Backcountry Alaska Float Trip
Alaska Rainbow Adventures is a float trip outfitter operating multi-day excursions into the bush. Anglers are presented with the unique opportunity to experience the Alaskan wilderness like no other! Alaska Rainbow Adventures provides one of the best Alaska fly fishing float trips in the state to fish some of the most fabled Alaskan waters, as well as provide anglers who want to get “off-the-grid” with an intimate knowledge of an entire watershed that is unmatched by most operations.
Lodging during your stay with Alaska Rainbow Adventures is provided in high-end water/wind-proof tents, custom-built in Alaska specifically for this operation. Each of these custom tents is equipped with comfortable cots and chairs and will keep you dry and warm during your visit. A custom-built tent is built for each trip, capable of holding the entire group for dining or for general socializing. All guests are welcome to hang out in this common space for drinks, fly tying, and socializing. Each day after fishing, you will arrive at your designated campsite for the evening, where you may assist the Alaska Rainbow Adventures staff make camp while they prepare all the additional amenities for your evening stay. A private portable bathroom will be set up each night, which includes a shower. While this is a rustic camping trip for anglers seeking a true backcountry experience, the staff takes all necessary steps to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your stay.
Food and Beverages
Breakfast includes hearty scrambles, Eggs Benedict and pancakes, along with camp coffee/tea to kick off your day. Lunch is provided each day on the water by your guides, with dinner held each evening after you have arrived in camp. Dinners include hearty portions of freshly caught salmon, meats, pasta dishes, burgers, and stir-fries, leaving you full and ready for the next day on the water. Alaska Rainbow Adventures can also accommodate menu preferences and vegetarian diets if mentioned in advance.
Typical Length of Stay
Standard float trips are seven (7) nights / seven (7) fishing days, but shorter or extended trips can be accommodated. Please call Yellow Dog for details and scheduling.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While Alaska Rainbow Adventures is primarily a fishing operation, the staff does offer bear viewing float trips and scenic floats based on preferences and time frame for your group. Please contact Yellow Dog to learn more.
Internet / Communications
There is no internet connection during your on-river adventure with Alaska Rainbow Adventures. The staff is equipped with satellite phones in case of an emergency.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival into Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC), whereupon you will then take a short flight to King Salmon, Dillingham, Illiamna, or Bethel for your charter flight. Upon arrival at the airports listed, you will board a smaller charter floatplane that will transfer you to your launching point with Alaska Rainbow Adventures.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
In Anchorage, you will take your flight out to King Salmon, Dillingham, Bethel, or Illiamna typically on the morning of your float trip departure. If you cannot arrive in Anchorage until later in the day (which can occur with cross-country flights), Yellow Dog can assist you with overnight accommodations for the evening prior to your trip. Please call Yellow Dog for details.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
With years of experience on many of the best waters in the entire state, Alaska Rainbow Adventures offers programs on rivers that will leave you wanting more each day. With trips on some of the big-named rivers including the Goodnews, Alagnak, Togiak, American, Moraine Creek, Lake Creek, and Talachulitna, each trip is custom-tailored to focus on what you would like to accomplish during your visit. You will have the option to choose from three different float trip packages during your stay. Each package offers different levels of service and amenities on your float. On some waters, all three service levels are available, while on others, due to accessibility and logistics, only what is called the “Intimate Rivers” trips are offered.
Fisherman’s Deluxe Package
This package features a two-to-one guest-to-guide ratio, with two anglers and their guide floating the river in custom-built drifter rafts. A separate gear boat precedes you downriver, carrying much of the gear and setting up camp before you arrive.
Standard Deluxe Package
The Standard Deluxe option offers the same excellent accommodations outlined in the Fisherman’s Deluxe, but with a two or three-to-one guest-to-guide ratio. With this package, there is no gear boat and everyone helps set up camp.
Intimate Rivers Package
The Intimate Rivers float trips are usually on smaller waters and provide fewer creature comforts than the other packages. Availability depends on the particular river you choose to float.
Boats and Equipment
After years of experience running Alaskan river drainages, Alaska Rainbow Adventures is outfitted with only the best rafts and catarafts for your multi-day float. Vessels used include great crafts from top names like Sotar and Aire, ranging from 14 to 18 feet, depending on the chosen river for your trip. Each raft is equipped with a custom-built frame, floor, and padded high back seats for your comfort. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies, and all terminal tackle.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Please call Yellow Dog for more details on 2021 pricing!
Alaska Rainbow Adventures Camping Packages (Bristol Bay, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all trip packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the operator or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays or flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. Because of the operator’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. The operator will not refund payments in the event of poor weather. If your flights are cancelled and connections are missed, the operator and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. If a cancelled package is resold by either the operator or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. In the event that Alaska Rainbow Adventures cancels for reasons within their control and the trip cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be made as soon as possible. If the outfitter cancels for reasons out of their control, then they will be happy to reschedule for the earliest available date. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Alaska packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.