ROYAL COACHMAN LODGE

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Price

    $9,750 Per Person Per Week

  • Trip Starting Point
    Dillingham, Alaska
  • Lodge Type
    Fly Out Lodge | River Lodge | Wilderness Lodge
  • Capacity
    12 Guests
  • Location
    Bristol Bay, Alaska

Fishing & Guided Activities

The Royal Coachman Lodge is an Alaska fishing lodge located in the heart of the world famous Bristol Bay sport fishing region of Southwest Alaska. The Royal Coachman Lodge sits on the banks of the Nuyakuk River, a quarter of a mile downstream from the outlet to Tikchik Lake, nestled in the 1.6 million acre Wood-Tikchik State Park.

The lodge is located on the Nuyakuk River in Alaska, a great home river for the rare non fly-out days and for after-hours fishing. The lodge has no neighbors, no boats, no cars, and no planes going by the lodge, just peace and quiet right on the river. Royal Coachman Lodge is centrally located in the middle of the Wood-Tickchik State Park (the largest state park in the U.S.). The fishing guides are Alaska veterans specializing in fly fishing. The lodge has two exclusive permits in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, one private trophy trout fishery permit, permits to fish Katmai National Park and Wood Tikchik State Park, three department of natural resources permits, and nearly 20 boats cached throughout the best fishing locations in Bristol Bay. RCL offers an unsurpassed Alaskan fly fishing experience.

A trip to the Royal Coachman Lodge is quite simply whatever you want it to be. Their guests fish a variety of waters from very small streams to large rivers, lakes, and the thoroughfares that connect them. By maintaining boats with jet units scattered throughout the region, and because of the variety of waters, private leases, and exclusive use permits held by the Royal Coachman Lodge, they can offer the best fishing the region has to offer every day. Almost all of our fishing destinations are remote and uncrowded. Most of the time we will be the only anglers there. Whether you’re an expert fly fisherman or beginner spincaster, you will find the angling adventure that you are looking for.

Lodge Details

The Royal Coachman Lodge in Alaska houses the kitchen, dining room and lounge, library corner, one guest room with a private bath, and massage room. The lodge is comfortable and cozy; this is where you will plan each following days excursions. Royal Coachman Lodge also has four finely furnished guest cottages, with one and two bedrooms, and private baths. They also have one well appointed bedroom in the main lodge. Each cabin or room has modern bath facilities, independent heat, excellent beds, and all the creature comforts of home, along with spectacular views of the river and the rapids. 

Food & Beverage

The Royal Coachman Lodge prides itself on the quality and abundance of the food that is available to its guests. Freshly baked bread, rolls, and pastries are served at each lodge meal. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available. Dinner menus vary but typically include New York steak, turkey, prime rib, Halibut, a variety of Alaskan seafood, and similar items. Lunches are prepared by the lodge kitchen staff and are often times supplemented by fresh fish cooked on the stream bank.

Homemade soups, breads, pastries, and desserts are the specialties of the house. Snacks are always available and we serve appetizers each evening. You will be hard pressed to find better food at any fishing lodge in Alaska.

Sample Itinerary

6-Days of Fishing / 7-Nights Accommodations 
  • Sunday
    Arrival day. You will need to be in Anchorage on Sunday morning to catch a 1.5 hour charter flight to Dillingham, Alaska. You will land at the Dillingham International Airport (DLG). A Royal Coachman Lodge representative will meet you at the airport. You will then be transferred in the Royal Coachman Lodge’s company van to Aleknagik, where their floatplanes will be waiting for you. This transfer takes about 30 minutes. The lodge staff will pack the plane and leave for the lodge as soon as you arrive. You will arrive at the lodge around 3:00 p.m. Upon arrival the manager will discuss the week's itinerary with you, check and/or sell licenses, and have guests sign waivers. Appetizers and a hearty dinner will be served around 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Saturday
    Six full fishing days! You will generally have breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and depart the lodge at 8:00 a.m. for a full day of fishing adventure. Packed lunch or a fresh salmon shore lunch will be served riverside daily. Each day you will return to the lodge around 6:00 p.m. after a full day of fishing. Dinner is usually served at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday
    Departure day. You will need to pack in the morning before breakfast, which will be served at 8:00 a.m. You will have time in the morning to settle up with the manager for your bill which might include alcohol, fishing licenses, apparel purchased, and gratuities. After breakfast you will depart in our De Havilland Beavers for Dillingham. You will depart Dillingham on a private charter back to Anchorage.

Travel Details

How to get there

A week at Royal Coachman Lodge goes from Sunday to Sunday. You need to plan for a Sunday afternoon arrival in Dillingham, Alaska, where the Royal Coachman Lodge staff will pick you up in one of their company vans and transport you to our floatplane base for the trip into the Lodge. It is worth considering an overnight in Anchorage, Alaska on your way to the Lodge. Delta, Northwest, United, Alaska Airlines, and others all fly to Anchorage daily from most major U.S. and foreign cities. Ravn Air and Alaska Airlines provides jet service to Dillingham on a daily schedule.

Rates & Package Options

  • 6-Day / 7-Night All-Inclusive Package

    $9,750 Per Person

What’s Included

• All meals
• 7-nights accommodations
• All flies and terminal tackle
• Transportation between Dillingham and the Lodge
• 6-days fully guided fishing
• daily fly out trips from the Royal Coachman Lodge (weather permitting)

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What’s Not Included

• Transportation to Dillingham from Anchorage
• Personal fishing gear, rods, reels, waders and boots.
• Fishing license and king salmon stamp (if applicable)
• Staff gratuities

Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to change
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