Whaler's Cove Lodge

Work among the Whales and explore remote islands in Southeast Alaska!

Whaler's Cove Lodge is an all-inclusive remote wilderness fishing and eco-tour lodge located in the banana belt of southeast Alaska. Join us this summer in celebrating our 35th year of fishing and exploring the protected waters of Alaska's inside passage!

About Whaler's Cove Lodge

Whaler's Cove Lodge provides professional personal service to guests looking to immerse themselves in the best Alaska has to offer in both sport fishing and wilderness experiences. Humpback Whales & Orcas along with Alaskan Brown Bear are our closest neighbors. With a maximum guest capacity of 48, we primarily cater to fishing, but our adventure tours continue to grow each year.  Our crew to guest ratio is 1:1.

Ideal Candidate

We are not looking for just another heartbeat to perform work, we are seeking crew with heart, who care, and will provide exceptional customer service.

Whaler’s Cove Lodge is a unique employment environment.  We operate a cooperative, self-sufficient, remote wilderness operation that requires an immense amount of foresight, communication, and teamwork.  We are seeking crew members who are truly customers service oriented who strive to provide the best vacation experience possible for each and every one of our guests.

We expect our crew members to embrace their work every day and to be leaders with their exemplary professionalism.  We have high-performance expectations for our crew to provide a welcoming, tasteful, relaxing, and fulfilling remote wilderness experience to our guests who quite often become our friends, returning year after year.  It’s our crew who graciously host our guests every day and who make the guest experience memorable.  

Our goal is to have a crew that inspires and respects each other and creates a satisfying and successful seasonal experience.  Many of our crew have been on the Whaler’s Cove Lodge team for multiple seasons. 


Room and Board

Provided for on-site staff and consisting of private rooms with basic furniture and linens and shared baths. All food is provided from our culinary crew and our staff generally eats with our guests in a family style atmosphere.

Employee Perks

Employees are included in a tip pool that is distributed with each pay check. Seasonal travel allowance is earned by completing an entire season, fish processing, boat and equipment rentals, and gift shop discounts are available to staff living on-site.​

Getting Here and Getting Around

Employees fly into Juneau then Whaler’s Cove Lodge arranges transport to Killisnoo Island via float plane, privately chartered catamaran, or Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System.  Once on the island, employees may travel by Alaska Seaplanes in/out of Angoon, kayak, or renting a vessel for day trips.  

Whaler's Cove Lodge is located on a remote island. Our logistics team coordinates your travel to and from the lodge. Once here, it is an outdoor paradise, which means no roads. We are a water-based lodge, so most activities are water based or involve boats to get to where you want to be. On the lodge grounds we have golf carts and various ATV's for staff to use for work related purposes, and of course, your feet are your primary locomotive. 

For Fun

We are surrounded by natural wonders for you to enjoy: kayaking, hiking, salt and fresh water fishing, boating, photography, whale watching, crew beach parties, day-off Juneau or Sitka get-aways, diving (bring your gear – water is usually around 50 degress), beach combing, and exploring un-touched Alaskan bays, inlets, streams and lakes.

Our Jobs

Summer Seasonal Positions vary in length from mid-May through September and are based at Whaler's Cove Lodge, on Killisnoo Island, in Alaska. All employees are required to work 6 days per week and must commit to an entire season.

Please visit our website via the link below to read complete job descriptions for each available position.

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Charter Captain & Fishing Guide - Summer Seasonal

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Salt & fresh water vessel operations (up to 6 guests) including fishing for trout, salmon, halibut, gray, ling & black cod and 30 species of rock fish. US Coast Guard licensing required. A detailed job description is available to qualified candidates. Participation reality fishing TV show possible.
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Kitchen Prep

Whaler's Cove Lodge
Prep food and assist our Kitchen team. June through September. Prep Cook experience required; minimum 2 years. Proven experience as Prep Cook; knowledge of health and safety rules; ServSafe preferred, AK Food Worker's card minimum; training from a culinary school or equivalent in experience. Two kitchen prep positions with housing is available and two kitchen prep positions are available without housing (you'd need to find housing in Angoon, AK)

How to Apply

Applicants must email their resume and cover letter to the email address below. Captain and guide applicants need to provide Merchant Mariner documents as well. Resumes, cover letters, and applicable documents may be emailed to wclapplicant@gmail.com. An additional application is available; however only applicants that submit a resume and cover letter will be reviewed. Interviews will begin November 15th.  Please go to our website for full job descriptions, professional requirements, and company requirements.