Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. ~ Wild Strawberry Lodge Sitka Alaska Fishing

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Alaska Fishing Vacation Packages

Wild Strawberry Lodge, located in scenic Sitka, Alaska, offers incredible multi-day inclusive fishing vacations for halibut and salmon fishing.

Our professional guide staff and experienced deckhands make fishing easy and exciting, using only the finest custom-built charter fishing vessels and top-quality sport fishing gear.

You’ll experience true Alaskan hospitality coupled with great fishing and fine dining. After each awesome day of fishing, you’ll snack on appetizers while sharing the stories of your day’s adventures as our professional chef prepares a delicious, all-you-can-eat, dinner.

With over 30 years of experience and excellence in Alaska fishing vacations, we’re the perfect place to come with your family and friends. We just can’t wait to meet you! Theresa Weiser and Johnny Belcher

2020 Fishing Raffle Fundraiser info HERE

World renowned Alaska Fishing Lodge

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NEW King Salmon Regulations for Sitka!

For Nonresidents:
  • The nonresident daily bag limit is one king salmon.
  • The nonresident annual limit is four king salmon. 
  • Effective June 15th thru September 30, 2020
  • Let’s all go catch some King Salmon!

NEW Halibut Regulations for Sitka!

Guided anglers may now retain one (1) Halibut up to 45 inches and shorter OR one (1) Halibut over 80 inches. There are No Annual Limits for Halibut!

This is the Alaska fishing lodge you’ve been searching for, so why wait…Call 1-800-770-2628 today to reserve your vacation!

Main Lodge

Wild Strawberry Lodge on a sunny day

Main Fishing Lodge

Our main Alaska fishing lodge has two touch screen guest computers with Internet and E-mail access and color printers attached to each. The lounge area contains comfortable sofas and chairs and a 50″ wide-screen television with 85 Cable channels. Another great feature is the full body massage chair. A treat to sit in and help relax your sore or tired muscles.

The kitchen is humming all day long, between breakfast making, dessert and cookie baking, and gourmet dinner preparations. The snack area is stocked with fresh homemade cookies, fruit, coffee, soda, juice and tea which are available to guests every day. There is also a full-sized guest refrigerator and freezer in which to store your personal beverages and snacks.

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Alaska Fishing Charter

Guided fishing with Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. (in Sitka, Alaska) is an awesome angling experience! Whether you’re a novice or extreme angler, you’ll appreciate our great guiding staff, top-quality sport fishing gear and boats, and incredible sport fishing action, featuring Alaska halibut and salmon!

Vessels

Your fishing enjoyment is guaranteed on any of the fleet vessels.  We have six 30 foot charter vessels with walk-in heads and an additional 32 foot charter vessel with a toilet in the foc’scle. Each one is fully equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and spacious walk-around decks for your fishing comfort.

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Fishing Raffle Fundraiser!

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Alaska Premier Charters, Inc. has DONATED FOUR Prizes for this raffle fundraiser!  The winning tickets will be drawn on February 29th, 2020, at the Sitka Emblem Club #142 (Permit #0524).

Prizes are as follows:

1st Prize– A 3 day / 4 night fishing & lodging package for two people with a  value of $5,990.

2nd Prize– A 2 day / 3 night fishing & lodging package for two people with a value of $4,150.

3rd Prize– Value of $2,000 to be applied as a credit towards a fishing & lodging package!

4th Prize– Value of $1,000 to be applied as a credit towards a fishing & lodging package

