Sample Itineraries

3-Day Trip with Fully & Self-Guided Fishing

Day 1: Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska

You land at the airport in Ketchikan and are met by the Salmon Falls shuttle.  A quick 30-minute ride to the north and you have arrived at Salmon Falls Lodge.  Your stay begins that evening with dinner at Timbers Restaurant while you listen to a live music set from a local musician

Day 2: Fully Guided Fishing

Fish on! Your morning begins with a full hot breakfast buffet before you head down to the marina for a day on the water.  Don’t have all-weather gear?  Our Marina Manager will get you outfitted with a jacket, pants and rain boots.  Meet your captain at one of the fully-equipped 27.5ft. Riddle Marine charter boats and head out to the fishing grounds.  The captain will ensure you have a great fishing trip: baiting hooks, setting lines and bringing your catch on board.  Feeling pretty confident?  The captain will step back and let you fish your way.  A boxed lunch and snacks are provided, so you won’t go hungry. You can expect to fish for multiple species: halibut, several types of salmon, rockfish and ling cod.

At the end of the day, head back to dock where your catch will be hung for photos before it’s taken to be cleaned, filleted, and flash-frozen by our dockhands.  Enjoy dinner and drinks from the complete menu at Timbers Restaurant.

Day 3: Self-Guided Fishing

Take one of our 18 ft. Lund skiffs out today for a self-guided day of fishing.  Your rental comes with all the bait, tackle and gear you’ll need to catch some of the world-class salmon found in these waters.  Chinook (King) Salmon usually weigh around 30 lbs, are around 36 inches in length and the fishing is best in June and July.  Coho (Silver) salmon put up an amazing fight for a smaller fish and weight in around 12 – 15 lbs.  They are most plentiful from late July to September.

Once you return, let our dockhands process your fish and add it to your fish box from the day before.  Don’t worry—it’s all included with your package!  Warm up in the complimentary sauna before grabbing a drink and heading to The Discovery Lounge to swap fishing stories with the other guests.

Day 4: Depart Salmon Falls Resort

Enjoy an a la carte breakfast before the shuttle takes you back to the airport.  Your fish will be boxed up for your return flight home—all you need to do is check it as luggage.

4-Day Trip with Fishing & Adventure

Day 1: Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska

You will be met at the airport dock by the Salmon Falls Resort Adventure Specialist in The Commander.  Enjoy a short ride to the resort while you enjoy a beverage and watch the beauty of Revillagigedo Island’s coastline slip by.  That evening, enjoy fresh Alaskan seafood with a local brew for dinner in Timbers Restaurant while you listen to a local musician perform an acoustic set.

Day 2: Fully Guided Fishing

The days starts early with a full breakfast buffet in Timbers Restaurant.  After you’ve eaten, head down to the Marina for a full day of guided fishing.  All-weather gear is included in your package, so grab a jacket, pants and boots and meet your captain at the dock.  Your knowledgeable captain will take care of everything: setting up the gear, baiting the hooks and bringing the catch on board.  All you need to do is fish.  Keep an eye out for humpback whales and sea lions in their natural setting.  Lunch and snacks are provided, so enjoy your meal while the captains maneuvers the vessel between fishing grounds.

At the end of the day, you will return to the dock where your fish will be hung up and weighed for photos.  Don’t forget to tag Salmon Falls Resort!  Our deckhands will filet, process and flash freeze your catch, ready for you to take home as luggage.

Day 3: Float Plane Adventure

The day begins later this morning, so enjoy breakfast from the Timbers menu.  Mid-morning, head down to the dock to meet your floatplane pilot for a half-day bear viewing adventure at Anan CreekThe floatplane has a long history in Alaska and is often the only way to access some of the most remote parts of the state.  Watch black bears scoop salmon from the rushing water as the fish swim against the current to return to their spawning grounds.  After you return to Salmon Falls, grab a quick lunch at the Timbers Bar, and prepare to meet your guide for your afternoon hike through the old growth trees of the Tongass National Forest.

Day 4: Kayaking & Cooking Demonstration

Start your day with an early morning kayak around Eagle Island.  This 3-hour tour will give you up-close views of the shoreline and its teeming ecosystem.  In the afternoon, head to the kitchen for a salmon cooking demonstration with our culinary team.  Our Chef will show you how to prepare the fish and create three mouthwatering preparations of fresh Alaska salmon for you to sample, paired with local microbrews.  Cap off your culinary adventures with dinner and a cocktail at Timbers Restaurant.

Day 4: Downtown Ketchikan Trip & Departure Date

After breakfast, pack your bags and prepare for your last day in Ketchikan.  Our van will drop you at Totem Bight Historical State Park to walk among massive totem poles carved by the local Tlingit and Haida Natives.  Check out downtown and walk the shops selling local, handmade goods. Visit Creek Street, which dates back to Ketchikan’s founding as Alaska’s First City.  Enjoy lunch downtown then meet the Salmon Falls van for your final trip to the airport.  Your bags will be waiting for you and your frozen fish will be boxed and prepared as luggage by the dockhands—all you need to do is check it for the flight home.