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We are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Taku Lodge this year!! Celebrating all of the people who have contributed to the history our special place has gathered over the many years. Heres to the friends, family, employees, visitors, bears, dogs, pilots and admirers. To the stories, engagements, weddings, babies and endless memories. And here [...]
In 1935 Mary Joyce successfully completed a 1,000 mile, three month solo sled dog trek from the Taku Lodge to Fairbanks that earned her a place in Alaskan history, and the Taku Lodge a designated place on the National Registry of Historic Places. Mary Joyce was a southeast Alaska entrepreneur and adventurer during the 1930s until [...]
The Taku Glacier Lodge was built in 1923 when Alaska was only a Territory. The District of Alaska was organized into Alaska Territory on August 24, 1912. Governors continued to be appointed by the President of the United States. During World War II, parts of the Aleutian Islands were occupied by Imperial Japan from June [...]
Did you hear the earth was moving right under our feet? Literally! Last Friday we experienced a 7.5 magnitude earthquake with an centered a mere 200 miles south of us. Fortunately we are all safe and sound with no damage to people or property! Personal reports varied from nearly being thrown out of bed to [...]
Being rugged Alaskans we have always appreciated the quality of the Filson products, so you can imagine the pride we felt being included in their Gifts 2011 catalog! Filson Passage Luggage is highlighted by a photo of the Taku River taken from our own N337AK DeHavilland Otter. The yellow tipped wing is framing the photo.
Princess Cruises Announces Winners of 2011 Alaska Region Shore Excursion Awards 12th Annual C.R.U.I.S.E. Service Awards Recognize Top Local Tour Operators as Rated by Passengers SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (October 7, 2011) — Each year, Princess Cruises marks the end of the Alaska season with shipboard awards ceremonies celebrating the year’s favorite local tour operators. The [...]
Disney Cruise Line puts its own twist on popular Alaska shore excursion …The 49th state offers plentiful opportunities to implement a Disney twist into traditional shore excursions, a process that began when Stauffer first met with tour operators last summer. “We took a strong look at the tours being offered in Alaska,” explained Stauffer. “We always [...]
Winters on the Taku Lodge are a vast contrast to the summers, when our guests experience our special spot. As of today we have 30 inches of snow and the river has completely frozen over. By mid October we have winterized the Lodge and head back into Juneau, to return again in February. We allow [...]
Guests captured these 3 bears searching for ashes in the grill outside of the Taku Lodge. Wild bears are never given any fish or other food scraps, but will search the ashes from time to time.
We are proud to say that we ONLY serve Wild Alaska King Salmon at the Taku Glacier Lodge. Also known as Chinook, King Salmon are prized for their color, high oil content, firm texture and succulent flesh. Alaska King Salmon is the largest and least abundant of the species. The “King Crab” of the salmon [...]