Accommodations and Food
Lisianski Inlet Lodge (805/451-3153 or 800/962-8441, www.pelicanalaskafishing.com, May–mid-Sept.), two miles west of Pelican, offers a pricey but idyllic setting for a splurge. Package trips are $3,000 per person for five nights, including lodging, meals, fishing, and guide service.
Overlooking the harbor, Chicobi Charters (907/735-2233, www.chicobicharters.net) has a four-bedroom unit with a full kitchen and a living room. It sleeps up to six for $220, or $150 for two people.
Alaska Seaplane Service (907/735-2244 or 800/478-3360, www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com) rents out a one-bedroom boardwalk apartment called the Paddlehouse for $125 d plus $25 per additional guest.
Infamous Rosie’s Bar and Grill (907/735-2288, www.rosesbarandgrill.com) is a good place for drinking and pub grub, including burgers, chicken dinners, oysters, and BLTs. The ceiling is plastered with signed dollar bills, but you may get a surprise when you put yours up. If you haven’t heard stories about Rosie’s, you haven’t been to Pelican. It’s the sort of place where they sometimes black the windows out on the 4th of July—and for good reason.
Lisianski Inlet Café (907/735-2282, Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Apr.–Sept., $7–12) is open for tasty breakfasts and lunches in the summer, with big omelets, sandwiches, and a killer borscht. The bar is a hopping place.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition