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Why Choose Hakai Lodge?

Why Hakai Pass?

Hakai Pass produces trophy salmon in great numbers. In fact, the simplest way to explain Salmon Fishing in Hakai is to say it is the finest in the world.

Our first year at Hakai (1972) was long before the fishing world recognized it as the finest Trophy Salmon area on the North and Central Coast of BC. The area has now become well known throughout the world and is the undisputed “Hot Spot.” With a long steady season covering the entire summer, your trip can be planned around your schedule. The giant Chinook Salmon, 20‑80 pounds, run throughout the season, while the feisty Northern Coho, up to 24 pounds, are at their peak during August and September.  The worlds largest chinook (king) salmon on record was caught in Rivers Inlet, BC.  Many of those trophy sized salmon migrate through Hakai Pass.

Fishing for halibut, red snapper, lingcod, sea bass and rock fish is so easy we hardly mention it‑it is just taken for granted.

Besides the fantastic fishing, the pass is one of the most beautiful places on earth. There are 50 miles of sugar white beaches, driftwood piled as high as the trees, and hundreds of unexplored, uninhabited islands. Whales and porpoises abound.

These beaches and islands are alive with bald eagles, mink, deer, oiler and shell fish of all varieties. It’s a photographer’s delight with the wildlife, crystal clear air, beautiful sunsets and weather that changes several times a day. Hakai Pass is now a beautiful remote wilderness area where fishing is now just as it was in the “good old days.”

Why fish BC over Alaska?

The BC Coast has a well managed fishery and beautiful protected waters that rival Alaska’s best.  Travel to Alaska for a fishing adventure can involve many flights and be very complicated.  A trip to Hakai Lodge is very simple.  With our packages, all you need to do is get to Seattle.  Northwest Seaplanes will fly you directly to the lodge on a seaplane flight in their classic Dehavilland Beavers that is a great experience in itself.  Your flight will be up British Columbia’s Inside Passage with some of the worlds greatest scenery.  From snow capped mountain and glaciers to pods of orca and humpback whales, the flight encompasses a journey nearly half way to Alaska.

The fishing is equal or better and the experience will top any Alaska fishing trip as many of our repeat guests will agree.

Why Hakai Lodge?

Hakai Lodge is a rustic hideaway floating in the heart of the world’s most famous trophy salmon fishing area. It is an old fashioned, professionally run, destination salmon fishing resort. The Lodge is well established and has been in continuous operation at Hakai with the same owner/operators for 40 years. For couples, family vacations, corporate entertainment, meetings or seminars, Hakai Lodge is truly “The Ultimate Getaway.”


Accommodations for 30 plus guests, double occupancy, at Hakai Lodge are carefully planned with emphasis on privacy and spaciousness. We feature complete bedrooms, large bathrooms and showers, picture windows with ocean views and daily maid service.

Each of our guest buildings include a large lounge with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs surrounding a fireplace or oil stove. Each lounge features a bar, ice maker and refrigerator stocked with mixers and condiments. The atmosphere is perfect for intimate cocktail parties, relaxing, reading or just watching the Mighty North Pacific.


Delicious meals prepared by our professional chef and baker include salmon, halibut and prawns cooked to order. The menu also includes choice beef prime rib, fresh poultry, daily homemade bread, rolls, pastries, pies, cakes and other “low calorie” delights from our bakery. Full country breakfasts and either buffet or sit down lunches round out the menu. Midnight snacks are for the asking.

Special menus including low sodium and low cholesterol diets are available.

Salmon Fishing

Break our Hakai Pass record of 76 pounds, while living in the primitive luxury of the far North. Abundant salmon, together with giant King Cod, Red Snapper, Halibut and white sand beaches make this a getaway experience you’ll never forget.

Fishing is easy in the calm and protected waters at Hakai. We provide complete training on‑site so the novices as well as the experienced have an equal chance in these abundant waters. After extensive training sessions you are fishing under the direct care of our fish masters.

The fishing boats (Boston Whalers) are the best small fishing boats in the world. While you fish two to a boat, they are rated by the U.S. Coast Guard for six adults. The boats are unsinkable and equipped as follows:

  • Yamaha 4 stroke outboard motor
  • Level wind or single
  • Padded swivel bucket seats action saltwater reels
  • Deluxe rod holders
  • Life jackets
  • 8-11 foot mooching rods
  • Insulated bait boxes, and halibut gear bait knives & all tackle
  • Choice of landing nets

While fishing at Hakai you will be barely out of sight of the Lodge, but with these boats you will feel perfectly safe taking a day away from fishing and exploring the coast and the hundreds of islands. Lunches for such adventures are available at no additional charge.

Your Catch

Your catch is cleaned, packed, marked with your name and promptly frozen. We load your catch on your plane and it returns to Seattle with you. Fish boxes and gel ice are available for packing your catch as baggage for airline travel. We have also can make arrangements with a custom cannery if you want your fish processed. For an additional charge, the fish can be left with them for canning, vacuum packing and/or smoking. Please see Byron at the Lodge for specifics.


Naturally we are proud of all the great things at Hakai Lodge: the consistent fishing for 38 plus years, the beautiful scenery, the mild weather, the great facilities and transportation system; but the highlight of the whole experience is our STAFF, which includes fish master, chef and baker (white uniforms and all), waitresses, maids and boat boys. They are professional, courteous, friendly and a delight to be around. A STAFF of this great quality makes the difference between an average experience and the “Trip of a Lifetime.”

The kitchen is spotless, your rooms are made up daily and fishing boats are cleaned twice a day. The owner is on‑site at all times and will do everything possible to make your trip pleasant and successful.

Things to Bring

  • *Camera
  • *Foul weather gear (Helly Hanson type, including waterproof foot gear). Clothing is generally very informal. Temperatures are cool.
  • *Fishing gear is provided at no charge but if you have a favorite salmon rod and/or reel, bring it along. We recommend Penn 209 or comparable reel with 30 pound test line and lightweight mooching rods 8‑11 feet long.
  • NO tackle box please.
  • *Liquor – 40 oz. Duty free
  • *Duffel bags (no suitcases). Weight limit is 25 lbs per person, to allow space for your catch on the return.

Trip Includes

  • All Meals – Fantastic breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert too
  • Use of 17-foot Montauk Boston Whaler boats with 30 or 40 HP four-stroke Yamaha motors
  • Unlimited Gasoline for boat
  • All Fishing Tackle – Salmon and Halibut rods too!
  • Unlimited Bait – Premium large herring
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Cleaning, Packing, and Freezing your Catch
  • Canadian Fishing License
  • Lots of hospitality and smiles from a wonderful staff
  • Fishing clinic and orientation
  • A spectacular Seaplane flight to and from Seattle (Renton) and Hakai Lodge

Trip Does Not Include

  • Gratuities and taxes

Hakai Lodge, Inc
4010 Airport Rd. Suite 5
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360‑293‑0517
E‑mail: fish@hakai‑