We offer multi-day wilderness Alaska float fishing trips on many of Alaska's most productive waters, trips that are selected based on you and your groups interests, that is the species you wish to come to Alaska and fish for, your available time to travel, species availability and run timing, what particular waters if any you are looking to fish on, the quality of wilderness experience you hope for, budget and other important factors such as the quality of people that you will share the river with as expressed in this sentiment from one of our recent guests... "The combination of the location and the people made the difference. There are hundreds of good rivers and thousands of excellent guides, but it was refreshing to experience both at once in such a remote place. Of course, our guides were technically proficient. They routinely put us on the fish, untangled our knots, and provided expert fishing advice. I would expect nothing less of any guide in Alaska. But, your guides provided so much more. From the very first day they made us feel like "part of the family". This was in spite of the fact that they spent long days rowing us into heavy winds, pitching our tents, cleaning our mess, cooking our meals and keeping us safe. I'm still amazed all of this was accomplished without additional staff or other luxuries. " So whether your interest is an Alaska fly fishing float trip, or spin fishing 'all Anglers are of course welcome', we would love to fish with you and come to have you as part of our family.
Program Overview: We offer four different float trip programs on a wide variety waters across the state of Alaska, waters known by anglers from around the world for excellent fishing, be it for trophy rainbow trout or pacific salmon. These programs are our "Fisherman's Deluxe", "Fisherman's Standard" , "Intimate Rivers" & "Kanektok Style" float trips, and availability depends on the particular river you choose to float with us. On some waters, most service levels are available on others due to accessibility and logistics only what we call our "intimate rivers" version is an option.
Each of these packages offer a different level of service with the least expensive being what we have come to call our "intimate rivers" package utilizing smaller rafts, expedition style two to four man tents, and fewer other amenities then the two deluxe trips and should be considered as a 'roughing it' bare bones style trip, without seats in the rafts or cots in the tents and are comparable to what most other operators offer as standard Alaska float trip fare.
Our deluxe trips, the "Fisherman's Deluxe" and "Fisherman's Standard" & "Kanektok Style" are also what we call our "Deluxe Alaska Lodge Style Float Trips" because the "accommodations" are like no other you will find on an Alaska float trip anywhere! fly fishing Alaska float trip
The Accommodations on our deluxe float trips are in spacious, high-quality tents made right here in Alaska. for Alaska conditions. Each of these tents is used to house two anglers in which you can stand in comfortably and come equipped with cots and chairs. This provides you ample space for your gear, as well as a comfortable retreat should the weather become inclement. Also on these trips are our custom built large gathering / dining tent capable of holding the entire group for dining or as a gathering area. All guests are welcome to hang out in this common space for drinks, fly tying and socializing. Other comforts such as available hot showers, toilet facilities, and other little touches that make an Alaska Rainbow Adventures deluxe trip a cut above all others.
Where the deluxe trips differ, is that on the "Fisherman's Deluxe" trip there is a "two to one" guest to guide ratio with two anglers and their guide floating the river in custom built drifter rafts each equipped with custom frames that have casting stations front and rear allowing for an exceptional angling experience. "Fisherman's deluxe trips also feature an additional boat and camp hand that carries much of the camp gear and the majority of bags. Of course, we still spend as much time as possible wading for fish. The additional guide/camp hand also assists in the setting up and taking down camp and assisting where necessary with guiding duties. The drifter rafts, being lightly loaded are able to access almost any run on the river much like a drift boat and are highly maneuverable as well.
Our Fisherman's standard float trips offer the same camping amenities but no gear / bag boat or extra camp hand and a two or three to one guest / guide ratio depending on overall group size. These float trips require some participation and group effort. Your participation with unloading the rafts, moving camp gear and taking down sleep tents each morning is greatly appreciated. Each day anglers will rotate guides enabling everyone to fish with each member of the staff.
We offer a special level of service on the Kanektok river, This is an modified version of our "Fisherman's Deluxe" & "Fisherman's Standard" trips with all the features of an fisherman's standard trip and the "two anglers per boat feature" of the fisherman's deluxe trips but no gear boat or extra guide/camp hand and guests assist the guides with camp setup and breakdown of tent & cots. . These trips are limited to just eight guests total with four boats and four guides.
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