Island Recreation.


Accessible only by boat and chartered sea plane from nearby Ketchikan, Noyes Island is primarily dense rainforest, which serves as a remote gateway location nearest to the best fishing in Southeast Alaska. The island is inhabited only by guests, owners, and crew, providing scenic privacy amid pristine wilderness.


Guests may unwind in the sauna or may prefer to explore Noyes Island via kayaking in the bay, on a nature walk, or by taking in the view from one of the facilities' hot tubs. Other activities include year-round clamming, crabbing, shrimping, beach combing, paddle-boarding, and opportunities for some of Alaska's best recreational photography. All recreational activities listed on this page are included with your stay.

Guided Fishing.


Guides assist novice and experienced anglers alike, and ensure time on the water is tailored for guests to enjoy their ideal Alaska fishing trip in a custom-built heated-cabin cruiser.


Click here to learn more about southeast Alaskan fishing.

Wildlife Viewing.


We share our waters with an abundance of native wildlife, which you can observe while learning the history of the island on a guided eco tour. Humpback whales, orca whales, sea otters, eagles, puffins, and other spectacular marine creatures call Steamboat Bay their home.

Guided Hiking.


Experience the flora and fauna of the Tongass National Forest, all the way to the top of Noyes peak for the very ambitious explorer.

More casual sightseers can also view plenty from the 900 foot long elevated boardwalk above the forest floor.

Crabbing and Shrimping


After receiving a lesson in setting crab and shrimp pots, guests can experience the excitement of returning to the water to haul in the day’s catch. Bring them in to the house chef, and watch as each piece is specially prepared for you, providing the epitome of "fresh seafood."

Beach Lunches


Grab a packed beach basket, specially prepared by our chef, and set out to a private, remote beach for a tranquil and scenic bonfire and outdoor luncheon. Blankets, lounge chairs, and all of your favorite drinks are provided for a memorable outdoor banquet.

Bay Kayaks.


Single-person kayaks are on site for open use by those who wish to explore Steamboat Bay by paddle. Watch for humpback whales, sea otters, blue herons, and other wildlife, while capturing the serene beauty of Noyes Island with your camera.



Styled on a traditional Slavic banya, the sauna has a picturesque window with an open bay view, sits right on the water, and delivers soothing heat from a wood-burning stove.

Recreation Gallery