Vacation Packages That Offer Something For Everyone!
Here at Yellow Dog Flyfishing, we fully appreciate how tough it can be for many anglers to balance their fishing addictions with the vacation demands of a family – especially when kids are involved. If you’re trying to plan a trip where you combine great fishing with a full-blown family vacation that works for everyone, then look no further. WE CAN make this happen! We handle hundreds of these types of packages each year, and we promise you that these kinds of trips do in fact exist.
The lodges and operations listed below offer totally legitimate fishing opportunities while at the same time catering to non-anglers and family members with a variety of fun and different activities and options. From babysitting services to kids programs to great adventure side trips and more, we promise that the entire family can enjoy a super-fun vacation at any one of the following operations. Here at Yellow Dog, many of us travel with young families of our own, which means that we visit these places ourselves AND bring our kids. Based on that first-hand knowledge and personal experiences, we can definitely give the operations below a "thumbs-up" for family travel. For more information or for help in planning your next “fishing-family-spouse-multi-activity-vacation,” give us a call at 888-777-5060 and we’ll get started.
Located on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, the Abaco Club at Winding Bay is a wonderful location for a family vacation. This upscale beachy island offers an abundance of activities and fishing opportunities. Whether you are golfing on the #1 rated golf course in the Bahamas, playing tennis, sea kayaking or snorkeling in the bay, or walking the two miles of white sandy beach looking for tailing bonefish, you will feel totally relaxed and well-taken care of at Abaco Club. There are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom accommodations to fit all of your needs, and every package is customizable to fit your dream vacation.
Absaroka Beartooth Outfitters operates a five day backcountry trip which consists of three days of fishing for virtually untouched native cutthroat trout on Hellroaring Creek. Each day of fishing is spent walking and wading either above or below camp on Hellroaring Creek. In between the riding and fishing, time is spent in the comfortable base camp eating hearty meals, telling stories & jokes around the campfire, and playing a few rounds of horseshoes. Non-anglers can also swim in nearby alpine lakes, and search the surrounding hills for geodes and Native American artifacts. This is the perfect trip for families wanting to experience the real Montana backcountry!
Located in Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest, this is a great live-aboard option that allows families and groups to travel throughout the region and experience all that Southeast Alaska has to offer. Non-angling activities include whale watching, sightseeing, kayaking and hiking. This is truly one of the best options for families looking to have a wonderful Alaskan experience and enjoy all of this diverse area.
Overall, this may be the best family destination in all of Alaska. This historic lodge sits on the shores of Naknek Lake near the world famous Brooks Falls - home to the best brown bear viewing in all of Alaska. Non-anglers can participate in numerous bear viewing activities, area "flight-seeing", hiking, photography, kayaking and more.
Crocodile Bay is located in a region that National Geographic Magazine has called "the most biologically intense place on Earth". The resort offers 29 privately guided adventure and eco-tours including kayaking, canopy tours, snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding and more.
Arguably one of the nicest, most high-end fishing lodges in the enitre Caribbean. In business for more than 50 years, club amenities include a main clubhouse, welcome center, marina, infinity pool and a 4,000' private airstrip. This is a wonderful family destination with lots to do besides fishing!
A well-established, family-run resort situated on the best beach on Ambergris Caye. The lodge itself is close to the well-known beach town of San Pedro, meaning you can take advantage of a host of non-angling activities. You can fish, dive, snorkel, shop, ride bicycles, rent golf carts, explore the town, and enjoy the best night life in Belize. The lodge features three swimming pools and a variety of activities and amenities. You will find the inclusive bar (local beverages) and social atmosphere an excellent setting to relax after a fun day of well-organized activities.
With the transfer from Cancun to the lodge being so easy, we feel that this is the strongest family option in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The lodge has the only swimming pool around Ascension Bay, as well as a nice beach, and is a short walk to the safe fishing settlement of Punta Allen. The guides are excellent at accommodating anglers of all levels and for a wide-range of species, including bonefish, snook, tarpon and permit. Yellow Dog has hosted a family trip to Grand Slam for the past six years!
World-class bonefishing with all the comforts and amenities of a luxury family beach resort, Pelican Bay gives the family access to a wide selection of restaurants, bars, shopping, dancing, water sports and nightlife.
