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What Are Some Time-Honored Alaskan Winter Traditions?

November 5, 2020

People come to Alaska for the endless outdoor recreation opportunities. In the winter, when the snow is falling and the lakes freeze over, there’s still plenty of fun to be had indoors and out. If you’re planning a winter vacation to Alaska, you’ll be delighted to experience some of our favorite Alaskan winter traditions. Here are a few of the things we look forward to when the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall. Winter solstice celebration The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. In Fairbanks, the town celebrates December 21 as “the return of the... View Article

Fun Things to Do in the Alaskan Winter, When Fishing is Hard to Come By

October 20, 2020

Alaska is full of great fishing, and there are plenty of charter fishing boat tours to try when you visit the state. However, fishing is a warm weather activity. Fish are cold-blooded, so when the winter temperatures set in, the fish move deeper. They tend to be lethargic as their metabolism slows down—they don’t need to eat as much, making them harder to catch with bait and lures. Of course, it’s still possible to catch fish in the winter. However, there are plenty of other fun things to do in Alaska during the winter when the fish aren’t biting. Here... View Article

Safety Tips When Running Into Bears in the Wild

October 1, 2020

Do you know how to stay safe if you run into bears in the wild in Alaska? Most people are frightened when accidentally encountering a bear, but bear encounters rarely turn aggressive. If you follow these tips, you’ll come away from your experience safely—and perhaps with a greater respect for the wonders of nature: Avoid whenever possible: Bears usually try to avoid humans as much as possible, so make sure to give bears their space. Don’t approach them in the wild, even to take a photo (no matter how cute they are). Stay calm and stick with your group: The... View Article

How to Stay Safe During a Flash Flood

September 17, 2020

If you’ve never witnessed a flash flood, chances are, you’ll be unprepared for the fast, powerful flooding. They can happen anywhere—even densely-populated urban environments—and cause property damage, injury and sometimes even death. Before you head out on a salmon charter fishing trip in Alaska, you should brush up on your flash flood safety tips. What is a flash flood? A flash flood can occur anywhere, usually due to heavy rainfall from severe storms. However, they can also start after mudslides, dam breakage and storm surges. They may appear with absolutely no warning, making it impossible to prepare yourself or your... View Article

Pros and Cons of Fishing in a Boat on the River

September 3, 2020

Fishing is a very popular pastime enjoyed by people around the world. People of every age and from every background love to get out on the water and cast their lines for fish. Whether you are an avid fisherman or you’re interested in trying it out for the very first time, you want to do what you can to ensure you have the best experience possible. If you’re thinking about fishing with a boat in a river in Alaska, make sure you know all the pros and cons of this style of fishing to determine whether it’s the right option... View Article