Sep 22nd, 2016
The summer time often includes plans for the family vacation and, with it, the challenges to please all involved. Alaska is a great fit for families enthusiastic about the outdoors as well as angling. The diversity of outdoor activities that exist within its boundaries are truly amazing, from incredible hikes and flight seeing to glacial tours, bear viewing, whale watching, caving and much much more. With so many options in terms of regions and destinations, it’s truly important to understand where and what will match your preferences. Below you will see a list of some of our favorite family destinations.
Give David a call at 800.552.2729 or email to discuss your families preferences and help coordinate a trip that is right for all.
Rapids Camp Lodge
The staff at Rapids Camp Lodge go above and beyond to create a truly personalized trip for their guests. The willingness to find the best fisheries along with the best non-angling activities in the region goes a long way. With the close proximity to Katmai National Park, they offer unparalleled bear viewing and flight seeing in one of the three planes on-site. Along with the nearby national park, the Alaska peninsula’s volcanic peaks are a short flight south and the region offers a level of remoteness not easily matched along with some of the best beach combing in the state.
Intricate Bay Lodge
With a fully rebuilt lodge on the shores of Lake Iliamna, Intricate Bay Lodge offers its guests true comfort in style. The owner/operator is willing to show you all the wonders of the area with a personalized itinerary which can include kayaking on the largest lake in Alaska, bear viewing, flight seeing and hikes in the vast tundra along with great fishing. With easy access to the lower Copper River and several packages available, Intricate bay Lodge can take care of the entire family with mixed preferences.
Fishing Bear Lodge
A rustic lodge in the incredibly scenic Wood Tikchik State Park with a staff that creates that family feel. The lodge can cater to those looking for an outdoor experience that includes great fishing, breathtaking hikes to glacial waterfalls, scenic vistas of the interconnected lake system and the snow capped mountains. Add kayaks to cruise the home waters of Lake Beverly and jet boats that can access several small streams and hike-in lakes, Fishing Bear is a great place for adventurous families.
Kenai Riverside Lodge
With a diverse list of additional experiences that include dog sledding, glacier tours, interpretive hikes, sea kayaking and more, Kenai Riverside Lodge is an easy to reach and comfortable base from which to enjoy your family vacation. Add great fishing on the scenic upper Kenai canyon or even saltwater fishing that allows harvest of some great eating fish and it’s easy to see why the Kenai Riverside Lodge has been a hit with families looking for an Alaskan adventure.
Baranof Wilderness Lodge
The owners and staff at Baranof Wilderness Lodge create one of the most desirable family adventures in the state. Your hosts willingly and graciously share their immense knowledge of the areas wild setting. The hikes, beach combing, clam digging, whale watching, sea kayaking and boat tours are unrivaled. Baranof Wilderness lodge has long been the gold standard for an Alaskan family adventure.
The Lodge at Whale Pass
With a large comfortable lodge located on Alaska’s famed inside passage, The Lodge at Whale Pass creates a custom trip for families. The list of additional experiences is nearly as long as the list of fishing venues. With great hiking and biking out the back door, caving, glacier boat tours, flight seeing and more, The Lodge at Whale Pass is a great place for anglers and non-anglers alike.