Visiting Alaska – Waterfall Resort & Steamboat Bay Fishing Club

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Waterfall Group. I received a gift basket and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with visiting Alaska. If there is a TV show about life in Alaska, I’ll watch it and tell my husband that some day we have to go visit. While I see people planning trips to beaches, I’ve always wanted to plan a trip to Alaska and experience what life is like there! And with shows like Deadliest Catch, Bering Sea Gold and Flying Wild Alaska, it makes me want to pack up and head to Alaska right now!


And let’s be real, if you’re going to go to a place like Alaska, you have to experience all of the beauty that the land has to offer. There are a few places you have to check out if you’re thinking about heading to Alaska and two of them are the Waterfall Resort & the Steamboat Bay Fishing Club. Both allow for a relaxing getaway (away from the stresses of work, maybe even a getaway with your spouse while the kids stay with Grandma), all while pursuing a love of the outdoors and fishing. Both resorts are located on the site of a record-breaking seafood cannery and they are near some of the best fishing spots in Alaska’s Inside Passage, one of the most famous fishing locations in the world. Guests can fish King Salmon (now at double the fishing limits than in years passed), Coho Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper, Black Bass and Rock Fish.


Maybe you’re new to fishing or need a refresher lesson? The crew at these resorts each have more than 30 years of fishing experience and they keep tabs on where fish are biting to help you catch some really great fish! Plus, with these all inclusive resorts, you don’t have to bring your own fishing gear – they provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and all-weather gear. I’ve never fished before because I really hate the thought of having to clean a fish & wouldn’t have any idea how to even start but what’s great is at these reports the fish processing team professionally cleans, trims, packs, and freezes guests’ catch to order!


The Waterfall Resort is perfect if you are planning on having a large family reunion, conference or anything that would require a lot of people to come. The Waterfall Resort can accommodate groups up to 92 guests, is great for tournaments, provides professional conference rooms and the resort’s executive chef delivers three full meals a day. How fantastic is that? The resort sits on 52 acres in the Tongass National Forest and includes nature trails, wildlife observation decks, salmon streams and even their own namesake waterfall.


If you’re looking for something on the smaller side, the Steamboat Bay Fishing Club offers exclusivity with its 16 guest maximum accommodations. Relax in your ocean front rooms, which have their own wood burning stoves and expansive decks with scenic views. Each of your meals will be prepared to your liking and you can even interact with the chef in the resorts presentation kitchen. In the morning, you can head out on the guided fishing boats (heated 25’ cabin cruisers) that are fully equipped for crabbing and shrimping.


You might be wondering how difficult it is to get into an area where these wonderful resorts are located. Both resorts are located in SE Alaska near Ketchikan, which is just a short 90 minute flight from Seattle. The  ground crew in Ketchikan International Airport helps guests and their luggage transfer to and from the resort’s chartered sea planes. Both resorts operate their own sea plane base, which allows their privately chartered planes to fly you right up to their dock. Plus, both resorts also have an on-site Alaska Airlines agent so you can check in your bags before you leave and also check in your fish boxes, eliminating a long wait at the airport.


With all this beauty and outdoors in Alaska, I can only imagine what it would like to unplug from everything in my day-to-day life and relax. I hope to one day make my way to Alaska and visit one of these beautiful resorts (my vote would be for Steamboat Bay Fishing Club – it’s absolutely breathtaking!)

Have you ever visited Alaska before?



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