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There are various ways to get you to Coffman Cove! Most of our travelers prefer flying, but many also utilize ferries and water taxis. To help you plan your Alaskan fishing trip, we compiled an up-to-date list of transportation directions and contacts to save you time!

From Wrangell

From Ketchikan

*Island transportation offered by Coffman Cove Lodging (see Additional Services page for details)


Along with the beautiful landscape, the coasts and rivers of Prince of Wales Island lie home to various fish and wildlife ready to be caught on your self-guided fishing trip. Some of the most common and sought after species found near Coffman Cove are salmon, halibut, red snapper, and trout, but the list of Alaskan wildlife extends far beyond the few mentioned. The best time to visit Coffman Cove is during the spring and summer when fish are most plentiful!

Salt Water

Most Abundant

Least Abundant

Fresh Water

Most Abundant

Least Abundant

*The sole purpose of the charts above are to help choose the best time to visit. They are not a guarantee that you will catch a specific species of fish on your trip. Fish species in Alaskan waters are not limited to those listed above.


Prince of Wales Island is home to abundant wildlife on land and in the sea. In addition to the great fishing, Coffman Cove is a great destination for whale watching, hiking, and exploration of the beautiful landscapes Alaska provides. Common sightings are black bears (no brown bears on the island), sitka black-tailed deer, and gray wolves. You may also have the chance to see bald eagles and their rivals ospreys diving in to catch salmon- truly a sight to see. Last but not least, Alaska is know for some of the best ocean animal sightings! Your trip out to sea could be joined by humpbacks, orcas, belugas, porpoises, dolphins, otters, and much more. Prince of Wales Island provides sights and activities for the whole family!


First trip to Coffman Cove? Forgot what the weather is like throughout the year? Just want a head start on your packing list? We've got you covered. Here's a list of basic items you'll want to bring to make sure you get the most of your Alaskan fishing trip.

  • Hats and gloves

  • Fleece layered clothing

  • Rain gear and waterproof boots

  • Waders for the river fishing (note: Alaska does not permit felt soles)

  • Backpack

  • Camp shoes or slippers

  • Toiletries

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellant


Coffman Cove Lodging 

P.O. Box 18107, Coffman Cove, AK 99918

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