Overview of 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.
The unpressured waters around the lodge offer the most abundant and diverse salt and freshwater fishing available in Alaska. You may choose your fishing experience each day, from freshwater to saltwater, stream to lake, light tackle spinning to flies. The available species include king salmon (chinook), silver salmon (coho), pink salmon (humpy), chum salmon, sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout, giant halibut and many varieties of sea bass or rock fish. Dozens of spectacular bays, estuaries, fishing streams and lakes are within a short boat ride or hike from the lodge. Each offers premier angling. Whether it is salt or freshwater stream fishing, hiking, up close and personal whale watching, photography, pulling crab or shrimp pots, clamming, climbing water falls, beach combing or kayaking, your experienced professional crew will guide you on an adventure you won’t forget.
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
Sea Bass/ Rock Fish: Entire season
Best Bears: July – September
There are twelve rivers near the lodge for fantastic fly fishing. The lodge guides and owners are fly fishing fanatics! If you are interested in fly fishing, you will want to visit this lodge from mid-July on. For Chum and Pinks mid-July offers great fly fishing in the rivers. In mid-August the Silvers hit the bay and in September they hit the rivers to make for fantastic fly fishing.
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.
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!
Length of Stay / Itinerary
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
The experienced professional crew is there to guide you on the adventure of the day.
- Salt or fresh water stream fishing
- Up close & personal whale watching
- Hot springs
- Pulling crab or shrimp pots
- Eagle watching
- Climbing waterfalls
- Island Exploring
- Beach Combing
2020 Price: (Call for updated pricing)
5 night / 5 ½ days fishing – $5,450
Kids 12 and under are 1/2 price!
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”