Friday, July 5
“I’ve been to Pybus four times now. Once every three years, and on my birthday each time. Each adventure has become a cherished memory, and although it is said that time dulls all effect, I still find myself captivated anew each stay. The beauty of the people, of the delicious food, of the simple peace, and, of course, of the ever-inviting ocean. There is no place on earth quite like here.” –James P.
“This trip exceeded my expectations! Shrimp, crab and fish!! Being able to catch all this myself is an experience I’ll never forget. It was amazing to connect with nature and be grateful for our bounty.” –Shane C.
“I never knew I loved fishing so much until this trip to Pybus Point. The boat captains were great and really knew their stuff. This is not just fishing, it’s CATCHING fish!. Reeling up [that] yellow eye was an amazing feeling. I can’t wait to get back there!” –Chandler K.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s true in most cases but sometimes… no amount of words or photos can justly tell the tail of a true fishing adventure! Sore biceps and a lower back are the real evidence of a fantastic day on the water with Captain Alex. This summer my father, two sons and I spent five days at Pybus Point lodge and had the trip of our lives.
We spent hours on end with double… triple… and even quadruple whammies reeling in halibut, giant lings, massive yellow eye and lantern jaw. There is a board in the lodge with the names of those fishermen who’s catch meets a certain weight or length criteria (trophy standards for each species) and Captain Alex got my boys on that board three times that week!!!
While reeling up monsters from deep was always the highlight each day, we couldn’t help but lose ourselves in our beautiful surroundings. The blue waters were teaming with whales, porpoises, and otters. The breathtaking mountain vistas with cascading waterfalls rivaled those of Hanalei In Kauai, although worlds apart.
After a day of fishing we’d grab some rods, jump on a skiff, and create yet another adventure as we’d cruise between the islands in pursuit of more halibut. Most often, this turned into our own self-guided whale watching tour. One evening, what had to have been a fifty foot whale slowly surfaced just yards in front of the boat. Still to this day all I can say is… Wow!
The entire staff at Pybus Point lodge will make you feel like family, including the resident dogs that befriended my boys.
To best sum it up best, on the evening we returned home my wife asked the boys why they seemed so sad to be back? They simply said, we miss Pybus Point.” –Tate J.
We took advantage of every last bit of nature during our week at Pybus Point Lodge. While the fish were swirling around us, nervous we might be fishing again, we instead took the kayaks out for a spin to the beach to enjoy the setting sun and cross our fingers we might catch a glimpse of a few bears. Our kayak trips never disappointed and before you knew it we were back enjoying the campfire telling our bear stories before another day on the water.” –Hayley S.
“When we first glimpsed Pybus Point Lodge from our float plane, we knew had arrived at a very special place. After landing, were greeted like old friends and whisked off for our first day of fishing. The week just got better and better. The fishing, the meals, the staff, our boat Captain, Alex, and our fellow guests all combined to make our stay there unforgettable. The highlight of our experience came the last day of fishing when, out of nowhere, a pod of humpback whales surfaced right next to our boat! What a sight! Pybus Point Lodge is truly a magical place.” –Judy A.
“It took us almost 28 years and another generation to come along for the Fay boys to return to Alaska. We always said we would go back to fish and oh boy did we! Until this day I never knew what a Yellow Eye was or how special they are as a species. We caught our quota on the first day out. A magical catch on a wonderful vacation with my Dad, brother and nephew. Thanks to Capt. Casey, Jody, Scott and the entire staff for a trip of a lifetime.” –Robert F.
“We brought our son with us for the 1st time to Pybus Point. We knew we would have great fishing in this remote location and wanted him to enjoy it with us. We were not disappointed. Every day we caught numerous salmon, sea bass, or halibut, yellow eye, and lingcod. […] Smooth water, great weather, and wonderful food make this a great trip. Oh and don’t forget the whales.” –Lonni R.
