Whenever possible Great Alaska Adventures endeavors to follow our itineraries as written. However, routinely, our trips deviate from the written itinerary due to weather conditions, group preference, fish runs, weather conditions, specific safety considerations, or unforeseeable circumstances; (collectively what some have called “The Alaska Factor.” ) Our managers will work with you regarding changes as they arise, however Great Alaska Adventures reserves the right to be the final decision maker on all itineraries.
What is not included: Great Alaska Adventures are generally inclusive, but there are some items that are not included in the package price:
Gratuities, Alaska Borough sales tax (currently 3%) Alaska fishing license (prices change yearly) and ( return to Anchorage at the end of your stay (with exception of some single day trips with return to Anchorage by evening van). Commuter air or Charter floatplane are available. We are also available by the road system, so you can reach us by rental car.
50% of trip total is due at the time of booking to confirm your space. Trip balance due 60 days prior to your trip departure date. Base rates do not include gratuities, or Kenai Peninsula borough tax of 3% (This rate is subject to rise without advance notice). Early bookings (prior to September 31st of PRIOR year) may also stage smaller deposits- Ask your adventure expert for more information.
We have a scheduled courtesy van service on most days from Anchorage to the lodge. The van only travels on a prior schedule so make sure your pickup is confirmed if you plan on utilizing it. Pickup is between 7:30 and 8:00 am. and is on a scheduled basis only- please contact us at least 24 hours prior to pickup to confirm your pickup point.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept personal Checks or, from overseas, wire transfers (40.00 bank fee applies). Credit card payment MAY reflect a 3.5 % non cash surcharge
Great Alaska Adventure Lodge highly recommends trip insurance.
Please note: all notification must be received into our office in writing, whether in eor printed mail format.
Overnight package Cancellation/refund policy: (50% due at time of booking - balance due 60 day prior).
One Day Fishing Cancellation/refund policy: (50% due at time of booking - balance due 60 day prior).
One day Cancellation policy: All one day fishing trips require 50% deposit at the time of booking, and cancellation fee prior to 60 days is 100.00 per person. Final payment due 60 days prior to trip start date (100% due at time of booking if less than 60 days prior. We are happy to reschedule them our 1 day fishing trip, space available with at least 48 hours advance notice, however they are not refundable after 60 days prior to trip date.
No refunds will be given for services, activities or accommodations voluntarily not participated in by the guest. Upon initial payment, the guest agrees to all prior stated conditions. Please see our refund policy for weather related delays/itinerary changes if your trip includes a stay at BearCamp.
Fuel Surcharges may be added to reflect market conditions. Any fuel surcharge adjustments will be provided prior to June 1 and all clients will be notified. No surcharge scheduled for 2016.
Dietary or Health Concerns:
The trips offered by Great Alaska Adventures are adventure travel- whether Mt. Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Wade fishing a small stream or sightseeing a volcano, there is an assumption of risk and all guests will be required to sign an assumption of risk form prior to participation.
Any guest that has special needs, It is their responsibility to provide Prior, written notification of any health concerns or special Dietary needs that any guest may have, that may affect their trip, and to inform Great Alaska said concerns, and to confirm that we can accommodate those special needs.
TRAVEL DELAYS and BEAR CAMP:
Travel delays can be a factor in Alaska wilderness travel. We highly recommend extra time in Anchorage before and after your time with us, to account for any delays due to weather, acts of god, etc. Great Alaska is not responsible for any additional charges incurred due to travel delays of any kind. Overnight Bearcamp guests especially can be affected by travel delays so don't be caught unawares. Your safety is our #1 concern and we simply will not fly if conditions do not safely allow it.
Please read and understand the Bearcamp Refund Policy.
Itineraries described within these pages are suggested guidelines only: Great Alaska Fish Camp, Great Alaska Safaris and Costa Rica’s Jungle Tarpon Lodge and Holbox Fly-fishing Lodge (hereafter referred to as “Great Alaska”) reserve the right to alter any itinerary described within these pages for the purpose of safety or professional operation of said tour. Any additional expense incurred due to the altered itinerary will be at the sole expense of the trip participant. Great Alaska acts only in the capacity of agents in relation to arranged travel and extended itineraries and assume no liability whatsoever for delays, inconveniences, accidents, expenses or mishaps of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part, from the negligence of others or from causes beyond their control.
Great Alaska Fish Camp and Great Alaska Safaris are two legally separate companies doing business (DBA) under the umbrella name Great Alaska Adventures. Costa Rica’s Jungle Tarpon Lodge and Holbox Fly-fishing Lodge are wholly separate companies together in this pamphlet for marketing purposes only.
Fish Handling and Shipping:
Harvested fish will be cleaned, filleted and boxed as part of the package price. Additional services are available at an additional fee: custom packing (vacuum sealing), smoking and shipping of catch. Due to bag fees for virtually all airlines, most guests choose to ship their processed fish by Federal Express overnight to arrive after they have returned home. It is also possible to take your cleaned and frozen catch on the commuter plane with you as luggage. All guests departing by float plane must ship their fish home due to space and weight constraints. IF YOU CHOOSE TO OVERNIGHT YOUR FISH HOME, YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY FOR OVERNIGHT BOX AS PART OF SHIPPING FEES.
Early arrivals and late departures:
For those who choose to arrive in the evening, we offer "Extra Night- Early Arrival" for 395.00 per person, space available. This provides a late afternoon check in, Happy hour, dinner and overnight in your riverfront cabin- followed by breakfast the next morning, then an extension to a full day of fishing rather than a half day, as is regularly scheduled. This needs to be handled prior to arrival a the lodge. Please call our office for any questions regarding your trips logistics....we are here to help!
Children 15 and under receive a 50 % discount on our Family trips- (1 discounted child per full paying adult). The Family adventure, the Family Fishing Adventure, and the Ultimate Family Adventure. All other trips, kids 15 and under receive a 25% discount with each full paying adult. Add on charges (tax, license, transfers, bearcamp or fishing charters) are not eligible for discount. Discounts cannot be combined- only one can apply per sale.
Numerous spectacular images from many folks but here is a brief rundown. (You can find out more at our photo credits page Cathy Hart and Mark Holzafel, Ossian Lindlholm of Travel VIsion Journeys and Ciclismo Classico. Additional photos courtesy of: Dante Raul Apaza and Christopher Eng. Even more from owners, managers and guides of Great Alaska Adventures: Debbie Edwards, Laurence John, Kent John, Steve Fickes, Andrew Holt, Kerrick James, Justin R. Gibson, Joshua Wels, Joe Codd, Matt Vermillion, Drew Hamilton, David Leake, Carol Derosa, Cathy and Barry Beck, Doug Buck, Julie Jessen, Connor Murphy, Steve Fickes and more.
Please check out our photo credits page for more in depth info.
Receive a copy of our exciting 2018 Legendary Adventures brochure in the mail and we’ll have our 40 page catalog in the sent to you right away. In the meantime, dive into the online version, and please let us know if you have any questions! Our office staff has a combined 100 years of Alaska and worldwide adventure travel experience, and we’d love to put that knowledge to work to assist your planning.