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FAQs

  • How do I get to Gustavus, Alaska?
    Alaska Airlines: Flight arrives/departs once per day. Alaska Seaplanes: Approximately 15 minute scenic flight from Juneau. Multiple flights throughout the day. Ferry: The ferry arrives/departs 3 times per week.
  • Where should we stay?
    Camping: FREE at Glacier Bay National Park. Very well maintained campground. Just inside the trees, but right along the beach. Airbnb: There are many great options, but we recommend the "Salmon Riverbend Lodge". We highly suggest renting a car if you stay at an Airbnb, especially if the Airbnb doesn't have bikes. Cottonwood Cabins: Starting at $130 double occupancy. Cabins come with a full kitchen. Airport/ferry transport is provided. Glacier Bay Country Inn: Starting at $319/person/night. This lodge is situated on a beautiful property in the forest and includes outstanding 3 home-cooked meals per day as well as all transportation. Bear Track Inn: Starting at $494/person/night. This lodge offers the most remote lodging experience in Gustavus. The lodge is stunning and the friendly staff are always happy to help you plan the details of your Gustavus vacation. Pricing includes all meals, airport transport, and transportation to activities booked through the accommodation.
  • Transportation in Gustavus?
    Trips departing Gustavus: Transportation to/from the trip is not provided. If you are not staying at a lodge that provides transportation, we strongly recommend renting a car from Bud’s Rent-a-car ($80/day) as taxi fares in Gustavus can be expensive. If this is not an option for you, please contact Strawberry Taxi (907-697-2150 or 907-209-8620). Trips departing Hoonah (Icy Strait Point): Transportation to/from the cruise ship area is provided.
  • Do I need a fishing license?
    Yes, if you’re age 16+. A 1 day (24 hr) license can be purchased online for $15.
  • What should I bring?
    Rain gear, water, snack/lunch, and a sense of adventure!
  • Do I need to tip my guide?
    Gratuity is greatly appreciated if you are satisfied with the service of your guide. Although it is customary to tip your guide, it is not required. We are often asked the size of a typical tip. An appropriate guideline is 15% of the cost of the trip. Feel free to alter this as you see fit.
  • Can we keep our catch?
    We highly encourage catch and release, but ultimately, the decision is up to the angler. We encourage catch and release for a number of reasons. For one, we don't want to attract bears while on the river. Additionally, Pink Salmon do not freeze very well- they are best eaten the day of. If the primary goal of your trip is to keep fish to take home, we suggest saltwater fishing instead of river fishing. Alternatively, you could book both saltwater and freshwater trips to get a taste of both worlds!
  • Cancellation Policy?
    -Cancellation made greater than 90 days before trip date: Full refund. -Cancellation made within 90 to 31 days of trip date: Cancellation fee is 50% of trip cost. -Cancellation made within 30 days of trip date: No refund given. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance in case you are forced to make a last minute cancellation.
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