USA - Alaska

Royal Coachman Lodge


The Bristol Bay Region has the largest salmon runs in the world and there are ver few places anywhere else on earth where you will find such a wide variety of sport fish. The sheer numbers of fish that this fishery supports is mind boggling. The area around the Royal Coachman lodge that is traditionally fished contains all five species of Pacific Salmon: Kings, Silvers, Sockeye, Chum, and Pinks, along with seven species of freshwater gamefish, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, and Sheefish.

A trip to the Royal Coachman Lodge, is quite simply whatever you want it to be. Guests fish a variety of waters from very small streams to large rivers, lakes, and the thoroughfares that connect them. By maintaining outpost camps and boats with jet units scattered throughout the region, considering the variety of waters, private leases, and exclusive use permits held by the Royal Coachman Lodge, guests are assured of the best fishing the region has to offer every day! And all of the fishing destinations are remote and completely uncrowned. Most of the time Royal Coachman guests will be the only anglers there, you’ll catch a lot of fish! Whether you’re an expert fly fisherman or beginning spincaster, you will find the angling adventure that you’re looking for.

The fishing guides are some of the best in the industry (RCL guides have on average 10 years of experience of guiding in Alaska) specializing in fly-fishing in Alaska. With two exclusive permits in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge and nearly 20 boats cached throughout the best fishing locations in this area, the lodge offers an unsurpassed Alaskan fly fishing experience. The Nuyakuk River is a fantastic river to fish! It is routine to see schools of spawning salmon from the Lodge, and Grayling rise in the Lodge pool almost constantly. On the home river lodge guests see other anglers only once or twice a season, usually rafters passing by from some remote location, and it offers guests exceptional fishing right from the Lodge. A number of boats are kept at the Lodge, as well as downstream, below the falls.

Guests can access 75 miles of wilderness rivers right from the front door. With no large lake and four-foot whitecaps to contend with on rainy and blustery days, you and your guide will have great fishing on those rare days that weather makes for unsafe fly-outs. This means that the lodge staff will not push the weather. This is a major consideration when choosing your angling destination. You never lose valuable fishing time to weather, and guests are placed in potentially dangerous situations. There’s nothing more frustrating than sitting out a storm at a fishing lodge in Alaska, while not fishing! It just doesn’t happen at the Royal Coachman Lodge.


2 deHavilland Beaver float planes, and a variety of small craft at the Lodge’s outcamps.


The weekly rotation at Royal Coachman runs from Sunday to Sunday. This means that guests will need to plan for a Sunday afternoon arrival in Dillingham, Alaska, where the lodge rep will pick you up in one of their vans and transport you to the floatplane base for the trip into the Lodge. It is worth considering an overnight in Anchorage, Alaska on your way to and from the Lodge. Delta, Northwest, United, and Alaska Airlines all fly to Anchorage daily from most major U.S. and foreign cities.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.


$12,200 USD per week

  • ANC - Alaska
  • June 15 to September 30
  • Five species of Pacific Salmon, Offshore: Halibut and Rockfish.
  • 10 anglers per week guests
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Physicality: Low
  • CC Payment at Facility : Yes
USA - Alaska

Royal Coachman Lodge

Tour Location


On the banks of the Nuyakuk River, in the Bristol Bay region of south-west Alaska. The Lodge is considerably inland, 65 miles north of the town of Dillingham. It lies within Wood-Tikchik State Park, a magnificent 1.6 million-acre tract. The area is accessible float-plane only with the nearest road over a hundred of miles away.


Five species of Pacific Salmon: Chinook [King], Sockeye [Red], Coho [Silver], Keta [Chum], and Pink.

Offshore: Halibut and Rockfish

Inland streams: Rainbow Trout, Lake Whitefish, Sheefish, Dolly Varden, Pike, Leopard Rainbow, Grayling, and Arctic Char.


June 15 to September 30


Guests will need to plan for a Sunday afternoon arrival and departure from Dillingham.


The Lodge houses the kitchen, dining room, lounge, library corner, and a fly-tying bench; other amenities include a hot tub and sauna. With 11 camp staff, guests are tended to in a 1-to-1 ratio. The lodge has four finely furnished guest cottages, each with its own living room, one and two bedrooms, and private baths. There are also two well appointed bedrooms in the main lodge. Each cabin or room has modern bath facilities, independent heat, excellent beds, and all the creature comforts of home, along with spectacular views of the river, the rapids, and the snow-capped peaks. The Royal Coachman Lodge prides itself on the quality and abundance of the food that is available to its guests. Freshly baked bread, rolls, and pastries are served at each lodge meal. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available. Dinner menus vary but typically include New York steak, turkey, prime rib, Halibut, a variety of Alaskan seafood, and similar items. Lunches are prepared by the lodge kitchen staff and are often times supplemented by fresh fish cooked on the stream bank. Homemade soups, breads, pastries, and desserts are the specialties of the house. Snacks are always available and appetizers are served each evening.


10 anglers per week.
USA - Alaska

Royal Coachman Lodge

Value for money
USA - Alaska

Royal Coachman Lodge


  • Meet and greet by the lodge rep at the Dillingham airport
  • Round trip air transportation between Dillingham and the Lodge
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 fully guided daily fly out trips from the Royal Coachman Lodge (weather permitting)
  • All meals, snacks and appetizers
  • Licenses


  • Round trip airfare to Anchorage
  • Round trip airfare to Dillingham from Anchorage
  • Personal gear (rods, reels, etc.)
  • Alcohol
  • King Salmon stamps (if appropriate)
  • The possibility of a fuel surcharge (The lodge has never had one in 30 years)
  • Gratuities


  • Canadian, British, EU and Australian citizens only need a valid passport for entry to the United States. No visa is required.
  • You will need to purchase an Alaskan Fishing License for the duration of your stay. This can be purchase at the following link