What gear do I need?
Keeping it Simple: Waterproof fishing jacket, knee boots, breathable/gortex waders, 7-8wt fly rod, pink or chartreuse flies, good quality rain gear, gloves, insect repellent, polarized glasses, waterproof bag, hook sharpener, needle-nose pliers or hemostat, leader clippers, knife, appropriate assortment of high quality swivels, weights, hooks, new line, extra spools and reel oil or WD-40. Note: In order to continue an exemplary safety record, the Air Taxi does limit your bag & gear to 50lbs.
We will provide detailed recommendations for clothing, equipment, and personal items as part of your electronic Welcome Package when you finalize your reservations. Like any vacation, it is important to remember the ancillary costs incurred in preparation for your trip to Icy Bay Lodge. As a reminder, we ask that you please incorporate the following expenditures – which we’ve outlined in detail below – into your Icy Bay Lodge vacation budget:Alaska Fishing LicenseTravel InsuranceGratuities
What's the weather like?
The Icy Bay climate is characterized by mild, rainy weather. Average summer temperatures range from 50 to 65 degrees, while winter averages 15 to 40 degrees. As part of one of the northernmost rainforests in the world, Icy Bay gets some of the heaviest precipitation in Alaska. The weather is wet. Don’t forget to pack your rain gear and clothes that will keep you warm in 40 degrees! You may experience warmer weather and sunshine during your trip, but it is a lot easier to remove layers to get cool than to not have enough layers to stay warm.
How much should I tip?
We have a very small staff – all of whom will work tirelessly to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment at Icy Bay Lodge. A gratuity is not included in the cost of your booking but it is customary to reward outstanding hospitality with a gratuity for the guides and hosts (who share gratuities equally). Traditionally, a gratuity is 10% – 15% of the advertised price of your package.