alaska's most unique Backcountry adventures
What separates Ravencroft Lodge from other adventure lodges? We of course have world class fishing at our front door! But what really sets us apart is our unique one-of-a-kind adventures only offered exclusively here.
We are the only operation in the world offering free divers the chance to swim with Salmon Sharks and are the authority on Salmon Shark migration, behaviors and feeding patterns. With nearly a decade of research and learning how to interact with these animals, Boone and his wife Gina Hodgin have become experts on what makes these incredible animals tick. Trip leaders, production companies and divers around the world have used us to gain unparalled access to a pelagic fish that had previously been extremely hard to find and even harder to swim with. Come see how Ravencroft has opened the door for new shark adventures in the great Alaskan wilderness!
Not only are there sharks to see, we've also added new and exciting expeditions for eagle predation from the waterline, swimming into massive jellyfish blooms and jumping in with calved icebergs at Columbia Glacier. And don't forget about Alaska's biggest and abundant tourist attraction.. Salmon and Halibut fishing! With fishing grounds literally within sight of the fishing lodge. You'll also find the best self-guided fishing for coho salmon run in Prince William Sound just down the beach from the lodge. But Ravencroft Lodge is much more then a fishing destination in Alaska. We want to give you the adventure of a life time!
They've combined their wealth of knowledge from years of interactions while living and operating Ravencroft Lodge to bring you an expedition experience in the last frontier, thats like no other!
Ravencroft Lodge has all the amenities you'd need for a comfortable stay in the wilderness of Alaska. You'll also find that not only does the lodge cater to several different types of clientele, its also setup with scuba divers in mind with freshwater to rinse gear and hot showers to soak in at the end of the day.
Divers will have the added bonus of reaching depths below the waterline to see Alaska's diverse aquatic wildlife that have been referred to seasoned international divers as some of the best undersea scenery they've seen. Often comparing it to warm water sites from distant parts of the planet. You'll also see enormous jellyfish blooms that only occur in a few places around the planet, one which happens to be located in south central alaskan waters. Swim with hordes of Salmon in clear freshwater streams. And don't forget topside photography of brown and black bears, humpback and grey whales, porpoise, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and numerous birds that include eagles and puffins. Without a doubt, this is the only place you can swim and photograph sharks one hour and turn around a photograph massive bears the next!
- Jeff Kurr, Discovery Channel Shark Week Producer
"If Montana is God's country, then this is where he vacations! Great Food! Great Hosts! Great Time!"
- Lars Dorseth, MT
"Ravencroft crew, thanks for a great time. Swimming with the salmon sharks was a blast!"
-Andy Dehart, National Aquarium Baltimore