Airlines and Schedules
For your Alaska fly fishing trip, book your flight from your home city to the town of King Salmon, Alaska. We can meet two flights each day in King Salmon, which arrives from Anchorage.
ARRIVING FLIGHTS – JUNE 7—JULY 1
Book your flight into King Salmon, Alaska on PenAir Flight #3205, arriving in King Salmon at 2:55 PM, or on Alaska Airlines Flight #168, arriving in King Salmon at 3:57 PM
ARRIVING FLIGHTS – JULY 1—SEPT 23
Book your flight into King Salmon, Alaska on PenAir Flight #3203, arriving in King Salmon at 10:45 AM, or on PenAir Flight #3205, arriving in King Salmon at 2:55 PM
DEPARTING FLIGHTS FROM JUNE 7—SEPT 23
Book PenAir Flight #3204, leaving King Salmon at 11:15 AM for your departing flight. All departing anglers leave Alaska Rainbow Lodge at 8:30 AM (Weather Depending)
Flight Segments Note
All flights to King Salmon originate in Anchorage, Alaska. Most of you will have two flight segments, the first from your home city to Anchorage and the second from Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska. Your flight to King Salmon will require a plane change in Anchorage before continuing on to King Salmon. Depending upon where your home city is, you may or may not overnight in Anchorage, although most will.
Getting from the Airport to the Alaska Fishing Lodge
On changeover day we will meet your arriving flight in the town of King Salmon. Our pilots and guides will be at the airport terminal waiting for you. If you arrive in King Salmon early, there are various restaurants and bars within walking distance. Look for the Alaska Rainbow Lodge van outside the terminal, deposit your bags in the back, and relax! Don’t worry about getting left behind, we will find you. After greeting you at the King Salmon terminal we will then drive one mile to our floatplane base on the Naknek River. From there, we will then fly you to the lodge, a 30-minute flight in our lodge-owned float equipped aircraft.
Due to new guests arrival we must ask all our departing guest to be out of the lodge between 8:00 AM and no later than 12:00 noon on your day of departure. Most new guests will arrive on the same flight you are departing on. Special exceptions can be made at the time of booking your trip.
Some very useful information
Occasionally PenAir leaves bags in Anchorage when their planes are full (read more about choosing flights on our blog) which is bad news for our guests. There are two flights we meet in King Salmon. If you elect to arrive any earlier, you will have to wait in King Salmon until we fly in to pick you up. If you arrive late, you could incur a charter fee for the flight to our Lodge from King Salmon. The local air taxi charges approximately $425.
The list below is only a partial list of available hotels in Anchorage. Most hotels offer corporate discounts during the summer months. However, hotel rooms are almost impossible to book last minute. The sooner you book your room, the better.
Alaska has over one(1) million tourists visiting during the summer. This gives you an idea on how busy the metropolitan area is, and makes you really appreciate the solitude and beauty of your time spent at Alaska Rainbow Lodge.
4301 Credit Union Dr.
Phone: 1 (907) 243-2300
5 min to Airport
Hilton Anchorage Downtown
500 West 3rd Avenue
Phone: 1 (800) 445-8667
Hotel Captain Cook
939 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 1 (800) 843-1950
Phone: 1 (907) 276-6000
Fax: 1 (907) 278-5366
Marriott Anchorage Downtown
820 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 1 (800) 228-9290
Phone: 1 (907) 279-8000
Sheraton Anchorage Downtown
Phone: 1 (800) 478-8700
Crowne Plaza Hotel Midtown
Phone: 1 (877) 270-1393
Holiday Inn Express Airport
Phone: 1 (800) 465-4329
Fairfield Inn Midtown
Phone: 1 (907) 222-9000
If you need help with any of your travel plans contact Alaska Wilderness Travel at 1-800-544-2236 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are located in Anchorage and are experts at assisting you with any hotel or flight arrangements to and from your home city to King Salmon, Alaska and can also assist with any sightseeing plans around the Anchorage area. They work hard to provide you with the best possible rates on airfare and hotel accommodations.
If you arrive for your Alaska Fly Fishing Vacation or retreat in corporate or private aircraft, the King Salmon airport (PAKN) has a 7500 foot full ILS hard surface runway with published approaches and a FBO who can service you with gas or jet fuel. Hard surface parking is available. Flight crew lodging is available in King Salmon. We will meet all private aircraft if you will notify us and provide us with your tail number and flight plan. We prefer arrivals at mid-day.
Our Trips Include:
• All transportation from King Salmon, Alaska to our lodge and return.
• All Fly-outs are included on your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip – We fish over 30 rivers in our program throughout the fishing season at Alaska Rainbow Lodge.
• All fishing gear – rods, reels, lines, flys and accessories.
• Packaging vacuum sealing smoking of your salmon in airline-approved wet-lock boxes.
• All meals – beverages, liquor, beer, wine, soda and juice.
Daily maid service, and host assist.
• All guides are U.S. Coast Guard approved and Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game licensed. One guide for each two guests.
• When boats are used, only 2 guests and one guide are in each boat – no crowded and competitive conditions!
• Private bedrooms by request. Normal occupancy is 2 guests to each bedroom, with private bath.
• Evening fishing after dinner on our home river (in June & July).
• Forced air heat & 24 hr electricity
What You Don’t Get
• Transportation from your house to King Salmon, Alaska and return.
• Fishing License ($55 buy on-site) & King Salmon stamp ($30 on site, if required)
• Personal clothing, waders etc.
• Staff gratuities
Alaska Rainbow Lodge sends all confirmed guests a special baggage tag at least sixty days prior to your trip. These fluorescent tags assist us in locating your bags in King Salmon. In the unlikely event you lose one or all your bags, these tags have our phone number and name on them. All the local airlines know us and can quickly notify us when the bag is located.