Can I mail things to Adventure Alaska ahead of time so I can travel with less luggage?
Do we need to bring sleeping bags?
Do you have fishing rods for rent?
Do we need bug netting?
Is there an alternate method of travel to get to Adventure Alaska?
Once I catch all my fish how do I get it home?
Should I bring waders or hip boots?
Are felt soles legal in Alaska?
What is the weather like?
What gear is necessary?
What are the costs for fishing licenses and can I purchase them once I arrive?
Are there special regulations for bear hunting?
Does Alaska require hunter orange?
Does Alaska require hunter safety for minors?
Is there a grocery store nearby or do we need to fly in groceries?
Do you have a chart to help identify the different kinds of fish that are in your area?
Do you have any additional rental boats?
What is your early arrival policy?
What are the fishing regulations?
Please, call us at 907-828-3907 if your question is not on the list above.Can I mail things to Adventure Alaska ahead of time so I can travel with less luggage?
Yes, some guests prefer to ship items ahead to save the hassle of traveling with many bags or to save on weight for float plane travel. We recommend the U.S. Postal Service as they have the best shipping rates by about ¼ the cost of UPS, FED EX and DHL. Please just let us know that you will be sending some boxes and use the address below. Shipping to southeast Alaska from the Lower 48 usually takes about 10-12 days when using the US Mail. To be extra safe, you might want to ship 3 weeks before your arrival. Please do not ship boxes more than three weeks ahead as space is limited.
If you have a fishing rod over 3' long, you will be charged extra freight on the float plane. You might want to mail that as well.
**New and Important info:**
When shipping your boxes you MUST do these things:
Write name of trip leader on box
Write date of trip on box
If you would like to know when your box arrives PLEASE send it certified, return receipt. (You will automatically get a reciept in your mail confirming that we have recieved your package)
If you opt to use FED EX, UPS or another, plan on it taking twice as long and costing twice as much!
Adventure Alaska Southeast
Hold for – John Doe Fisherman
P.O. Box 19561
Thorne Bay, AK 99919
Trip Leader: Alex Ace Fisherman
Trip Date: June 12-19
Certify and Return Receipt
NO, our cottages have all the comforts of home including all bed and bath linens. Do you have fishing rods for rent?
We do have saltwater as well as freshwater rods and reels for all guests to use. We also have crab and shrimp pots, this equipment is available for use free of charge. Do we need bug netting?
Bugs are not a big problem in our area most of the bad bug problems are farther north. But just in case we recommend packing a good bug spray. (Available for purchase locally) Is there an alternate method of travel to get to Adventure Alaska?
Yes, See our “How to get here” page Once I catch all my fish how do I get it home?
Your fish can be processed one of two ways: You can opt to have us vacuum seal it for you OR you can bag and freeze your own catch. Some of our guests bring their own Food Saver machines to seal and freeze their fish each night while others prefer to have this done for them.
Option 1- We offer commercial vacuum sealing for $1.25 per pound. We do charge a higher rate to vacuum seal smoked fish. It will be sealed, labeled, frozen, boxed and strapped for airline transfer. The boxes we use are wax-lined fish boxes with plastic liners. Each box will be weighed not to exceed the 50 lb. airline weight limit and strapped with professional strapping.
Option 2- Doing your own fish
If you decide seal and freeze your own fish, we will assist you in boxing and strapping it for airline transfer as mentioned above. Your fish will be packed in a wax-lined fish box with a plastic liner, weighed not to exceed the 50 lb. airline weight limit and strapped with professional strapping.
The fish you catch on Prince of Wales is a precious commodity not to be wasted, take it home, share it and your stories with friends, family and co-workers!Should I bring waders or hip boots?
While it is not mandatory to have chest waders to fish the streams we recommend them. A lightweight pair of chest waders combined with a good rain jacket will give you a great rain suit even if you are not wading in the streams. Staying dry keeps people smiling longer. Are felt soles legal in Alaska?
Starting January 2012 no felt-sole wading shoes can be used in Alaska while sport fishing in fresh water. What is the weather like?
A cool, moist climate prevails in southeast Alaska. During the summers, average temperatures may vary from 46 to 70 degrees! Precipitation is always possible during your stay on the island regardless of the time of year. Rainfall averages from 60 to 160 inches per year. You can find more information on our "Weather" page.
Good rain gear and waterproof boots are recommended as well as clothing that can handle the temperature ranges described. To see a full list of "Recommended things to bring"What gear is necessary?
See our "What to bring" page What are the costs for fishing licenses and can I purchase them once I arrive?
To save time during check in, you can purchase your licenses and tags online at the following link: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/
Adventure Alaska has fishing and hunting licenses available for purchase. Fees are as follows:
- 1 day - $25.00
- 3 day - $45.00
- 7 day - $70.00
- 14 day - $105.00
Fishing for King Salmon requires a stamp
King Stamp -
- 1 – Day $15.00
- 3 day - $30.00
- 7 day - $45.00
- 14 day - $75.00
Hunting License $160.00
Bear Tag $450.00
Deer Tag $300.00
*** All licenses are available over the counter. Bear tags can only be purchased by those non-residents whoe have drawn a permit.Are there special regulations for bear hunting?
Yes. Black bear hunting season for non-residents is now by draw permit only. Draw application period is usually in the fall for the following fall and spring hunts. Please go to the hunting link on our home page and click on the bear draw link for additional information. Go here for more information. Does Alaska require hunter orange?
No hunter orange is required. Does Alaska require hunter safety for minors?
No hunter safety courses are required, nor are there age restrictions for hunters in Alaska. Is there a grocery store nearby or do we need to fly in groceries?
We do have a well-stocked grocery store within a couple minutes drive. No need to fly food in with you. Do you have a chart to help identify the different kinds of fish that are in your area?
Yes, please follow this link to the “Alaska Department of Fish and Game” Do you have any additional rental boats?
Yes, please follow this link to our “Upgrade Rental Boats page” What is your early arrival policy?
Standard arrival time is 1:00 PM. If you are interested in an early arrival, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 828-3907. The Alaska Adventure Southeast early arrival policy requires coordination and approval prior to a guest's arrival. Due to the dynamic nature of coordinating float plane reservations, weather delays, guest pick up, and room availability early arrivals are exceptions to normal arrival policy. The rate for early arrivals is 1/2 the daily rate of a guest's reservation. What are the fishing regulations?
Please follow this link to the “Alaska Department of Fish and Game”