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Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Lots of Fun Activities, Great Couples Trip
Lodge Rating: Upscale Tent
Capacity: 6 people
Season: June to August
Age Appropriate: 6 and older depending on maturity level
Location: Remote near Sitka
Nearest Airport: Sitka
Holiday Options: Summer
Activities: Beach Combing, Bear Viewing, Fishing, Float Plane, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Island Exploring, Waterfalls, Whale Watching
Species: Dolly Varden, Halibut, Rainbow Trout, Rockfish, Salmon

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Our First-Hand Experience

The emotions we feel for this lodge, the people and the experience are difficult to convey.  We stayed at both their remote tented wilderness camp and the main lodge on one trip. There is a good reason this lodge sells out years in advance every year!  It’s more than just the excellent fishing, it is the people! At tent camp, every day when we returned from fishing, island exploring, whale watching and other boating activities, Josie would rush to the waterside to play in the water and wait on whales.  Funny but the “loo with a view” probably offers some of the finest whale watching on earth.  The tented camp is state of the art with hydroponic electricity and very good tents. Right there in camp, there is adventure everywhere we turned.

Our meals were prime rib, fish, Dungeness crab and other delicious meals. We consider this the ultimate family adventure!

Alaska Wilderness Fishing – Sitka

Memories, memories, memories!  With this Alaska wilderness fishing adventure, you will wake up to whales passing in the bay, explore islands, sleep under the rain forest canopy in heated tents and shower in warm showers, all in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. You’ll be flown by float plane to an isolated camp at Kelp Bay, which is nested under a canopy of giant, ancient spruce and hemlock forest. Enjoy the personal attention of the licensed crew with two on one guides provided.  One of the most, if not the most, unique remote Alaska fishing experience.

This is arguably the finest personalized small remote Alaska wilderness fishing tent camp you will find!  The people are amazing and have been fishing these waters for many years.  They have a unique forestry permit that allows them to set up camp each year for a select few guests and then at the end of each season, the camp sight is restored exactly as it was at the beginning of the season.  This is one of our personal favorite experiences in the world.  Unplug, enjoy the sounds of the whales outside your tent as they pass by in the bay.  Each day, you will select your activities for the day with your private staff.  Meals are a treat as they are all prepared in a tent camp style setting but with the freshest of ingredients.  You will be treated to fresh seafood, prime rib, delicious vegetables and of course dutch oven breads and desserts. 

Alaska Wilderness Fishing - Sitka

  • Each day opportunities abound, in every direction.

  • Experience both fresh and salt water fishing.

  • Fish the 5 species of Pacific Salmon – Wrestle a Monster Halibut.

  • Hike in plush green rain forests View the majestic whales and bears.

  • Flyfish one of our world class streams for trout and salmon.

  • Pull crab pots full of Dungeness Crab.

  • Observe Bald Eagles soaring above.

  • Beachcomb for treasures & dig for clams

At the wilderness camp in Kelp Bay you get to experience nature at its most pristine. Nestled in the old growth forest, sitting right on the fishery, going to sleep at night listening to the whales in the bay, a bonding experience not to be missed.  Any family that enjoys the outdoors will absolutely thrive on this experience.  The people are amazing!

Accommodations & Meals

At base camp you will enjoy the unmeasured comforts of spacious cabin tents with comfortable bunks, dry heaters for your tent, and hearty sourdough style meals including Dutch oven deserts, piles of freshly caught seafood, and a selection of wines. You’ll even have a hot shower!

Fishing

The unpressured waters around the lodge offer the most abundant and diverse salt and freshwater fishing available in Alaska. You may choose your fishing experience each day, from freshwater to saltwater, stream to lake, light tackle spinning to flies. The available species include king salmon (chinook), silver salmon (coho), pink salmon (humpy), chum salmon, sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, giant halibut and many varieties of sea bass or rock fish. Dozens of spectacular bays, estuaries, fishing streams and lakes are within a short boat ride or hike from the lodge. Each offers premier angling. Whether it is salt or freshwater stream fishing, hiking, up close and personal whale watching, photography, pulling crab or shrimp pots, clamming, climbing water falls, beach combing or kayaking, your experienced professional crew will guide you on an adventure you won’t forget.

Timeline:

Halibut: Great the entire season
King Salmon: Early June – Early July
Chum Salmon: Mid-June – Mid-July
Pink Salmon: Mid-July – Early August
Sockeye Salmon: Mid-June – Mid July
Silver Salmon: August – September (Aug silvers are in Bay and hit rivers in Sept)
Dolly Varden: July – September
Rainbow Trout: July – September
Sea Bass/ Rock Fish: Entire season
Best Bears: July – September

Fly Fishing:

There are twelve rivers near the lodge for fantastic fly fishing.  The lodge guides and owners are fly fishing fanatics!  If you are interested in fly fishing, you will want to visit this lodge from mid-July on.  For Chum and Pinks mid-July offers great fly fishing in the rivers.   In mid-August the Silvers hit the bay and in September they hit the rivers to make for fantastic fly fishing.

All your equipment is provided for, there is no need to bring yours along unless you have a favorite that you just can’t bare to leave at home.

Activities

The experienced professional crew is there to guide you on the adventure of the day.

  • Salt or fresh water stream fishing
  • Hiking
  • Up close & personal whale watching
  • Photography
  • Hot springs
  • Pulling crab or shrimp pots
  • Eagle watching
  • Clamming
  • Climbing waterfalls
  • Island Exploring
  • Beach Combing

 

Length of Stay / Itinerary

Sunday:  Arrive in Juneau, Alaska and overnight at a hotel of your choosing (we have a list of suggestions)

Monday: Depart by float plane from Juno to the lodge dock and begin enjoying your activities!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:  Fish and enjoy the numerous activities

Saturday:  Enjoy morning activities and depart for home after lunch

Changing Generations

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR FAMILY OR COUPLE ON THIS TRIP:  IT’S SIMPLE

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could add more meaning and improve your relationships on every vacation with your family or spouse? Below are two easy steps to becoming intentional as you travel:

TWO EASY STEPS:
1.  Watch this video:

Make a difference video     

2.  Click on the link below for step by step ideas of how to add more meaning to your family/couple travel:

HOW TO: “MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

Rates

2020 Price:
5 night / 5 ½ days fishing –  $5,350 per person

2020 Price$5,450 per person

Children 12 and under are half price!

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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