Read more: 2020 Fishing Raffle

MESSAGE FROM APC REGARDING THE 2020 SEASON

At this moment in time, travelers entering the state of Alaska now have the option of providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in lieu of what had previously been a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals into the state, whether they were a resident, worker, or visitor. There are several different testing options and/or scenarios a traveler could choose from in order to forgo the mandatory 14-day quarantine and these options have been detailed online at: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/. For travelers who wish to skip the testing alternative altogether, they will be required to quarantine for 14-days at their own expense before continuing-on with their Alaskan adventure. Whichever option travelers choose, all will be required to complete and submit the State of Alaska’s Travel Declaration Form, where they may note their testing and/or quarantine preference. This form also requires travelers to confirm the option they are opting for and/or committing to (COVID-19 test or 14-day quarantine) and provide contact information, as well as provide the traveler’s quarantine location if that option is chosen. Travelers may submit their negative COVID-19 test results and their travel declaration form to the state by e-mail: traveler@alaska.gov and/or by fax: 1-907-269-7952. All travelers will be required to provide a physical copy of their travel declaration form or provide electronic proof of form submission upon arrival in Alaska. Paper forms will be provided at the airport if the traveler does not have a printed copy with them.

For further details and information on the State of Alaska’s travel requirements/restrictions, please review the attached documents within this e-mail. For the most current and up-to-date information, please visit the State of Alaska’s website at: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/. It’s important to recognize and acknowledge that traveling comes with inherent risks, hazards, and dangers and that travelers will be expected to comply with the mandates, ordinances, procedures, etc. set forth by local businesses, the City of Sitka, and the State of Alaska. Please be advised that we have taken certain steps to implement recommended guidance and protocols issued by several different public health agencies to assist in the mitigation of slowing the transmission of COVID-19; therefore, your experience this year may be a little different than previous years and/or than previously expected. Furthermore, despite our reasonable efforts to mitigate potential dangers and exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, we cannot fully guarantee or prevent anyone from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19, while traveling to or from our lodge and/or when utilizing our services and amenities.

We are carefully monitoring the situation and are working diligently to adapt to new circumstances due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, there is no telling when things will return “back to normal” in any sense, but rest assured we will be fishing! Moving forward, we would like our clients to be aware that we have implemented a few new operating procedures and safety protocols for the 2020 season. Please be advised that we have taken certain steps to implement recommended guidance and protocols issued by several different public health agencies to assist in the mitigation of slowing the transmission of COVID-19; therefore, your experience this year may be a little different than previous years. However, we will continue to do our best to make your experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Our staff and clients will be encouraged to be mindful of their personal hygiene routines and may be asked to practice social distancing, wear cloth face coverings inside the lodge and inside the vessel cabins, wash their hands more frequently, etc. While being actively conscientious of our rapidly changing environment, we understand and acknowledge that we must conduct business in a safe environment, while also trying to provide our clients with the best experience possible. If you have specific questions regarding your upcoming fishing trip, please reach out to us. We are more than happy to answer your questions, respond to your concerns, and help eliminate any worries or doubts you may have surrounding your trip to Alaska. Please be mindful that the response time may be a little longer than what you’re used to; however, we will continue to do our best in maintaining an open, honest, and transparent line of communication. Our clients have, and always will be the heart of our business. We are incredibly grateful for all our clients and would like to thank you for your ongoing support, patience, and understanding during this extraordinarily challenging time.

Travelers should take appropriate protective measures while traveling, such as wearing cloth face coverings, practicing social distancing, and washing their hands frequently. Detailed guidance and advisories on how to minimize the risk of spread, as well as the comprehensive and detailed mandates, alerts, and updates issued by the State of Alaska may be found online at: https://covid19.alaska.gov/.

