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Self-Guided Fishing Adventure

For the adventurer who likes to set off down his or her own path, the Self-Guided option is for you. The self-guided option includes lodging and an automobile along with guidance from our experienced staff.  Our self-guided guests at Southeast Retreat are always looked after.  When you arrive on the island we pick you up at the airport or ferry terminal and drive you to Southeast Retreat.  We show you around your private two-bedroom accommodations and welcome you with a freshly made baked good, some smoked fish and all the time you need to look over a map, answer your questions, and prepare you to set off on your own. You will never feel as if you are being ignored.


Your group of up to four people will occupy either the A-Frame house or waterfront apartment. Each unit is exquisitely furnished, has satellite TV, two bedrooms and all the amenities to make you feel like you are at home. Both units are very private with its own entrance, large picture windows and spacious decks for viewing the outdoors.  The cedar decks are spacious and equipped with a BBQ grill and chairs for relaxing and enjoying the ocean, lake and wooded surroundings.

The kitchen is furnished with full sized appliances, a microwave and coffee pot for the chef in the group.  The kitchen is fully stocked with many of the basic condiments for you to use.  The shelves and drawers are full of all the utensils and equipment you need to cook for yourself and your group.  If there is something you need in order to prepare your meal, just come ask and we will lend it to you from our kitchen.

            There is a fish-cleaning table in the driveway, and you have a chest freezer if you choose to process and store your own fish.  We just ask that you carry the carcasses down the boat ramp and toss them in the bay so we don’t attract any bears.  We do not supply a vacuum packer, but there are two local shops in Klawock that process fish for $1.25/pound.  They will also pack it into fish boxes and store it in their freezer until your departure day.

You also have access to a small fitness area and basketball hoop as well as laundry facilities.  The waterfront location allows for after dinner walks along the shoreline or enjoying the sunset from the swing on the deck.  There is even a smoker for those who would like to smoke some of their catch before heading home.


Your group has exclusive use of a 4x4 suburban.  Each suburban has a spare tire, is in good running condition and has a cooler to transport the day’s catch.  It will be full of gas and must be returned with a full tank to avoid additional charges.  We require you to provide proof of insurance and to complete the automobile release stating you will return the automobile in the same condition that you picked it up.  A cleaning fee will be charged if the vehicle is returned smelling like fish or other wild game.  Our goal is to provide clean, high quality lodging and autos for all of our guests.

Fishing Options

If you choose the self-guided adventure but would like to hire a river guide for the day, that can be arranged when you book your trip.  In addition you can book salt- water charter days.  Availability is limited, so any guided fishing and ocean charters must be arranged when you book your trip.  For the self-guided fishing adventure, you are responsible for fish processing- either at our facility or you may want to have it processed at one of the two processing plants in Klawock. There your fish will be vacuum packed and frozen then boxed to airline specifications at the end of your stay.

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