“Even if you don’t like to fish, this would be worth the price. Everything from the whales we saw every day to the scenery from my balcony is unbelievable. I guess that is why i took a thousand pictures, as i might not believe its was not my dreams in 20 years.” –Garret M.
“I love Alaska and Pybus Point was the best. So much fun with my family, great food and the greatest fishing experience ever! On our last day out, I caught [a] monstrous ling cod. Wow! What a feeling.” –Erianne K.
“We were in good hands from the flight in from Juneau until our delivery back to the Juneau airport five days later. The most capable Captain Joe guided us safely to our fishing grounds. His excellence extended to gaffing, netting and clearing line tangles. There’s a definite thrill each time a fish is hauled over gunwales. The lodge staff was helpful to our needs. The the staff was of a cruise ship caliber. The chef always delighted us with the breakfasts and dinners. There were good options available for our self-packed lunches. One can’t go hungry at Pybus Point.” –Milt J.
“Until this trip to Pybus Point, the single most vastly majestic location I have ever visited, I thought my life would be lived in the suburbs of some generic American city. But the day I arrived in that float plane and pulled up to Admiralty Island, Alaska, I felt an electricity and excitement I had never felt before. Everything I thought I wanted in life suddenly had no meaning and now my life goal is to be able to explore the world I thought I already knew, and Alaska was just the beginning. I can wholeheartedly say that Pybus Point has changed my life and the search for never-ending adventure has commenced with that first tug of the reel and the hauling in of the beautiful fish you see before you. So, thank you all who are involved with the lodge. Thank you for the opportunity to find my guiding light and helping me realize the life quest that I never knew was buried inside.” –Ryan L.
Fishing season peaks in July and August, however different types of fish are plentiful in different months.
Pybus Point Lodge makes no guarantees about fishing success. We simply can’t control nature. But rarely has a boat ever returned empty of cargo and in peak season guests regularly hit their legal catch limits.
Pybus Point Lodge annual rainfall is similar to that of Juneau, about 70 miles to the north.
To see the northern lights you need clear skies, dark nights and aurora activity. At Pybus Point Lodge you have to balance longer, darker nights in August and September with typically higher rainfall.
Day length varies by month. During our booking season, you’ll likely see:
Humpback whale sightings are most frequent from July until the end of the season. It’s not uncommon to receive these exciting visitors in our own private bay!
Our lodge offers comfortable seclusion in a pristine part of Alaska so you don’t have to sacrifice quiet and calm for the best time to enjoy the area. We are 65 miles from the nearest settlement and because of that, most touring companies won’t even take guests to the areas that we are able to visit.
So while many tourist destinations are crowded in July and August, Pybus Point Lodge is a sanctuary all summer long.
From the time you meet our pilot in Juneau, every detail of your trip will be handled by our attentive crew. Meals, snacks and a variety of beverages, daily maid service, guided saltwater fishing, sightseeing tours, use of skiffs, kayaks and SUPs – it’s all included.
It’s easier to list what’s not included: Your fishing license, travel to and from Juneau, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities for your guides and crew.
We have 2 cabin configurations.
Our Standard cabins have 4 private rooms on 2 floors and a spacious common area with a kitchenette, TV and couches. Each room has its own bathroom and fireplace. Rooms come with either a king or a queen bed or have 2 double or twin beds. An extra cot could be added to a room, though the per person price remains the same.
Our Group cabins have one room plus bathroom with either 4 or 6 twin beds per cabin.
Pybus Point Lodge has a free date change policy – if your schedule changes, just call 800.947.9287 and we’ll give you priority rebooking assistance.
Our Standard Cabins may be rented completely by booking all 4 rooms. You can even sleep more people on cots in the common area if you go this route. Please contact us to make such arrangements.
Our Group Cabins are only booked in full with a 3-person minimum, however occupancy is capped as indicated by the cabin capacity.
Our lodge has plenty of snacks, soft drinks and water available to guests whenever they’d like. These include fruit, trail mix, jerky, nuts, cookies, chips and crackers. Feel free to bring your own favorite snack or call us prior to your trip if you have special requests or want more information.
