Unlike your uncle's famous fish tales, everything in the 49th state really is "that big." Get ready to reel in an adventure you'll need more than just a net for with an Escape to Great Chinook Lodge, a first-rate retreat specializing in chartered fishing experiences along Alaska's breathless Glacier Bay National Park outside Juneau.
You'll fall hook, line, and sinker for a three- ($990) or five-night ($1,650) stay for two in a lodge. If you really want to earn your family fame above the mantle, opt for a five-night stay that includes a three-day charter fishing package complete with a guide, license, and fish processing ($3,730). Appetite bigger than that storied fish? No problem—all meals are included, as is ground transportation.
See life from a whole new angle with a hike along Alaska's majestic Glacier Bay. Chart a course on the deep seas with Black Rock Charters, known for employing some of the most skilled fishermen in all of Alaska. If you're looking for bigger fish to spy, you're likely to catch several acrobatic humpback whales who frequent the bay in the warmer months. For an up-close-and-personal encounter, sea kayaking in the bay is extremely popular.
Later, join up with a school of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the lodge's family-style eatery. Nosh on travel-friendly fare from a sandwich bar ideal for boating prep and sit down to a hearty dinner that includes entrées like fresh Alaskan halibut topped with crab or juicy scallops, ribs, or pork loin.
When your rods grow weary, cast them aside for a comfortable snooze in your large room, or curl up for a fireside chat in the room's cozy living space. Wake the next morning to the sounds of Alaskan wildlife and the smell of hot coffee, which you'll want to enjoy from your porch surrounded by wild pines.
This Escape is biting on the line—make sure it's not one that gets away.
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PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
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Great Chinook Lodge
A Three- ($990) or Five-Night ($1,650) Stay for Two with All Meals and Ground Transport; or a Five-Night Stay for Two with Three-Day Fishing Charter and All Meals and Ground Transport ($3,730)