The Managers of Eshamy Bay Lodge, Duke Marolf and Pamela Eiting would like to welcome you to the Prince William Sound Lodge. Duke and Pamela live in Alaska year round and have extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry. Both Duke and Pamela helped build Eshamy Bay Lodge, participating in the careful placement of the buildings among the Hemlock trees as well as the actual construction.
Duke is an avid outdoors man, a skilled boat handler, and licensed fishing guide. He currently holds a US Coast Guard 150 Ton Masters license. As the Captain of the Eshamy Bay Lodge Water Taxi, or as your able fishing guide in the local waters of the Prince William Sound and the nearby Gulf of Alaska, Duke knows where the fish are and how to catch them. He has several years of experience as a fishing guide and boat captain, and has worked in various locations. He also has scuba diving experience and a dry suit to get into the Alaskan waters. He can help with any diving needs you may have for yourself or your vessel. Duke has the knowledge to help make your trip a success!
Pamela as well, is an avid outdoors woman, scuba diver, fisher-person, and chef. Pamela’s culinary skills are appreciated at the lodge as she prepares the daily meals for the guests. When she’s not preparing the fabulous Eshamy Bay Lodge cuisine, Pamela will lead you on a nature hike or accompany you on a kayak trip near the lodge or into the lagoon.
Pamela and Duke are happy, friendly people ready to make sure you have a fun, safe adventure in the Prince William Sound. They both have taken a great deal of pride in assuring our Prince William Sound Lodge meets and exceeds all of the guest’s expectations.
Mark Kulstad was raised on the waters off Trinidad, California, and in 1976 joined the Army and was stationed in Fairbanks. After being discharged from the 82nd Airborne, Mark relocated to Anchorage in 1981. An adventurous Alaskan entrepreneur, Mark began his Prince William Sound Adventures almost 30 years ago with the purchase of his first sailboat S/V Anna, and now is often seen Captaining THORR, Mark and Mary’s 50 ft Nordhavn in the waters of Prince William Sound that he loves so much as well as the waters between Seward, Alaska and Seattle, Washington. With the addition of the 34′ Maxweld Maxcat, Mark will now be providing water taxi service though out the Prince William Sound. Mark holds a USCG 100 ton Master License and is a licensed fishing guide.
Mary Kulstad was born and raised in Alaska, learning to love the remote lodge lifestyle at an early age from her father who was a guide, bush pilot and owner of Lake Creek Lodge on the Yetna River. In 1999, during their adventures in the sound, Mark introduced Mary to her now adopted Mother, Eleanor Malla (Miss Ellie) who owned the property in Eshamy Bay with her son Ed. Miss Ellie’s father had developed cabins and the marina on the property so that he could have his family with him while he worked his nearby set net fishing sites. The property was originally deeded to Miss Ellie and was later passed on to Mary.
Mark and Mary also own Hotel Seward in Seward Alaska. Packages are available for hotel rooms at Hotel Seward, transportation aboard the Eshamy Bay Water taxi, Fishing, and lodging at Eshamy Bay Lodge.
Mary and Mark feel blessed to be able to share the beautiful Prince William Sound and Eshamy Bay with you.
For more information about how to get to Eshamy Bay Lodge or Whittier Alaska, click on the tab at the right of this page. For any other questions or concerns please fill out the information to contact us through email, or call the number listed at the bottom of this page.