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Our five day hiking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, and sight seeing package allows 5 days of adventures. Most of you will come by air to Cordova. You will be met at the airport by a Cordova Rose Lodge staff member. The only other way into Cordova is by state ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway System since Cordova is not connected by the State Highway System.

You will take the 12 mile ride to the Cordova Rose Lodge L.L.C., a Cordova landmark and the most unique Bed and Breakfast in Cordova. All rooms overlook Orca Inlet and Odiak Slough, except our stowaway room, but of course we do not cater to stowaways. Your stay at the Cordova Rose will include a full, hot breakfast each morning.

Cordova is a very special place and we want to share it with our friends. Like anything you recommend to a friend, you want to make sure the service and the people you are recommending are the best. That is what we have tried to do in putting together this special trip package for Cordova.


Welcome to Cordova. The first day is set aside for you to discover the town of Cordova on a slower pace after your long trip. From the center of town the museum is a great place to start. A tour through Cordova's past will help you understand the pride Cordovan's take in Cordova at it's present state today and them wanting to preserve their way of life by keeping it that way. Visit the local shops on Main Street and all the out of the way shops throughout our town offering local arts and crafts.

Visit the harbor and talk to the local fishermen as they are bringing the catch in for the day or while they are mending their nets for the next opener when they will be going out to catch thousands of pounds of salmon again. They will be glad to tell you about what they do. Commercial fishing is the heart of Cordova and the engine that runs Cordova.

Cordova has a great selection of places for lunch during the spring and summer season. Enjoy your lunch at one of several places looking out over the harbor and Orca Inlet.

With your rent a car for the day you can explore out to Hartney Bay or drive by the Coast Guard Dock where usually the Coast Guard boat the Sycamore will be moored at, or over at the ferry terminal which the local use to get their vehicle in to Anchorage or Valdez.

All local information will be provided for you. You can decide how you want to spend your day. Enjoy a tour through the barge and the grounds of the Cordova Rose Lodge L.L.C. and learn about its history.

Cordova Halibut FishingDAY 2

Today includes a full day of sightseeing, Salmon charter or fly fishing for char.

The great scenery is a bonus and a chance to see all types of wildlife along the way to the fishing grounds. Black and brown bear along the shore or maybe deer. All types of sea life abound in the sound, sea otters, sea lions, all types of bird and waterfowl.

Bald eagles and sea otters can sometimes be spotted while in route to different fishing areas.

We provide all fishing gear as needed and lunch for a full day of fishing fun and breathtaking scenery.


You will leave Cordova Rose Lodge for a five minute drive to Cordova City Airport. You will board a float plane that will take off from beautiful Lake Eyak. Your one hour flight will take you in a large circle pattern around Cordova. This will give you a breathtaking view of the diversity that surrounds Cordova and the vast wilderness at our doorstep. From the air you may spot some of our local wildlife. A bear or a majestic delta moose. Have your camera ready and bring plenty of film. After your flight you will take the short drive back to the lodge. We will have your lunch packed and ready for your next adventure ... you are headed out the Copper River Highway. This is Cordova's only highway. It runs about 50 miles through the Copper River Delta and deadends at Childs Glacier. At your leisure you will drive through the delta. Do not forget that camera! Brown and Black bear, moose and trumpeter swans, eagles, beavers, and countless other animals are the inhabitants of this diverse ecological area. It's at the end of the road where the truly spectacular begins. Watch as ice falls hundreds of feet from the top of Childs Glacier into the rushing Copper River below. You will also enjoy walking across the Million Dollar Bridge that spans the Copper River between Miles and Childs Glaciers. After more than eight decades the bridge stands as a monument to the rugged men who built the Copper River and Northwest Railway. With a panoramic view of the calving glacier, it's a great place to take and enjoy lunch. Your trip should take 5 to 6 hours, that will depend on when you can pull yourself away from the glacier and all of those great photo opportunities. After a busy day you will want to rest for a while at the lodge with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Relax before dinner in town at one of several restaurants or pubs. This is your trip so please advise us of any interest you might have, we will accommodate you any way we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


Tour de Bay - Guided Sea Kayaking - Our guides are year-round residents of Cordova and naturalists. They will educate you as you enjoy your day's adventure on the water.

This tour begins at Orca Beach on the edge of town across from the AC Company.

Start with a relaxing paddle around Observation Island then continue north into Nelson Bay. At the head of Nelson Bay is the Rude River and some beautiful waterfalls off Eyak and Snyder Mountains. An abandoned cannery along the route adds historical interest, going ashore for hiking and wildlife viewing. This full day includes lunch, possible wildlife include sea otters (and pups in early summer) harbor porpoises, oyster catchers, old squaws, white-winged scooters, scaup, blacktail deer, sea lions and bald eagles. Trip time is 8 hours.


Cordova RaftingSheridan Lake Raft Adventure - Our guides are long-time residents and are raising their two sons in Cordova. They will share their knowledge of Cordova and their love for the beauty that surrounds our town of Cordova. You will be picked up at the Rose Lodge and taken along the Copper River Highway to the start of the Sheridan Lake Adventure. Begin your trip with a guided natural history hike over the Sheridan Glacier Morainne. As you hike you will learn about the regional history. The hike ends at the Sheridan Lake where you climb aboard waiting rafts and are paddled around Sheridan Lake. See iridescent blue icebergs up close! And don't forget to look for ice worms! After paddling around the lake you will thrill to Class H and Class HI rapids on the Sheridan River. Witness the sculpting of a glacial valley. Lunch will be served. Trip length is approximately 5 hours. You can upgrade to a 9 hour trip on the Million Dollar Run, a trip down the Copper River.

Cordova, Alaska is in a coastal rainforest and we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule your trip due to inclement weather or inhospitable conditions. Our guides are fully licensed and insured. When any part of your trip is canceled due to weather, full or partial refunds will be available. As always, we will do everything to make this a great trip for you, but we cannot control nature.

Total trip package @ $1975.00 per person, based on 4 persons including Cordova's 12% tax. Includes 6 nights lodging 5 days of adventures as listed, all transportation as needed while in Cordova. A full hot breakfast each morning, lunch, fresh seafood dinners or home cooked meals, including our homemade pies and desserts. Fish processing, vacuum packed and boxed ready to take back home.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. Balance due 60 days before arrival.

Our summers are beautiful but also are short and this offer will book quickly.

Contact: Gary or Mark Cordova Rose Lodge L.L.C. Cordova, Alaska
1-907-424-7673 (ROSE) or use our email form to Contact Us.

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