Location
Alaskan Interior
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided
9 hours/day
Fly fishing (Also spin fishing)
RATING
Avg.
5/5
57 reviews

Overview

Why Choose ALASKA’S MOST REMOTE LODGE?

Because we take care of everything for you. We know your daily life is busy and when you decide to go on vacation, especially a remote adventure like this, we want it to be as stress free as possible. Our trip packages are all-inclusive from Anchorage. There are no hidden charges or nickel & diming you along the way. All you need to do is get yourself to Anchorage in time to catch our privately chartered flight to Anvik & we take care of everything from that point on. This is your vacation & we want you to enjoy every minute of it—you deserve it!

Once here you’ll find it’s like having your own private fishing reserve at this truly remote yet extremely comfortable lodge. There’s no “combat fishing” here. Located about 450 miles Northwest of Anchorage we really are the only lodge on the entire Anvik River. Our nearest neighbor is about 75 miles downstream in the Athabascan village of Anvik. You won’t see any other anglers, boaters or float planes during your stay. It’s just us & the wildlife on this 120+ mile river. Guests are consistently delighted with the genuine hospitality we provide and to find the comforts of home in such a remote area.

One of the most desirable things about fishing the Anvik, besides that fact that there’s not at all crowded, is the variety of fishing that can be enjoyed on this beautiful drainage. You can choose to drift fish from the boat, fish from the gravel shores of the Anvik or wade fish. Each day you fish with a different guide and different area of the river and its tributaries. Our accomplished guides each have their own techniques to help you catch more fish than you can imagine.

Picture yourself reeling in up to five species of Pacific Salmon, Northern Pike, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling & White Fish—possibly all in the same day. While partaking in this incredible fishing you can enjoy close up sightings of sow grizzly bears teaching their cubs to feed on fish. You’ll also have chances to see moose, gray & black wolves, otters, beavers, eagles, ospreys, falcons & over 50 other species of migratory & song birds that make the Anvik drainage their homes.

The Hickson family & staff invite you to become part of nature at Alaska’s Anvik River Lodge.

What makes us unique:

  1. It's like having your own private fishing reserve at this truly remote yet extremely comfortable lodge. There's no "combat fishing" here.
  2. Having the distinction of being Alaska’s most remote full-service fishing lodge can likely mean that we’re one of the most remote full-service fishing lodges in world.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Arctic Char
  • Dolly Varden
  • Northern Pike
  • Whitefish
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Arctic Grayling
Arctic Char
Dolly Varden
Northern Pike
Whitefish

Our season runs from June 21 to Sept 10.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$1,116.67
CA$1,518.56
£889.05
€990.06

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3.5 days fishing

Double occupancy (fished in one boat)

US$4,100.00
CA$5,575.60
£3,264.26
€3,635.14
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4 nights / 3.5 days fishing

Quadruple occupancy - private cabin (fished in two boats)

US$3,800.00
CA$5,167.63
£3,025.41
€3,369.15
Inquire
4 nights / 3.5 days fishing

Quadruple occupancy - interior room (fished in two boats)

US$3,500.00
CA$4,759.66
£2,786.56
€3,103.17
Inquire
4 nights / 3.5 days fishing

Triple occupancy (fished in one boat)

US$3,350.00
CA$4,555.68
£2,667.14
€2,970.17
Inquire
5 nights / 4.5 days fishing

Double occupancy (fished in one boat)

US$5,750.00
CA$7,819.44
£4,577.92
€5,098.06
Inquire
5 nights / 4.5 days fishing

Quadruple occupancy - private cabin (fished in two boats)

US$5,450.00
CA$7,411.47
£4,339.07
€4,832.07
Inquire
5 nights / 4.5 days fishing

Quadruple occupancy - interior room (fished in two boats)

US$5,050.00
CA$6,867.51
£4,020.61
€4,477.43
Inquire
5 nights / 4.5 days fishing

Triple occupancy (fished in one boat)

US$4,750.00
CA$6,459.54
£3,781.76
€4,211.44
Inquire
Current Deals

Alaska’s most remote full-service fishing lodge is offering this all-inclusive 4-nights with 3&1/2 days fishing package at a great price. This isn’t just another fishing trip – it’s a truly unique & extremely comfortable wilderness experience. Available August 1 to 13.

3.5 days of fishing.

US$3,650.00
US$900.00 DISCOUNT
CA$4,963.65
CA$1,223.91 DISCOUNT
£2,905.98
£716.54"] DISCOUNT
€3,236.16
€797.96 DISCOUNT
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NOTES

Each rate listed is per person & is based on double or quadruple occupancy rooms as noted. We have one quadruple occupancy private cabin and one quadruple occupancy interior room available. These are each booked on a first come first serve basis. Guests booked in these quadruple accommodations are assigned two guides and two boats. We can usually accommodate triple occupancy, contact us for triple occupancy rates and availability.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

9 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Complimentary open bar.

Other:

  • Hip waders, knee boots & raingear as needed.
  • Fly-fishing & spin casting lessons if you’d like.
  • Daily housekeeping & laundry service as needed.

Deposit required: $750

Balance due: October 1 (40% minus the initial deposit). An additional 35% is due by April 1 and the remainder is due at the close of your trip.


