What To Pack For Your Alaska Trip

what to pack for alaska


Warm Clothes – Our summer temperatures may seem chilly to you if you are from a warmer, drier climate. An early morning breeze on the ocean can be quite cool and uncomfortable if you are not properly dressed. We recommend the “layered” approach that allows you to add layers or take away layers as the temperature and wind change. More than anything we want you to be prepared and comfortable during your stay with us.

Footwear – Waterproof footwear is highly recommended. Even on dry days, feet have a tendency to get wet in the boat. A light pair of rubber boots or waterproof hiking boots are adequate. An extra pair of tennis or deck shoes will be useful around the lodge and on the dock.

Raingear – Our lodges are happy to provide raingear for our guests. Because Ketchikan gets over 13 feet of rain each year, you’re likely to get rained on at some point during your stay. Waterproof gloves are not provided and are recommended for our guests prone to cold hands.

Personal Items – You will need to bring your own personal toiletry items. If you happen to forget something there is a store close by. If you require medication please remember to have an adequate amount for your stay.

Cameras – Whatever you do, do not forget your cameras. This is your weapon against all those friends that don’t believe your fish stories.