Alaska trip

Discussion in 'Alaska Flyway Forum' started by 3.5 mag, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. 3.5 mag

    3.5 mag Senior Refuge Member

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    My family will be coming to alaska next June for a week. Flying into anchorage thinking about renting a motor home for a week. We want to fish and sight see maybe a train ride or a one day cruise. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
     
  2. Ray

    Ray Senior Refuge Member

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    glacier cruises out of Whittier or Seward are pretty good. Several providers and if you want a longer full day then go out of Seward on the Kenai Fjords.

    Fishing in June is early Kings - if they are not extinct by then - and reds in the Kenai/Russian. The USFS camp ground at the Russian fills up fast once the online reservation system opens up so plan ahead for that in January and get your dates paid for.

    Lots of places to drive to. Park the rig and drive up to Denali and take a bus in to check out the critters or mountain. Drive west to east from Cantwell on the Denali highway and camp along the side of the road in the various spots, but Clearwater Creek is a good spot to RV camp at. Once in Paxon head north to Fairbanks or South to Valdez or circle back to Anchorage.

    For train rides you can either go up to Denali or take a day trip to Seward. The trip to Seward goes through the mountains and can be pretty cool on a sunny day.
     
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    3.5 mag Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks ray going to fish for halibut but very expensive for the three of us
     
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    3.5 mag Senior Refuge Member

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    Are there anyone up there members of this forum that has a boat and willing to take my family out I am willing to pay thanks
     
  5. Ray

    Ray Senior Refuge Member

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    Technically this is illegal if the boat operator does not have a 6 pack license or an outfitter/transporter license to transport paying customers.

    They can invite you along but conversations on paying for stuff should not be on line.

    The charters do cost money since they only work half the year and fuel is still over $4/gallon. Nothing in AK is cheap. If it was the population would be in the millions by now.
     
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    redjones Senior Refuge Member

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    Make sure you have good rain gear,a good camera and some good bino's, maybe a couple sets of bino's so its easier to share.
    Its a trip your family will never forget,enjoy.


    Greg
     

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