If you folks wouldn't mind taking a minute to offer some advice, it would be much appreciated. My grandpa is turning 80 next year, and I want to give him one to remember! The more I research, the more I'm amazed at the cost, but still moving forward. I'm starting to think mid-June is when I'd like to plan it, but I can easily adjust if there's some big reason not to go then. We will fly in to Anchorage, but what to do from there, I don't really know. I'll post a loose itinerary below, and add some info/questions.
FYI, there will be 5 of us.
Day 1 - Travel.
Day 2 - Fishing. I would really like to do one of the Halibut charters on one of the fishing days. Host/Guide/Charter must be able to supply equipment. Can anyone recommend a good Halibut Charter? I found one that is only 40 minutes from Anchorage, but others say you can't catch good Halibut unless you at least go to Homer. Driving to Homer looks like it will take at least 6 hours, and that's going to be tough to fit in, and flying will probably be too expensive.
Day 3 - Hike, explore, eat fish, see some sights, light day trip, etc.
Day 4 - Fishing. I would really like to do some Salmon fishing. Host/Guide/Charter must be able to supply equipment. I have no idea where to go, but I know I don't like combat fishing!
Day 5 - Hike, explore, eat fish, see some sights, light day trip, etc.
Day 6 - Fishing. It would be great to finish it off with some Trout fishing. I have no idea where to go.
Day 7 - Travel.
I would like to have some sort of flow, keeping things as efficient as possible, to avoid wasting valuable time. Any information or guidance is really appreciated. I love giving mom & pop type places my business, so if you have friends of family who are guides, have hotels, lodges, restaurants, etc, please let me know. I much prefer my money is used for blue collar folks like myself.
Thanks in advance!