Fortress of the Bears

If seeing bears up close and personal is on your bucket list, Pybus Point Lodge may be able to help.

Tongass National Forest, and specifically Admiralty Island National Monument, has the highest density of black bears in the world, and one of the highest densities of brown bears as well. Admiralty Island, where our lodge is located, is actually known by the native Tlingít people as “Kootznoowoo,” or “Fortress of the Bears.” There are more than 1,600 brown bears on the island (black bears are found elsewhere in the 17 million acres of the national forest), which is more than all the brown bears in the lower 48 states combined.

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Alaskan Brown Bears

Seeing a bear on your trip is not guaranteed because the bears really don’t like seeing you, but if you keep a keen eye on the shore lines or enjoy an afternoon on the river your chances will go way up.

When you’re in bear country it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take proper precautions. Because of the high density of bears on the island it is not recommended to go hiking alone near the lodge,but our guides can help you increase your chances of seeing a bear as part of your visit.

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Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, Pybus Point Lodge opened as a simple fishing camp, drawing a devoted following in spite of basic accommodations. With new owners and experienced captains and crew, our corner of Alaska has become an unbeatable all-inclusive fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Dennis H

Amazing Alaska Lodge!

We have been all over Alaska lodges, cruises, b&b and nothing can compare to this amazing lodge. You can catch fish, watch whales, view wildlife, eat great food, warm, clean and luxury rooms but the best thing of all was the wonderful service! From the owners taking personal time to make you feel like family and the entire staff making every moment special it could have been no better. This was our first trip to pybus point and we have already signed up to come back next year!

Connor

Rename to Paradise Point Lodge

A few friends I’ve kept in touch with since college have been wanting to do a trip together for the last 5 years or so. After deciding on Alaska, we researched different lodges and ultimately decided Pybus Point was where we wanted to go. We could not have been more pleased with the experience as a whole and it was so much more than just a fishing trip. Pybus Point is truly located in paradise.

Sharon Hedding

Pybus Guest, 2019

We had such an amazing time the staff was so wonderful and the lodge was fantastic! capt Joe was so helpful and always doing what ever he could do to make each day special. a special thank you to both Scott and Jody for taking the time to make us feel like family. can't wait to go back next year

Jason Nielsen

Wonderful and Magical Place

We had an amazing business retreat to Pybus Point Lodge.  Everything was top notch... the fishing, the staff, the boat captains, the food, the accommodations, and especially the scenery.    I really liked that Pybus took care of everything from start to finish. Chef John is an amazing cook. We had delicious hot meals the entire trip.  The cabins were amazing and very comfortable.  The fishing was awesome and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t fish that much.

Brandon Foote

We brought home 100lbs of fish!

My wife and I spent a week at Pybus Point this Summer. We had a beautiful, private room overlooking the bay and our own new, ensuite, private bathroom. What an amazing place for couples to get away together. We set our own breakfast time, met our boat captain after, fished the day along, and returned to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. Next time Alaska is on the trip list, Sherrie and I will go together, and it will be to Pybus Point!

Kent Danjanovich

Fun in Alaska

This was my first trip to Pybus Point. I stayed in one of their new cabins. The accommodations were incredible, the view onto the bay in the mornings was stunning. I loved the staff and the food was really very good. All of this and they have new boats to take you out onto fairly calm waters to fish. The fishing guides were great. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.

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