If you are considering vacationing to Alaska in search of spectacular wilderness scenery, abundant wildlife, awesome sport fishing success and Alaska’s finest lodge services, then Tanaku Lodge in the bay of Elfin Cove should be at the very top of your ‘short list’ of desirable Alaska lodging destinations.

Out of all the lodges in Alaska, Tanaku is an excellent choice for halibut, rockfish and salmon fishing in Alaska, and our family owned and operated fishing lodge is is a beautiful and comfortable place for your stay. Remote and off the grid, and only accessible by seaplane, there’s no better lodges to get away from the grind and have an incredible Alaska fishing experience. With handmade breakfast, lunch and dinner options for each day of your stay you’ll eat well and fish even better!


Owners Dennis Meier and Jim Benton have earned reputations as Alaska’s best fishing lodge operators by focusing on how to best satisfy their clients’ demands and desires for a quality Alaska vacation package. They leave nothing to chance (except the weather!), by hiring the best fishing lodge and guiding staff, purchasing and maintaining the best fishing equipment, and creating a unique lodge atmosphere that makes each guest feel special and valued. After all, according to co-owners Dennis Meier and Jim Benton: “Our customers comfort and fishing success is our single minded focus!” With several members of Dennis’ family working at the lodge each summer, including Haley Meier as our lodge host, and Hayden Meier as our youngest boat captain, Tanaku Lodge is truly a family fishing business like no other lodges in Alaska can claim.


One would be hard pressed to find any finer lodges operating in all of Alaska. When you come to Tanaku you will be delighted by our professionalism and ‘down home’ hospitality! When you stay with us for a fishing trip, we treat you like family and do everything we can to make your Alaskan experience the best it can possibly be, no matter whether you’re fishing for salmon, halibut or rockfish.

Co-owner, Dennis Meier, states this about his approach to managing an Alaska lodge catering to family and corporate groups, ranging in size from 4 to 25 anglers. “Paying close attention to important details makes the difference between delivering either a passable or a great trip. We want all of our valued guests to leave very happy and hopefully they will keep Tanaku in their future Alaska adventure plans! That’s our goal and we enjoy working hard to accomplish it! It’s what we refer to as ‘The Tanaku Difference’.

Tanaku Lodge

Welcome to Tanaku Lodge, Alaska’s best sport fishing lodge! We are located on the northern-most tip of the famed inside passage in the boardwalk community of Elfin Cove Alaska. Our southeast Alaska location is well-known for its extraordinary fishing action and our Alaska lodge is renowned for its superb guest services, four-star cuisine, excellent guiding staff and down-home hospitality!