Alaska Fishing Tent Camp – Sitka
This is arguably the finest personalized small fully staffed remote Alaska fishing tent camp you will find! The people are amazing and have been fishing these waters for many years. They have a unique forestry permit that allows them to set up camp each year for a select few guests and then at the end of each season, the camp sight is restored exactly as it was at the beginning of the season. This is one of our personal favorite experiences in the world. Unplug, enjoy the sounds of the whales outside your tent as they pass by in the bay. Each day, you will select your activities for the day with your private staff. Meals are a treat as they are all prepared in a tent camp style setting but with the freshest of ingredients. You will be treated to fresh seafood, prime rib, delicious vegetables and of course dutch oven breads and desserts.
You’ll be flown by float plane to an isolated Alaska fishing tent camp at Kelp Bay, which is nested under a canopy of giant, ancient spruce and hemlock forest. Enjoy the personal attention of one of the licensed crew. They provide one guide and boat for every two guests.
Each day opportunities abound, in every direction.
Experience both fresh and salt water fishing.
Fish the 5 species of Pacific Salmon – Wrestle a Monster Halibut.
Hike in plush green rain forests View the majestic whales and bears.
Flyfish one of our world class streams for trout and salmon.
Pull crab pots full of Dungeness Crab.
Observe Bald Eagles soaring above.
Beachcomb for treasures & dig for clams
At the wilderness camp in Kelp Bay you get to experience nature at its most pristine. Nestled in the old growth forest, sitting right on the fishery, going to sleep at night listening to the whales in the bay, a bonding experience not to be missed.
|Species:||5 species of Salmon, Halibut, Rock Fish, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout|
|Location:||Float plane away from Juneau, Alaska|
|Season:||June thru September|
|Method:||Fly fishing or spin fishing|
|Lodging:||Amazing remote tent camp|
|Food:||Island cook with dutch oven. You will be amazed.|
|Trip Length:||5 nights / 5 1/2 days|
Experience both fresh and salt water fishing, hike in plush green rain forests, fish the 5 species of Pacific Salmon, view the majestic whales and bears, fly fish one of our world class streams for trout and salmon, pull crab pots full of Dungeness Crab, wrestle a monster halibut, observe bald eagles soaring above, beach comb for treasures and dig for clams.
All your equipment is provided for, there is no need to bring yours along unless you have a favorite that you just can’t bare to leave at home.
Sunday: Arrive in Juneau, Alaska and overnight at a hotel of your choosing (we have a list of suggestions)
Monday: Depart by float plane from Juneau to the lodge dock and begin enjoying your activities!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Fish and enjoy the numerous activities
Saturday: Enjoy morning activities and depart for home after lunch
At base camp you will enjoy the unmeasured comforts of spacious cabin tents with comfortable bunks, dry heaters for your tent, and hearty sourdough style meals including Dutch oven deserts, piles of freshly caught seafood, and a selection of wines. You’ll even have a hot shower!
Whether it is salt or fresh water stream fishing, hiking, up close and personal whale watching, photography, enjoying the hot springs, pulling crab or shrimp pots, eagle watching, clamming, climbing water falls, island exploring, or beach combing. They have the experienced professional crew to guide you on the adventure of the day.
2019 Price: (Call for updated pricing)
5 night / 5 ½ days fishing – $5350 per person
Kids 12 and under are 1/2 price!
When should I go on this trip?
Halibut: Great the entire season
King Salmon: Early June – Early July
Chum Salmon: Mid June – Mid July
Pink Salmon: Mid July – Early August
Sockeye Salmon: Mid June – Mid July
Silver Salmon: August – September (Aug silvers are in Bay and hit rivers in Sept)
Dolly Varden: July – September
Rainbow Trout: July – September
Best Bears: July – September
Waterfall climbing, island exploring, bald eagles and more: the entire season!
What is the itinerary?
5 Night schedule: travel will be Sunday to Sunday. You will fly to Juneau on Sunday and spend the night there. On Monday morning you will catch an early morning float plane to the island and begin fishing that afternoon. The following Saturday you will have a half day of fishing or activities, eat lunch and then depart by boat arriving back in Sitka around 4:30 PM. You will spend Saturday night in Juneau and fly home on Sunday.
How old do you think my children need to be to enjoy this trip?
That is a great question and is very dependent on your children’s maturity. Safety is the primary concern with children. This is a fantastic trip for kids! We took our daughter to this lodge when she was 7 and she loved it! They host children of every age.
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