GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURE LODGE

 

GREAT ALASKA ADVENTURE LODGE

Located on the world-famous Kenai Peninsula, this operation’s proximity to Anchorage allows for short, quick fishing trips or multi-day packages, making the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge a great stand-alone fishing destination or the perfect add-on to an extended Alaskan vacation. The location, amenities, and the size of the facility make G.A.A.L. an ideal option for groups of any size, from single anglers to large corporate retreats. It is the perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the Kenai region, with access to both world-class fishing and a large number of non-angling activities as well. Aside from offering excellent fishing for Kings, silvers, rainbows, and more, the lodge also boasts a great line-up of adventure activities for non-anglers and family members, including bear viewing, rafting, Denali tours, and glacier trips.

Typical Length of Stay

One of the most flexible operations in all of Alaska, this operation offers trip packages of any length, from two to ten day trips. Guests can arrive and depart on any day of the week.

Accommodations and Lodging

This historic Lodge, a base camp for early Great Alaska Adventures Accommodation
homesteaders and the Peninsula's first float plane service, sits in full view of the massive Harding Ice Field. The main lodge is located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula on 25 acres of prime mid-river property overlooking the confluence of the Kenai and Moose rivers. With a large, main riverfront lodge and outcamps located throughout the Kenai Peninsula, guests to Great Alaska Adventure Lodge can experience the thrill of remote Alaska while at the same time enjoying excellent accommodations and a full range of amenities. This is an operation that specializes in providing guests with great fishing, backcountry wildlife safaris and a full line-up of wilderness activities with a variety of lodging options to accommodate different tastes and budgets.

The main lodge offers accommodations for up to fifty guests, with excellent dining, a full bar and even a large conference space for business and corporate groups. The main lodge rooms and the riverside cabins all have fireplaces, comfortable furniture, and plenty of space. Some of the cabins are two levels with spiral staircases. You can expect amenities such as welcome baskets, "coffee to your door" wake-ups, riverfront views, private baths, fireplaces, and even a nightly happy hour in the main lodge building. This complimentary "Evening Happy Hour" is a big event at the lodge, making for great times with all of the guests in attendance. For those looking for something other than a traditional lodge experience, G.A.A.L. also offers a number of backcountry camping options and permanent tent camps that can provide the prefect balance of rugged and civilized living.

From G.A.A.L.'s very first days as an angling destination, clients typically requested packages that included not only fishing, but sightseeing and adventure travel options to share with families and non-anglers. Over the years these "combination trips" have evolved into unique, customized itineraries popular with both fishermen and adventurers alike.

Food and Beverages

The staff at G.A.A.L. appreciates the fact that your time off the water or trail is an important component of any vacation experience. Chef Mike and his staff serve up authentic and fresh American favorites that everyone can enjoy. Vegetarian and special dietary needs or kid's items are handled daily, and all meals provide options to "go light" or stock up for the following day's adventure! In the evening prior to happy hour be sure and check out Mike's bacon wrapped Halibut chunks or smoked salmon and Dill spread on thick rustic crackers.

Fishing Information

Gigantic Alaskan RainbowGreat Alaska Adventure Lodge is permitted to fish the refuge trout waters of the Upper Kenai. This area is one of the most spectacular trout fisheries in the state, and catching and releasing 20 trout or char up to 10 pounds in a single day is not uncommon.

Kenai River - G.A.A.L. fishes Alaska's most famous river, the Kenai, from 20' River Sleds and drift boats. These boats are ideal fishing platforms for targeting the world's largest king salmon and casting to silvers later in the season.

Kasilof River - The Kasilof produces quality King and silver salmon runs from May through September. This productive, drift boat-only river offers a beautiful setting, consistent action and great fishing.

Wadefishing Rivers - Numerous waters that are fished and targeted based on time of year and water conditions, G.A.A.L. can access a handful of classic Alaskan streams and rivers offering great fishing for grayling, steelhead, salmon and trout.

Fly Out Fishing - Packages to G.A.A.L. can include fly-outs to remote streams for Kings, reds and silver salmon and trophy rainbow trout. These waters include a large number of prolific, untouched freshwater rivers and streams.

Seward Offshore - The gulf of Alaska is home to glaciers, orcas, monster halibut, giant lingcod, and huge numbers of silver salmon. For a trip to fill the freezer, there is no place like this particular area.

Cook Inlet - Cook Inlet halibut and King salmon fishing can be amazing, with average halibut of 30 to 40 pounds and many in the triple digits. Early in the year quality King salmon are caught by trolling the beaches, making for an excellent combo trip.

One thing that makes Great Alaska Adventure Lodge totally unique is the phenomenal "home water" fishing situation. They offer what they call the "evening beach fishing program" directly in front of the lodge. This beach, directly in front of the cabins, boasts five world records - possibly more than any other single run in Alaska! Each evening, one of the guides is there to assist with evening fishing and offer instruction and assistance in landing fish. This is a huge bonus, as the home water option allows guests to fish immediately upon arrival and right up until an hour before departure! Evening fishing hours during your stay are almost unlimited.

