Location & Trip Planning

Port Ashton Lodge is a remote wilderness lodge, which means you’ll have a whole island virtually to yourself, but it also means that it’s not accessible by land. You’ll have to take a water or an air taxi to get to the lodge — we have listed some options below. Please contact us regarding your travel arrangements.


Transportation to the Lodge

AIR Options:

Anchorage to Lodge
Travel directly from Anchorage to the lodge using the following air services

Rusts Flying Service
Alaska Air Transit

Wasilla or Anchorage to Lodge

Sky Trekking Alaska

Travel via Train:

Anchorage to Seward to Lodge
Take a picturesque ride on the Alaska Railroad to Seward. From Seward, you may enjoy either a scenic charter flight or charter boat ride to the lodge.

Alaska Railroad – Coastal Classic Train

Anchorage to Whittier to Lodge
Take a picturesque ride on the Alaska Railroad to Whittier. From Whittier you can enjoy a scenic charter boat ride to the lodge.

Alaska Ferry – Check the Kennicott and Aurora summer schedules
Alaska Railroad – Glacier Discovery Train

Water Taxi Options

Out of Whittier via water taxi

Lazy Otter Water Taxi www.lazyottercharters.com/whittier-water-taxi.html

Sun Dog Water Taxi  www.sundogcharters.com

Eshamy Water Taxi  www.eshamybaylodge.com/eshamy-bay-water-taxi

Travel Tips


The atmosphere at the lodge is casual. Dressing in layers will keep you comfortable, as the temperatures in the summer tend to range from 45º-75º F. Here are a few suggested items you’ll need for your stay:

  • Alaska fishing license (available for purchase at our lodge)

  • Rain jacket

  • Rain pants

  • Warm sweaters or sweatshirts

  • Long sleeve shirts

  • Thermal underwear (for the cool days)

  • Warm hat and gloves

  • Wool/polypro blend socks

  • Personal undergarments (there are no laundry facilities for guests)

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Rain boots

  • Personal items such as toiletries

  • Polarized sunglasses and sunscreen lotion

  • Camera, binoculars

The following links will give you further information on travel in Alaska. Please refer to these sites if this is your first time traveling to Alaska.

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Float Plane Landing in Sawmill Bay

Port Ashton Cabin

Photo © dirkwestfall.com

Icefield & Tidewater Glacier