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    Your Lake Adventure Awaits

    Ketchikan offers world-class salt-water fishing and is a gateway to some of the most pristine fresh water fishing grounds in the world. Taquan Air provides decades of Alaska Bush Pilot experience through thousands of hours flying in Southeast Alaska. Let us whisk you away to one of many lakes as you embark on a remote wilderness camping adventure you will never forget! Nestle yourself at the base of a fiord, on a rippling creek, or at the shore of a mystical lake, for a breathtaking experience. Start by choosing a remote location from a wide variety of wilderness cabins where you can fish, hike, look for wildlife or just simply play.

    Taquan Wilderness CabinsWilderness Cabins

    Taquan Air will fly you into one of the many secluded cabins the USDA Forest Service has built and maintains. A variety of secluded cabins, shelters, A-frames and Pan-Abodes can accommodate 4-8 persons and cost approximately $25.00 - $45.00 per day. For detailed information, maps, photographs, and bookings, proceed to the cabin link when you visit the following website: www.fs.fed.us. There are many private cabins around the Ketchikan area that are also available. Consult our lake charter rates to see all of the options available to you.

    Private cabins are also available in addition to the many public cabins. The Humpback Chalet is a prime example and is one of the most beautiful cabins in Southeast Alaska. This pristine hideaway is nestled against a waterfall and includes a private lakeside hot tub. This is also the only privately owned cabin in Misty Fjords. Read more >

    State of Alaska fishingReserving Your Getaway

    We recommend you contact us prior to booking your Alaska Airlines flight or Alaska Marine Highway System passage into Ketchikan since space is limited during our peak season. Consult our Lake Trip Checklist to obtain all the information you will need prior to calling to make your reservation. A 50% deposit must be made to confirm your reservation and is fully refundable until 48 hours prior to date of service. Book it now online or call Taquan Air toll free at 1.800.770.8800.

    Trip Preparation

    If you plan on fishing during your trip, be sure to obtain your State of Alaska fishing license. They are required and can be purchased from a number of locations in Ketchikan or on the web at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. For all of your backcountry needs, visit the Alaska Wilderness Outfitting website to assist with essential gear rental. They can provide you with everything you will need, other than groceries. All rented gear will then be delivered to Taquan Air in compact, aircraft ready containers prior to your reservation date. Listed below you will find other useful tips in planning your adventure.

    State of Alaska fishing Useful Tips

    • Weather is unpredictable in Southeast Alaska. It is recommended to bring rain gear and warm clothing that allow you to layer.
    • Each cabin is equipped by the USFS with tables, benches, plywood bunks (without mattresses and bedding), wood and/or oil heat stove (without cooking gear), axe, broom, and outdoor sanitary facilities.
    • Oil is not provided for stoves.
    • A gas cooking stove in your gear is recommended as the wood/oil stoves may not provide sufficient heat for cooking.
    • Wood is provided, but it must be split. Bring a small axe or hatchet in case the cabin axe is not available.
    • Water is available from the lakes or streams. Surface water used for drinking should be purified by boiling for a minimum of 5 minutes.
    • Insect repellent is highly recommended during the summer months.
    • Boats are furnished at most lake cabins.Oars are provided, but an additional small 2-10 hp outboard motor can add to your enjoyment.
    • It is recommended to bring extra food and clothing in the event that your stay is prolonged due to poor visibility or weather.
    • There is no communication without a portable satellite phone. They are available for rent and information can be found through Advanced Communications.

    Registration Procedures

    Check in and final payment will be made at the Taquan Air Ticket Counter at least one hour prior to scheduled departure time. At that time, you are also required to fill in and sign our Lake Trip Pickup Agreement that will confirm your pickup date and time. If you choose to be picked up earlier than scheduled due to significant deteriorating weather or an incoming storm front, you must indicate this request in writing prior to your departure. Registering information on our Lake Trip Pickup Agreement IS FOR YOUR PROTECTION!

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