Boats and Equipment

Equipment used at the lodge includes a variety of 20' River Sled jet boats, drift boats, and airplanes. While spin fishing and conventional tackle is included in all packages, fly fishing gear and equipment is not. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle.

** Alaska is now enforcing a ban on felt-soled wading boots to help prevent the spread of potential waterborne parasites and diseases. Please keep this in mind while planning for your trip.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

Breathtaking Alaskan SceneryGreat Alaska's Adventure travel packages also allow you to choose just how adventurous you want your vacation to be. Our packages have a broad range of activities, prices and night-stays to suit the needs of your group of family. Salmon, Trout and Halibut fishing, bear viewing, sea kayaking, rafting, Denali flightseeing tours and glacier viewing are just some of the activities our guests can enjoy.Our combo packages allow a mix of activities. Avid anglers, for example, will want extra time to catch their limit, while others in the he group enjoy a spectacular glacier cruise. You're assured in finding an itinerary that fits your own group's "perfect Alaskan adventure".

How To Get There

Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage, Alaska. Several major airlines serve Alaska from the lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

Getting to the lodge is easy. You will be picked up in Anchorage early in the morning and then driven to the lodge, a scenic two-hour trip which will get you to the lodge in plenty of time to check-in, receive a quick orientation and lunch, and fishing for the rest of the day. On arrival day, your transfer from Anchorage to the lodge is included in the overall package price. On your departure day, the transfer and return back to Anchorage is NOT included, and guests have the option of a shuttle commuter flight for $150.00 per person or a float plane from in front of their cabin for $225.00 per person.

2013 Rates / Package Costs

All rates are per person. A trip of any length of stay can be arranged. Please call Yellow Dog for custom package pricing.

EXECUTIVE TRIP
This trip is specifically designed to provide maximum adventure and fishing in only four days. Air transfers, all guided fishing and a flight to the Bear Camp are all packed into four days of action. Perfect for those with limited time

5 day/4 night package ----------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,850

FLY ANGLER TRIP
These fully-guided packages are offered during the prime times of the season, allowing anglers to target silvers, steelhead, char and large rainbow trout. Fish the Upper Kenai River, a number of local streams, and throughout the Kenai Wildlife Refuge.

7 day / 6 night package --------------------------------------------------------------------- $4,395
5 day / 4 night package --------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,795


DELUXE LODGE PACKAGE
The original G.A.A.L. fishing trip. Complimentary Anchorage pickup, 2-7 day Alaska guided fishing with arrival on any day of the week. Riverfront cabins with private bath and fireplace at the confluence of the Kenai and Moose Rivers. Seasonally target the World's largest King Salmon, spectacular trophy rainbows, Halibut, silvers, sockeyes, pink salmon, and more. Package includes all fishing, accommodations, nightly happy hour, all meals, and taxes.

7 day / 6 night package --------------------------------------------------------------------- $4,395
5 day / 4 night package --------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,495

CORPORATE INCENTIVE PACKAGE
Great Alaska specializes in customized incentive and corporate fishing packages. Yellow Dog can "hand craft" an itinerary that is perfect for your corporate, incentive, family or special event group. Customize your transfers from Anchorage, all daily fishing options, and more. Brown bear viewing, rafting, hiking, glacier cruising, and more is also available with fishing.

4 day / 4 night package --------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,655

FAMILY ADVENTURE FISHING AND WILDLIFE SAFARI
This package is perfect for the family that wants to share an Alaskan experience that features guided hiking, wildlife cruising, sport fishing, rafting, bear viewing, and more. Tailor activities to perfectly suit your family's interests and activity level. The kids love the "Family Suites" with their spiral staircases and river views, and the lodge's evening Beach guide will take particular interest in developing the children’s fishing skills.

7 day / 6 night package ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $3,795

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

  • Meet-and-greet at the airport in Anchorage and arrival day transportation between Anchorage and the lodge
  • All lodge accommodations and meals based on double occupancy, and a nightly complimentary happy hour
  • Daily guided fishing and use of conventional and spin fishing equipment
  • Fish preparation and packing

What's Not Included

  • Round-trip transportation between your home city and Anchorage
  • Meals and accommodations in Anchorage
  • Use of fly fishing equipment
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Alaskan fishing license ($30) and Alaskan King Salmon stamp ($30).
  • On your departure day, the transfer and return back to Anchorage is NOT included

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or info@yellowdogflyfishing.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Other Information

We're happy to coordinate your visit to the Great Alaska Adventure Lodge with cruise stops or other Alaska travel plans. If your Alaska vacation is part of another tour or business trip, we can easily arrange day-trips and single-night stays so you can get a taste of what Alaska Adventure travel is all about. We'll gladly work with you to arrange the ideal itinerary.

We can also work with your business or corporate programs to offer incentive programs that are unmatched in Alaska. Deluxe lodge accommodations and backcountry wilderness camps provide the quintessential corporate award experience for groups of 4 to 50. The extraordinary variety of adventures at Great Alaska allow for custom trips that have something to offer for everyone on the group. Fully customized to the group, we need only the objective, size of group and budget to put together the perfect Alaskan trip.

 

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