Points of Interest
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park
- Copper River
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Enjoy a half day of fishing for famous Copper River salmon. Experience world-class fishing for King and/or red salmon in the rivers of the Copper Valley. Jet up the mighty tributaries of the Copper River, under the watchful eye of your professional fishing guide. Listen to your reel drag sing as you tangle with monster fish ranging between 5 and 70 pounds in the heavy river current. King salmon, aka Chinook salmon, are the premier river game fish in North America and this is your chance to tangle with one of these giants. Outside of king season (King season generally runs from late June through early August), sockeye fishing for wold famous Copper River Red Salmon is available!
Princess Cruises' Cook My Catch is our exclusive culinary experience highlighting the pinnacle of fresh seafood. Our chefs can cook and serve salmon caught while on select fishing excursions in Alaska. Guests can choose their preferred preparation and accompaniments for their fresh-caught salmon. This unique dining experience is available on land at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Salmon must be caught while on select Princess approved excursions and can be served for lunch or dinner, which offers unique way to enjoy your very own fresh caught wild Alaskan salmon.
Special Notes:Minimum age is 10. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years of age or older. Fishing licenses are not available for purchase at the lodge and must be purchased prior to arrival. A King Salmon stamp will be required during King season at an additional charge. Dress in layers. Bring a raincoat, sunglasses and camera. This tour accommodates both novice and experienced anglers but note that casting and wading may be required. You will be fishing from shore and footing is uneven and can be slippery. You must be able to hike short distances over uneven terrain. This tour includes all the fishing gear, personal flotation device and waders. For an additional charge, your fish can be processed, frozen and shipped. Fish are filleted free-of-charge by the vendor; however, packing and shipping must be arranged through another local business. Estimated shipping costs: $5-15 per pound depending on shipping address and the quantity. Due to changing fishing conditions, tour departure times may be changed at tour operator's discretion.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.