1. Do I need any experience?
Yes, we recommend that you have wilderness camping, survival and fishing experience, preferably in Alaska. If you do not, we do have guided trips available.
2. Does Anchorage have a variety of provisioning food and equipment stores?
Yes, there are a variety of grocery and sporting goods stores ranging from Costco, Safeway, Fred Meyer and specialty food shops. We have Mountainview Sports, Sportsman Warehouse, REI and AMH and others. We also recommend Adventure Appetites, a local outdoors company that can arrange meals for you.
3. How will I know when you will pick me up?
You will arrange pick up with the office and also talk to your pilot.
Prepare for a Great Trip!
If you have any questions for your pilot on the way to your put in point, please ask your pilot. The Rust's pilots know a lot about Alaska and the area they fly over. The microphones are voice activated and work when they are almost touching your lips. If you need to use the toilet before your trip, the Rust's toilets located in the hanger building, the red doors across from the office.
You will be in a remote wilderness area, on your own and should be prepared for a variety of weather conditions as well river conditions. Let the pilot know if you are bringing fire arms and/or bear spray, please let the pilot know so it can be stowed properly.
Strap cameras and valuables to yourself before getting in and out of planes. Pilots don't dive for items dropped in the lake. It's also optional to tip the pilot.
Starting at $675 plus transportations fee of 4%; prices vary - call for quote; 5 to 8 nights
A marvelous way to experience the backcountry!
Rust's Flying Services offers several float trips in order for you to experience Alaska wilderness. In addition to providing you reliable, safe round-trip air taxi service, we can recommend outfitters with whom we have worked for years. We are also happy to give advice for the right trip at the right time in order to maximize your fishing and scenery options.
For the most detailed advice and best options, we suggest that you call us in the winter BEFORE your summer trip. Willis and Chris can spend the most time with you if you call midday Alaska Standard Time. Please call – we look forward to talking with you.
Alaska Wilderness River Trips
$675/person* (5-7 nights, Salmon/Trout/Grayling Adventure) There is an additional 3% transportation fee.
Whether you're a novice or a whitewater veteran, Rust's has the perfect Alaska river float for you. Several of Rust's river float packages are perfect for the whole family. Call our office and we will advise you of the best timing for your fly-in fishing wilderness river trip. This is a summer only trip.
Wild & Scenic River Floats
Call for a Quote* (6 Days on Koktuli River)
Call for a Quote* (8 Days on Mulchatna River)
Call for a Quote* (6 Days on Alagnak River)
Discover true Alaska adventure on Rust's Wild & Scenic River Floats. After a spectacular flight from Anchorage to Alaska's premier fishing country, your adventure begins on the Koktuli, Mulchatna or Alagnak Rivers. Test your skills against rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling and up to five species of salmon, including the mighty king salmon. This is a summer only trip.
Float Trips include:
- Five to eight nights on the river
- Round-trip floatplane flight from Anchorage
- Airport/hotel courtesy transfers.
You bring: Raft and accessories, food, fishing and camping equipment. Rental rafts and accessories are available through our supplier. For a food supplier, we recommend Adventure Appetites based here in Anchorage.
*Previous whitewater and general wilderness experience required.