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Are you ready for the Alaskan fishing trip of a lifetime? First, set your dates. Next, book your airline tickets. Alaska Airlines flies to Sitka from Seattle, Washington. Then start packing. We're excited to see you!

What to Bring on Your Trips to Alaska:

Pack as lightly as possible, so you can minimize the cost of checked luggage, because your processed catch will be coming home with you on the plane. We recommend traveling to Sitka with a carry-on only. You will be staying in our Alaska lodge, where you can dress casual and be comfortable. While we furnish the foul weather gear and boots some items you may want to consider are:

  • Warm jacket and warm clothing you can "layer" for easy adjustment to weather changes and temperature swings.
  • Comfortable tennis shoes or hiking boots
  • Good thick socks, or wool socks
  • Warm jacket with hood
  • Stocking cap
  • Breathable polypropylene undergarment
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and lip balm
  • Fleece vest
  • Long sleeve T-shirt or sweatshirt
  • Seasick medication (if needed)
  • Camera
  • Hearty appetite
  • Sunshine!

* NOTE: The baggage requirements for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are as follows: regular passengers will be charged $20 for each checked bag (up to 50 lbs., up to three bags) at the time of check-in by Alaska Airlines. First two checked bags are free for MVP and first class passengers. Please call Alaska Airlines directly at 1-800-252-7522 or view their website for baggage information.


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Transportation to Sitka, Alaska:

Sitka has direct jet service via Alaska Airlines. It takes about 3 hours to get here from Seattle, Washington. There is also vehicle access on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system. Common start-points on the ferry are from Bellingham, Washington, and Prince Rupert, British Columbia. (Transportation to Sitka is not included in the package rates.)

Transportation while in Sitka:

Wild Strawberry Lodge is located within easy walking distance from the main shopping street in downtown Sitka. If you prefer to ride, we will be happy to drive you locally wherever you would like to go. We can bring you Alaska bear viewing, as well as show you other Alaska adventures!

We have great deals on Alaska salmon and halibut charters and are taking reservations for summer 2013!

Choosing the Perfect Fishing Trip

We have been in business for two decades because we are attuned to what makes the difference between just "okay" Alaska charters and fabulous ones! So we were invited to write an article for the Huntin' Fool Magazine about specific things to look for before booking a charter fishing trip.

The article tells what you can expect from an Alaska fishing charter. It contains a lot of useful information to consider, such as how you'll get to your destination, where you'll stay, what you'll eat and the all important: what the fishing is like. To learn more, read the entire PDF article by clicking here.

ALASKA PREMIER CHARTERS, INC.
dba Wild Strawberry Lodge

Company: Alaska Premier Charters, Inc.
Contact Person: Theresa Weiser
Mail to: P.O. Box 2300, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Ship to: 724 Siginaka Way, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Toll Free: 1-800-770-2628
Office: (907) 747-3232
Fax: (907) 747-3646
Email: info@wildstrawberrylodge.com

[For several reasons, our] whole trip, from the lodge Sunday morning to our condo in Cincinnati last night, was about 32 hours long. Fortunately, the luggage and fish boxes arrived with us. The fish was still frozen when we unpacked it after we got home. That extra care your fish packers took in wrapping the catch with that foil-bubble insulation material really did the trick. I really appreciate your seeing to that. We had a wonderful time in Sitka. The Checkmate is a terrific, well-built boat. Having the head on board sure makes for a far more comfortable and enjoyable experience out on the water. We were lucky to have Captain E.J. and deckhand Tom taking care of us out there. They were professional and friendly at the same time, a good combination of traits, and they made sure we had a good time. E.J. makes fantastic sandwiches, Tom made sure we kept our lines untangled, hooks baited and our bait in the water, and the girls made some absolutely addicting cookies for us. Your client coordinator took really good care of us. She helped the three ladies to have two super days exploring Sitka. All of us had an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the camaraderie with everyone in the lodge. We met some neat people from all over. We loved the breakfast girls! As always, our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Well, anyway, thanks a million. I wish I could come back sooner and more often. In the meantime, I visit your website every day to look at the catch of the day and read Tom's blogs. I have the Sitka weather on my computer all the time. My heart is there. Best wishes for a successful season. Please extend our sincere thanks to all of your staff for a job well done. I couldn't recommend your operation highly enough. -Mark F. (June 2010)