Discover Alaskan Adventures - Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Four- or Seven-Night Fishing Retreat for One or Two from Discover Alaskan Adventures
Fishing Excursion for Supersize Halibut Off Alaskan Peninsula
In 2008, a fisherman off the coast of Norway hauled in a halibut that weighed 443 pounds and measured more than 8 feet long. Though something of an aberration, halibut are routinely caught at weights in excess of 100 pounds, helping them earn the title of world’s largest flat fish. Take a shot at the record books on a four- or seven-day halibut- and salmon-fishing adventure from Discover Alaskan Adventures, which leads trips into the waters near Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. After loading up on fish and returning to shore, anglers will retire to Ninilchik’s Volcano View RV Resort and the surrounding area. There they’ll stay in deluxe cabins, which have full kitchens, TVs and barbecue grills. Click here for the 2013 charter schedule.
Each day of the adventure begins with an experienced guide leading groups of up to six on a 45- to 60-minute trip to the deeper parts of Central Cook Inlet, a hot spot for schools of halibut as they practice for synchronized-swimming competitions. The journey is made aboard a 28-foot six-pack cabin cruiser—aptly christened _Discover_—that includes a private bathroom. Once they’ve reached their destination, groups will fish for halibut and salmon with provided tackle, bait, and lures that can last a full tide cycle.
Though halibut fishing generally demands a full day’s time and energy, adventurous guests can spend the twilight hours fishing in local rivers. The town of Homer—a scenic hamlet situated about 40 miles south among the Kenai Mountains’ prehistoric glaciers—is worth a visit.
At the trip's conclusion, staffers will skillfully fillet all catches for no charge. Filleted halibut can be vacuum-packed, frozen, and shipped to any U.S. destination. Alternatively, the catch can be made airplane-ready, or be kept in a walk-in freezer until visitors can fashion a massive suitcase lined with dry ice.
Deluxe cabins that sleep up to six are located in the surrounding area and will be reserved by Discover Alaskan Adventures upon booking.
What You Get
Guided halibut- or salmon-fishing package
- Option 1: $690 for four nights of lodging in a cabin and three days of guided fishing for one (up to a $1,380 value)
- Option 2: $1,296 for four nights of lodging in a cabin and three days of guided fishing for two (up to a $2,596 value)
- Option 3: $995 for seven nights of lodging in a cabin and five days of guided fishing for one (up to a $1,990 value)
- Option 4: $1,995 for seven nights of lodging in a cabin and five days of guided fishing for two (up to a $3,990 value)
Book by: 5/15/13
Travel window: 4/30/13–9/5/13
Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
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The Fine Print
- Must book by 5/15/2013 or promotional value expires
- Valid for travel 4/30/13-9/5/13
- Limit 2 per person
- May buy 2 additional as gifts
- Limit 2 per visit
- 45-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
- Must be 18 or older to check in
- Credit card required at booking and check-in
- Valid only for deluxe cabins
- Fishing license required to fish
- Taxes, licenses, transportation, food, fish processing, and gratuities not included
- 3% borough tax not included, to be collected upon arrival.
- Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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- Rollaways: not available
- Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
- Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
- Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
- Room upgrades: not available
The Groupon Guide to: Impromptu Holiday Games
With holiday season in full swing, there's no shortage of dinner parties to attend. If your host doesn't own any board games, save the evening by suggesting a game that can be played without gaming equipment:
Bang, Bang, Hear, Hear: Have one person grab a fork, spoon, and knife. After everyone else closes their eyes, the person holding the utensils will start banging one of the three against the dinner table. The first person to correctly guess what the banger is banging wins and gets to leave the game.
Noise Town: Break off into groups of two. Each pair builds a unique city by creating a soundscape using the sounds that come out of their mouths. The team that builds the loudest town gets the grand prize—getting to wait outside until the other teams stop.
My Country, Your Country: One person starts the game by approaching another person and saying "My country." The person has to respond, as quickly as possible, "Your country?" The first person then must say "My country" again, this time faster than the second person said "Your country?" This keeps going until everyone feels compelled to simultaneously shout "The holidays: are these not the finest times of our years?" Then everyone gets to leave.