Intricate Bay Lodge is a full service, high end fishing lodge located on the banks of the world-renowned Iliamna Lake in the heart of the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. Taking a maximum of only ten guests per week, this program is great for couples are families who’d like a more intimate and quiet trip in Alaska. Recently rebuilt in 2014, the beautiful lodge is ideally located for incredible home-water fishing on the Copper and Gibraltar rivers. The lodge is also a quick floatplane flight away from some of the most renowned and fabled fisheries in the entire Bristol Bay Region. The entire team at Intricate Bay Lodge takes great pride in accommodating all guests, whether it is your first time to Alaska or your tenth. Simply put, a week at Intricate Bay is designed to cater well to everyone and show all guests an incredible Alaskan experience.
One of the nicest lodge / resort options in the entire world of saltwater fly fishing. A bit on the expensive side compared to many fly fishing-focused lodges, but very, very nice. Located on a private island on the north end of Andros, Kamalame features great private accommodations options (houses and bungalows located directly on the beach) and the nicest beaches on the island. The spa located over the flats offers guests a wide range of treatments, that are very soothing after a long day of fishing, relaxing by the fresh water pool, or a session on the tennis court. You also have a huge system of home flats, meaning you can easily fish on your own on your non-guided days. For guided days, you have access to both the West Side and the Joulter Cays; two of the most incredible fisheries on Andros.
This is a fully outfitted camping trip with a third generation outfitter and some of the best guides in the west! The camp staff typically runs two anglers per drift boat, or you can create a more reasonable package by having more non-angler guests in a raft. They’ll take care of everything - from setting up your tent, to cooking gourmet meals and teaching your family about the Frank Church Wilderness area. The fishing is action packed and straight forward, with dry flies that attract eager cutthroat trout. This is a perfect fishing destination for beginner anglers, kids, families, and even non-anglers. This is a trip that your family will never forget!
Poronui has earned a reputation as one of the finest fishing lodges in New Zealand, but we have been particularly impressed with how much fun families have here! The lodge’s location on the central North Island of New Zealand means that many nearby rivers are teeming with rainbow trout who are a little less challenging for younger kids to catch. Furthermore, there is a long list of non-angling activities that will appeal to families with mixed interests.
Close to the impossibly scenic Torres del Paine National Park, Remota is one of the most unique resort operations we've ever seen and a lodge that is perfect for those looking to diversify a fishing package. While the fishing program is very strong, the extensive number of non-angling activities available at Remota makes it ideal for couples. Whether you choose a guided expedition into the mountains or a relaxing massage back at the spa, Remota offers something for every couple.
This phenomenal Patagonian lodge option offers deluxe accommodations, delicious food, the finest Argentine wines, incredible culture and rich hospitality. Rio Manso is a favorite Argentine lodge for families and couples, as the fishing program can easily be complemented by a host of non-angling activities and options. Furthermore, the lodge is only 90 minutes from the charming city of Bariloche—a very popular tourist destination, known for its beauty.
This full-service beach resort is one of the top permit destinations in the world. The village of Placenia and this area of southern Belize are also hosts of numerous eco-activities. Non-anglers can enjoy sea kayaking the rivers in search of howler monkeys and toucans, hiking through the jungle, enjoying the spa, or simply relaxing around the resort's white sandy beach and pools. The resort's full-service restaurant features local and American cuisine, and the accommodations options are well suited for any group size.
The Silver Bow Club is a high-end, family-owned Montana guest ranch perfectly situated on 1,800 acres with 3 1/2 miles of private river access on the Big Hole River outside of Divide, Montana. With so many amenities, and friendly staff couples will truely feel like they are at home in the 15,000 square foot main lodge. Spend time fishing the Big Hole River, Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison River. You can even schedule an aerial photography flight in the Silver Bow Club’s private helicopter! With eight bedrooms, a private chef, a hot tub, stocked trout pond, access to ATV riding, and a massive "great room" complete with a grand stone fireplace, the lodge is a spectacular setting for families looking for a western fly fishing adventure.
