Myself, my wife and my little girl will be visiting Alaska in the middle of August, spending the first 5 days in Seward. Over that time I have three charters booked (one as a family, and two solo). I wanted to try out several different operators as we have fished out of Seward before. Two of the three sent me email confirmations immediately following my initial phone calls to book, confirming my payments in full and other pertinant info regarding the charters. The third, following three unreturned phone calls, and an email have yet to send me anything regarding my payment which was processed through my credit card in May. On my last phone attempt a month and a half ago I was able to speak with someone who told me it would be emailed by weeks end, needless to say it wasn't. I am now getting a bit nervous as they have already taken my money, and our trip is under three weeks away. I have also looked at their availability calander on their website which does show my spot, but so far I am the only one booked and I believe they need 4 to go out. Is it customary if boats dont go out due to lack of interest that they help you rebook with someone else who is? If not would I be given ample time to locate another charter, or would I be notified the morning of my sheduled charter? Should I worry about it now or deal with it when we get there? I would contact the charter operator with these questions, but they have some communication problems and I hate like hell calling over and over and over again. Sorry for the list of questions, but a trip to AK from Maine is a pricey one and really would like it to go as smoothly as possible.