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Trip Planning

Trip Insurance. Do I need it? Where do I get it?

While we don’t want to recommend one company over another, you can search the internet’s major search engines for “trip insurance” and you will locate agents and companies. One option is that offers a quick and easy comparison of the leading insurance providers. You’ll be able to let this site do the research for you and then you can sign up right there on his site making it a painless event. He even allows pre-existing conditions if you get the insurance when you send us your deposit. The insurance covers everything from non-refundable airline tickets to medivac out of the Alaskan bush to covering your non-refundable trip cost should you need to cancel your trip with us.

Lodging in Anchorage

If you are arriving the day before your departure to the lodge, Lake Shore Motel, Travel Lodge, The Long House, Holiday Express and the Millennium Hotel (listed from cheapest to most expensive) provide free shuttle service to and from the airport and to the air carriers on Lake Hood. Most of these hotels also have freezer space for your salmon if you have to spend the night on your return from the lodge. Our air taxis, Trail Ridge Air and Rust’s Flying Service also has freezer space that is accessible if your flight leaves late at night

All of these hotels can be found on any hotel website like or any other for probably cheaper than booking direct with the hotel

Note: When selecting a hotel there are a few things you may need such as free shuttle service, freezer space for your catch and possibly storage of any extra gear while you are in the bush.

Here are a few of the Hotel Links:

Lakeshore Motor Inn

Long House Hotel

Holiday Inn Express – Anchorage

Millennium Hotels – Anchorage

Trail Ridge Air and Rust’s Flying Service sell fish boxes for $20 each and hold 45# of fish which is just under the per bag limit for airlines. You may need two boxes for your fish (for stays of 3 days or more), so expect to pay excess baggage with the airlines.

Fishing License

Fill out our Pre-Trip Information Form to sign up for a Fishing License.