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What's your cancellation policy?

We understand that life happens.  If you are in need of canceling a trip, please let us know as soon as possible.  If rescheduling is available, we will work with you to do so.  The sooner you let us know, the better chance of a refund.  Due to the nature of our seasonal business and remote location, if canceling is ultimately what you need to do we offer full refunds for cancellation 14 days or greater from the date of the trip.  For cancellations within 14 days we offer a 50% refund, and for less than 72 hours notification there will be no refund allowed.

Though extremely unlikely, please note we can not be responsible for Department of Fish & Game Emergency Orders that may negatively impact your trip.
Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to  unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or to inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.

Do you offer discounts?

  • ​Yes we do offer discounts on our fishing and dip netting charters!  To honor our Greatest Generation, we offer The Greatest Discount.  With this discount any WWII veteran will fish FREE with AK eXpeditions and one accompanying guest will fish for 25% off.  All other military, retirees, or veterans receives 10% discount with proof of ID. Discounts not available on Big Game Hunts or Transports.

Fishing License

  • All persons on the boat will need a fishing license for the ​​dates specific to your fishing trip, with the exceptions listed below.
  • ​Any person under the age of 18 does NOT need a fishing license.
  • Any person that is a resident and over the age of 60 or a disabled veteran with a PID card, which is available from Alaska DF&G, does NOT need a license.

What does AK eXpeditions provide?

  • Dipnets
  • Top-of-the-line, Coast Guard approved, Class V NRS personal flotation devices (Life Jackets) are provided.  
  • We do offer vacuum packing, freezing, and storage.  Please see Rates page for pricing. 
  • We will provide snacks, such as beef jerky, trail mix, and string cheese, and drinks, including water.  If you have specific dietary needs or just prefer your own food, please feel free to bring them. 
  • We will have on hand bug repellant, sunscreen, toilet paper and honey bucket, basic first aid kit, and bear spray. 

Do I tip my guide?

  • It is customary to tip your fishing guide (usually 15-20%), the guides strive to make your trip a Trip of a Lifetime and appreciate the tip as a recognition of a job well done. 

I've made a reservation, now what?

  • After making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation.  Salmon returning to the rivers actively swim up the river to their spawning grounds.  To allow our guests the best chance for catching the salmon we track the run location.  Depending on that information allows us to know where to launch the boat from in order to get you as close to the run as possible, therefore, we will notify you the day before your trip and provide you with the information needed on where to meet and any additional information that you may need.  

Be bear aware.

  • Humans and bears are competing for the same food source, so there is a chance that a bear sighting or encounter could happen.  Your guide will direct you and will be responsible for your safety.  
  • Some key points in efforts to prevent bear encounters:
  • Keep trash, food, coolers, backpacks, or anything with an odor within 3ft of your person or on the boat at all times.
  • Make noise to prevent surprising a bear.
  • Do not approach bears.
  • What to do if you have spotted a bear?
  • Notify the guide immediately!
  • DO NOT run away from a grizzly bear.  They are incredibly fast and you will lose. 
  • Bears are attracted to splashing fish, if you have one on the line be prepared to give up the fish
  • You can fight a black bear, DO NOT fight a grizzly, it is best to "play dead" with grizzlies.

What do I need?

  • Fishing License, which may be purchased at most stores (e.g. Walmart, Fred Meyer's, Carrs/Safeway etc.) or online at  SeeFishing Licenses for specific guidelines.
  • Weather appropriate clothing!  Alaska can bring cool, to downright cold temperatures in the summer, so hats, gloves, and layers are a good idea.  On the flip side, sun and warmth could be in abundance, in that case sunglasses, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses will serve you well.  Rain gear is a must, as are warm socks (your feet will be in glaciated water).  Keep in mind that synthetic materials dry better that cotton.
  • Camera, extra batteries, memory card, or film.
  • Any medications that you may need, please remember that depending on your trip you could be away from your belongings for up to 10 hours. 
  • Small backpack or knapsack to keep belongings in.  Also, a ziplock baggie or other water repellant bag to keep phone, wallet, and any other valuables you don't want to get wet. 
  • Cooler with ice, this is applicable if you plan to leave your fish field dressed.  There's nothing worse than having to put fresh fish into a hot cooler!