After not getting to Alaska for several years, my family is planng to go again this summer. In the past, we have done the Anchorage to Seward/Homer deal, stayed in cabins, and had a great time. Did the combat fishing (loved it - like a party!) as well as some halibut/silver charters. Enjoyed seeing Sewrd and Homer. All great stuff, except getting blown off the water a few times, along with all the driving. This year we will need to go in June and will be limited to less than the 8-10 days we have taken in the past. Because of the timing, and to try something different, we are thinking of a 4-5 day package trip. The wife and kids like mooching, I like river fishing, so I guess the boat will win out. Halibut, bottom fish, kings, silvers... I am not sure if we will want a place in or near a town like Sitka or Ketchikan, or a place more remote. (No Bristol Bay-type of places this year) Resources are not unlimited, but I am willing to spend enought to make the trip a good one (had a near-death experience last month - boy, that changes your perspective on things!)
Every place looks great in thier ads and on the net, and I am sure most are, but I woudl appreciate any input from recent personal experiene. Thanks in advance for your help.