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Alaska Float Fishing

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168 Hours
6 People
$25,200.00
5 People
$21,000.00
4 People
$16,800.00
3 People
$16,800.00
2 People
$16,800.00
1 Person
$16,800.00
Pay 25% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

River

Skill Levels

Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

For those seeking the ultimate Alaska wilderness fishing adventure, we have the float trips. For these, we fly into the remote headwaters of some of the most productive salmon and trout rivers on the planet, in southwest Alaska (see Where We Fish link), hundreds of miles from real civilization, for exciting multiday float/fish/camp safaris down crystal-blue rivers filled with fish. Using SOTAR (State of the Art Raft) inflatable drift boats, we float silently through lonely...

About Your Trip

For those seeking the ultimate Alaska wilderness fishing adventure, we have the float trips. For these, we fly into the remote headwaters of some of the most productive salmon and trout rivers on the planet, in southwest Alaska (see Where We Fish link), hundreds of miles from real civilization, for exciting multiday float/fish/camp safaris down crystal-blue rivers filled with fish. Using SOTAR (State of the Art Raft) inflatable drift boats, we float silently through lonely alpine valleys, canyons, rolling tundra, and forested lowlands−sanctuaries of solitude, where man’s world is but a dream.

Amazingly productive sight fishing for salmon, rainbow trout, charr and grayling is yours to enjoy at a leisurely pace as you serenely drift along, taking time to stop and fish secret holes, or stretch legs with a short hike to take pictures, view wildlife, pick berries or just admire the magnificent surroundings. The trips are done with small groups (4-6 average, 8 people max), led by the best river guides in the business (guide to client ratio of 1:2 usually on these trips), who will assist you any way they can to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. You will make camp along the river each evening at a great fishing spot, allowing for maximum time to enjoy your sport (unlike at the fishing lodges where your day ends at the dinner call.) Meals on these trips are hearty and wholesome and include superb, grilled fish lunches and dinners, fresh from Alaska’s cold, clean waters.

Floating silently in rafts through the heart of these wild rivers allows for a much more intimate experience of Alaska’s fabled backcountry than is possible staying in a lodge or permanent tent camp. Wildlife encounters−bears, moose, caribou, wolves and countless waterfowl− along these remote rivers are extraordinary, so be sure to bring a good camera and moderate telephoto lens.
As you will be getting in and out of the rafts and wading and casting in moderate to swift flowing waters, you should be in good physical condition. The season for these float fishing expeditions runs from mid-June to mid-September.

What We Provide: All necessary camping and rafting equipment (except your personal gear and fishing equipment), meals, guides, transportation from and back to point of departure in southwest Alaska (Aniak, Bethel or Dillingham).

Accommodations: Deluxe tent camps along the river

Not Included: You must bring your own personal gear and fishing equipment (we will send you a detailed list of our gear recommendations upon booking). You are responsible for flight arrangements from Anchorage to and from southwest Alaska (we will tell you the specific point of departure to book your flight to). Also not included are hotel and meal costs incurred by extended layovers due to weather or other factors beyond our control, fishing licenses, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities.

Tour Length & Price: 7 days/6 nights, $4200/person, all-inclusive from POD.

Sample Float Trip Itinerary:

Arrive in Anchorage late afternoon or early evening the day before start of expedition; check into hotel, then meet with guides that evening to go over gear and any last minute instructions.

Day 1: Depart Anchorage for Southwest Alaska early AM. Weather permitting, fly out to headwaters in late morning or early afternoon. Depending on time, either set up camp and spend leisurely late afternoon-evening fishing around camp or launch rafts and begin float fishing adventure.

Day 1-6: Float, fish and camp, making your way down river, setting up final camp on evening of the 6th day.

Day 7: Spend morning fishing around camp, while guides break down gear and prepare for pickup. Pick up and return to point of departure in early afternoon. Catch early evening flight back to Anchorage, then red-eye back home or spend night in Anchorage hotel with return to home the following morning.
Amenities

Water Type

River

Skill Levels

Advanced

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 60 days before the trip.

Lunch

Lunch / light snacks are included.

Tackle

You will need your own tackle.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Rene

Outfitter 35 yrs of exp.
There are literally dozens and dozens of companies worldwide offering sportfishing tours in Alaska and Russia nowadays. The majority of these are reputable organizations capable of providing a satisfactory angling vacation. But very few can match us for the kind of fishing experience we offer and the number of years we have been in business. We have been doing tours for 35 years and in the process have developed an unmatched expertise in delivering the...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Rene

Captain Rene

Outfitter 35 yrs of exp.
There are literally dozens and dozens of companies worldwide offering sportfishing tours in Alaska and Russia nowadays. The majority of these are reputable organizations capable of providing a satisfactory angling vacation. But very few can match us for the kind of fishing experience we offer and the number of years we have been in business. We have been doing tours for 35 years and in the process have developed an unmatched expertise in delivering the very finest wild fishing and intimate wilderness experiences possible. No fishing lodge or semi-permanent camp working the same tired stretches of water day in and day out with noisy jet boats can possibly offer you the same kind of experience we can floating remote wild rivers and sampling untouched water each day! It’s that simple. And since we don’t wholesale our trips, we can offer prices that are among the most competitive in the business, bar none. You can certainly pay a whole lot more for your fishing vacation, but you won’t get a better trip! Trust us on that! Contact us for a list of references, talk to some of our former clients or ask other folks in the fly fishing business, and you’ll find that our reputation is untouchable. We are the best because, more than anything, we love to do this, have the highest personal standards and have been in business longer than most everyone else!

We are an Alaska-based enterprise, in business since 1983. We have always strived to provide the highest quality wilderness sports fishing adventures, here and abroad, at the most competitive prices. In addition to developing an outstanding Alaska program, we were among the first American tour operators to pioneer joint ventures in Russia during the late 1980s, concentrating our efforts in the Far East provinces most accessible by direct flights from Alaska.

Goo Vogt’s Siberian taimen program based out of Khabarovsk in the 1990s was very successful, garnering five IGFA World Records, including the largest fish ever taken on rod and reel. The Kamchatka program, begun in the early 1990s, featured float trips on the finest rivers in the southern and central province, along with volcano treks, visits to hot springs and trips to rural villages for cultural interaction. With our considerable involvement and passion, we have tirelessly promoted tourism and business and cultural exchanges between our two neighboring countries.
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Start Location

Healy, AK, USA

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Utility Boat

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Utility Boat
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

River

Skill Levels

Advanced

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 60 days before the trip.

Lunch

Lunch / light snacks are included.

Tackle

You will need your own tackle.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Potential Target Species

  • Arctic Char
  • Chinook Salmon
  • Chum Salmon
  • Coho Salmon
  • Pink Salmon
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Steelhead

Techniques

  • Fly Fishing

Everything Else to Know

You must bring your own personal gear and fishing equipment (we will send you a detailed list of our gear recommendations upon booking). You are responsible for flight arrangements from Anchorage to and from southwest Alaska (we will tell you the specific point of departure to book your flight to). Also not included are hotel and meal costs incurred by extended layovers due to weather or other factors beyond our control, fishing licenses, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities. All necessary camping and rafting equipment included (except your personal gear and fishing equipment), deluxe tent camps along the river, meals, guides, transportation from and back to point of departure in southwest Alaska (Aniak, Bethel or Dillingham). Lunch is provided.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
This trip is managed by an outfitter. Rene will be your point of contact and you will go out with one of their guides.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 60 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!