Alaska West - RiverQuest Charters
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Alaska West

Alaska West is a remote fishing tent lodge located on the Kanektok River in Southwest Alaska.

For everyone

  • Prolific river with all 5 species of Pacific salmon, rainbows, dollies and grayling
  • Unique combination of large numbers of fish in fly-fishable water
  • Tent lodge format means no time or money wasted with daily fly-outs
  • Best-in-industry guides, camp staff, service level and camaraderie

For experienced fisherman, add

  • River and guides are well-suited for single and two-handed rods
  • One of the best opportunities in the world to catch kings and silvers on a fly rod
  • Kanektok provides a wide variety of fisheries, ranging from large tidewater sections to small, ‘trout stream’
    side channels all within a 20-minute boat ride
  • Arolik option offers pristine setting – 4 rods per day on the river
    For groups
  • Facilities accommodate groups up to 22. Experience hosting large groups.
  • Nearly 1-to-1 (20-to-22) staff-to-client ratio
  • Large dining tent, heated lounge tent, hot showers.
  • Room to hold a seminar.
  • Schedule flexibility due to proximity to airstrip and scheduled flights


  • Guests fish in pairs with a guide. 18 foot jet boats are used for transportation and as fishing platforms. Fishing
    is done both from shore and from the boat, depending on guest preferences and fishing conditions.
  • Alaska West is not fly-only. Some guests use tackle as well, including spinning gear for silvers and plugs for
    kings. Since the river is so fly-fishable, most guests will try fly casting, but it is not required. Alaska West’s
    guides are excellent instructors and are used to working with guests using a fly rod for the first time.
  • Wading on the Kanektok is extremely easy. With almost no rocks larger than your fist, older guests have no
    problem wading. If you can stand you can wade.


  • All tents at the lodge are Weatherport-type tents, with carpeted wooden floors and heat. Guests sleep in beds
    with mattresses.
  • A separate drying tent is provided for waders and other clothing.
  • Hot showers, sinks with hot and cold water and outhouses are provided. Outhouses are cleaned and emptied
    every day.


  • Guests fly to Anchorage and then Bethel via Alaska Airlines. A small regional air carrier flies guests from Bethel
    to Quinhagak. The trip to camp can be made in one day from Alaska or Seattle. Travel from other cities
    requires an overnight stay in Seattle or Anchorage.