FAQ

FAQ

Fishing License

Anglers can purchase Alaska fishing licenses online prior to your trip and print them at home.  Make sure to purchase a king salmon stamp if you are coming during their run from mid-June to late July and order the license for at least as long as you’ll be fishing with us. We can run you to a local store in King Salmon if you lose or forget your license.

Fish Processing

Your fishing guides will fillet and clean your salmon and vacuum seal them with our commercial-grade, air-chambered vacuum sealer ensuring the highest-quality table fare available to take home. It gets placed in our freezer immediately to begin the freezing process. On the day of your departure we’ll place your catch in a 50-pound, airline-approved transporting box and help you carry it into the King Salmon airport. If guests are staying overnight in Anchorage before departing for home there are several good hotels in the immediate area we can recommend with fish storage freezers. There is also one at the airport you can use for a fee.

Weather

Throughout the summer guests can expect an average of 40 to 70° F with a likely chance of rain daily. Temperatures drop in August and September while rain fall increases. Plan to bring quality rain gear and multiple warm layers. Check out the What to Bring list.

Gratuities

We appreciate any tip you want to give our team. The industry average is 10% of the trip cost but guests should feel free to tip more or less congruent with the level of service you received and we encourage you to offer what feels good to you. Please feel free to hand tips directly to your guide or chef so they can say thank you.

Trip Cancellations

While it only happens very rarely occasionally guests need to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Our policy is cancellations after January 1 the year of your trip are subject to 100% of your deposit forfeited unless the space can be rebooked. If the space CAN be rebooked you may transfer your deposit or payments to another available date the same year or the following year. We are not responsible for loss of fishing times, lodging, flight delays or any changes because of weather, actions of third parties and acts of God. You may want to look into travel insurance.

Getting Here

Take a commercial flight on Alaska Airlines or PenAir from Anchorage to the King Salmon airport and we will pick up your party and gear.

Anchorage Recommendations

If you are coming from out of state and want to overnight in Anchorage upon arrival or departure we recommend the following hotels near the airport in Anchorage:

The Lakefront Anchorage
907-243-2300
http://www.milleniumhotels.com

Coast International Inn
907-243-2233
https://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/alaska/anchorage/coast-international-inn/

If you’d like to stay in Anchorage for a day or two you can rent a car from Midnight Sun Car Rental (907) 243-8806 or https://ineedacarrental.com.

We recommend dining at Kincaid Grill on Jewel Lake and Raspberry, at either of the hotels recommended above or The Bridge Seafood downtown.

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