Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy a fishing / hunting license at Alaska West Air?

Yes, we sell fishing and hunting licenses.  We also sell King Stamps, Duck Stamps and big game tags, BUT we get a limited supply of these, and sometimes run out, so please check with us before you come out for your trip.  If we are out, you can buy them in Kenai or Soldotna.

Do I need hip boots/ chest waders?

On most of our trips you do need hip boots or chest waders.  We always recommend that you use your own if you have them.  We do have a limited number of pairs of hip boots to loan, but can’t guarantee the correct size will be available for everyone.

Do I need to bring fishing gear?

Our guides provided spinning gear with tackle appropriate to the fishery, and bait where allow.  If you are a fly fisher, let us know ahead of time and we will suggest some flies, and the guide will have a few flies available also.

Is lunch included?

Lunch is not included in our prices.  You can order a shore lunch on most of our trips for an additional $20.00 pp.  The guide will cook one of your fish and provide all the trimmings for a real treat.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch and beverages of your choice.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your trip 60 or more days prior to your departure date, you will receive a refund in the amount of your deposit, less  a 10% processing fee.  If you cancel your trip 59  days or less prior to your date, there is no refund.  If you do not show up on the date of the booking without canceling, the full amount of the trip booked is due.  If we cancel your trip due to weather or a mechanical problem, and you cannot reschedule, you will receive a full refund.

Payment Methods

Deposits- Personal checks, cash (in person), credit card*.   Final Payments are due before you fly.  Cash, traveler’s check or credit cards* are the preferred methods for final payments.   

* There is a 2% transaction fee on all credit card transactions, and credit cards are not taken for hunts.

National Park Fees

Several of the finest fishing destinations we serve are located with the borders of Alaska’s many National Parks.  Because of the difficulty in collecting these fees, the Park Service has given this task to the Vendors in certain National Parks.  The following is a list of Parks we serve, the destinations in these parks, and the day fee per person for accessing them.  There is a possibility that park fees may apply to destinations not listed here.  These fees will be added to the cost of trips into the National Parks.

Katmai National Park

Brooks Camp- $14.00 per person, per day

American Creek, Kukaklek Lake, Nonvianuk Lake, Moraine Creek, Kulik River, Geographic Bay, Amalik, Swikshak, Big River, Kaflia, Kamishak River and Hallo Bay are each $6.00 per person, per day.

Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark, Chilikadrotna River, Chinitna Bay, Crescent Lake (applies only to camping, not day trips), Kijik River, Kontrashnibuna Lake, Mulchatna River (applies to both day trips and floats), Silver Salmon Creek, Tazimna Lake, Telaquana Lake, Tlikakila River, Turquoise Lake, Twin Lakes (does not apply to stays at Windsong Wilderness Retreat),

Tuxedni Bay and Two Lakes. All locations are $6.00 per person, per day, unless noted otherwise.