Cancellation policy: if you cancel your trip, moneys paid will be refunded ONLY if your space can be refilled. If your space has to be sold at a discounted rate in order to fill it a portion of deposit money that you’ve paid may be forfeited. In some instances you may also be able to apply your deposits to a future trip. TRIP CANCELLATION OR INTERRUPTION INSURANCE IS SUGGESTED.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-5
-14
18.2
Feb
-2
-12
18.6
Mar
2
-11
12
Apr
8
-3
13.5
May
15
3
21.5
Jun
19
8
27.3
Jul
20
11
50.4
Aug
18
9
83.9
Sep
13
4
76.1
Oct
5
-3
44.4
Nov
-3
-11
25
Dec
-4
-13
26.2

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
22
6
0.72
Feb
28
10
0.73
Mar
35
13
0.47
Apr
46
26
0.53
May
58
37
0.85
Jun
67
47
1.08
Jul
68
51
1.98
Aug
65
48
3.3
Sep
55
39
3
Oct
41
26
1.75
Nov
27
13
0.99
Dec
24
8
1.03

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

The Main Lodge

The hand-hewn spruce log lodge is 6,000 square feet & houses up to 14 guests in five interior rooms & one cabin. The interior rooms open out onto the hub of the lodge’s activity – a large great room with vaulted ceilings & big picture windows that look right out onto the river. The great room is complete with fly-tying station, wood stove, comfy couches & chairs, bar area and a huge rustic dining table where our guests enjoy dining & socializing with one another. Imagine not seeing anyone else besides our staff & the other lodge guests during your whole stay.

A portion of the main lodge is an original homesteader’s cabin that has been converted into kitchen, pantry and your host’s family quarters.

WELL-APPOINTED GUEST ROOMS

Your well-appointed guest room, with private bathroom, is complete with flush toilet and hot shower. Each room has two double beds with flannel sheets and cozy comforters. We have one private cabin that can be reserved with either a king sized bed or 3 single beds. We also have an extra-large guest room that can accommodate up to 4-5 guests in 1 double bed & 3 single beds. All rooms & cabin have 24 hour solar generated A/C power.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Minimum 12 anglers starting at US$58,000

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

14

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

5 mins

Amenities

RELAX IN OUR STEAM LODGE

Our authentic steam lodge made from hand hewn spruce is a sure way to loosen up sore muscles after a great day of catching fish.

COMMUNICATIONS/INTERNET

We have a repeater telephone system that works just like a regular phone. There is only one phone line and the batteries are powered by small solar panels, so please limit all calls to 5 minutes or less. We also have a satellite telephone for emergencies. Additionally we have an internet connection WI-FI via satellite up-link. You may use this at no extra charge, but be aware that we have limited bandwidth and please just use it for emails or checking webpages. You will not be able to download or upload large programs i.e. YouTube, music, movies or use the Skype type systems as this will quickly use up all of our allotted bandwidth and there will be no internet available for a period of time.

HOUSEKEEPING & LAUNDRY

Your room will be cleaned and beds will be made daily. If you have laundry that needs to be attended to it will be taken care of while you’re out on the river having great time fishing. There is no extra charge for laundry service.

POWER SUPPLY

A 16-KW solar powered electrical system supplies power to the property 24 hours per day. We also have a 20-KW diesel generator for back-up electrical supply. Electrical outlets in your room are regular A/C current.

LOGO SHOP

Be sure to visit our logo shop while you’re here. We have a nice selection of hats, fleeces, hoodies, fishing shirts and t-shirts with the Anvik River Lodge logo available for purchase at the lodge. They make great souvenirs and gifts.

COMPLEMENTARY BAR

We have an open bar that is stocked with domestic beers, wines, basic liquors and sodas. If you wish to bring your own special brands you may do so. Please check with us ahead of time on limitations.

FLY-TYING STATION

We have a complete well stocked fly-tying station for those of you that would like the opportunity to tie your own custom flies and have great pride of catching fish on them. Many of our guides are quite proficient at the art of fly tying and are happy to assist you.

Meals

DELICIOUS MEALS MADE FROM SCRATCH

The food at the Anvik is consistently rated top notch by our guests. Meals aren’t just basic pre-packaged restaurant food. In fact, most of the salad vegetables and herbs we use are fresh from our own garden. Bread is homemade & there are always plenty of cookies & desserts to accompany our hearty meals. Practically everything is prepared from scratch. We serve traditional fare with a touch of gourmet in a family style atmosphere.

Special Dietary Needs

We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs if we are made aware of them ahead of time. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire before your arrival. Be sure to list any food allergies or aversions or special dietary needs so that we will be better prepared for your visit.

Other Activities

WILDLIFE VIEWING

You will find an abundance of wildlife along the Anvik River that has rarely, if ever, encountered humans. Moose, bears, wolves, lynx, beavers, otter, porcupine, martin and wolverine are just some of the wildlife to be seen. In addition to the more than 50 species of migratory and songbirds that make the Anvik drainages their home, you’ll also see birds of prey such as eagles, falcon, owls and hawks.

BOATS

Description

18′ Jon boats with 40hp jet units

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

n/a

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