A stunning view of an island off the coast near Petersburg, Alaska.Although you may have never been to Alaska before, you have likely heard the anecdotes about bringing a wide variety of clothing because of the weather. While we certainly won’t debate that logic, there is a lot more to consider for your travel packing list than dressing in layers. It may not seem like it now, but springtime will arrive quickly, and Island Point Lodge is getting ready for eager anglers like you and the upcoming Alaska fishing season. After booking your all-inclusive Alaska fishing trip, we suggest using our travel packing list as a template while making a few other plans shortly afterward. Not only will this give you peace of mind as you enjoy your vacation, but it will also make you less likely to forget anything. Below we offer some advice on what to bring and best practices for a stress-free adventure.

Smart Travel Tips with Island Point Lodge

Prior to your trip to Kupreanof Island, it’s a good idea to ask a trusted friend or family member to stay at or check in on your house while you’re gone fishing in Alaska. Knowing a reliable person is watching over your dwelling will help you focus on fishing and maintain a relaxed state of mind. We also urge you to inform your financial institutions and credit card companies of your travel plans so that your accounts don’t get flagged for suspicious activity. The last thing you want is to be locked out of your bank account while traveling in Alaska. Lastly, having hard copies of your travel packing list and any necessary documents like licenses and passports will also prove useful. 

Important Items for Your Southeast Alaska Travel Packing List

Layering up is critical for staying comfortable and mitigating the fluctuating weather conditions while traveling in Alaska. Even during the summer months, the temperatures can vary by a wide margin. Although mornings can be brisk, mid-afternoons tend to be much warmer. Here are a few things that will help maximize your time during the Alaska fishing season:

  • Eye mask for the midnight sun—OPTIONAL
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars—OPTIONAL
  • Camera
  • Rain gear
  • Fishing hat
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Insect repellent
  • A day bag—usually a small backpack
  • Wool base layers to prevent saturation—OPTIONAL
  • Fleece or wool jacket—OPTIONAL 
  • An assortment of pants, shirts, socks, and underwear

All-Inclusive Fishing Trips to Petersburg, Alaska

There will always be something extra to add or consider for your Alaska vacation travel packing list, but you have to start somewhere, right? For a few other ideas, be sure to check out page six of our information packet. What you decide to bring with you will depend on how you’d like to spend your time when you aren’t fishing. Nevertheless, Island Point Lodge is here to provide an unforgettable Alaska vacation. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact us online or call 800-352-4522.