We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be located in what we feel is the most central location to access Bristol Bay’s most prolific creeks and streams. Thus, we encourage all of our guests to consider taking advantage of our fly out fishing program (i.e. fly via float plane to fish other nearby rivers, creeks, and streams for the day) at Kulik.
However, unlike most Alaska lodges, rather than charge a premium for all the flights you might use during your trip, we allow our guests to book/pay for guided fly outs “à la carte” while at the lodge (as opposed to prior to your trip). That way, you don’t have to decide ahead of time how many days to fly out and how many days to fish our homewater.
Instead, you can work with our head guide to determine which days would be best to fly out depending on the weather, fishing conditions, interests, budget, etc. Plus, you don’t ever have to feel like you ‘should’ use a fly out that you paid for in advance, when the Kulik River might be one of the hottest pieces of water in Bristol Bay at the time (ahem, not uncommon).
We feel that this provides the highest level of service for our guests by ensuring that fly outs are only purchased when fishing conditions and/or weather is optimal. After all, there’s nothing worse than paying full pop for a guided fly out only to be sidelined by weather (something that happens a fair amount in Alaska).