The new owner of Tal-Adventures Lodge, Jason Tucker, an Alaska Bush Pilot and a true Alaska lover started his flying experience when he was four years old, flying in a helicopter with his dad over Glacier National Park. This was the beginning of his love for flying. He has over 20 years of experience flying bush planes and helicopters as a commercial pilot, sharing his love of the Alaska wilderness. Jason is also certified in aircraft maintenance.
Jason and his wife, Chloe, enjoy raising their two young children in the Alaskan lifestyle. Together, the Tucker Family enjoys fishing, flying, hiking, and believes life’s best moments should be spent with family and friends together in nature. Tal-Adventures would love to share this Alaskan lifestyle with you.
Tal-Adventures Lodge has a sister aviation company that enables us the flexibility to access planes, pilots, and mechanics on demand. We can customize any flight trip - fishing/rafting/ heli-skiing/relaxing package to your desire.
Let us help you make your Alaskan adventure dreams come true!
Jeff grew up trout fishing the creeks and rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina. After graduating from North Georgia Military College and spending some time in the U.S. Army, he began working as a fishing guide in 1997.
Since then, he has spent time as a private land and wildlife manager; a sporting ranch manager; and a fishing, waterfowl and big game hunting guide in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia and Argentina.
Jeff currently splits his guiding time between Alaska and Montana. He is a history buff who enjoys meeting new people and spending as much time as possible on the water and in the wilderness as possible
To get to the Tal, you will be transported via a 30-minute helicopter ride from Anchorage Lake Hood Airport or Willow Creek Air Park. En route, you will catch aerial views of the Little Susitna River, the Skwentna River, the Yentna River.
In March, when the annual Iditarod Sled Dog race is taking place, visitors can even see the mushers and dogs participating in the race.
On a clear day, you will easily see breathtaking views of Sleeping Lady (Mount Susitna) and Denali Mountain (Mt. McKinley).
As one of the most popular fishing rivers in Alaska, especially fly-fishing, the Talachulitna River lodge area was originally developed and maintained by several Alaska families back in the 1970s. The Tal-Adventures main lodge was constructed from local logs and hand-built by the previous lodge managers decades ago.
The Tucker Family strives to retain the historic features while remodeling the main lodge and five cabins (each cabin is about 600 sq ft) with brand new carpet, furnishings, and beddings.
They eagerly anticipate the beginning of each new season and have worked hard to achieve professional excellence which distinguishes Tal-Adventures Lodge as one of Alaska's most respected, service-oriented fishing resorts. Limiting reservations to only 14 guests at a time, they are able to provide that high level of personalized attention that even the most seasoned traveler will find refreshing. The Tuckers invite you to share their serene environment and the bountiful resources of the Talachulitna River.