With a multitude of recurrent operational and procedural changes, commercial airlines are continuously updating their flight schedules and as a result of this, many travelers have noticed that their upcoming travel/flight arrangements have been modified without notification to the traveler(s). This may be alarming to some, but travelers are encouraged to be consciences of the fact that commercial airline travel is heavily dependent upon a known and established demand/necessity and unfortunately, the demand for flight service nationwide, and specifically in Alaska, is in a constant fluctuating state of uncertainty. Many airline carriers have made the decision not to notify travelers of flight changes, with the intent of not wanting to overwhelm and/or bombard travelers with a massive influx of travel notifications, as those notifications themselves are subject to change up until a certain time frame that is relatively close to the traveler’s scheduled departure date. Depending on the airline carrier, travelers should plan to receive a final, updated change notice for their flight/travel itinerary approximately ten (10) days prior to their departure date. Once within this window of time, flight/travel arrangements are more definitive, as many dynamic variables have been identified and resolved. If in this window of time and travelers are still experiencing flight changes that cannot be accommodated, travelers are encouraged to contact the airline carrier’s reservation center and/or customer service line. The
phone number for Alaska Airlines’ reservation center is 1-800-252-7522 and the phone number for Delta Airlines’ reservation
center is 1-800-221-1212. With this information in mind, we highly recommend that our clients keep a very close eye on
their airline reservations and travel arrangements, as most airline companies have experienced a shift in operations due
to the diverse effects and unanticipated impacts of COVID-19.
In addition to this, it’s also important to be mindful that all
rescheduled and/or new airline reservations are based upon space availability at the time of booking and that with limited flight
capacity, coupled with countless operational and procedural changes, travelers may experience difficulty in locating available
flights that accommodate their travel needs/requests (departure/arrival dates, times, seat preferences, etc.).

Please be mindful that the ability for Alaska to open for tourism, as well as allow Alaskans to leave the state more easily, is afforded by the state’s relatively low case count. If case numbers begin to surge at an unpredictable and unmanageable rate, mandates/directives/restrictions could be reinstated. The pandemic has been rapidly evolving and expanding, and as the disease continues to progress. The situation is changing daily, information and guidelines/requirements presented by our governing bodies/agencies and public health officials should not be considered all-inclusive; rather, it should be seen as a snapshot of what is currently known and what is actively being done at that exact moment in time. There are many variables and factors involved in the State of Alaska’s decision to move forward and open its economy, all of which are fluctuating and constantly changing at an immeasurable rate. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind that the expectations set forth by the state are very fluid and that these guidelines and requirements are always subject to change. We would like to encourage our clients to refer to other Alaska Health Mandates, local and national health authorities, and public health entities/resource centers, for further information and guidance, whenever necessary and/or appropriate. For reference, supplemental informational resources and websites have been provided below:

WHERE TO FIND COVID-19 TESTING

Carbon Health Testing Locations: https://carbonhealth.com/coronavirus/covid-19-testing-centers
Castlight Test Site Finder: https://my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites/
Evive Care Health Testing Site Locator: https://www.evive.care/
GISCorps: https://www.giscorps.org/covid-19-testing-site-locator/
Cigna: https://hcpdirectory.cigna.com/web/public/consumer/directory/covid-testing-sites
COVID-19 Test Site Locator: https://findcovidtests.com/

Apple iPhone Users: Open the “Maps” app, tap the search bar, select COVID-19 Testing
All Smartphone Users: Download & Open the “Google Maps” app, tap the search bar, type “COVID-19 Testing”

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

Alaska Traveler Form Information: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/
Alaska COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: https://covid19.alaska.gov/faq/
Alaska Health Mandates: https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/
Alaska COVID-19 Information: https://covid19.alaska.gov/
Alaska DHSS COVID-19 Information: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx
Alaska Coronavirus Response Hub: https://coronavirus-response-alaska-dhss.hub.arcgis.com/
City & Borough of Sitka COVID-19 Information Center: https://cityofsitka.org/
GISCorps COVID-19 Resource Center: https://covid-19-giscorps.hub.arcgis.com/
CDC Traveler Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
WHO Travel & Health Information: https://www.who.int/health-topics/travel-and-health/#tab=tab_1
National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
Alaska Airlines COVID-19 Information: https://www.alaskaair.com/content/advisories/coronavirus
Delta Airlines Coronavirus Update Center: https://www.delta.com/us/en/travel-update-center/overview
Alaska COVID-19 Questions E-mail: covidquestions@alaska.gov


WHERE TO SEND YOUR COVID-19 TEST RESULTS & TRAVEL DECLARATION FORMS

E-mail to Submit Your Alaska Travel Declaration Forms: traveler@alaska.gov
Fax Number to Submit Your Negative Molecular-Based COVID-19 Test Results: 1-907-269-7952

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