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Custom RiverTrip Options

"There is no rushing a river. When you go there, you go at the pace of the water and that pace ties you into a flow that is older than life on this planet. Acceptance of that pace, even for a day, changes us, reminds us of other rhythms beyond the sound of our own heartbeats."

(Jeff Rennicke, River Days: Travels on Western Rivers, A Collection of Essays)

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

Sneak into the backwaters of Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge with us by boat for an intimate view of her ecology, wildlife and migratory bird inhabitants. Spend the day exploring wetland creeks & sloughs where we can take short easy walks to immerse ourselves in giant grass lakes and meadows, look for delicate wildflowers, pick berries, explore tracks on mud bars and watch expectantly for wildlife and birds that can appear at a moments notice. On this trip, you may observe Trumpeter Swans, the Red Tail Hawk, other migratory birds, waterfowl, moose, bears, wolves, fox, beaver, owls and the secretive Northern Pike (to name a few). For guests who would like to experience the Refuge with us from our bird blind, we would be happy to set it up in a prime location for you.

 

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Delve into the wonders of the Middle Yukon River Valley with us in detail on this trip. It’s the perfect opportunity for the ecotourist, birder, family and photographer wishing to be immersed in the sights, signs and smells of the pristine natural world that still exists in the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. This trip is for individuals as well as families and small groups. It can be customized for varying interests and abilities

Great for Photography, Sightseeing & Wildlife/Bird Viewing

Delve into the wonders of the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

There are some trips that speak for themselves...

 

Our top 3 fish:

  • Monster Northern Pike

  • Sheefish, the Tarpon of the North

  • Arctic Grayling

Yukon River Tributaries to Explore, where you won't find the crowds of 'town': 

  • Nowitna Wild & Scenic River (Novi)

  • Melozitna River (Melozi)

  • Creeks & Sloughs in the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge

  • Yuki River

"The song of the river ends not at her banks but in the hearts of those who have loved her." — (Buffalo Joe)

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This trip is for individuals as well as families and small groups. It can be customized for varying interests and abilities

Great trip for the Fishing enthusiast looking to get away from the crowds -- no combat fishing here!

Experience the Mighty Yukon's Best Fishing

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

Hop in the boat for a short ride on the Yukon River. Keep your eyes open for wildlife and birds on islands near the lodge and stop to check out mud/gravel bars for animal tracks. This is a fantastic opportunity for people with limited time availability to be immersed in the Yukon River’s amazing landscape and get a taste of river life.

 

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Perfect for the individual or group with limited time availability. An exceptionally unique opportunity to experience the true Alaska away from crowds on the most awe inspiring section of the Yukon River. This trip is perfect for individuals as well as families and small groups. It can also be customized for varying interests and abilities.

 

• This trip can be combined with other options - just make sure to let Sam & Tamara know of your interest

Great for Sightseeing, Bird/Wildlife Viewing & Photography

Explore Uncharted  Islands

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

We’ll travel down the Yukon to the Melozitna River. At the mouth of the “Melozi”, depending on time of year and water levels, there is good fishing for Northern Pike and Sheefish (the Tarpon of the North). Once we get away from the influence of the Yukon there is very good Arctic Grayling fishing with the occasional Dolly Varden.

 

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On this trip, there are good opportunities to see Bears, Moose, Eagles, and Peregrine Falcons. The lower Melozi canyon is spectacular with exceptional picnic areas where we can break for lunch and fish at the same time.

Great trip for Sightseeing, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing & Photography

Grayling & Clear Melozi Waters Await

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

Enjoy this once in a lifetime excursion up the mighty Yukon to the ‘Wild & Scenic’ meandering Nowitna River. Located within the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, the spectacular “Novi” comes alive during our Midnight Sun Summer Months with thousands of migratory songbirds and waterfowl. It is also well known for great wildlife viewing, an elegant Kokrine Mountain Range backdrop and exceptional fishing for Northern Pike and Sheefish (the Tarpon of the North). What do we enjoy the most out of this trip? The fact that it’s still ‘old Alaska’ and relatively inaccessible for the average Alaskan (not to mention visitor)... so most of the time, we have it all to ourselves. On this trip, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Gold Rush country where Gold Rush history and native Athabascan culture and lore abound. You may observe moose, bears, wolves, beaver and river otters, Trumpeter Swans, ducks, geese, cranes, raptors, owls, king fisher, song birds and other migratory birds.

 

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An exceptionally unique opportunity to experience the true Alaska away from crowds on the most inspiring section of the Yukon River. This trip is perfect for individuals as well as families and small groups. It can also be customized for varying interests and abilities.

Great for Sightseeing, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing & Photography

Wild & Scenic Once in a Lifetime River Adventure

Offered June 1st - Sept 6th

We’ll run the boat upriver on the Yukon for a short boat ride to the Hot Springs trailhead. From there, we’ll park the boat and hike in about 3/4 miles into the springs which has one simple tarp lined tub. The tub is filled by a pipe which runs directly from the spring to the pool.

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Horner Hot Springs was once the site of a Roadhouse built in 1914 where summer and winter travelers would stop for some relaxation and to cure “grouch”. Locals have taken it upon themselves to maintain the pool even though the roadhouse is no longer in existence. • This trip can be combined with other options - just make sure to let your guide know of your interest.

Great for those interested in an easy hike, local culture, history & relaxation

Hike to secret remote hot springs

EXPLORE THE MIGHTY YUKON

-at Yukon River Lodge, we specialize in custom unique Alaskan river adventures-

“So very happy to come to this magical place. It seems like floating for miles and miles down the Mighty Yukon is just what I was supposed to do...” Amy, 2019

“"An Oasis on the Yukon, a great spot & friendly crew! Thanks for the hospitality.” Mike, 2018

“What a wild & wonderful & beautiful place & people & animals! Nowhere else is like YRL - and I hope it stays that way.” Eric, 2019