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Value of a Boat Safety Course Prior to An Alaskan Fishing Trip

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Safety is a top theme when aboard any marine vessel, including those where fishing is the primary pursuit. There are a variety of resources you may consider for understanding basic boat safety for any such trip, and one of these is taking an actual boating safety course.

At Pybus Point Lodge, we should make it clear that no such course is required for participation in any of our guided Alaskan fishing trips -- all such excursions are captained by our experienced crews and guides, and you'll never be asked to steer the boat or perform any specific driving tasks. In addition, our team will go over a full suite of safety considerations and tips before heading off on any boating trip. That said, many of our clients find great value from taking a boating safety course before they visit us, just to learn more about this important subject. Here are some of the top benefits of doing so.

Familiarizing Yourself With Terms and Concepts

For many people, especially those who will be taking one of their first major fishing trips, the experience can be a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of new terms and concepts to learn, including all of the different aspects of boating safety.

While our guides will be more than happy to help you understand everything you need to know while you're with us, it can be helpful to have some prior knowledge so that you feel more comfortable and confident when you're out on the boat. A boating safety course can introduce you to key concepts and vocabulary, so that you feel more prepared for your trip.

Learning Basic Driving Skills

Even if you're not planning on driving the boat yourself, such as if you're going on one of our guided tours, it can be helpful to understand the basics of how boats operate. This is especially true if you've never been on a boat before, or if it's been many years since your last experience.

A boating safety course will introduce you to the basic principles of how boats work, what controls do what, and how to drive in different situations. This can give you a much better understanding of what's going on around you while you're on the boat, and can also help you be more prepared in the event of an emergency.

Practicing Emergency Procedures

Of course, one of the most important aspects of boating safety is knowing what to do in the event of an emergency. This is something that our guides will go over with you before each trip, but it can be helpful to have some prior experience with these procedures.

In a boating safety course, you'll have the opportunity to practice things like putting on a life jacket, using a fire extinguisher, and other essential skills. This can help you feel more confident and prepared in the event that something does happen while you're out on the water.

For more on the value found in taking a boat safety course ahead of a boat-powered fishing trip, even if you won't be driving, or to learn about any of our all-inclusive Alaska fishing packages or wildlife adventures, speak to the team at Pybus Point Lodge today.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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