Top 10 Alaska Family Fishing Trips
Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person; $400 to $499 Per Person
The Soldotna Bed & Breakfast sits along the Kenai River and offers guests a remarkable facility from which to launch an Alaskan Adventure. The large inn features a variety of guest rooms, some with twin beds, others with queen beds. There is a dining room for breakfast and a sun room, along with a comfortable living area. The Charter side of the adventure includes a variety of trips, including Halibut and freshwater fishing adventures. Your hosts, Monika and Steven, are warm and inviting as is their Inn.
The Great Alaska Adventures is a conglomerate of lodges and wilderness camps. They focus on the entire grace of Alaska including wildlife, adventure, and fishing. Their strength is that they can customize their packages to meet your agenda. If you want to experience pure fishing, they can do that for you. If you want a well-rounded trip that includes fishing, then they can do that for you too. They run out of the Kenai River area where guests find amazing food and luxury. The lodge is the Kenai River Lodge, and it sits on a pristine 25 acre homestead site where the Kenai River and the Moose River meet. It is a fishing paradise.
Redoubt Mountain Lodge fringes Crescent Lake in the heart of the Chigmit Mountains in southwest Alaska. It’s named for Redoubt Volcano, an active volcano punctuating the landscape for miles around. Redoubt Mountain Lodge is also very close to National Park & Preserve. The only lodge and privately owned property within 25 miles, Redoubt Mountain Lodge offers a truly remote Alaskan experience. With 12 guests and 11 full-time staff, Redoubt Mountain Lodge provides a superior level of personalized service to its clients.
The Farm Lodge is located in southwest Alaska, near Lake Clark National Park in the town of Port Alsworth. Built on land homesteaded in the early 40s by Leon "Babe" Alsworth and his wife Mary, Port Alsworth is now home to both the lodge and Lake Clark National Park headquarters. The lodge’s fishing program is led by Glen Alsworth, Jr., a third-generation, native Alaskan. The Farm Lodge hosts small group excursions, family vacation packages, and customized backcountry trips. Enjoy modern waterfront accommodations overlooking beautiful Hardenberg Bay.
Tikchik Lodge is a luxury Alaska fishing lodge with plush cabins. The lodge has a rich history of ownership that has led to a progression of growth for this outstandingly rich freshwater fishing lodge. They do not fish salt water. The lodge sits on a natural rock peninsula that serves as a natural divider between the Tikchik and Nuyukuk lakes in the heart of Bristol Bay. This is the heart of the Wood Tikchik State Park. The special location is the largest state park in the United Sates. The lodge offers world-class amenities such as a natural stone fireplace. The dining room is circular to offer guests a panoramic view of the lakes. Meals here are the envy of many of the world's finest restaurants. There are plenty of areas around the complex to enjoy wildlife viewing, quiet times, or to fish. The river is 50-100 feet away.
The Tikchik lodge complex has seven plush cabins that each has lake views as well as the stunning views of the Kilbuck mountains. Cabins are equipped with a private bath, excess closet space, bay windows, and your own heating and hot water system. Cabins are cleaned daily, and there are in-room snacks, coffee maker and beverages. The lodge offers flexible options for downtime. Rest and relax, or hike and explore. It is a good idea to rest because the fishing here is intense.
Nestled in the foothills of the Alaska Range, Talaheim Lodge lies 80 miles west of Anchorage and 50 miles from the nearest road. Located on the Talachulitna River, one of the first hook-and-release Alaska trout fisheries in the state, it’s a prime location for a remote Alaska fly-in fishing lodge. Massachusetts native and forester Mark Miller pitched a tent at this site in 1974, naming it Talaheim Lodge. Mark now has 34 years of experience flying and fishing Alaska’s wilderness, and the tent is now a luxurious facility with modern appliances, solar powered electricity, a private airstrip, two helicopters, and a professional staff. With the owners’ children on the staff, the family atmosphere is palpable. Half of the bookings at this cozy getaway are repeat clientele.
Arden's Kenai Lake Escape sits in Copper Landing, Alaska near the shore of boomerang shaped Kenai Lake. The lodge is set up to hand groups, families, and couples. The lodge offers the perfect place from which to launch your Alaskan adventure, and there is plenty of adventure to be had. The lodge is also split into a top and bottom units that are set up like a bed and breakfast. Parties can rent the entire lower unit or boarders can share the common area. The upper unit consists of three bedrooms including a master suite with private bathroom. The lodge is beautifully decorated with authentic Alaskan artifacts and offers guests a comfortable and relaxing stay. Meals are five-star and are added to the room rates when the menu is set.
Denise Lake Lodge sits in the town of Soldotna in the Kenai River Valley. They offer freshwater fishing, drifting, and fly fishing for salmon and trophy rainbow trout. The lodge is nicely equipped and offers three square meals per day, including a packed lunch stream side refreshment.
The accommodations are comfortable. The lodge consists of a main building and out-cabins which include private baths. One of the main attractions for this lodge is the Friday Night Fish Fry. It is an outstanding way to stuff yourself full of amazingly fresh fish and socialize at the same time. If your heart is into fishing, then Denise Lake Lodge is a place to consider. The location alone puts it on the top ten list for great lodges.
Orca Adventure Lodge sits on the head of Orca Inlet on beautiful Prince William Sound in Cordova, Alaska. Lodge offers 40 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom in what was once the Orca Cannery. The lodge also offers remote cabins for groups ranging from 2-12 guests. Some venues offer guided fishing, while others offer only self-guided fishing adventures. Whether you choose to stay at the lodge on Orca Inlet or if you prefer to stay at one of the remote cabins, there is a full list of options available for you.
EPIC Angling and Adventure operates two remote fly fishing adventure trips on the Alaska Peninsula. Each experience will take you far away from paved roads and the typical structured fly fishing lodge setting. There’s no fine paintings, no fancy carpet and few formalities... just a genuine atmosphere, pristine waters, no crowds, sore arms and mind-blowing numbers of fish!
EPIC's Alaska Wilderness SAFARI camp appears in the book Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.