Ravencroft Lodge offers two distinctly different types of fishing packages. You can either come to the Lodge on a Guided Fishing Package, or you may choose to do a Self-Guided Fishing Package. Choosing the right package for you and your group depends upon several factors, including your experience and comfort level, as well as experience with operating boats and/or kayaks in a coastal marine environment. Also, your familiarity with Alaska weather and wildlife.
Ravencroft Lodge's Guided Fishing package is designed for
the person who wishes to relax and leave everything to us.
A knowledgeable USCG guide is assigned for every four to six
fishermen. He will pilot your fishing boat each day,
taking care of tackle, bait/lures and maintaining a clean
vessel for your group. He will
also clean, package and freeze your catch at the end of
each day. Fishing will be for Salmon, sea-run Dolly Varden Trout,
Halibut, Lingcod and several species of Rockfish. Guided fishing is done from our
30' StormCat Catamaran and/or from one of our 18' boats for
smaller groups. Our catamaran offers a large rear deck
that gives plenty of room for 6 fishermen, along with a
heated cabin and
private restroom. This is a large vessel with
multiple area's to fish from.
Choose your days and go
Guided one day, then Self-guided the next! Ask us for more
Trip Itinerary (based on a 7 day/6 night package) **Check in is no
sooner then 1pm and check out is by 10am,
please plan your travel accordingly.
- Travel to Valdez and meet with your water-taxi transportation charter at the
harbor or fly into Cordova and take a floatplane to the lodge. Once we arrive at the lodge, you'll help get
into your room or rooms. Then we'll have you join us
in the dining hall for
dinner and a quick orientation. Your then free to explore the
lodge and surrounding area before heading off to your room
for the first night.
Sunday - Start your day off with a hearty breakfast, while the
lodge staff prepares the boat with tackle, bait and lunch
aboard the "Viking". We'll head straight for the fishing
grounds and begin catching your limit for the day. We'll
also visit different parts of the Prince William Sound, show
casing the immense diversity of animal life that can be
found locally. Bears cruising the coast lines, migrating
whales and floating sea-otters that are usually found within
sight of the lodge. We'll close the day down allowing enough
time to head back to the lodge in time for you to freshen up
just before dinner. Once at the lodge, our staff will hang
your catch of the day for any pictures that you may want and
then start processing them to be frozen for your trip home.
- Another great day of fishing!
- Another great day of fishing!
- Spend another great day of fishing or hike one of the
trails among the 200+ acres that the lodge is located on.
There are some breath taking views that can be found just
above the lodge!
- On the last day, most folks have filled their fish boxes
by now and are more then satisfied with what they will be
taking home. You can continue fishing/sightseeing from the
boat, go for a hike or take a add-on trip to Columbia
Glacier on a Heli-Tour.
This trip can also be arranged anytime during your stay at
the lodge. Columbia Glacier is the second largest
Tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound. This is
wonderful experience to be had by all, so bring your camera for
Friday - After breakfast, we'll get gear,
luggage and fish boxed up and ready for a 9-10am departure
from the lodge. This allows enough time for any
unforeseen weather and gives guests a chance to explore
Valdez gift shops before departing on your flight. (Floatplanes will follow the same schedule, but
the only floatplane service is from Cordova, AK or
Anchorage, AK. Please remember that floatplanes have a strict
weight limit and you may have to charter a second plane for
any extra fish boxes.)
Guided Packages Include the Following:
heated bedrooms - double occupancy rooms with two single
Bathrooms & hot showers - accessed from the covered porch which surrounds the sleeping quarters building.
Meals - three meals per day. Breakfast and dinner served in the lodge dining room, with a sack lunch on the boat or on the beach.
Fishing boats - Fuel and are equipped with all Coast-Guard required safety equipment.
Fishing rods/reels - spinning rods for Salmon &
deep-water rods for the saltwater bottom-fish. All
baits and lures are included.
One heavy-duty fish-box, which holds #50 pounds of cleaned, frozen fish (additional boxes, if requested, are for sale at the lodge)
Your guide will take care of the boats and equipment, including fuel, lures, bait and other items as needed.
Lodge staff will clean, package and freeze your catch daily.
Guided Packages Do Not Include:
Water-taxi or float-plane
transportation costs. (We will help with arrangements
but guests pay for this separately)
Other personal expenses due to weather or delays in flights.
The Weather and What to Bring -Alaskan weather is unpredictable and can change hourly.
Summer temperatures range from the mid-60's to the low 70's.
Rain and showers are frequent during these months. Even on the sunniest days of summer, the temperature may feel cool. Layered clothes is a good idea, and you will find that long sleeve shirts feel good on most days. A light jacket will probably come in handy. Good rain gear is a must, along with warm head gear. Good rubber soled shoes, or rubber boots. Be sure to bring a camera, flashlight, binoculars and your personal items.
(Fly fisherman are welcome to bring their favorite fly rod
for some extreme fighting action)