Accessing remote fishing waters in Alaska using a floatplane will elevate your pursuit to an entirely different level. Since more than 90% of Alaska’s most fabled fishing waters are only accessible via floatplane, getting up in the air opens a myriad of spectacular Alaska fishing options. Mark Glassmaker is proud to offer several high-quality Alaska fishing trips to the West Side of Cook Inlet and beyond.
All our fly-out fishing trips in Alaska are one-day trips originating from the Kenai Peninsula to the West Side of Cook Inlet and a number of other beautiful destinations on the main Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island, and other remote locals in the South-Central Alaska region. For many, fishing in the remote waters of Alaska is what they came to Alaska to experience: no road systems, boundless scenery, abundant wildlife, and undisturbed waters teeming with fish.
We feel at least one day of remote Alaska fly out fishing will help to round out the perfect fishing vacation to the Kenai Peninsula. While one could fill weeks exploring all of our fly-out fishing options, we always recommend our guests take the opportunity to experience at least one remote location and spend some time where there are no roads and bears outnumber humans. With our own boats waiting for us when we arrive and the finest floatplanes and pilots available on the Kenai Peninsula, we guarantee a safe, comfortable high-quality Alaska fishing experience you will not soon forget.
The majority of our full-day fly-out fishing trips go to destinations on the West Side of Cook Inlet, with the most popular location being Big River Lake, the Kustatan River, and Bachatna Creek. For the person that simply wants to experience the unmatched thrill of flying in an Alaska floatplane and see everything remote Alaska fishing has to offer in 6-7 hours, these adventures are tough to beat. Learn more about our Alaska floatplane fishing trips below.
With bears, salmon, rugged peaks, and shimmering glaciers, The West Side of Cook Inlet is an incredible place. Flight time to Big River Lake and other popular destinations on the West Side of Cook Inlet is a mere 20 minutes, making this the most affordable single destination Alaska fly-out fishing option we offer.
For those looking for the ultimate one-day Alaska fishing experience, nothing can rival chartering a floatplane for the entire day and visiting more distant and/or multiple destinations. On these fly-out fishing trips, the plane stays with you and can travel much farther distances from our base in North Kenai. This expanded range opens up a number of incredible locations, all within a 2-hour flight radius. It gives you the freedom, privacy, and exclusivity to design your own trip of a lifetime.
Of course, these incredible Alaska fishing destinations are ripe with some of the most memorable scenery in the world including bear viewing, other wildlife, mountains, and glaciers. A shore-side lunch is also an integral element of these trips capping what most would consider a “bucket list” experience.
Below are a few all-day exclusive destinations we frequent and depending on the length of the flight, weather, etc., it is often possible to visit more than one destination in the day.
* Kings currently closed on Kodiak Island (Updated April 2018).