If you are planning on fishing during your Great Alaska Adventures experience, you'll need a current Alaska fishing license, whether your itinerary has a scheduled day of guided fishing, or you are only planning on fishing a bit in the evenings after your daily activity is over. Either way, you'll need a license on your person to begin fishing. Now the next part- how and where do I get my Alaska fishing license?
As of 1/1/2021, Alaska is no longer issuing license books (we have always sold licenses to our guests upon their arrival if they needed one) so you'll need to get one online before you fly to Alaska. You can do that here: Alaska Fishing License Online Store. Here is some more in-depth Alaska fishing license info regarding getting the licenses online. You may also call our office - our adventure planners are happy to help!
1. BASIC LICENSE INFO:What day and time should my license start? Licenses are issued in 24 hour periods of 1, 3, and 7 days only. Check-in time for our trips is at 11:00, so you'll want your license time to begin on your first day with us at 12:00 PM (if you are fishing that day).
2. KING SALMON STAMPS: Do I need a King Salmon Stamp? Fishing for King salmon requires an additional "stamp" - if your trip is between May 15 and July 31, and you have guided salmon fishing on your itinerary, be sure to have a stamp for the entire period you are with us. If you are only fishing off the beach at the lodge (with no scheduled fishing trips with a guide) then you will NOT need a king salmon stamp. If your trip doesn't include fishing, and you don't plan to fish off the beach, then you will NOT require a license.
3. HOW TO PURCHASE: Where do I get my license? You may purchase your license as far in advance as you choose - Here is the link to get your license online Fishing License Online Store. Finally, be sure to print a copy of the license and bring it with you. It is necessary to have a printed copy of your license in your possession when you are fishing.
4. Here's a link to our Alaska Fishing Seasons Calendar.