Alaska Overnight Raft Fishing Trips

Alaska Overnight Raft Fishing Trips
Alaska, also known as The Great Land, is home to numerous wild rivers full of salmon, dolly varden, arctic grayling and trout. Many of the rivers are remote, requiring rafts or other conveyances to get to the prime fishing areas. There are many outfitters and guide services specializing in rafting and fishing throughout the state. If you are bold and adventurous and want more than just a day on the river, consider an overnight trip where you raft and cast away for salmon.

Frontier River Guides

The Frontier River Guides offer rafting and fishing floats throughout Alaska. Trips into the Katmai, western Alaska, The Brooks Range and throughout the Alaska Range are offered. Frontiers guides are seasoned professionals, skilled in fly-fishing and rafting.

All meals are included on overnight or multi-day trips, as is group camp gear such as tents, kitchen gear and rafting equipment. You provide your own sleeping bag and pad, clothing, personal items and fishing gear (if desired). Frontier will provide fishing gear if you aren't traveling with your own.

Frontier River Guides
P.O. Box 14152
Anchorage, AK 99514


Talkeetna River Guides

Based in the town of the same name, the Talkeetna River Guides offer day, overnight and multi-day river rafting trips on the Chulitina and Talkeetna Rivers. Tent, meals and group camp gear are included in the overnight trips. Guides have training in white-water and swift-water rescue and are skilled fishermen.

In addition to fishing for king or sockeye salmon, prepare to see grizzly bear, moose, caribou and wolves along the rivers. Bring your own sleeping bag and pad, clothing, personal items and fishing gear. Fishing gear rentals are available in Talkeetna if needed.

Talkeetna River Guides
P.O. Box 563
Talkeetna, AK 99676

PaPa Bear Adventures

PaPa Bear Adventures is based out of the bush city of Bethel, in the Kuskokwim Delta region of western Alaska. Overnight and custom rafting trips are offered, and the PaPa Bear guides are professional anglers and skilled with the region's salmon.

Many of the trips offered are to fly-in areas of the wild rivers on the delta, giving you the opportunity to fly in a bush plane to your rafting destination. Group camp gear, meals and fishing gear are included in the trip fee. Bring your own clothing, personal gear and sleeping bag with pad.

PaPa Bear Adventures
Box 2509
Bethel, AK 99559


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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