Getting Your Catch Home

Taking home fish from your Alaskan trip is a great way to share some of your experience with family and friends. It does require some planning!

Traveling Home From The Lodge

During your stay at the lodge, AlpenView staff will provide these services for up to 50 lbs of finished product per person:
*Clean your fish (gut, filet and etc.).
*Smoke (cold and/or hot process) up to 10 lbs of fish per person.
*Instruct you and supply you with facilities and materials to vacuum pack and freeze your fish.
*Supply you with one insulated fish box to transport your fish home.
*Transport you and your fish to the City of Kodiak at the end of you trip.

For guests who wish to take more than 50 lbs, AlpenView will supply the same services for an additional charge of $2.75 per pound and $25.00 per box.

Please Note, AlpenView does not ship fish

Getting your fish from the City of Kodiak to your home is your responsibility. We have some suggestions to help you with this job.

1. Take your fish home as baggage.
When you leave the lodge your fish will be frozen and packed in an insulated container. Under normal traveling conditions, they will keep well for 24 hours before you will need to get them back into a freezer. Some of the fish on the outer extremities of the container may thaw slightly during this time but will still be kept cold.
If your travel plans allow you to keep your time between freezers under 24 hours, taking your fish home as baggage is the cheapest method.

2. Ship your fish home from Kodiak.
ISLAND SEAFOODS and THE ICE HOUSE are two services providers in the City of Kodiak who can store your fish in their freezer and ship it via FedEx Overnight Delivery.
For planning purposes you can figure on $10.00 per day to store a box and $3.60 per pound to ship a box ($180.00 for a 50 pound box). Actual prices may vary.
You will need to stop by one of these service providers on your way through Kodiak to drop off your fish, give them your shipping and payment information.

ISLAND SEAFOODS, (888)355-8575, sales@islandseafoods.com www.islandseafoods.com

THE ICE HOUSE, 328 Shelikof St, Kodiak, AK 99615, (907) 539-2366

Traveling home from The Camp

At the Camp, we practice mainly “Catch & Release”. It’s not the ideal situation for keeping fish because there is no refrigeration and there are a lot of bears. However, each guest may keep a day limit of salmon to take home. The meat from a day limit of salmon will be between 15 and 20 pounds per person. These fish need to be caught on the last fishing day and then flown out with the anglers when they depart the following morning.

At the camp, AlpenView staff will:
*Clean your fish (gut, filet and etc.).
*Provide a method to keep your fish chilled while in camp.
*Transport you and your fish to the City of Kodiak at the end of you trip.

Please Note, AlpenView does not ship fish. AlpenView does not provide packaging or shipping containers at the camp.
Providing a container and getting your fish from the City of Kodiak to your home, is your responsibility. We have some suggestions to help you with this job.

1. Take your fish home as baggage.
Camp take home fish will be of the “Fresh” variety. It’s reasonable to keep chilled, fresh fish for about 48 hours before they need to be processed or eaten. You can figure that the fish will be nearly 24 hours old when your reach the City Of Kodiak on your return trip. If your travel plans are set up to get you all the way home in the next 24 hours, taking your fish as baggage is a good option.
The best way to transport fish is in an insulated container (cooler or fish box). You can use your insulated container as a piece of luggage on your way to the camp, include an extra duffel bag. On the way home the fish go in the container and the items you brought in the container, go in the duffel bag.

2. Ship your fish home from Kodiak.
ISLAND SEAFOODS is a service provider in the City of Kodiak who can:
*Clean, vacuum pack and freeze your fish (plan on $1.25 per pound).
*Sell you an insulated shipping container (plan on $15.00).
*Ship your fish via FedEx Overnight Delivery (plan on $3.60 per pound).
*Store your frozen fish for shipping to you at a later date (optional, plan on $10.00 per day).
Prices are for planning purposes only, actual prices may vary.
You will need to stop by ISLAND SEAFOODS on your way through Kodiak to drop off your fish, give them your shipping and payment information.

ISLAND SEAFOODS, (888)355-8575, sales@islandseafoods.com www.islandseafoods.com