The Lodge at Whale Pass is the perfect platform to immerse large groups with widely varying interests and needs into the natural wonder of Southeast Alaska. We excel at hosting and coordinating the logistics of stand-out and unforgettable group vacations. We can accommodate Corporate incentive trips and executive retreats of up to 29 guests. Multi-generational and extended Family groups as large as 37 guests can vacation comfortably at the lodge, with family units optimizing occupancy of room configurations.
The lodge can be booked for any number of days. There are no required arrival or departure days, so you can customize the trip to meet your group’s demands. Unlike other lodges, we don’t require specific arrival or departure days of the week for groups. So go ahead – plan your trip on the dates you want.
Why Our Lodge Works
Our roomy lodge and welcoming Great Room promote healthy interaction with just the right amount of space for small-group and individual moments of solitude. Seventeen spacious bedrooms are all located in the main lodge, facilitating group cohesion with the necessary space to find some alone time. Guests can relax in the quiet lobby or escape to the expansive Recreation Room for movies or games of pool, ping pong, poker and hand shuffle board. Everyone will savor the tailored culinary delights presented throughout the day and on request by one of the best food and beverage services in the remote lodging industry. We can also fire up the sauna, the hot tub or the firepit as you like.
With all of the food, beverage, cleaning, logistics, laundry, and generally bothersome acts taken care of by the lodge staff, groups can optimize their time together by focusing on each other. We know that a well run, comfortable home base that eases a group’s minds opens the door for the majestic nature surrounding us to create magic moments for everyone.
Considerations for Our Corporate Customers
Our goal is to foster creativity and productivity in your people by exceeding your expectations with our obliging staff, flexible planning and access to natural surroundings. We will customize your schedule and refine it continuously. We work closely with group organizers to assure goals are being met, and that the desired flexibility surrounding adventures, partnering, diet considerations and comfort in the outdoors is delivered.
Executives suggest that the remote location, staff hospitality and attentiveness to guest needs, and the inspiration, breadth and flexible structure of the daily adventures satisfies wide interests and creates an ideal environment for reward and celebratory events and review and strategy sessions.
Varying room configurations obliges unique needs. Large suites provide a nice home base for senior executives, top performers or group leaders. Extra suite rooms and sitting areas encourage small group meetings and more personal hosting opportunities. Single rooms are a welcome choice for guests that require sleeping alone.
We have many large common spaces to host morning or afternoon sessions and can provide all of the audio and visual equipment you need. Our landlines and wi-fi allow you to keep business moving, even while in a truly remote environment.
Terms for Lodge Buy-Out
Exclusive use of the lodge requires payment for a minimum of 20 adults, which covers 22 guests as there is one free for each ten paying. Additional discounts are offered for groups with over 22 guests (call for details). We honor child discounts (see Rates & Policies) once you reach 20 full-paying adults. The buy-out price includes: floatplane transportation between Ketchikan and Whale Pass; exclusive use of the lodge and its extensive public spaces; all food, drinks and accommodations; and fully guided daily excursions. These packages include all boat and land based adventures. You may choose to add Flyout options to excursions at an extra cost for spectacular aerial views, remote access and to shorten commute times.
Please note that logistics almost always require large groups to be split up for transportation and adventure purposes (typical plane and boat loads are four to six guests). We consciously manage logistics to meet your desired balance of togetherness and the intimacy of the small group experiences.