Newly Built Tsaina Lodge Announces Inaugural Heli-Fishing & Alaskan Wildlife Adventures for the Angler and the Family in Summer 2013
Valdez, Alaska, March 20, 2013 - In the heart of the Alaskan wilderness, Summer 2013 unlocks an exclusive family-owned adventure & heli-fishing lodge where luxury meets exploration to provide the experiences of a lifetime. Set atop Thompson Pass near Valdez resides the brand new 24-room Tsaina Lodge, offering unparalleled accommodations, gourmet dining and unbelievable wildlife viewing in pristine surroundings. The Tsaina experience is highlighted with exclusive helicopter access to the most remote fishing waters around Valdez’s Thompson Pass from the on-property heli-pad.
"Long story short, we caught over 100 fish per rod. Most casts brought in a variety of five species of trophy fish all day long. For myself, having fly fished for 30-plus years, and my son who has fished more than me, and a 20-plus year fishing guide, it wasn't only the best fishing that each of us has ever had, it was the best fishing that any of us have ever heard of anyone having," said Jeff Fraser, while testing the waters during summer of 2012.
The Tsaina will be open for its inaugural season during July and August. Not only are the experiences surreal, but even after the lodge operating for less than a year, the Tsaina already touts the ranking of Outside Magazine’s 2012 1st Runner Up for “Best New Adventure Lodge.” Unmatched experiences with luxurious accommodations and fine dinning earned the Lodge this prestigious honor in March/April 2012 during the Valdez Heli-Ski Guides inaugural season. Cuisine at the Tsaina features menus of locally sourced fresh Alaskan fish and seafood as well as quality meats and game, all prepared by the Tsaina’s in-house executive chefs. This unique dining experience is additionally complimented by a resident sushi chef.
Whether looking to enjoy a unique Alaska getaway or searching for that next great catch in the most epic terrain in North America, the Tsaina offers the outdoorsman’s dream. Choose from premiere heli-accessed fly fishing for multiple species of trout, fishing for Chinook (King), Coho (Silver), or Sockeye (Red) Salmon, or head out on a deep-sea halibut and shark charter in the Prince William Sound. There are no down days at the Tsaina. When the weather is not ideal for flying, the helicopter guests are offered a variety of activities within a short distance of the lodge. Guests can tailor their experience by ice climbing Alaskan glaciers, sightseeing wildlife in their native environment, sea kayaking amongst icebergs, cruising the bay, hiking around the high peaks, or exploring the ever-changing glaciers, including the renowned Columbia Glacier.
Unique vacation packages are catered to fit each individual’s ideal Tsaina experience. Adventure vacation packages start around $1650. But for the premiere fishing experience, look into the all-inclusive AK Tsaina Heli-Angler Adventure. This package provides an elite dream getaway for the dedicated angler seeking exclusive heli-accessed fishing, complete with an additional day of deep-sea fishing or experience of choice. This adventure provides everything and more and puts that next great catch right at your fingertips every single day.
While the Tsaina offers wonderful opportunities for the whole family to see all that Alaska has to offer, such as Grizzly Bears, Bald Eagles, Moose and more; the true outdoor aficionados will want to read up on the Wilderness Heli-Fishing Expedition. Guests will be taken by helicopter to the headwaters of isolated streams and high alpine bodies of water. Get away from it all for up to four days of camping out on a scenic Alaskan river and enjoy miles of waters to fish for the best catch in some of the most remote areas in the world. Each expedition starts and finishes with a night in the comfort and luxury of the Tsaina Lodge, complete with gourmet meals.
“No matter the desired activities, which are all customizable, the Tsaina Lodge reveals the Alaskan experience with the luxury and adventure that people have been searching for but were unable to find…until now,” said newly appointed CEO, David Hudacsko.
To further enhance guest experience, the Tsaina guides will recommend the best gear for current Alaskan fishing conditions on the “Guides Gear Page.” To do so, the Tsaina has partnered with ProGuideDirect.com so clients can easily locate and purchase the recommended equipment right from the Tsaina’s Guide’s Gear page.
OPENING SEASON PROMOTION: A free summer experience at the Tsaina in 2013 can be earned by any person that books a group of five paying guests. This buy five adventure vacations and get one free is a limited time offer base on availability and may be limited to licensed fishing guides in the future.
How to Get to the Tsaina: Direct flights are conveniently available to Anchorage’s Ted Steven’s Airport from Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, New York, Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Serviced by Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, Virgina American and several more.
Posted: March 20, 2013