Overview of Alaska Float Fishing Trip
Premier Alaska float fishing trip…Imagine seven days beyond all boundaries, floating through 100 miles of exclusive Alaskan outback while you experience some of the finest fly fishing on this planet. Using 16 foot rafts with custom frames and floor boards, a personal, licensed guide will take a maximum of 2 guests per boat. You will be floating the famous Chosen River.
You will camp in peaceful solitude with superior accommodations each night on special selected gravel bar camp sites. Here, you will enjoy the finest of meals complete with freshly baked desserts and a prime selection of wine. You can even finish your evening with a soothing hot shower!
This outfitter is one of the select few outfitters permitted to operate float trips down the Chosen River within the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. The tradition continues since 1983 offering the finest in Float Trips into the cream of Alaska’s remote rivers. Test your skills in the land of the midnight sun.
Only a select few have got to experience the true wilds of Alaska. Each trip limited to six people, with 100 miles of winding river to fish over seven days – each day brings yet a bigger smile, clearer thought, a sense of wonder and a really tired arm. An avid fisherman’s dream
This float trip is a unique and unforgettable experience! Each day the scenery changes as you travel down this magnificent river in 16 foot rafts with custom built rowing frames and floor boards. There are two anglers per boat with a guide rowing and positioning you for casting towards the banks and pockets.
Your guide will make frequent stops during the days float to allow you to wade and fish breaks, pockets and other productive backwater. In the evenings they select camps in prime fish habitat which allows guests to wade and fish from sun-up to sundown, which in July is 20 hours per day!
Test your skills on these amazing species with your well seasoned fishing guides: All excellent equipment is supplied
Leopard Rainbow Trout – Arctic Char – Dolly Varden – Giant Kings, Chum, Pink, Sockeye and Silver Salmon – Grayling and Lake Trout
Season: July through early September
Your guides are all fully certified, licensed, highly skilled and well-seasoned in the Alaskan outback. They all love fishing and Alaska and have a desire to share it with others. You will rotate guides every day so that each guest will have the opportunity to fish with each guide. After the evening’s meal the guides are all available for tips on castings or tying patterns for the next encounters.
Your custom camps will be set up and attended by a professional staff. You will awed and amazed by the gourmet meals and impressive wine list. Not your ordinary tent camp
You will camp in peaceful solitude with superior accommodations each night on special- selected gravel bars surrounded by phenomenal fishing. Here you will enjoy hearty meals, fresh-baked Dutch oven desserts, and a selection of wines. Top off the evening with a hot propane shower before settling into your spacious tent custom-built with comfortable cots & sleeping pads. The tents are roomy 6 person rated outfitter tents for each 2 guests.
The spacious 16’ x 16’ cook tent is complete with propane powered stoves, ovens and BBQ’s. From the most durable drifting equipment to the impressive camp and meals, they spare no effort to make their six guests feel like nobles in the most remote settings.
Guests need to bring their own waders, boots and sleeping bags. Most guests bring their own rods & reels. They do have some good backup gear if needed and can loan fly rods if needed. They suggest you purchase a special box of flies for the Chosen River to best be prepared which is extra.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Arrive in Bethel, AK the day before your trip begins and spend the night. The next day, Day 1 of your trip, you will catch an early float plane from Bethel to camp. Upon arrival, you will get settled and start fishing.
On Day 7, your last day, you will be taken out of the water at Quinhagak around 1 PM and fly by Turbo Cessna Caravan back to Bethel. We suggest booking an early evening flight out of Bethel to Anchorage. You can choose to continue on home that night on the red eye or spend the night in Anchorage and head home the following day.
Travel Details & Location
Bethel Arrival & Overnight:
Arrive Bethel, Alaska. The outfitter has made arrangements with a local lodge and the float plane company to provide you with meet & greet service at the Bethel airport upon arrival and they will transport you to their lodge for your first night stay. Most guests just order some take out for dinner from local places in Bethel delivered to the lodge as they prep their river bags that evening. The following morning they will provide you a continental breakfast before taking you to your early scenic Beaver float plane flight to the headwaters of the Chosen River.
Bethel now has a new fitness center where guests can get a hot shower and towel and even take a swim in the indoor heated pool after coming off a 7 float trip while they wait for the Alaska Air jet back to Anchorage.
Internet & Communications
If you must communicate with home, we suggest that you take a Satellite phone.
2020 Rates: $6,175
Rates are per person for seven days and six nights and includes all custom camps, round-trip air transportation between Bethel and river camps, boats and professional guide service,gourmet meals and an impressive wine list. Also includes all applicable municipal rents, user fees and sales taxes.
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!”