Alaska Female River Fishing Guide

Your Guide

Natalie is a native Texan with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. She also holds a FAA pilot’s license and USCG captain’s license.

After falling in love with the outdoors on her childhood vacation to Gustavus, Natalie created her guiding business in 2015. Natalie enjoys meeting new people from around the world and helping them experience the joy of outdoor adventure. She especially loves watching people catch their first fish.

When Natalie is not guiding, she likes to mountain bike, paraglide, and travel.

Our Story

Natalie founded her guiding business in 2015 when she was a senior in high school. At this point in time, we only offered walk-in spin fishing trips on the Salmon River. Each year we steadily expanded, adding something new every summer. First we added fly fishing, then kayaking, then packrafting, and most recently, bear watching. In the coming years, we hope to offer flight-seeing tours to explore the beautiful landscape that surrounds Gustavus and Glacier Bay.

In 2020, after spending many years exploring Costa Rica, Natalie expanded her tour options to include Central America.  Whether its in the temperate rainforests of Alaska or tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, we greatly look forward to taking you on NATalie’s adVENTURES!

Alaska Female River Fishing Guide
Natalie Vaz Female Alaskan Pilot