Our menu is seasonal, rotating, flexible and expertly prepared. If you have dietary restrictions, allergies, or preferences, just let us know in advance. We always offer fresh seafood dishes but we also serve a variety of other meats, fresh vegetables and side dishes.
In short, it’s BYOB.
Pybus Point Lodge does not provide alcoholic beverages to guests (we’re working on securing the 1 license available for all of Admiralty Island). However guests may bring their own beer, wine and spirits within reason. If you’re not sure what’s reasonable, please give us a call.
We want you to enjoy as much time as you can at Pybus Point Lodge. Our pilot will pick you up at 7:30am on the day of your scheduled trip. After a brief 45-minute flight, you’ll land and drop your gear and then head out with one of our experienced guides.
On your day of departure, you’ll depart on the seaplane at about 9:30am and arrive in Juneau mid-morning.
Both Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines have regularly scheduled flights into and out of Juneau. The first flights arrive just in time to catch our seaplane at around 7:30am. The latest flights arrive around 10pm.
We do have a few dogs on staff to keep our fish away from curious wildlife. However, as a general rule, pets are not permitted to accompany guests. If you have a service animal, please call us to find out if we can accommodate you and your pet.
Pybus Point Lodge rooms are all non-smoking. Smoking is permitted on premises as long as it does not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.
Pick-up and drop-off happen at Ward Air, a 2-minute stroll from the airport terminal.
It is possible to extend your stay by 2 or more days. Please contact us for details.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
Full payment is required at minimum 60 days prior to your trip.
Our goal is to make this exceptional experience as accessible as possible. However, guests in wheelchairs may have a difficult time boarding our seaplane, navigating the dock, and boarding boats. Please call us if you’d like to discuss.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all provide signals in the area. Additionally, we provide free wifi to all our guests.
The Lodge is supplied with first aid equipment and we have a retired EMT on staff and all our captains captains are trained to provide first aid when needed.
Pybus Point Lodge is uniquely equipped with our own seaplane to transport guests to a Juneau where there is a hospital as needed in a medical emergency. Most lodges pay a 3rd party for air transport which can cause delays in an emergency.
We love people like you. Please call us to make arrangements for your group!
Children are welcome at Pybus Point Lodge and we maintain a family-friendly environment. Our trips are set at one easy price per person.
If you would like to bring a child under 2, please call us to make arrangements prior to booking.
Pregnant women should consult with their doctor prior to deciding whether or not to come to Pybus Point Lodge. Plane ride, boat rides, hiking, and paddling can all be physically demanding activities.
We do have cots available and the Deluxe Cabin rooms will accommodate one comfortably. However, we price our trips on a per-person basis and not on the type of bed you reserve. Please call us for more information.
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Brand new for 2019! Each room has a private bathroom and in-room thermostat-controlled fireplaces. Additionally each cabin has a comfortable shared living area with a TV, billiard table and kitchenette.
Perfect for friend or family groups comfortable sharing a room. Group cabins are whole-cabin rentals with all twin beds in 1 room and 1 bathroom. We have 4 and 6-bed cabins available.
Every trip to Pybus Point Lodge includes everything listed here, all with an experienced crew on hand to help you have the best possible experience in Alaska.
Guided Saltwater Fishing
Chartered Sea Plane from Juneau
Brand New, Comfortable Cabins
Daily Maid Service
Delicious, Gourmet Meals
Weather Gear (Boots, Bibs, Slicker)
Pro-Quality Rods and Reels
Self-Guided Fishing from our Skiffs
Kayaks to Explore Pybus Bay
Whale Watching & Sea Life
Day Trips to Beautiful Landmarks
Wildlife Spotting Tours
Reliable WiFi Internet
Cell Phone Coverage
Fish Filleting & Vacuum Freezing
Fish Boxing & Transportation to Juneau