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  ~40 lb. Baggage Limit ~

Limiting personal luggage allows for fish to travel home with you as checked luggage.  We provide complimentary daily laundry and housekeeping to help you save on baggage fees.

 

Beginning in 2021, ADF&G no longer offers onsite fishing license sales, you are responsible to purchase your Alaska Fishing License and King Stamp online.  You can purchase your fishing license at anytime; be sure to put your fishing dates and bring your license with you.  Follow this link to purchase now: https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/

  • 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 & Charger

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip Balm

 

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 while 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

To catch the catamaran to Elfin Cove you will need to fly into the Juneau, Alaska airport by 3:00pm.  We understand that sometimes airlines change their flight times and we will do our best to accommodate any unexpected changes. As a courtesy, we are more than happy to help you look up flights and help you book your tickets, just give Mary a call.     

       

Travel Between Juneau and Elfin Cove, Alaska

You will be traveling between Juneau and Elfin Cove via a catamaran.  This trip is a scenic 3-hour ride that will afford you views of wildlife, seabirds and beautiful vistas.  Plan to enjoy relaxing as you take pictures of all that the inside passage has to offer and swap fishing stories with fellow anglers.  We arrange this part of the trip for you and it is included in your lodge package. 

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 unforeseen circumstances.

 

Weather can occasionally affect scheduled flights, if due to weather or other uncontrollable reason, you have to spend an additional night, coming or leaving the lodge, you are be responsible for your own hotel and meal costs.  Neither Waters Edge Lodge nor participating airlines or other transportation companies 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 purchase liquor in Juneau.  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.

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