One of the Best Halibut Fishing Trips in the World

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

We've Hosted Several Great Trips Here.

Eagle’s Nest Lodge in beautiful Gustavus, Alaska, (50-miles west of Juneau) is known for the world’s best halibut fishing on the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage. The Comfortable lodge is just a short van ride to the marina. The Lodge is not open for the 2020 Season. Book now for 2021.


Glacier Bay Halibut and Salmon Fishing

Four Huge Halibut

Glacier Bay waters are rich with all five species of Pacific salmon and huge halibut. A 482-pound halibut was landed in this area in 2014. It was not considered a world-record because it was harpooned. Halibut from 100 to 300 pounds are caught on a regular basis. The boats typically average a 100-pound-plus fish per boat per day. Along with salmon and halibut, you’ll find lingcod, rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish (red snapper).

Fishing Facts:

Sitka Chinook Salmon Fishing

Fishing Season:  The Lodge is open from the third week of May through the third week of September.
Boats:  28-foot boats with an enclosed heated cabin and a stand-up head (toilet), a large fish deck, the latest electronic equipment, a radio, and life jackets. Boats accommodate up to six anglers. A party of four or more may reserve an entire boat. The marina is a short van ride from the Lodge.
Captain:  Experienced captains know the waters and how to catch fish.
Methods:  Trolling and jigging.
Equipment:  All rods, reels, bait, gear are provided, PLUS your fishing license, and salmon tag.

The Lodge Provides Fish Care

Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut A Day's Catch

Along with the salmon and halibut, are lingcod, rockfish, and yelloweye (red snapper). The Lodge vacuum packs, freezes, and boxes up to two 50-pound boxes of fish per angler. For any additional fish, there’s a charge of $60.00 per box. (2020)

Five Species of Pacific Salmon

Nice King Salmon

Glacier Bay Fishing Chart

Fishing Season Chart

Alaska Halibut Fishing at its Finest

Three Anglers crouched near Huge Halibut

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge Buildings

The Lodge has six standalone buildings with a total of 10,000 square feet. There is a fish packing house where you can watch staff vacuum pack your catch.

From the Dining Room, you'll often see wildlife in the meadow.

Dining Table and Chairs

Family-style breakfasts and packed lunches on the boat. Dinners at the Lodge feature entrees such as macadamia nut-crusted halibut, chicken cordon bleu, salads, homemade rolls, and desserts.

Seven Comfortable Bedrooms

Bedroom with Two Beds

The Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in seven comfortable rooms.
Communications:  The Lodge has 4G cell phone service, Wi-Fi, landline service, and a fax machine.

Ping Pong Table and Pool Table

Ping Pong Table

The Lodge has a 2,000 square foot recreation room. Enjoy movies, popcorn, the big-screen satellite TV, and plenty of seating. The Lodge provides mixers and ice but does not provide alcohol. If desired, the staff will drive you to the liquor store on the way from the airport to the Lodge.

Getting to the Liveaboard:

You'll fly to Gustavus, Alaska. Gustavus is regarded as the Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. Alaska Airlines makes one flight from Juneau arriving at 4:50 p.m. in Gustavus. A member of the Lodge staff will greet you at the airport gate and drive you to the Lodge, about a five-minute drive. On your way home, an overnight stay in Juneau or Seattle is usually required and not included in the package. (Travel between Juneau and Gustavus before Memorial Day and after Labor Day will be on one of the smaller commercial airlines that service southeast Alaska.)


2021 Rates

5-nights at the Lodge
and 5-days guided fishing

Fly in on Sunday afternoon, fish Monday through Friday, and fly-out Friday evening. Double-occupancy rooms.
4-anglers per group:
$4,10.00 per person*
5-anglers per group:
$3,900.00 per person
6-anglers per group:
$3,600.00 per person
Premium 5-night and 5-day Package
Single-occupancy room with a king-size bed, private bath, and two anglers per boat.
$6,300.00 per person


4-nights at the Lodge
and 3-days guided fishing

Fly-in on Sunday afternoon, fish Monday through Wednesday, and fly-out Thursday morning. Double-occupancy room. Limited availability. Call for details.
$3,300.00 per person
**IF TWO ANGLERS book a trip: The Lodge may have to place you with another group of two or three anglers. The cost will remain $4,100.00 p.p. and lodging will remain double occupancy. If a group of four anglers books a package, the rate will be $4,100.00 per person with double-occupancy lodging, and no other anglers will be on the boat with your group.

Packages Include:

All ground transfers, lodging, meals while at the Lodge, guided fishing, use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and gear; fishing license, tags, fish filleting, vacuum packing, freezing, and boxing for up to two 50-pound boxes of fish, and sales/bed tax.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, overnight and meals or beverages in Juneau/Seattle—if required, alcohol, gratuities, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

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