Skip the crowd and the competition - heli-fish/raft in remote Alaskan waters accessible only by helicopter.
For those looking for a quick getaway or a brief stay in remote Alaska, choose a day-trip or multi-day package Tal-Adventures Lodge Offers. As one of our most popular packages, the Fly-In Day trip is perfect for someone on the go and who is looking for a quick adventure trip or just wants to have a weekend getaway.
We recommend rafting down the Talachulitna River, just a 30-minute helicopter ride from Willow Creek Airpark. Experience the gentle long stretches of Class 1 segments interspersed with thrilling Class 2-4 segments. Raft and lifejackets are included for your convenience and safety. Rafting in a scenic and remote location such as the Talachulitna River increases your chances of seeing wildlife such as bears, moose, salmon, and bald eagles. Relax at the end of your rafting trip in our cozy and comfortable cabin with an in-room wood stove and separately-detached sauna. Your one-day trip includes a packed lunch, gourmet dinner with dessert, and next morning buffet breakfast. Enjoy the comfort of home in a simple, cozy historic Alaskan log cabin.
- Round trip Helicopter ride from Willow Creek Airpark to the Lodge ( You can choose to charter from Anchorage Lake Hood as well)
- 1-day 1-night cabin stay with Buffet-style Breakfast, Grab-and-Go Sandwich Lunch, Dinner with Dessert, Add more days for $700 per person per day
- Fishing / Rafting gear
- Fish processing/vacuum seal/freeze; insulated packing box is an additional charge
Day 1: Departure at Willow Creek Airpark; 4-6 hours Heli-rafting in Alaskan wild whitewater & Float into the lodge; Alaskan style dinner in the Lodge and enjoy the historic cabin in the wilderness.
Day 2: Around 10:30 am, check out and fly back to the airpark.
We have free parking space for your vehicle.
- Fishing license, king salmon tag
- The lodge offers fishing gear for most of the packages, however, we recommend you bring your preferred gear if you have specific needs
- We have limited sizes of waders and boots free for most of the packages, however, we recommend you bring your own
- Gratuities (10% -20% recommended)
- Travel insurance, highly recommended
You'll find the two standard chalet cabins (with large picture windows, bunkhouse arrangements, and woodburning stoves) very comfortable. Each of these economical cabins will sleep four people, for a maximum of 14 guests.
After a long, satisfying day on the river, nothing refreshes you more than a hot and relaxing shower! Located near the standard chalet cabins is the bathhouse. Two large bathrooms are equipped with a sink, shower, and a flushing toilet - along with hot and cold running water and electricity (which is generated by the lodge's own power plant)
Tal-Adventures Lodge is a masterpiece of native log construction and design - complete with a massive stone fireplace and generous furnishings. Large picture windows and a spacious open deck offer a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains.
Tal-Adventures Lodge's deluxe, private cabins offer unsurpassed wilderness living! Three spacious units are available (each with one double bed and two twins). These cabins are carpeted, generously furnished, and equipped with airtight woodburning stoves. Full bathrooms and daily maid service. Picture windows afford a spectacular view of the mountains.
We are a local, family-owned and operated Alaskan business. All reservations are personally reviewed and processed by lodge staff.
Please email Book@Tal-AdventuresLodge.com and request your reservation.
Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Credit Card (3.5% credit card fee may apply)
Payment & Cancellation:
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your tentative reservation. Tal-Adventures Lodge will hold the space you have requested until the deposit is received. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the arrival date.
If cancellation is made 60 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date, we will refund your deposit minus a service fee equal to 10% of the deposit amount. If cancellation is made 15 to 59 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, 100% non-refundable.
Price does not include gratuities (10% -20% recommended).
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.