6 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your Alaska Trip

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An Alaskan vacation is one of the most amazing experiences, but before you just head up to see some of the most remote wilderness, best fishing, and incredible wildlife in the U.S., it’s important to understand what your trip will entail. Asking the right questions will help you find the best lodging and guides to see all that Alaska has to offer.

Q: What part of Alaska should I stay in?

A: There isn’t really a bad part of Alaska, but different regions definitely offer different things to see and do. The most famous area of Alaska is probably the Inside Passage. It’s the route that many cruise ships take because it winds through the bays and islands along the southeastern ridge of the state, just west of Canada and north of Washington state. The city of Juneau is in this region, and is the easiest place to catch a flight from the lower 48 when you want to get to Alaska.

The water gives way to coastal mountain ranges with plenty of wildlife to see, and with lots of opportunities to get on the water with kayaking and boating or go on land for a hike. This is also a very popular area for fishing trips. The Pacific Ocean waters are rich with several types of salmon, halibut, cod, and more.

Q: What kind of accommodations are best?

The type of accommodations you want depends a lot on your personal preferences, but it’s important to note that much of the lodging in Alaska is “rugged.” If you prefer this type of lodging, that’s great. But if you are hoping for something that more closely resembles a five-star hotel you definitely need to pay attention and book carefully.

Pybus Point Lodge is one of only a few resort-style facilities that you can book for fishing. It is also one of only a handful of all-inclusive resorts that offers:

  • Chef-prepared and made-to-order gourmet meals
  • Comfortable bedding
  • Thermostat-controlled temperatures
  • Professionally-guided tours with all the fishing gear you need for up to 8 hours a day
  • WiFi connection
  • Movies and entertainment
  • Guided excursions
  • Vacuum sealing and packing for up to 50 pounds of fish you want to take home

Q: What’s included with the price of my stay?

There is a wide variety of lodging types in Alaska, and it’s important to understand what comes with the price you pay before you book your trip. Some accommodations will be typical hotels, which offer a place to sleep and basics like maid service. It will be up to you to book your own tours and excursions, transportation to remote locations by seaplane, and to have all the gear and other things you need for fishing, hiking, and kayaking (or find a place to rent it nearby).

Some remote lodging facilities will get you closer to nature but you will definitely not feel like you’re staying at a resort. For those who love the idea of “roughing it” you will find no shortage of opportunities in Alaska.

Pybus Point is unique because it offers the best of both worlds—a resort-style hotel that is out in the middle of nowhere. You get the beauty and serenity of Alaska and all the amenities you want and need.

Q: What else can we do besides fishing?

Fishing is a big draw in Alaska during the summer months when millions of fish from several different species of salmon, rockfish, cod, and halibut congregate in the nutrient-rich waters. But that’s not all you can do. Find a vacation that offers other exciting adventures as well, such as:

  • Whale watching (humpbacks, orcas, and gray whales)
  • Sea lion and sea otter spotting
  • Bear watching
  • Hiking
  • Hidden waterfall tours
  • Glacier tours
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Kayaking and skiffs on the bay
  • Wildlife eco tours
  • Photography tours

With an all-inclusive resort you can take advantage of all these things during your stay.

Q: What time of year is best to go to Alaska?

Most people visit Alaska in the “summer months” between April and September. Anytime before or after these dates you will usually have a lot of snow, limiting your ability to see a lot of the wildlife and participate in activities like fishing (since the fish head for warmer waters).

If you are there for the fishing and hope to catch and take home some delicious seafood after your trip, it’s important to know when you can find your favorite fish species. Species that you can find in Alaska waters all season include:

  • Rockfish
  • Ling cod
  • Pacific cod
  • Halibut

Early in the season (May and June) you are more likely to find:

  • King salmon
  • Keta salmon

Later in the season (July to September) you are more likely to find:

  • Pink salmon
  • Coho salmon

Q: How do I book the best Alaska trip?

A: Start by visiting the Pybus Point Lodge website to see how incredible an all-inclusive vacation can be. Pick the perfect dates and join us for an amazing Alaskan adventure you won’t forget.

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65% OF OUR GUESTS ARE RETURN CUSTOMERS

Discover why people like you can’t stop talking about Pybus Point Lodge. More than 30 years ago, Pybus Point Lodge opened as a simple fishing camp, drawing a devoted following in spite of basic accommodations. With new owners and experienced captains and crew, our corner of Alaska has become an unbeatable all-inclusive fishing and eco-tourism resort.

Andrea Tate

Incredible Experience!

Pybus Point Lodge has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve ever seen. I mean absolutely breathtaking! In addition to the amazing fishing, I hiked to a beautiful secluded lake, soaked in some hot pots, saw several waterfalls, went whale watching, saw bears and all kinds of wildlife and marine life. As a photographer, photographing a wedding under a waterfall will remain a highlight of my life.

Shirley Johnson

Pybus Point Lodge - WOW!

We had the best time! This was our first visit to Pybus, but it definitely will not be our last. The stunning scenery, amazing fishing experience, and the joy of meeting new friends – all outstanding! We did not want to leave!!! If you are thinking about this trip – don’t think any more, just book it. You will not regret it!!!

Sharon Hedding

Trip of a Lifetime!

We had such an amazing time the staff was so wonderful and the lodge was fantastic! capt Joe was so helpful and always doing what ever he could do to make each day special. a special thank you to both Scott and Jody for taking the time to make us feel like family. can't wait to go back next year

Jason Nielsen

Wonderful and Magical Place

We had an amazing business retreat to Pybus Point Lodge.  Everything was top notch... the fishing, the staff, the boat captains, the food, the accommodations, and especially the scenery.    I really liked that Pybus took care of everything from start to finish. Chef John is an amazing cook. We had delicious hot meals the entire trip.  The cabins were amazing and very comfortable.  The fishing was awesome and that’s coming from a guy that doesn’t fish that much.

Brandon Foote

We brought home 100lbs of fish!

My wife and I spent a week at Pybus Point this Summer. We had a beautiful, private room overlooking the bay and our own new, ensuite, private bathroom. What an amazing place for couples to get away together. We set our own breakfast time, met our boat captain after, fished the day along, and returned to clean up and enjoy a nice dinner at the restaurant. Next time Alaska is on the trip list, Sherrie and I will go together, and it will be to Pybus Point!

Kent Danjanovich

Fun in Alaska

This was my first trip to Pybus Point. I stayed in one of their new cabins. The accommodations were incredible, the view onto the bay in the mornings was stunning. I loved the staff and the food was really very good. All of this and they have new boats to take you out onto fairly calm waters to fish. The fishing guides were great. Overall a great experience. Definitely going back.

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