SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Alaska's Inside Passage Resorts, a
collection of lodges, resorts and yacht charter operators, offers
agents the opportunity to customize off-the-beaten-path vacations
for their clients.
The organization, whose marketing headquarters are here, has
packages starting at $1,865 per person, double, for a three-night
stay at the Waterfall Resort, near Ketchikan.
That price includes a scenic float-plane ride from Ketchikan,
accommodations in the resort's main building or one of its
cottages, all meals, and fishing from the deck of a comfortable
cabin cruiser for salmon, halibut, snapper or ling cod.
A guide, all fishing tackle, bait and other equipment are
included, as are cleaning, vacuum packing and freezing of the day's
Another of the resorts, Yes Bay Lodge, on the Cleveland
Peninsula, also near Ketchikan, offers a spring special between May
25 and June 10 -- four nights for $1,970 per person, double.
A variety of other programs are available at Inside Passage
Resorts' Boardwalk Wilderness Lodge and Whales Resort, both on the
eastern shore of Prince of Wales Island.
Another participant in the group is the Great Alaska Adventure
Lodge, on the Kenai Peninsula.
This year, Inside Passage Resorts is making available a private
yacht (accommodating six people) for $24,900 for a six-night
charter out of Ketchikan, Sitka or Juneau.
A 2000 rates directory and brochures from each property, all
independently owned, are available. Call (800) 350-3474.