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Alaska Program

Ultimate Rivers Alaska Program has been built over the years around the float fishing trips. We have perfected the art of floating down remote, wild and scenic, fish-filled rivers with the finest high-tech gear and developed expertise to ensure the utmost possible comfort, safety and enjoyment of our clientele, enabling their experience of some of the finest cold water sports fishing and wilderness in the world. These weeklong trips are fantastic adventures and hard to beat for the serious wild country angler who wants maximum time on the water, far from the crowds that throng the road accessible fisheries.

We also offer custom fly-out trips for anglers wanting unique adventures to target certain fish species or areas of the state found beyond our regular haunts in southwest Alaska. And if fishing is not your primary interest, we can also put together a wilderness tour in some of the less-visited areas of the state, like the Brooks Range and Arctic. Just contact us to discuss your Alaska vacation aspirations and we’ll be happy to help you make it happen.

Where We Fish

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Call us at (907) 441-2080 to plan your trip!

Ultimate Rivers Alaska Float Fishing Trips

For those seeking the ultimate Alaska wilderness fishing adventure, we have the float trips. For these, we fly into the remote headwaters of some of the most productive salmon and trout rivers on the planet, in southwest Alaska (see Where We Fish link), hundreds of miles from real civilization, for exciting multiday float/fish/camp safaris down crystal-blue rivers filled with fish. Using SOTAR (State of the Art Raft) inflatable drift boats, we float silently through lonely alpine valleys, canyons, rolling tundra, and forested lowlands−sanctuaries of solitude, where man’s world is but a dream.

Amazingly productive sight fishing for salmon, rainbow trout, charr and grayling is yours to enjoy at a leisurely pace as you serenely drift along, taking time to stop and fish secret holes, or stretch legs with a short hike to take pictures, view wildlife, pick berries or just admire the magnificent surroundings. The trips are done with small groups (4-6 average, 8 people max), led by the best river guides in the business (guide to client ratio of 1:2 usually on these trips), who will assist you any way they can to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment. You will make camp along the river each evening at a great fishing spot, allowing for maximum time to enjoy your sport (unlike at the fishing lodges where your day ends at the dinner call.) Meals on these trips are hearty and wholesome and include superb, grilled fish lunches and dinners, fresh from Alaska’s cold, clean waters.

Floating silently in rafts through the heart of these wild rivers allows for a much more intimate experience of Alaska’s fabled backcountry than is possible staying in a lodge or permanent tent camp. Wildlife encounters−bears, moose, caribou, wolves and countless waterfowl− along these remote rivers are extraordinary, so be sure to bring a good camera and moderate telephoto lens.
As you will be getting in and out of the rafts and wading and casting in moderate to swift flowing waters, you should be in good physical condition. The season for these float fishing expeditions runs from mid-June to mid-September.

What We Provide: All necessary camping and rafting equipment (except your personal gear and fishing equipment), meals, guides, transportation from and back to point of departure in southwest Alaska (Aniak, Bethel or Dillingham).

Accommodations: Deluxe tent camps along river

Not Included: You must bring your own personal gear and fishing equipment (we will send you a detailed list of our gear recommendations upon booking). You are responsible for flight arrangements from Anchorage to and from southwest Alaska (we will tell you the specific point of departure to book your flight to). Also not included are hotel and meal costs incurred by extended layovers due to weather or other factors beyond our control, fishing licenses, alcoholic beverages, and gratuities.

Tour Length & Price: 7 days/6 nights, $4200/person, all inclusive from POD.

Please contact us for details, specific trip dates and any other questions you may have.


Sample Float Trip Itinerary:

Arrive in Anchorage late afternoon or early evening the day before start of expedition; check into hotel, then meet with guides that evening to go over gear and any last minute instructions.

Day 1: Depart Anchorage for Southwest Alaska early AM. Weather permitting, fly out to headwaters in late morning or early afternoon. Depending on time, either set up camp and spend leisurely late afternoon-evening fishing around camp or launch rafts and begin float fishing adventure.

Day 1-6: Float, fish and camp, making your way down river, setting up final camp on evening of the 6th day.

Day 7:
Spend morning fishing around camp, while guides break down gear and prepare for pickup. Pick up and return to point of departure in early afternoon. Catch early evening flight back to Anchorage, then red-eye back home or spend night in Anchorage hotel with return to home the following morning.

Custom Tours

Let our many years of experience and vast network of Alaska tour connections work for you in designing a custom fishing tour or other unique Alaska wilderness adventure perfectly suited to your needs, budget and desires! Are you a steelhead junkie aching for a chance to explore some of the continent’s last remaining wild fishing for these elite sea-run fighters? Or perhaps you have heard about the leaping tarpon of the North, the giant sheefish, and want to experience some of the most exciting fishing going for this exotic species? Or do your tastes run toward angling in the salt, for sea-bright salmon, halibut, lingcod and other erstwhile denizens of Alaska’s near shore marine environment? Or maybe fishing is not really your thing, but you want to experience that famous Alaska wilderness with its matchless scenery, vast open spaces and abundant wildlife?

Over the years, we have put together many custom tours for folks wanting something more unique and personalized than the standard run-of-the-mill offerings available through the major operators. Everything from half-day outings to two or three week treks across Alaska. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your vacation plans and we’ll be happy to help make it happen for you!