Kanektok River Float Trip

90-Mile float trips on the Kanektok River, also known as the “Chosen.” An Alaskan river located some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage, flowing through the majestic and massive (the fourth-largest National Wildlife Refuge in the U.S.) Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. During your float trip, you'll see many of Alaska’s big game and bird species which are common in the Refuge.

Dave Duncan and Sons

Alaska rainbow fishing

Dave Duncan and Sons have guided in remote Alaska for over thirty years. They feel fortunate to be located on one of the best rivers in Alaska. The Duncan's 90-mile Kanektok River Float Trips are limited to eight guests, with one guide and two anglers per boat. With incredible fishing for leopard rainbows, all five salmon species, Arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling. The Kanektok River is world-class because of its fish-ability. With its many braids and side channels, it feels like a much smaller river and is ideally suited for fly fishing.

Boats and Guides:

Dave Duncan & Sons

Over the last 33 years, the Duncans have developed a comfortable and convenient camp and boat system which includes the best. Inflatable boats, tents, and camping equipment are used. Each raft features rowing racks, and floor boards to stand on while fishing. Guests will have the option of walk-and-wade type fishing or float fishing from the boats.
Their average guide has been guiding for them in Alaska for over six years and some as long as 20 years. Each guide has their gems of knowledge and techniques to share.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my float trips down the Chosen River. The scenery in the upper river, the fantastic dry fly fishing for Arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling, the great salmon fishing and the camaraderie that develops on these float trips.” –Jim Spencer.

Kanektok Float Trip


2018 Float Trip Weeks:
July 10 to August 17, 2018
Price $5,200.00 p.p. - Airfare is not included

"Over the past 24 years, I've had the pleasure of fishing with the Duncan family for a total of more than 50 weeks! That just about says it all! I am so impressed with the whole family and how they take pride in their operation, putting their customers first with safety always being a top priority. I consider them family and would recommend a trip with the Duncans to anyone planning on going to Alaska. You will not be disappointed." - Jim Teeny (Teeny Nymph Co.)

Getting Here:

You'll fly from Anchorage to Bethel Airport the night before the start of your trip and overnight at Papa Bear Adventures. (Airfare is not included.) The overnight stay at Papa Bears is required (approximately $80.00, and not included in the package) and includes breakfast the next morning. Papa Bear Adventures will be flying the float plane to Kegati Lake, an isolated wilderness lake, surrounded by stately mountains. In 2017, this flight was $400.00 p.p. and is also not included in the package. In 2017, the return charter flight from Quinhagak to Bethel was $180.00 p.p. (also, not included in the package).

The Duncans' Camp:

On the float trips, you’ll stay in a very comfortable camp that has warm, dry tents, hot showers, and great fishing—right out the front door. The camps are deluxe tent camps complete with spacious kitchen and dining facilities, as well as a large social tent. The sleeping tents are spacious, double-occupancy tents that will stay dry in any weather. They provide a hot shower facility on-site.
Great salmon fishing, fantastic dry fly fishing for Arctic char, dolly varden, and grayling, beautiful Alaska scenery, deluxe tent camps with hot showers and great meals.

2018 Rates and Weeks:

90-mile Kanektok River Float Trip:
Each trip is limited to eight guests.
6-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$5,200.00 p.p.

2018 Schedule:
July 10 - 16
July 18 - 24
July 26 - August 1
August 3 - August 9
August 11 - August 17

Packages include:

Guided fishing, meals at the camp, non-alcoholic beverages, and use of all deluxe tent camping and boating equipment.

Packages do not include:

Airfare, overnight in Bethel at Papa Bear Adventures ($80.00), alcohol, gratuities, fishing license, King Salmon Stamp (if in season), fishing equipment, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Daily itinerary:

The cook and guides will get up at 5:00 a.m. each morning and will have coffee ready by 6:00 a.m. They usually serve breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and are on the river by 8:30 a.m. They bring along a deli-style lunch and have lunch on the river at noon. They usually go back to camp between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Kanektok River species

Kanektok River

Fish an ever-changing river system

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All five salmon species

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Catch-and-release fishing

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Experience Alaska's Wilderness

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Remote and beautiful

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Kanektok River sunset

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World-class Rainbow fishery

Kanektok rainbow fishing

Kanektok River flies

Kanektok River flies

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