Orca (Killer Whale) Spotting

Orcas populate the waters around Southeast Alaska and can often be seen at our Lodge.

It might surprise you to learn that orcas are not whales,despite commonly being referred to as “killer whales.” They are actually the largest member of the dolphin family, and just like dolphins, they travel in pods that include adult males, adult females, and calves. Their name actually comes from orcas that were spotted eating whales—whale killers—which eventually became killer whales.

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Watch for Orcas

The orcas you’ll see in Alaska fall into two groups—residents that travel in pods from 10 to 50 and are more stable in the area, or transients that travel in smaller pods of three to seven and travel greater distances for feeding and hunting. These animals grow as large as 30 feet and tend to travel near the surface of the ocean, coming out of the water to spout every few seconds along the way. With their trademark black body, tall triangular dorsal fin, and small white patch near the eye they are easy to spot and identify.

Wildlife in the Waters

Many orcas populate the waters around Southeast Alaska near Pybus Point Lodge, and they occasionally come right inside the bay not too far from our docks. During our guided saltwater fishing excursions and daily adventuring, our guides can help increase your chances of seeing these awesome creatures.

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A Boat for all adventures!


When you fish the waters of Alaska, you need a boat that can handle any situation. That's why we are proud to partner with Wooldridge and ACI boats, who provide exceptional service in the boating industry. Our boats have wrap-around decks, advanced GPS, and they even have a bathroom just in case nature calls. Check out our video highlighting all our boats have to offer!


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Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, the 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 fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Andrea Tate

Incredible Experience!

Pybus Point Lodge has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. I mean absolutely breathtaking! In addition to the amazing fishing, I hiked to a beautiful secluded lake, soaked in some hot pots, saw several waterfalls, went whale watching, saw bears and all kinds of wildlife and marine life. As a photographer, photographing a wedding under a waterfall will remain a highlight of my life.

Shirley Johnson

Pybus Point Lodge - WOW!

We had the best time! This was our first visit to Pybus, but it definitely will not be our last. The stunning scenery, amazing fishing experience, and the joy of meeting new friends – all outstanding! We did not want to leave!!! If you are thinking about this trip – don’t think any more, just book it. You will not regret it!!!

Sharon Hedding

Trip of a Lifetime!

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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