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The Gulkana River is a beautiful winding river. Its headwaters are just a little stream that exits Copper Lake in the Wrangell Mountains and travels over 300 miles to tidewater at Cordova. At tidewater, the Copper River Delta is over five miles across and teaming with our famous Copper River Reds and Kings. The word, "Gulkana" is an Athabascan native work meaning winding river. It covers about three river miles for every mile on the highway. On our five-hour charters we fish 5 to 6 miles of the river. On our ten-hour charters we can extend that up to 23 miles of the river. Half Day and Full Day Charters With up to three trips daily, we will outfit every client with all the essentials including your own fully insured and permitted professional guide and rafts, all tackle, boots and PFD's. For your nourishment, we carry snacks and beverages for the five-hour charters. We carry sack lunches, snacks and beverages for the ten-hour trips. (No alcoholic beverages, please!) Of course, some days anglers will limit out and some days fishing can be challenging. I cannot guarantee your catch but I can guarantee that our guides will do all they can to provide an exciting and eventful day as they put our guests in the middle of them. The rest us up to you and providence. Rate Chart Half Day Charters Adults: $240.00 Children (8-12 years old): $175.00 Full Day Charters Adults: $350.00 Children (8-12 years old): $275.00 • These prices include transport from headquarters to the river and from the river back to headquarters. • Transportation to our property and your next destination is the sole responsibility of the guest. • Transportation from the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge and back will be provided for a nominal charge and is included in the rate quoted by the Princess Tour Desk. • Special arrangements for pickup and delivery from other locations can be made on request. • You will find additional prices for rooms in our beautiful cabins. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
We have been offering quality King Salmon (Chinook) and Red Salmon (Sockeye) charters on the tributaries to the Copper River in the beautiful Copper Valley since the early 1980's. Our long list of returning and referred clients speaks to the satisfaction of our program and the professionalism of our experienced outfitters and guides. With full liability insurance, permits, licenses and top of the line equipment, we are able to insure that your wilderness experience on the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers, which flow into the famous Copper River, will be memorable during your Alaska adventure. It is with confidence that I can invite your review of the rest of this website as you plan your trip. If there are any questions or needs of assistance in planning, please let us know. Experience We have been working with our Alaska visitors for many years and have a good knowledge of the many exciting opportunities here in the beautiful Copper Valley as well as other places across the state. We are happy to share that knowledge with you as you plan your trip into Copper Valley country to catch that prized Copper River King Salmon (Chinook) or Red Salmon (Sockeye) on your world-class Alaska salmon fishing experience. We are anxious to be of help and hope we can be of service to you this summer.
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