Please have each member of your party complete a release form.  You can fill it out online, save a copy and email it to us at watersedgealaska@gmail.com.

Release & Indemnification Form

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General Information 

 

Payment Schedule and Methods

Our season is short and space is limited, reservations should be made early to reserve your preferred fishing time. Reservations made before August 1st require an $800 deposit to hold your space and payments will be due September 1st, February 1st and the balance April 1st.  If booking after August 1st the first payment of 1/3 will be due September 1st with additional payments due February 1st and the balance April 1st.  If you book after January first your first payment will be 1/2 of the balance due and the remainder due April 1st or 30 days prior to your arrival at the lodge depending on your original booking date.  If you would like to pay with a credit card, there is a 3.5% processing fee.  Special payment arrangements can be made.

 

Deposits are non-refundable however, they are transferable to another guest or we will gladly switch you to a week that is available or carry it over to the following year.  Upon receipt of your deposit a confirmation letter will be sent to you with information specific to your trip.

 

What to Bring  

We provide complimentary daily laundry and housekeeping

~40 lb. Baggage Limit ~

Limiting personal luggage allows for fish to travel home with you as checked luggage

  • Personal Medications

  • Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste

  • Personal Toiletries (Shampoo provided)

  • Clothes - Layering is best

    • T-Shirt

    •  Long sleeve shirt

    •  Sweatshirt

    •  Vest

    •  Light jacket

    •  Pant

    •  Socks

    •  Underclothes

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Personal First Aid Kit

  • Hat or Stocking Cap

  • Gloves - Waterproof

  • Cell Phone

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip Balm

  • Fly Rod and Flies if desired

 

Cell Phone Coverage and WIFI

As is common with most remote locations in the world, cell phone coverage is great, when you have service.  You will have scattered cell service in Elfin Cove with better service out fishing.  Bring your phone but be aware that depending on your provider and plan, additional charges may apply.  AT&T has had the best service and Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have limited or no service.  The dining room at the lodge has a cell signal booster which allows for calls and data use.  The lodge has a landline phone that guests are welcome to use.  Each boat is outfitted with a marine radio for your safety and convenience.  

 

WIFI not readily available in Elfin Cove.  If you have a data plan on your phone, this will work best in Elfin Cove especially with our cell signal boosters.

 

Travel Information

Travel Between your Home and Juneau, Alaska

Sunday 3:30 PM - Do not schedule your commercial arrival after 3:30 PM on Sunday. 

Saturday 11:30 AM - Do not schedule your commercial departure before 11:30 AM Saturday.                 

 

Travel Between Juneau and Elfin Cove, Alaska

Guests are scheduled to fly with Ward Air to Elfin Cove.  Sunday flights begin to depart 2:30 PM. When you arrive at the Juneau airport and after you collect your luggage please contact Ward Air via white courtesy phone located in the baggage claim area or by calling directly at (907) 789-9150.  Ward Air is not located in the airport terminal and will transport you to their office in their courtesy shuttle.  

Saturday morning Elfin Cove to Juneau  a high-speed whale-watching catamaran will provide transportation.  You will be back to the Juneau Airport by 11:30 am with your gear and fish boxes.

 

Travel Difficulties

If you have travel delays or have other travel issues please contact us as soon as possible. Often we are able to make adjustments to accommodate the unforeseen circumstances.

 

Weather can occasionally affect scheduled flights, if due to weather or other uncontrollable reason, you would have to spend an additional night, you would be responsible for your own hotel and meal costs.  Neither Waters Edge Lodge nor participating airlines will assume any additional costs.

 

Fish Processing

Every night your fish is filleted, vacuum-sealed and frozen on-site.  At the end of your trip it is packed in fish boxes and travels home with you as checked luggage.  Once your fish leaves Waters Edge Lodge, you are responsible for and care of your catch.  

 

Tipping Procedure

In Alaska, it is the custom to tip the staff for the services they provide. This can sometimes become a confusing proposition, so we would like to suggest the following general guidelines. We recommend tipping at least 10% of your per person rate.

 

Alcoholic Beverages

We do not have a liquor license but you are welcome to bring or purchase liquor in Elfin Cove.  While fishing with Waters Edge Lodge your safety is our greatest concern.  Alcohol and/or drugs impair your mental capacity and are strictly prohibited on our fishing boats, our dock or on the catamaran.