Trip Insurance. Do I need it? Where do I get it?
Yes, we highly recommend you get trip insurance, because of our short season, all payments are non-refundable for any reason and no exceptions will be made.
It should be trip insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason. No refunds will be made for late arrivals or early departures, or for cancellation of fishing due to adverse weather, mechanical failure beyond our control, or acts of God. The weather in this area can cause delays and cancellations of excursions. We cannot control the weather, wildlife or the fish.
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 TripInsuranceStore.com 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 taxi, 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 Hotels.com 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
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.
3-DAYS OF FISHING / 3-NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS
Fill out our Pre-Trip Information Form to sign up for a Fishing License.