchikan is via floatplane to Thorne Bay, or to Whale Pass directly. Taquan Air flys to Whale Pass on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Taquan, Promech and Pacific Air all fly to Thorne Bay daily. Check with the airlines for the best schedule in terms of your plans.  Commuter scheduled floatplanes are usually about $110 one way, with a 50 pound bag allowance.  If you elect to go to fly-in to Thorne Bay, the drive to Whale Pass takes about 75 minutes. We will arrange to meet you or have a vehicle waiting for you to pick up.  Thorne Bay has a small, but well stocked grocery store, so many clients prefer to fly there and pick up groceries for the week while in town.  Whale Pass has little in the way of services, except for gas at a premium price.

You can also take the Alaska Inter-island Ferry to Hollis from Ketchikan.  This tends to be a full days travel, as the ferry trip from Ketchikan is about three hours, and the drive from Hollis to Whale Pass is over two hours.    Ferry prices, however, are cheaper than flying at $37 per way.

HOLLIS / KETCHIKAN -- M/V Prince of Wales
Call Toll-Free 866-308-4848 or email the Klawock Office, or Online.

Depart Ketchikan 3:30 pm - Arrive Hollis 6:30 pm

Depart Hollis 8:00 am - Arrive Ketchikan 11:00 am

The M/V Stikene from Petersburg and Wrangell is another option.

One advantage of Prince of Whales Island over other Alaska destinations?  You can always get there or back to the mainland via ferry, no matter the weather!