The Mooring Lodge Surf Accommodation in Yakutat, Alaska
The Mooring Lodge, 720 Ocean Cape Rd, Yakutat, Alaska 99689, USA
Surfers' Accommodation Alaska
Welcome to the Mooring Lodge in Yakutat, Alaska. Alaska’s Yakutat Bay extends to the Gulf of Alaska, where grey sands meet crashing surf. Consistent swells that can balloon out up to 20 feet have made the small village of Yakutat one of Alaska’s self-proclaimed surf meccas. The area is sometimes referred to as “The Far North Shore” and the town’s sole surf shop is aptly named Icy Waves.
Surf spot: Yakutat
18 minutes' walk to the closest surf shop
Pets allowed on an individual breed and size approval basis
5% discount on groceries at Mallott's General Store
Enjoy the comforts of home in condo-style units at the Mooring Lodge. Each of the two-bedroom units sleeps up to five adults.
2 bedrooms, sleeps 5 max
Fully equipped kitchen
Board storage in mudroom, on porch and in our workshop
Cell phones available that work for local calls.
Fully-equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee, utensils, pots and pans, and barbecue
Amenities at the Mooring Lodge
Indoor fish cleaning station
Commercial grade vacuum packing unit
Covered barbecue area with barbecue unit
The Yakutat area is for surfers who can handle the cold. In order for surfers to endure the cold water temperature, you will need to wear wetsuits, gloves and booties. Though the water is cold, the enormous swells of Yakutat Bay are hard to resist.
The stark-white 17,000-foot Saint Elias Mountains, which hold the world’s most extensive ice fields outside the polar ice caps, are in full view on a sunny day, providing stunning views and a surf experience not soon forgotten.
If you've never been to a North West Coast rainforest, you'll be amazed by its green, lush beauty. Yakutat is nestled among the Tongass National Forest, a rainforest in its own right. Explore the forest on many trails, hike fjords and iceberg-filled glacial lakes or trek along the miles of grey sandy beaches. You're going to love it.
Enjoy scenery and glacier tours in the many local rivers and in the ocean. Other activities include beachcombing, sea kayaking, wildlife watching, surfing, hiking, camping, bird watching, and more!
For a small community, Yakutat is long on things to do including:
Yakutat and Southern Railroad
Annual Tern Festival
Surfing (yes, surfing!)
Yakutat is the trailhead for 6 world class hiking trails:
Fish Train Trail
Harlequin Lake trail
Russell Fjord Trail
Situk Lake Trail
Situk River Trail
Accommodation of your choice
How to get there
Transfer not provided
Travelers need to make plane reservations with Alaska Airlines - this is the only way to quickly get in and out of Yakutat. Booking with Alaska Airlines would offer YAK as the airport to make reservations. The easiest way to get to the lodge is to contact a local car rental business who will pick them up from the airport.
A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.