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Alaska Mud river fishing

WILDLIFE, KAYAKING, & FISHING
DAY TOURS
GUSTAVUS, ALASKA

Remote Island River Fishing

This full-day fishing excursion is designed those looking for a unique fishing adventure. We will boat from Gustavus, Alaska to a river on a nearby island where we’ll be dropped off for the day. The island has more brown bears per square mile than almost anywhere else on the planet. On the 45-minute ride to/from the river it is common to view sea otters, sea lions, and even whales.

We’ll be fishing a wild “last frontier” type area with no signs of civilization to be found. As we fish and hike along the river, you’ll be humbled by the mountains that rise up to form the river valley. The area is so remote that we almost never see any other anglers on this river. Brown bears, however, are plentiful and we will be keeping an eye out for them throughout the day.

Depending on the time of year, we’ll fish for Salmon and/or Trout. Both fly rods and spinning rods will be available, as well as lessons for those new to fishing.

Insider Info: Upon arriving at the river, most guests say that they don’t even need to catch fish because the pristine surroundings are worth the trip alone. When the day is over, they have tired arms from catching so many fish and hearts filled with awe about the unique place they explored.

Price: from $525 / person

Duration: 7-8 hours

Dates: May – October
Fishing license and guide gratuity not included.

Alaska fly fishing trip with boat

Bear Watching River Trip: Hike In, Float Out

Chichagof Island has among the highest brown bear population densities in the world. We’ll travel about 45 minutes by boat to reach the island, searching for sea otters, sea lions, and whales along the way.

Once we arrive, the boat will drop us off and we’ll begin hiking up the river and looking for bears. You will be humbled by the mountains that rise to form the river valley, and enjoy the solitude of this wild place.

After a 2-3 mile hike up the river, we will enjoy hot drinks along the riverbank. Then we’ll inflate our packrafts (small 6-pound inflatable boats that fit in a backpack) and float down the river until we meet the ocean. Can you imagine the thrill of floating past a brown bear feeding on salmon? After we reach the mouth of the river, we’ll end the day with a boat ride back to Gustavus.

*Weight limit: 230 pounds

Price: $525 /person
Duration: 7 hours
Dates: May – October

Game creek hoonah alaska bears

Bush Plane Fly-in: River Fish / Bear Watch

Fly by small plane from Gustavus, Alaska to Hoonah, Alaska to fish and/or search for brown bears. Hoonah is a small village on Chichagof Island that consists of about 900 residents, most of whom are Alaska Natives (Tlingit Indians). Chichagof Island has among the highest brown bear population densities in the world. During our flights to/from the island, we’ll look for whales feeding in the waters or icy strait and for bears walking the coast lines.

Once we arrive, we will take a short drive to the river where we’ll fish and look for bears. Depending on the time of year, we’ll fish for Salmon and/or Trout. Both fly rods and spinning rods will be available, as well as lessons for those new to fishing.

 Note: If fishing is not your thing, we can just do bear watching and explore the island via miles of old logging roads.

Price:
1-3 people: $2,000
Each additional: $200

Duration: 6 hours
Dates: May – October

River Fishing + Kayaking

Fish the Salmon River in Gustavus and use kayaks to reach fishing spots that are not accessible by foot. When we arrive at each spot, we’ll exit the kayaks and fish from shore. We’ll start upriver and float downstream, ending where the river meets the ocean. As we travel the river we will have the chance to see bald eagles, bears, and moose. Depending on the time of year, we’ll have the opportunity to catch Dolly Varden, Cut Throat Trout, Pink Salmon, and Silver Salmon. Both fly rods and spinning rods will be available, as well as lessons for those new to fishing. The duration of this private trip is 5.5 hours.

*Weight limit: 230 pounds

1-2 guests: $950 Total
Each additional guest: $250

Fishing license & guide gratuity not included.

Wade-In River Fish

Wade and fish a 1-mile stretch of the Salmon River. We’ll start upriver and walk downstream, fishing up to 10 different holes. The trip is perfect for those who might find it difficult to get into/out of a kayak but still want to fish the Salmon River. As we travel the river we will have the chance to see bald eagles, bears, and moose. Depending on the time of year, we’ll have the opportunity to catch Dolly Varden, Cut Throat Trout, Pink Salmon, and Silver Salmon.  Both fly rods and spinning rods will be available, as well as lessons for those new to fishing. The duration of this private trip is 5 hours.

1-2 guests: $900
Additional guest: $200

Salmon river fly fishing in Alaska

Sea Kayaking to Island

Join us for a relaxing sea kayaking adventure from Gustavus, Alaska to a nearby uninhabited island. It is common to spot bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, porpoises, and even whales as we paddle through the waters of Icy Strait. You will also have the chance to explore remote beaches and their unique tide pools which contain creatures such as starfish and sea anemones. As we enjoy hot drinks on the beach, we will watch for bears, moose, and wolves roaming the coastline and sea creatures swimming along the kelp-rich shoreline. Before heading back we’ll do a short hike through the island’s old growth forest. This unique kayaking tour allows you to see a part of Alaska that very few visitors have ever stepped foot on. Normally it takes 1 hour to paddle to the island, we spend 2.5 hours there, and finally it takes 1 hour to paddle back to Gustavus. This is a private trip for just your party- no waiting around for slower guests or feeling like you have to keep up with a speedster!

*Weight limit: 230 pounds

Sea kayaking tour to pleasant island Alaska

1-2 guests: $700 Total
Each additional: $200
Duration: 5 hours
Dates: May – October