Doc Warner’s arranges transportation for our guests between Juneau and the lodge. Depending on the size of the group, we will either use a chartered catamaran (the preferred method), or we will arrange air transportation (only for very small groups). For details on how to plan your schedule; where to meet and at what time; and other logistical information please print this PDF file and keep it with your planning papers.
The catamaran ride is a comfortable journey between the islands and around the mountains that make Southeast Alaska such a pictorial paradise. The nearly 2 hour journey may make stops to observe playful humpback whales as they do full-body breaching, or gathering together to gorge on herring in the unique feeding frenzy called, “bubble-net feeding.” Regardless of what is going on the journey to the lodge builds on the excitement of being in Alaska and preparing for a great fishing adventure.
When the airplanes are used the journey is usually less than 30 minutes. It is a swift and exciting journey over the Chilkat Range and a rapid descent to the waters in front of the lodge. The towering peaks of the Chilkat provide punctuation points and a birds-eye view of the area. You’ll have barely enough time to get more excited before you touch down near the dock.
Regardless of which method of transportation we use, you are in for an excitement building journey ideal for capping off the anticipation that has been building for months. When you arrive, we’ll have a hot dinner waiting for you as you relax in the dinning hall and feel the assurance of firm footing beneath your feet.