Activities in Yakutat, Alaska

Contact Dave to learn more about planning for the following adventures as part of your Yakutat visit.


Bears may be seen almost anywhere in the Yakutat area. Most commonly, bears will be near their source of food such as near rivers & along the shorelines. Always remember that they are wild animals and keep your distance, especially around females with cubs. Moose also frequent the Yakutat area. They tend to like the meadows & boggy areas. Cow moose with calves can be even more aggressive than bears so never get too close.

In the salt water sea otters, seals, whales, sea lions, and porpoise are common sights. Along the rivers & inland there can be river otters, wolves, and you will see lots of eagles! Use a telephoto to obtain your memorable photo.

For additional wildlife opportunities charter a boat on Yakutat Bay or hire a river guide. Getting away from the road system while gaining some safety space from a boat is a great idea. Wildlife are also often visible from the air while on a sightseeing flight or you can out on an ATV tour for more opportunity.

Book a charter boat to take you to the face of Hubbard Glacier & enjoy great scenery along the route. Bears are often seen along the shores or on high mountain meadows. Near the glacier listen to ice in the water-it’s electric! You may see ice calve from the glacier. The knowledgeable charter captains will fill you in with stories & history of the area.

View all the glaciers of the area on flight seeing excursion or drive the road to the Dangerous River and hike the short distance to Harlequin Lake. The lake is fed by Yakutat Glacier & usually sports many wonderful blue icebergs. Why not rent kayaks, drive them to the Dangerous River bridge, & use our carts to transport to the lake for an amazing experience.

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Leonard's Landing Lodge is the choice for accommodations in Yakutat, Alaska. We offer Waterfront Cabins and Duplexes. Large units for family gatherings or groups of friends and Lodge sleeping rooms for the budget conscious. With professional fish processing and flash freezers, your catch is safely boxed for the flight home. Leonard's also offers rental boats, both freshwater and ocean. We have kayaks on-site to paddle the bay. The views are second to none! You will find everything you need to have an amazing Alaska experience at Leonard's Landing Lodge.!

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Leonard's Lodge is a customer service oriented fishing lodge. They always go out of their way to assure that guests are set up with their requested guided tours, are comfortable with required in suite needs, and of course that the fish cleaning, and packaging is done per requests. I look forward to our visit every year and always leave thoroughly satisfied.

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Outstanding halibut and salmon fishing. Our waterfront cabin looks out at Yakutat Bay with the sunset in the distance. The fishing was excellent! Some days with limits of 6 coho salmon in the Bay. Some days with 80 pound halibut plus limits of ling cod.

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I have been fishing Alaska for over 30 years and Leonard’s Landing Lodge is the most authentic Alaska adventure you can have. The accommodations are great. Julie and staff are wonderful and eagerly assist you for all your adventures. Fishing, sight seeing, and hiking are some of the great things you can do. The area is absolutely beautiful. Don’t miss the Hubbard glacier. Can’t rate it high enough.

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If you want a consistent relaxing home base to explore from this is it. The dock is feet away if you are hiring ocean charters or renting a boat yourself. They clean, package and flash freeze your fish for a fair price too. Access to the Situk River top and bottom is close minutes away if you rentad a car too. Lenord's staff is accommodating, the rooms are clean and well kept.