Oceans & Wild Rivers

Two unique lodges, two distinct pockets of Alaska. Enjoy fishing adventures that will take you from the Inside Passage to the western edge of the Alaska Range, cruising in motorboats and soaring in helicopters. Cast a line in search of multiple species of Wild Pacific Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Dolly Varden, Steelhead and Cutthroat trout.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Juneau, Alaska! Upon arrival at the Juneau Airport you will check in and then board a seaplane bound for Favorite Bay Lodge. Once you touch down at the Lodge, enjoy a filling supper before exploring Admiralty Island in the evening. Accommodations are at Favorite Bay Lodge in a Lodge Room.

Days 2-3

Favorite Bay’s remote location on Admiralty Island means you have your pick of stellar fishing, right outside your front door! Your expert guides have been fishing in these waters their whole lives, and will ensure you’re positioned in high concentration waterways for the best catch! Accommodations are at Favorite Bay Lodge in a Lodge Room.

Day 4

Today you’ll take a scheduled seaplane flight from Favorite Bay Lodge to Juneau, where you’ll board a commercial flight to Anchorage (cost of commercial flight not included). From Anchorage you will be met by your driver for a private transfer to Lake Hood, where you’ll board a scenic one-hour floatplane to Winterlake Lodge. Accommodations are at Winterlake Lodge in a Cabin.

Days 5-6

Over the next two days (and in consultation with your guides) you will enjoy helicopter-supported explorations into the backcountry by Robinson R-44 helicopter: drop into a few of lodge owner Carl Dixon’s favorite fishing holes for salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, or Dolly Varden. Accommodations are at Winterlake Lodge in a Cabin.

Day 7

Today is up to you. Paddle a canoe, or hike the many trails surrounding the lodge. Explore the famous Iditarod Loop, on a section of the National Historic Iditarod Trail. Venture into lodge’s spacious commercial kitchen for a cooking class, visiting chefs and specialized culinary programs are scheduled throughout the year.

Day 8

Today your scheduled seaplane flight will deliver you from Winterlake Lodge to Lake Hood in Anchorage. From the terminal, you will board a shuttle transfer to the Anchorage International Airport.

The Route