Alaskan Fishing Retreat - Kenai-Cook Inlet

Four- or Seven-Night Fishing Retreats for One or Two from Discover Alaskan Adventures

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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-fishing adventure from Discover Alaskan Adventures.

Each day of the adventure begins the same way: an experienced guide leads groups of up to six away from the dock for about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the deeper parts of Central Cook Inlet, a hot spot for schools of halibut as they conduct pep rallies for varsity synchronized-swimming meets. 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 with provided tackle, bait, and lures that can last a full tide cycle.

After loading up on fish and returning to shore, anglers will retire to deluxe cabins in surrounding Ninilchik that feature full kitchens, TVs, barbecue grills, and at least two bedrooms. 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 prehistoric glaciers of the Kenai Mountains—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

Four-night, three-day fishing retreat

  • $541 for one
  • $1,082 for two

Seven-night, five-day fishing retreat

  • $896 for one
  • $1,792 for two

Included in all options:

  • Accommodations in deluxe cabins

Customers may combine Groupons to accommodate parties of up to six.

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/15/12
  • Valid for travel between 4/30/12 and 9/5/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 45-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply
  • Subject to availability
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Valid only for cabins
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Fishing license required to fish
  • Transportation to and from Ninilchik not included
  • Food not included
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 3% borough tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Discover Alaskan Adventures by 5/15/12.
  3. Choose a date between 4/30/12 and 9/5/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Hotel Policies

  • 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

What It's Worth

Four-night, three-day fishing retreat

  • $541 for one (up to a $1,082 value)
  • $1,082 for two (up to a $2,164 value)

Seven-night, five-day fishing retreat

  • $896 for one (up to a $1,792 value)
  • $1,792 for two (up to a $3,584 value)

Included in all options:

  • Accommodations in deluxe cabins

Customers may combine Groupons to accommodate parties of up to six.

Getting There

  • By plane: 4 miles from Ninilchik Airport (NIN)
  • By cab: about $15 from NIN
  • By car: 187 miles southwest of Anchorage

Traveler's Tips

  • Customers may upgrade to salmon fishing for an additional $25 per person.
  • Food is not included in this deal and the location is remote; grocery stores located in Anchorage or Soldonta are a good place to stock up for the duration of the trip on the way in.
  • Some cabins feature WiFi.

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