Capt. Natalie Vaz
Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide minutes away from Juneau and Glacier Bay National Park.
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- Pink and silver salmon, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char, steelhead
- Fish remote rivers in the Tongass National Forest
- I have 20 years of experience fishing these waters
- Rates start at $225/person for a half-day kayak-and-fish trip
- Fishing season: May–September
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Typical Itinerary: Remote drop-off “hike and fish” trip:
7:30 am: Meet at Gustavus dock and board our vessel.
8:30 am: Arrive at the river on Chichagof Island.
8:45 am - 2:15 pm: Fish and hike along the river.
2:30 pm: Board the boat and head back to Gustavus.
3:30 pm: Arrive at Gustavus dock.
Kayak “float and fish” trip:
This half-day (4-hour) or full-day (6-hour) trip is scheduled based on the tides. We will start our trip upriver and will float and fish our way down. When we arrive at each spot, we will exit the kayaks and fish from shore. Our trip ends where the river meets the ocean.
What is Provided:
We provide all fishing equipment (rods, reels, flies), boating equipment, waders, and guide service. We do not provide transportation or meals as most accommodations in Gustavus provide this complimentary to their guests.
I am more than happy to help you plan other aspects (lodging, activities) of your time in Gustavus at no additional charge.
May: Steelhead, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char
June: Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char
July: Pink salmon, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char
August - September: Pink salmon, silver salmon, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden char
The rivers we fish are in Gustavus, Alaska, or in the Tongass National Forest on Chichagof Island.
Kayak “float-and-fish” trip:
1-2 guests: $450 Total
Each additional guest: $150
Remote drop-off “hike-and-fish” trip:
Please note that these rates are subject to change. Please check our website https://www.natventuretours.com/ for the most current rates.
Is fishing with bears safe?
The bears are typically just as busy fishing as we are and do not pay us much attention. Guests will be provided with bear spray and instruction on how to use it, and your guide will carry a firearm.
Is there a weight limit for the kayaking trip?
235 pounds is the typical weight limit. If you are tall (over 6 feet) then we might be able to accommodate guests slightly over this weight.
What if I am handicapped?
Accessibility outdoors is very important to us. We want to make sure that everyone who wants to fish can fish. If you think that a physical challenge may make our trips difficult for you, please let us know. We are happy to try and figure out a way to get your line in the water.
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