One of the Best Halibut Fishing Trips in the World

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

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Eagle’s Nest Lodge in beautiful Gustavus, Alaska (50 miles west of Juneau) is known for the world’s best halibut fishing on the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage. The comfortable lodge is just a short van ride to the marina. Book now for 2024 and 2025.

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Glacier Bay Halibut and Salmon

Four Huge Halibut

Glacier Bay waters are rich with all five species of Pacific salmon and giant halibut. Halibut over 400 pounds have been caught here. Halibut from 100 to 300 pounds are caught on a regular basis.
Fishing Season:  The Lodge is open from June 5 through the third week of September.
Species:  The boats typically average a 100-pound-plus fish per boat per day. Along with salmon and halibut, you’ll find lingcod, rockfish, and yelloweye rockfish (red snapper).

Glacier Bay Fishing:

Sitka Chinook Salmon Fishing

Boats:  28-foot boats with an enclosed heated cabin and a stand-up head (toilet), a large fish deck, the latest electronic equipment, a radio, and life jackets. Boats accommodate up to six anglers. A party of four or more may reserve an entire boat. The marina is a short van ride from the Lodge.
Captain:  Experienced captains know the waters and how to catch fish.
Methods:  Trolling and jigging.
Equipment:  All rods, reels, gear, and bait are provided.
Fishing License:  Your fishing license and salmon tag are included in the package.

The Lodge Provides Fish Care

Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut A Day's Catch

Along with salmon and halibut are lingcod, rockfish, and yelloweye (red snapper). The Lodge vacuum packs, freezes, and boxes up to two 50-pound boxes of fish per angler. For any additional fish, there’s a charge of $60.00 per box.

Five Species of Pacific Salmon

Nice King Salmon

Glacier Bay Fishing Chart

Fishing Season Chart

Alaska Halibut Fishing at its Finest

Three Anglers crouched near Huge Halibut

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge Buildings

The Lodge has six standalone buildings with a total of 10,000 square feet. There is a fish packing house where you can watch their staff vacuum pack your catch of the day.

View Wildlife in the Meadow while Dining

Dining Table and Chairs

Family-style hot breakfasts and packed lunches with hearty sandwiches on the boat. Dinner entrees feature macadamia nut-crusted halibut, salmon, roast beef or steak, and lasagna... plus salads, homemade rolls, and desserts.

Seven Comfortable Bedrooms

Bedroom with Two Beds

The Lodge accommodates up to 20 guests in seven comfortable rooms. Four rooms have two beds and a private bathroom. Two rooms have three full-sized beds and a private bathroom. The Lodge also has a bonus room with six full beds and two full baths for larger groups.
Communications:  The Lodge has 4G cell phone service, Wi-Fi, landline service, and a fax machine.

Ping Pong Table and Pool Table

Ping Pong Table

The Lodge has a 2,000-square-foot recreation room with a pool table, ping-pong table, bigscreen satellite TV, overstuffed chairs, game tables, and board games.
Alcohol:  Alcohol is not included. If desired, the staff will drive you to the liquor store on your way from the airport to the Lodge. The Lodge provides mixers and ice.

Getting to the Lodge:

1.) From Seattle, you'll fly to Juneau, Alaska, a one-hour and 40-minute flight.
2.) From Juneau, you'll fly to Gustavus, Alaska, a 25-minute flight. Gustavus is regarded as the Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. Alaska Airlines makes one daily flight from Juneau, arriving in Gustavus at 4:50 p.m.
3.) A Lodge staff member will greet you at the airport gate and drive you to the Lodge, about a five-minute drive.
(Travel between Juneau and Gustavus before Memorial Day and after Labor Day is on one of the smaller commercial airlines that service southeast Alaska.)
Departure Day:  On your way home, an overnight stay in Juneau or Seattle is usually required and not included in the package.

2024 Rates

Double-Occupancy Rooms.
Parties of four or more may reserve an entire boat.
5-nights and 5-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday afternoon. Fish M. thru F. and fly out Friday evening.
4-anglers per boat: $5,000.00 per person
5-anglers per boat: $4,800.00 per person
6-anglers per boat: $4,500.00 per person
4-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday and fly out on Thursday. $4,300.00 per person
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Fly in on Sunday and fly out on Wednesday. $3,800.00 per person

**IF TWO ANGLERS book a trip:  The Lodge may have to place you with another group of two or three anglers. The cost will remain $5,000.00 p.p., and lodging will remain double occupancy. If a group of four anglers books a package, the rate will be $5,000.00 per person with double-occupancy lodging, and no other anglers will be on the boat with your group.

Request a Glacier Bay Halibut
Information packet.  

The Packages Include:

• All necessary ground transfers in Gustavus
• Lodging
• Meals while at the Lodge
• Housekeeping
• Guided fishing
• The use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, and gear
• Fishing license and king salmon tag
• Fish care for up to two 50-pound boxes
• 4% Bed tax

The Packages Do Not Include:

• Airfare
• Hotel night and meals in Juneau or Seattle—if required
• Alcohol
• Rain gear
• Gratuities to guides and lodge staff
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.
• Fishing with Larry adds a 2.5% convenience fee to all credit card transactions as of 12/2020.

Glacier Bay Eagle's Nest Lodge

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