Royal Coachman Lodge Fishing Itinerary
Arrival DayYou will need to be in Anchorage on Sunday morning to catch a 1.5 hour charter flight to Dillingham. This flight will leave around 11am out of Anchorage, arrive in Dillingham around 12:30 (please note that exact times will be confirmed on your final invoice letter 90 days before your arrival). You will land at the Dillingham International Airport. A Royal Coachman Lodge representative will meet you at the airport. Please note, occasionally we have delays on our side. If no one has arrived after 15 minutes please call the lodge at 907.644.0641 or the Sweetwater office at 888.347.4286. There is a payphone in the waiting area, cellphones do not work in Dillingham. You will then be transferred in the Royal Coachman Lodge’s van to Aleknagik, where our floatplanes will be waiting for you. This van transfer takes about 30 minutes. We will pack the plane and leave for the lodge as soon as you arrive. Not everything fits in 2 beaver loads, so we return for the remaining luggage. You will arrive at the lodge around 3:00 p.m., and the luggage flight will not get back to the lodge until roughly 6:00 pm.
If you are itching to go fishing when you arrive at the lodge, please grab your waders, wading boots and fly rod out of your bag in Dillingham and bring it with you on the first airplane load.
Upon arrival the manager will discuss the week's itinerary with you, check your licenses, and have guests sign waivers. Appetizers and a hearty dinner will be served around 6:30 p.m.
Monday – Saturday:Full fishing days! You will generally have breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and depart at 8:00 a.m. You will return around 6:00 p.m.
after a full day of fishing. Dinner is usually served at 7:30 p.m. Repeat!
Departure Day:We normally have a luggage run at 8:00 a.m., so you will need to pack in the morning before breakfast, which will be
served at 8 a.m.. After the luggage plane leaves you will have time to settle up with the manager for your bill which will
include alcohol, fishing licenses, apparel purchased, and gratuities. The recommended gratuity is 10%-15% of the package price. Please feel free to tip more or less depending on the services you have received.
After breakfast you will depart in our beavers for Dillingham. You will depart Dillingham on a private charter to Anchorage.