We understand that life happens. If you are in need of canceling a trip, please let us know as soon as possible. If rescheduling is available, we will work with you to do so but a $25 rebooking fee will apply per reservation. The sooner you let us know, the better chance of a refund. Due to the nature of our seasonal business and remote location, if canceling is ultimately what you need to do we offer full refunds for cancellation 14 days or greater from the date of the trip. For cancellations within 14 days we offer a 50% refund, and for less than 72 hours notification there will be no refund allowed.
Though extremely unlikely, please note we can not be responsible for Department of Fish & Game Emergency Orders that may negatively impact your trip.
Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel or by phone to inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
If you should show up at your charter with the incorrect permit, you will not be allowed to fish but can still go on the boat as an observer only.
Yes we do offer discounts on our fishing and dipnetting charters! To honor our Greatest Generation, we offer The Greatest Discount. With this discount any WWII veteran will fish FREE with AK eXpeditions. All other military, retirees, veterans and first responders receive a $20 discount with proof of ID. Discounts not available on Big Game Hunts or Transports or in conjunction with other discounted fares such as Book the Boat or Show Specials.
It is customary to tip your fishing guide (usually 10-20%) of the charter price, the guides strive to make your trip on the Copper River safe and memorable. They prep the boat and gear, hustle on deck to assist you with your fish, clip the fins, bleed and sort them and ensure your permits are in compliance. Having a fun, knowledgeable and upbeat crew can take the sting out of a tough day of fishing. A tip is always appreciated in recognition of a job well done regardless, of fishing success. Click on "More on Tipping" for a great article by Orvis.
Unfortunately, we cannot make any such guarantee. Although it is not common to leave a trip empty handed, it can happen. We will do everything in our power to give you the best possible chance to catch fish. In the end, fishing is often a fickle endeavor that is unpredictable based on water conditions, run timing, weather, and debris levels. It also relies much on the dipnetter's skill level and physical abilities. It is our job to safely transport our clients on the Copper River and put them "over the fish." We do so in comfort, safety and in a fun-filled enjoyable atmosphere. From there, the remainder is up to the dipnetter to net the fish and ensure it is landed. It is unlawful for our crew to pull up the net or fish on the dipnetter's behalf. If the net is not pulled up fast enough, it is common for the fish to escape before being hauled aboard. Dipnetting is a physical endeavor, and the level of skill and experience in dipnetting is directly related to its success.
Please understand, you are booking a charter to safely navigate the Copper River to dipping locations along the river and use our crew, boats and dipnets to ATTEMPT to catch fish. You are NOT booking a charter to be supplied with fish. As such it should be clear NO REFUNDS of any kind will be offered should you not be successful in catching any fish. There is definitely a large amount of skill involved in dipnetting from a boat and that only comes with time on the water.