One of the Best Halibut Fishing Trips in the World
Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge
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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. Book now for 2023 and 2024.
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Glacier Bay Halibut and Salmon Fishing
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.
Fishing Season: The Lodge is open from June 5 through the third week of September.
Species: 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).
Glacier Bay Fishing:
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.
Fishing License: Your fishing license and salmon tag are included in the package.
The Lodge Provides Fish Care
Along with 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.
Five Species of Pacific Salmon
Glacier Bay Fishing Chart
Alaska Halibut Fishing at its Finest
Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge
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, view wildlife in the meadow.
Family-style breakfasts and packed lunches on the boat. Dinner entrees feature macadamia nut-crusted halibut, chicken cordon bleu, lasagna... plus salads, homemade rolls, and desserts.
Nine Comfortable Bedrooms
The Lodge accommodates up to 23 guests in nine comfortable rooms in full-sized beds.
Communications: The Lodge has 4G cell phone service, Wi-Fi, landline service, and a fax machine.
Ping Pong Table and Pool 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 your 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 daily from Juneau, arriving at 4:50 p.m. in Gustavus. (These flights originate in Seattle, Washington, to Juneau, Alaska.) 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.)
Parties of four or more may reserve an entire boat.
5-nights and 5-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday afternoon. Fish M. thru F. and fly-out Friday evening.
4-anglers per boat: $5,000.00 per person
5-anglers per boat: $4,800.00 per person
6-anglers per boat: $4,500.00 per person
4-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday and fly out on Thursday. $4,300.00 per person
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday and fly out on Wednesday. $3,800.00 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 $5,000.00 p.p., and lodging will remain double occupancy. If a group of four anglers books a package, the rate will be $5,000.00 per person with double-occupancy lodging, and no other anglers will be on the boat with your group.
All necessary ground transfers in Gustavus, lodging, meals while at the Lodge, housekeeping, guided fishing, the use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and gear; fishing license and tags, fish care including filleting, vacuum packing, freezing, and boxing for up to two 50-pound boxes of fish, and sales/bed tax.