Established in 1960, this all-inclusive beach resort caters perfectly to families seeking a reasonably priced vacation in the Bahamas. Small Hope Bay Lodge is a family owned and operated resort that offers numerous non-angling activities, including one of the top rated snorkel and scuba programs in the Bahamas. The lodge is located on the northeast coast of Andros Island, which is a short boat ride to the Tongue of the Ocean, a 5,000 foot deep trench that is known for its diving and sport fishing opportunities. Being so close to the Tongue enables guests to explore the second largest reef system in the world and the diverse fishing program allows anglers of all ages to fish the flats, reefs or blue water. The lodge overlooks a white sandy beach, with direct access to the ocean, a protected shallow bay, and an inland creek—all of which are ideal for fishing, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. This is truly one of the finest values in the Bahamas for hard core anglers and families.
This traditional fishing lodge has recently been upgraded to accommodate anglers and non-anglers for a memorable US West vacation. Whether you’re float fishing the famous South Fork of the Snake River, taking in majestic vistas of Grand Teton National Park, hiking the Palisades Creek trail, or shopping in Jackson Hole, this luxurious destination will take fine care of your family. They also can arrange a fun overnight trip on the South Fork which includes two days of fishing. What a better way to spend time with the family than fishing and camping on the side of the river!
Sunrise Pack Station specializes in horseback riding adventures into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. The best way to see Yellowstone National Park and fish some of the most untouched waters in the country is by horseback. This backcountry experience features excellent stock and equipment, knowledgeable guides and wranglers, and access to some of the most pristine, spectacular scenery in the world. They offer a unique vacation experience. We can't think of a better way to create family memories than an educationally-oriented trip with remote trout fishing, and getting away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life while enjoying the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.
A full-service bonefishing operation amd beach resort designed to cater to anglers, non-anglers, familes and couples alike. Located on one of the nicest white sand beaches on Andros, there are a number of different accommodation options, including ocean-view suites, garden-view twin rooms and apartments for larger groups or families. The fishing and eco-guides will show you the middle and south bights of Andros, which is a beautiful inland flats and lagoon system teaming with fish and wildlife. The meals are well prepared and the staff is lots of fun. The guides are true professionals, and are fine instructors!
Located in Andros's South Bight this upscale eco resort has just been renovated. The new owners have added a/c to two of the three style accommodations (Pool and Cool Cottages), a fresh water pool, new decks, internet access, digital TV in the library, and a brand new offshore fishing boat for fishing the Tongue of the Ocean. The key to this destination is the location, which is around 8 miles inland from the east coast of Andros in the South Bight. This is prime habitat for big bones and there are few other operations fishing these waters. The run to the famous West Side of Andros is only 25 minutes! The West Side is well known for monster bones, and occasional permit and tarpon. The beach is spectacular and there are numerous inclusive non-angling activities, such as kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, daily picnics, and eco walks.
Situated at the base of the Tordrillo Range in Alaska, this wonderful lodge does a great job of accommodating everyone in your group. What makes this lodge very unique is the fact they utilize helicopters to not only access some very remote and pristine fishing areas, but also glaciers and the mountainous regions in the area. Non-angling activities also include hiking, sightseeing tours, wildlife viewing, rafting and lake activities.
This immaculate private island located on the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll is simply stunning - as pristine, private and secluded as anything in the enitre Caribbean. Turneffe Island Resort's location allows easy access to the flats, snorkeling, swimming and more.
Located in Southern Belize, this is a beautiful, high end resort with a solid fishing program. Most of the fishing in this area focuses on permit, but there are some possibilities for bonefish and tarpon as well. Also, for the non-angler the resort offers a swimming pool, a great beach, restaurants and bars, and quick and easy access to a very large number of mainland activities. These activities include jungle tours, eco-tours, cave tubing, Mayan ruins, etc. Close to the town of Placencia, offering night life, some shopping, etc. This is a very fun option for nice accommodations and you can make it a non-inclusive package and have dinner out on the town and see the area.
Yellowstone Valley Lodge – recently renovated – is a highly personalized fly fishing lodge located in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana. Built directly on the banks on the world famous Yellowstone River – known for its prolific hatches and excellent cutthroat and rainbow fishing – the lodge offers the finest location in the entire area. The lodge is committed to offering the best Montana fly fishing experiences on the world famous waters of the Yellowstone, Madison, and Boulder Rivers, as well as area spring creeks that include Armstrong's, DePuy's, and Nelson's. Other potential activities include horseback riding, hiking, shopping in Livingston, or simply relaxing around the lodge's expansive property. It's location combined with close proximity to area attractions make it the great choice for families!