TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Several major airlines serve Alaska daily from the lower 48. You should make your reservations well in advance to secure your desired flight. Plan to arrive in Anchorage the day prior to your scheduled trip date. Your departure flight date can coincide with your trip ending date if it is a late afternoon or early evening flight.
OVERNIGHT REQUIREMENTS: By arriving in Anchorage a day prior to your trip departure date, an overnight stay will be required. Several major hotels are located in Anchorage with complimentary airport shuttle service. Once again, reservations should be made early to assure space. We would be happy to recommend places to stay as well as our favorite local restaurants.
We usually stay at Super 8 (800-843-1991) which has reasonable rates and airport shuttle service.
TRIP DEPARTURE AND CHARTER INFORMATION: Our trips start and end in Anchorage, Alaska. On your trip departure date, you will be scheduled for a late morning or early afternoon charter flight on Katmai Air Service from Anchorage to Battle River Wilderness Retreat. Katmai Air Service is located adjacent to the Anchorage International Airport at 4125 Aircraft Drive (907-243-5448). You will need to have your hotel shuttle service or taxi transport you to the Katmai Air Service offices so that you arrive at least 1 hour prior to scheduled time of departure.
You will make one stop on your charter flight to Battle River Wilderness Retreat at Kulik Lodge to transfer to a float plane for the final portion of your trip. If the weather is clear, the entire flight is spectacular!
ARRIVAL AT BATTLE RIVER WILDERNESS RETREAT: Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by our friendly staff. A short orientation of your trips activity schedule will follow over lunch.
MEALS: We serve the finest quality food available with that special gourmet touch. Do not expect to lose weight on this trip! If you have special dietary restrictions, it is your responsibility to advise us well in advance of your trip.
LICENSES: Fishing licenses may be purchased at Kulik Lodge en route to Battle River Wilderness Retreat. A seven day license is $55.00.
ALCOHOL: We will have both beer and wine available for purchase. If you have other preferences, you are welcome to bring them.
GRATUITIES: Our staff works hard to make our guests’ Alaskan wilderness experience the best possible. While we believe it’s our guests’ discretion whether to tip, the industry standard is about 5%.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Wear comfortable, medium weight sport clothes. Bring a warm sweater, wind breaker and medium weight pile or down jacket, walking shoes and rubberized boots. We recommend polypropylene long underwear, wool socks and high quality raingear with a hat. The atmosphere at Battle is informal, and casual clothes with personal items and medicines should be included. Guests are allowed 45 pounds of gear packed in soft duffel bags. Excess baggage cannot be guaranteed on the same flight and will be charged $.55 per pound each way by Katmai Air Service. Excess Baggage billed of over 70 lbs. bill at $1.05 per lb. plus 6% tax.