When you think about visiting Alaska one of the first images that comes to mind is the annual salmon run and the spectacular fishing opportunities. Most travelers however enter the state by cruise ship and never experience Alaska’s premier fishing grounds and lodges. Princess Cruise Line is changing that for 2011 with a cruise itinerary designed especially for fishing enthusiasts.
The 14 day land/sea vacation incorporates the best of Alaska’s experiences – cruising the inside passage and fishing from three exclusive Wilderness Lodges. Anglers will experience three distinct fishing styles while traveling between Ketchikan, Juneau and Mt. McKinley. The Fishing Cruisetour includes a seven-day Voyages of the Glaciers cruise, plus a two night stay at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, two nights at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, two nights at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and one night in Anchorage, plus scenic travel by Princess Rail.
Fishing excursions will include
- Angling for 4 species of salmon in the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage near Ketchikan
- Bottom fishing for halibut, Pacific cod, and arrow-tooth flounder near Juneau
- Fishing for trophy-size sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout in the upper Kenai River
- Boating in the shadow of Mt. McKinley to catch king, silver or red salmon
As someone who has fished for GIGANTIC fish in Alaska, I can say without hesitation that it’s an experience not to be missed. The photos will hang proudly on your walls for years to come.
Fares for these amazing fishing adventures start at $3,248 per person based on double occupancy (for the two weeks). Fishing licenses are not included in tour price. To get full information contact Princess.com, call 1-800-princess, or your favorite travel agent.