Petersburg is in the southern panhandle section of Alaska. This area of Alaska is known as the inside passage and consists of thousands of islands. The weather is generally warm, but the water is cold. Light rain and drizzle can be expected, so rain gear is a must. Generally we will wear the rain jacket every day as it acts as a wind breaker while we are traveling about in the boats. The temperatures range from the fifties at night to the seventies during the day. Daylight normally occurs between 3 to 6 o'clock in the morning, and darkens between 8 to 11 o'clock in the evening. June 21st is the longest day, and we lose approximately five minutes of daylight each day after.
The total length of the trip including travel will be approximately nine days. Arrival day at the lodge is a Saturday and departure day is the following Friday morning. The trip is generally broken down as follows:
Your flight will take you to Seattle where you may have an option of flying to Juneau and on to Petersburg, arriving around 5 pm, overnight in a Petersburg hotel (Tides Inn 907-772-4288 or Scandia House 907-772-4281) and be picked up on Saturday morning to be taken to the Lodge, or overnight in Seattle (see list of hotels in the information package) and take the early morning Alaska Air flight arriving in Petersburg around 10:40 am where you will be picked up and taken to the Lodge.
If you stay in Seattle you will take the early morning flight via Alaska Airlines to Petersburg, Alaska. Island Point Lodge personnel will meet you at the airport and transport you to the lodge or to town first for a quick stop to purchase special items before going to the lodge.
1/2 day of fishing for Salmon, Halibut and Trout.
Sunday thru Thursday:
5 full days of fishing for Salmon, Halibut and Trout.
Departure around 7:30 am in the morning to catch the flight from Petersburg to Juneau and on to Seattle (around noon). Should Alaska Air have any delays due to mechanical problems, weather or for any other reason, there will normally be sufficient time to make your late Friday night (red-eye) connections. If you are taking a red-eye flight home be sure to inform the Alaska Airline ticket personnel that you would like to have your luggage checked straight through to your destination.
There will be some time to shop in Petersburg for gifts before you departure.
In case of an emergency you can be contacted directly at the lodge (907-772-2719). The lodge you will be staying at is located on Kupreanof Island on the Narrows at Island Point.